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You Need to Make these Adorable Bird’s Nest Cupcakes for Spring

Warm weather is finally here, and that means one thing: Spring celebrations! If you’re looking for a fun and festive recipe to make for your Easter dinner, look no further than these adorable bird’s nest cupcakes. They are perfect for Easter, but can be enjoyed all season long. Let’s get started!

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Spring is in the air and Easter is just around the corner! These bird’s nest cupcakes are adorable and perfect for your family celebration. They’re easy to make and everyone will love them.

Every year, for our Easter Celebration I like to make something special and fun for the kids {and adults} to enjoy. These Bird’s Nest Cupcakes are so pretty and simple to make.

Serve these at your family’s Easter dinner gathering and watch them disappear! Everyone will love the delicious chocolate flavor and fun bird’s nest decoration on top.

Easter is always celebrated at my house – all of our big family comes over and if the weather is nice, I set up lights and we eat at the picnic tables in our front yard. These celebrations can last into the evening and we’ll often build a fire in the fire pit and just enjoy the day.

I like to make all kinds of yummy food and love putting together a pretty table. These Bird’s Nest Cupcakes are simple to make and would make a sweet centerpiece on your buffet! You could display them in this beautiful galvanized serving stand.

Why You’ll Love These Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

  • they’re chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting (I mean!!)
  • this recipe uses easy to find ingredients
  • simple to make
  • kids love them

Tools Needed

  • mixing bowl
  • whisk
  • rubber spatula
  • cupcake or muffin tin
  • cupcake liners
  • cooling rack
  • piping bag and Wilton 1M piping tip

Ingredients Needed

Here’s what you’ll need to make these delightful cupcakes:

Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup water room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar

Frosting:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Robin’s Eggs candies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Robin’s Eggs candies
Bird's Nest Cupcakes for Spring @ AStorybookDay.com

How to Make Bird’s Nest Cupcakes

Step 1: In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined.

Step 2: Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the vegetable oil, vanilla, water, and vinegar, then fold in the rest of the ingredients until well combined.

Step 3: Fill lined muffin tins 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Step 4: While the cupcakes are cooling make the frosting by beating the butter (use vegan butter here to keep the recipe completely vegan) until pale and fluffy.

Step 5: Add half the powdered sugar, beating well on a low speed until incorporated. Then sift in the cocoa powder and mix well. Add in the rest of the powdered sugar 1/2 a cup at a time until you reach a pipeable consistency.

Step 6: Frost the completely cooled cupcakes using a Wilton 1M piping tip and decorate with Robin’s eggs candies

Bird’s Nest Cupcakes for Spring

These easy-to-make treats are perfect for any Easter or spring celebration, and they’re sure to be a hit with your family, kids, or guests!

Yield: 12

Bird's Nest Cupcakes for Spring

Bird's Nest Cupcakes for Spring @ AStorybookDay.com

These little cakes are perfect for spring celebrations, whether you're hosting an Easter party or just want to enjoy some seasonally-appropriate sweetness.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup water room temperature
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar

Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Egg Candies

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder until well combined.
  2. Make a well in the center of the dry ingredients and add the vegetable oil, vanilla, water, and vinegar, then fold in the rest of the ingredients until well combined.
  3. Fill lined muffin tins 3/4 full and bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  4. While the cupcakes are cooling make the frosting by beating the butter (use vegan butter here to keep the recipe completely vegan) until pale and fluffy.
  5. Add half the powdered sugar, beating well on a low speed until incorporated.
  6. Then sift in the cocoa powder and mix well.
  7. Add in the rest of the powdered sugar 1/2 a cup at a time until you reach a pipeable consistency.
  8. Frost the completely cooled cupcakes using a Wilton 1M piping tip and decorate with your favorite eggs candies.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 64gFiber: 1gSugar: 48gProtein: 3g

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Bird’s nest cupcakes are the perfect Spring dessert! They’re easy to make, look beautiful and taste delicious. I hope you enjoyed this recipe – be sure to share it with your friends and family on social media using the buttons below!

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