Egg Nest Cupcakes

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I realize it's almost a month past Easter so these really have no use to you until next year, but they were so cute and so quick to throw together that I couldn't wait an entire year to share them!

I don't think I even mentioned it, but we decided to host Easter on Saturday which meant I didn't get my usual full day of prep work in. I had to go to the grocery store, clean and prep all of the food Thursday and Friday night. I did have some time during Saturday morning, but not a whole lot. So I "cheated" a bit on these cupcakes and went the mainly store bought route.



Eggs Nest Cupcakes
Inspired by: Pillsbury
Servings: 12 cupcakes
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Ingredients:
  • Duncan Hines Snack Size Cupcake Mix (chocolate if you can find it)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 jar chocolate frosting or homemade
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • 24-36 mini Cadbury eggs
Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. 
2. Combine cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a large bowl. Stir with a wooden spoon until the batter is no longer lumpy. Divide between the cupcake liners. 
3. Bake for 21-24 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. 
4. Spread chocolate frosting onto each cupcake and add a generous amount of chocolate sprinkles. Gently press 2-3 mini Cadbury eggs into the frosting. 

Aren't these adorable? I bought a jar of frosting just in case my recipe didn't turn out as well as I wanted, but I ended up having enough time to make homemade and it worked out. I liked that the frosting was a bit lumpy since it added to the idea of twigs and other general debris coming together to make an eggs nest. 

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