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Easter Bird's Nest Cupcakes

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Easter Bird's Nest Cupcakes
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12
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Kids can help decorate these cupcakes that will add a whimsical touch to any springtime occasion.
Updated May 7, 2009

Ingredients

  • 24 pastel-colored paper baking cups
  • 1 box (1 lb 2.25 oz) milk chocolate cake mix with pudding
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup milk chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb can)
  • 36 pastel-colored candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 1 bottle (1.75 oz) chocolate decorating decors (1/3 cup)

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes using water, oil and eggs; cool completely. Freeze 12 of the cupcakes for a later use.
  • 2
    With 1/2 cup of the frosting, frost remaining 12 cupcakes. Place 3 candy-coated chocolate pieces on center of each to resemble eggs.
  • 3
    In small resealable food-storage plastic bag, place remaining 1/2 cup frosting; seal bag. Cut small hole in one bottom corner of bag; pipe frosting around chocolate pieces to create ridge on each cupcake.
  • 4
    Carefully spoon chocolate decors onto frosting ridge and around chocolate pieces to resemble nest.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To freeze the remaining 12 cupcakes, place in a flat freezer container, cover tightly and freeze for up to 3 months. When needed, remove cupcakes from the freezer and thaw. Frost as desired.

Nutrition Information

290 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 3g Protein, 39g Total Carbohydrate, 31g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
290
Calories from Fat
130
Total Fat
14g
22%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
6%
Sugars
31g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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