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Easter Surprise Cupcakes

March 7, 2016
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Frosted yellow cupcakes stuffed with candies to give anyone a sweet surprise with the first bite! The perfect Easter dessert treat this spring!

This will be the first Easter our family will celebrate with three little boys now! I'm so excited to celebrate with them. I will admit, I was hoping with this third little one we'd finally be able to get Easter dresses and flowered headbands - instead I'll be settling for one more Easter suit and bow-tie. They're just so darn cute. I think I'll survive! :)

Easter is really special to me. I love, love, love seeing those peeks of tulips and hyacinths poking out of the still-frozen ground. The things that were once dead are coming alive again! It's looking forward to warmer months where the kids can go out and play and we can go explore places as a family. Every holiday is more fun with kids in the house, but Easter is just so exciting with them here!

As you go about these few weeks leading up to the holiday, picking out your adorable little spring outfits for your family, put this incredible recipe on your to-do list! Super easy, I promise - everyone will LOVE them. They look like adorable, festive, spring cupcakes on the outside, but as soon as anyone takes a bite there's a sweet surprise inside!

Start with a batch of this amazing yellow cupcake recipe. I like to double the paper muffin liners that way the grease from the butter in the batter doesn't bleed completely through. Using a small knife, cut out a piece in the center of each cupcake, being sure not to cut all the way through to the bottom.

Fill the hole with some sweet treats. I used Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans, M&M's White Strawberry Shortcake, and sprinkles! Click here for some money-saving MARS coupons and click here for Wrigley coupons as well.

Frost as usual and decorate as desired. Do yourself a favor a buy a nice icing tip kit - I have zero cake decorating ability, but I totally fool everyone with my cupcakes!

These are crazy easy to do, but have that WOW factor. I know I'm the self proclaimed, short-cut obsessed, Mostly Homemade Mom, but don't use a cake mix. This yellow cupcake recipe tastes leaps and bounds better, and is no more complicated than mixing a few ingredients in a bowl. Easy peasy!

Easter Surprise Cupcakes

  • 2/3 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
For Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tablespoons milk
  • Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans, M&M's White Strawberry Shortcake, spring colored sprinkles
Cooking Directions
  1. For the cupcakes, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add in eggs beating after each addition.
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together flour and baking powder. Gradually alternate adding flour mixture and milk to the sugar mixture, while beating, until ingredients are well combined.
  3. Divide evenly among 24 paper lined muffin cups. Bake at 350 for 15 - 17 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. To prepare the frosting, beat butter, powdered sugar, and milk until light and fluffy.
  5. Using a small knife, cut a small hole into the center of each cupcake. Fill with small treats. Frost and decorate as desired.

How incredibly fun are these?! They taste amazing, too - that homemade buttercream... sigh. 

Oh how I love going down the seasonal aisle each time I'm browsing in Target. I come home with WAY more than I originally intended, that's for sure! On my most recent trip, I discovered Easter M&M's White Strawberry Shortcake (sold exclusively at Target for a limited time), Easter DOVE Peanut Butter Eggs, Starburst Sweet & Sour Jellybeans, and a DOVE Milk Chocolate Bunny - they all jumped into the cart. 

And I was absolutely blown away by all the adorable Easter basket materials. I picked up a wicker blue & green basket, some nice paper Easter grass, plastic eggs (to fill with all that yummy candy), a bunch of cute stamp markers, and toy cars. I like adding small toys, books, and art supplies in my Easter baskets as well as treats. It makes Easter morning that much more fun! Click here to see more amazing Easter ideas.

Target is actually hosting a fun sampling event on March 20th at Super Target Stores - be sure to check it out! What special Easter treat could you come up with using these fun treats? Leave your ideas in the comment section below, I'd love to hear from you!

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