Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter Basket Cupcakes

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"Turn your favorite cupcakes into Easter Baskets filled with treasures or into Cotton-tailed Bunny Rabbits! The chocolate cupcakes stay deliciously moist and taste like heaven. Covered in sweet Hershey treats, they're a delicious way to celebrate spring!"
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1 h 50 m servings
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Original recipe yields 33 servings



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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin cups (2-1/2 inches in diameter) with paper bake cups.
  2. Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin), Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.
  3. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. To make Easter baskets, frost each cupcake with vanilla frosting. Immediately make 'nest' on top of each cupcake with tinted coconut; place assorted candy in nests.
  5. For handle, insert wooden pick in each end of strawberry twists; press down into each side of each cupcake, bending to form handle.


  • Notes
  • To tint coconut, combine several drops green food color with 3/4 teaspoon water; add to 1-1/2 cups coconut. Stir until evenly tinted. Repeat using blue, pink or yellow food color.
  • Adults should supervise children when preparing this recipe. Remove wooden picks before serving.


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The cupcakes look wonderful and taste good. I would make my own frosting next time. That is the only part I would change.

This recipe was a huge hit with my daughter's class. The cupcakes were delicious. I must confess though, by the time we were done making them, I nearly went into sugar shock just from the smel...

These cupcakes are cute, and fun to make. I made 10 dozen for a church bake sale, had them all ready to go, woke up in the morning and nearly ALL of my cute little basket handles had broken i...

Both kids and adults loved these little cuties at our Easter gathering. I cheated and used a box mix because the fun part is in the decorating!

This is a good recipe but why not just use cake mix and icing and then have all your candy trimmings. It is much easier and the kids still enjoy decorating the cupcakes.

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