Easter Basket Cupcakes

Easter+Basket+Cupcakes

By Maddie Lamonica and Brooke Deasy, Staff Reporters

These adorable vanilla cupcakes take only 30 minutes to prepare and come with a delicious chocolate surprise in the center. They are the perfect addition to any Easter occasion.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 24 chocolate eggs
  • 4 cups vanilla icing
  • 1 teaspoon green food coloring
  • Jelly Beans
  • 12 pieces of licorice
  •  Steps:
    1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
    2. 2. Add together the flour, baking powder and salt into a bowl.
    3. 3. In a separate bowl, cream together the margarine, brown sugar, white sugar and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
    4. 4. Add in the eggs to the sugar mixture, one at a time, then add in the milk.
    5. 5. Combine the flour and sugar mixtures.
    6. 6. Place 24 liners into a cupcake tray
    7. 7. Fill each paper liner cup 1/3 full with batter, then place a chocolate egg in the center of each.
    8. 8. Top with remaining batter until cups are 2/3 full.
    9. 9. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown
    10. 10. Combine the icing and green food coloring in a separate bowl, mix until a light green color
    11. 11. Place the icing in a gallon ziploc bag.
    12. 12. Cut a small hole in the corner of the bag and apply the icing to the cupcakes
    13. 13. Add jelly beans and candy eggs to cupcakes,
    14. 14. Place 1/2 of a piece of licorice on either side of the cupcake to make the “handles” of the basket.

 

Enjoy!

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Maddie Lamonica can be reached at [email protected].
Brooke Deasy can be reached at [email protected]