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Trying to find some fun Easter-themed treats for your holiday festivities? These simple Easter Egg Coconut Cupcakes are a fun twist on the Funfetti cupcake.
Kids and adults will love the look and taste of these sweet treats. They are simple to make, don’t take a long time, and will add a fun pop of color to any Easter party or get-together. Keep reading to learn how I make them.
Coconut Cupcake Ingredients
This yummy cupcake recipe has minimal ingredients. If you have ever made a box mix cake, you know that you will need water, oil, and eggs to complete the baking process. Purchase pre-made frosting or make your own. I tend to buy store-bought just for fewer steps. If you love coconut, use coconut frosting as well.
- Funfetti Cake Mix – You will usually need wet ingredients like water, oil and eggs with the dry ingredients
- Tub of Vanilla Frosting or creamy frosting of your choice
- Chocolate Malt Eggs
- Coconut Shavings
- Food Coloring
- Paper Liners or Cupcake Liners
I like to add a drop of food coloring to my coconut shavings to make them colorful, but you don’t have to. The dye makes the shredded coconut look like pastel-colored Easter grass.
Baking the Cupcakes
Cupcakes are the perfect treat for any event. Everyone loves them, whether they are vanilla, chocolate, or anything in between. These cupcakes are perfect for coconut lovers. As a bonus, the steps are super easy to follow and your kids can even help.
- Heat oven according to the box mix instructions.
- Follow the instructions on your cake mix box.
- Once mixed, divide the batter into the cupcake pans. Be sure to put cupcake foils in the muffin pan. You’ll probably have enough cupcake batter to make 24 cupcakes.
- Bake cupcakes according to the box. Be sure to place the pan in the center of the oven.
- When the cupcakes are fully cooked, remove them from the oven and let them cool to room temperature.
- While the cupcakes cool, color your coconut shavings by placing them into a medium bowl with a drop or two of food coloring. Don’t do too much or it will drench the shavings. Stir them around a bit and even let them air dry if you can.
- Once cool, frost the cupcakes. You can color your frosting in a separate bowl if you would like. I made mine blue to accent the Easter season.
- Top the frosting with colorful coconut flakes and a malted egg or two. Enjoy!
Make sure the cupcakes are fully cooled before frosting. If they aren’t completely cooled, the cupcake tops stick to the knife and peel up. Store the cupcakes in an air-tight container. They keep for up to a week, but I bet they will be gone before that!
The kids will LOVE these beautiful sweet treats this Easter. They’re great for spring, too
Do I Have to Use Coconut?
If you aren’t a coconut fan, you can use sprinkles or white chocolate shavings instead. You don’t have to put any topping on it, I just think it makes the cupcakes more fun! Grocery stores usually carry these in their baking aisle. They also carry coconut frosting which is a fun twist!
Where Can I Get Funfetti Cake Mix
I always find my Funfetti cake mix at the grocery store. The stores usually carry a few different brands. I love a good Duncan Hines. I chose Funfetti for this recipe because the little specks in the cake make a fun pastel color for these Easter cupcakes. Plus, who doesn’t love Funfetti!
How Full Should I Fill The Cupcake Tin?
I typically place enough cupcake batter in my muffin tin to fill about 2/3 or 3/4 of the hole. Depending on your oven you may have to do more or less. I like my cupcakes to be light and fluffy and full, so I lean on the more full side. This way, they pop out of the liners a little bit and aren’t so flat.
How Do I Know When Cupcakes Are Done?
If this is your first time baking cupcakes, there are few ways you can check for doneness. My favorite way to check if cupcakes are done is to tap the top of the cupcake with my finger. If the cupcake bounces back, it means they are finished and you have super fluffy cupcakes. Instead of your finger, you can poke a toothpick into the center of a cupcake. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done. If it comes out with some cupcake batter on it, it needs another minute or two. Just monitor closely to see when they are done baking. These two strategies tend to give me the best results when baking cupcakes at home.
I hope you love these fluffy Coconut Cupcakes! They are always a hit with the kids!
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