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Easter Egg Nest Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Nest Easter Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Nest Easter Cupcakes are a fun and east Easter cupcake recipe that the kids will love! If the Easter bunny comes to your house then these Easter bunny nest cupcakes are perfect! If you are looking for fun Easter desserts then you need to add these cupcakes to your Easter Dessert menu!
Course cupcakes, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Bunny nest cupcakes, Easter cupcake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 622kcal
Author Lauren


Easter Bunny Egg Nest Cupcakes Ingredients

Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes Ingredients

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients


How to Make Easter Bunny Egg Nest Cupcakes

    How to Make Fluffy Chocolate Cupcakes

    • Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
    • Put paper cupcake liners in your cupcake pans or you can use silicone, which ever ones you prefer.
    • In a medium bowl whisk together the hot brewed coffee and cocoa, until dissolved and set aside.
    • In the bowl for your stand mixer, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
    • Then add the butter and sugars.
    • Beat on medium-high speed of your mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla.
    • With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the coffee-cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
    • Mix each addition just until incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
    • Divide the batter between the prepared liners, filling each about two-thirds of the way full.
    • Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
    • Let cool in the pans briefly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

    How to Make Fluffy Buttercream Frosting

    • Bring the butter to room temperature. Do NOT put it in the microwave to soften, put it on the kitchen counter and soften.
    • Add the butter and the shortening to the bowl of the stand mixer bowl. Using the paddle handle on the mixer to combine the two on medium speed.
    • Once butter and shortening are combined slowly add in the confectioners sugar and mix it little bit little until the sugar is incorporated into the butter/shortening mixture.
    • If the frosting is thick add a little water a little bit at a time until you get to the consistency you are wanting.
    • Set the frosting aside until the cupcakes are done cooling.

    How to Assemble Easter Bunny Egg Nest Cupcakes

    • Let the cupcakes cool completely after baking. While the cupcakes are cooling dye the buttercream green with food coloring.
    • Fill a pastry bag with buttercream frosting.
    • Pipe an even layer of buttercream onto the top of each cupcake.
    • Using the green licorice laces make a "nest" on top of the frosting.
    • Place 3 Peanut M&Ms in the center of the nest as eggs


    Calories: 622kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 559IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg