Easter cupcakes w/ toasted coconut & eggs

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Yesterday I made the cutest little Easter cupcakes and they were just too good not to share. Toasted coconut, cadbury eggs, polka dot baking cups… {swoon}. These Easter cupcakes are so simple and nothing new, but they are definitely a family fave. Growing up we would color the coconut green, but I think the toasted coconut tastes so much better! These would be perfect for an upcoming Spring event. They require little effort on your part, but will definitely oo and ahh your guests!

Cadbury cupcakes with toasted coconut...yummy!

easter cupcakes

This recipe for Easter cupcakes is super simple, yet so good!

 

Easter cupcakes w/ toasted coconut & eggs

Ingredients:

  • store bought cake mix, prepare with ingredients according to package
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 pkg cadbury eggs
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 stick of butter, softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Directions:

1. Prepare cake mix according to package. Place cake mix in cupcake holder and bake according to package directions.
2. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
3. Once cupcakes are cooled frost them with a butter knife.
4. To toast your coconut, spread evenly over a baking sheet, and bake at 375 for 5 minutes.
5. Top frosted cupcakes with coconut and Cadbury eggs. Enjoy!

 

Cadbury egg cupcakes with toasted coconut...yummy!

Thanks for reading. Hope you have a great day! xo

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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Miss Kitty posted on March 20, 2012 at 2:50 am (#
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    Those are just too cute! That is a good tip about not filling the cupcake baking paper too full in to have a flat surface for the cute toppings. Miss Emmie is adorable!

  2. Adele posted on March 20, 2012 at 3:56 am (#
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    Those look lush! What flavour cake mix did you use?

    – Adele @ Mammy Made

  3. Cranberry Morning posted on March 20, 2012 at 4:58 am (#
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    Those are the cutest, most irresistible Easter cupcakes I’ve seen! And who doesn’t love Cadbury anything??♥

  4. SSM posted on March 20, 2012 at 7:10 am (#
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    Very pretty cupcakes.

    Love your daughter’s shirt.

    Where did you purhcase it?

    Enjoy your day Jamielyn.

  5. rebecca lopez posted on March 20, 2012 at 8:21 am (#
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    Super cute cupcakes…and baby too! ;D
    I had a question for you, I see that you have used the bead board paneling in some of your photo’s which looks super cute, do you also put a backdrop up behind as well? I’m terrible in the photo taking department and I’m trying to find a light and fresh way to photography my products and projects any tips you have would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

  6. Camille posted on March 20, 2012 at 10:44 am (#
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    Yum! I love the cupcake liners – so cute. Great photos.

  7. Kristyn posted on March 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm (#
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    Those look DELISH!!!!

  8. Shirley Lupton posted on March 20, 2012 at 11:38 pm (#
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    Little one is such a cutie pie. Thanks for the post.

  9. Amanda posted on March 20, 2012 at 8:47 pm (#
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    Looks super yummy! I just love toasted coconut, so this is right up my alley.

  10. Mauri posted on March 20, 2012 at 9:47 pm (#
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    Those are super cute! Love that you just toasted the coconut instead of dying it green. Oh and Emmie looks darn cute enjoying that cupcake! I need to get some polka dot baking cups STAT!

  11. Glory/ Glorious Treats posted on March 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm (#
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    Just so sweet and pretty! (both the cupcakes and your little girl!!)

  12. Michaela posted on March 22, 2012 at 11:08 am (#
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    I love the baking cups! Do you mind sharing where you got them? They’d be perfect for my daughter’s first birthday party!

  13. Maria posted on March 26, 2012 at 8:51 am (#
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    Ooohh these are gorgeous! Love the pink polka dot baking cups, and the cute little nests you made on top of the cupcakes! Adorable!!!!

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  15. Jenn Erickson/Rook No. 17 posted on March 26, 2012 at 11:20 pm (#
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    Cadbury mini-eggs are just about the sweetest little spring treats ever! I love their pastel colors and diminutive speckles! They look absolutely charming on the cupcakes.

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  16. Ruth posted on March 27, 2012 at 1:40 am (#
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    Loving the cups! Can you really get Cadburys Eggs there now? Life is looking up!

  17. Amanda @ Dixie Delights posted on March 27, 2012 at 4:54 am (#
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    Those are some of the cutest Easter cupcakes I’ve seen! Found you through Tip junkie :-)

  18. Amy {The Idea Room} posted on March 28, 2012 at 8:28 am (#
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    These are adorable as is your little girl! And your photography is amazing :)

    • Jamielyn posted on March 29, 2012 at 10:08 am (#
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      Thanks Amy! I remember first being inspired by your beautiful pictures. They are finally getting a little better. :) Can’t wait to see you in a few short weeks! xo

  19. TidyMom posted on March 31, 2012 at 8:18 pm (#
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    So cute! and I love cupcakes in those little nut cups!!

    Thanks for linking up!
    I featured your post in my wrap up! http://tidymom.net/2012/12-easter-ideas/
    Have a great weekend!

    • Jamielyn posted on April 2, 2012 at 1:02 am (#
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      I know, I die over those little nut cups. Thanks so much for the feature!! xo

  20. hellolovely posted on April 1, 2012 at 5:57 pm (#
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    kill me now. drooling and longing to make this for my fam!

    come visit anytime–great giveaway right here: http://hellolovelyinc.blogspot.com/2012/04/april-giveaway.html

    smiles.

    michele

    • Jamielyn posted on April 2, 2012 at 12:57 am (#
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      hehe they are so good! Thanks for visiting! xoxo

  21. Q @ JAQS posted on April 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm (#
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    SO cute!! I love this idea. You did a great job on these cupcakes :)

    Love for you to share it at my Linky Party if you get a chance :) – “Made by ME” Wednesdays here: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/04/made-by-me-25-linky-party-and-features.html

  22. Hannah posted on April 9, 2012 at 7:19 am (#
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    What wonderul cupcakes!!

    This week I made lavender oil and pillowcase dresses..
    http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/how-to-tuesday-lovely-lavender-spray.html

    • Paulo posted on May 22, 2012 at 4:01 am (#
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      I just got through the first two books and agothulh they are not the BEST books Ive ever read, I do love them (:The story is enthralling and its easy to relate to the characters all of them.To LACE: don’t judge something you’ve never read .You sound dumb yourself hun.

  23. becky leon posted on March 26, 2013 at 6:57 am (#
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    Great recipe! Now I have the perfect companion to my Cadbury eggs!

  24. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm (#
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    These are just so pretty–and anything with a mini egg has my name on it :)

  25. ashu posted on April 19, 2014 at 10:52 am (#
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    I like the concept of coconut eggs.

    i wish my mom could make them in home :(…
    rather i should say indians can make these at home