These delicious Easter Egg Cupcakes are a great way to help celebrate the holiday. Using a delicious base vanilla cupcake recipe makes them super versatile.
This Easter Egg Vanilla Cupcake Recipe is a perfect treat that kids will love! This classic cupcake recipe is easy to make and will give you a perfect base for decorating with a cute Easter Egg theme! Make a batch of these for class parties or the holiday meal with family!
Easter Egg Vanilla Cupcake Recipe
I’ve been looking for a good vanilla cupcake recipe for a long time. I always love making cupcakes around holidays since they are a great bite-sized treat. This recipe is an ideal base for making this cute Easter Egg design on top! Plus, they are super easy!
Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Ingredients:
1 C sugar
1 3/4 C cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2 eggs, room temperature
1/3 C sour cream
1 TBSP vanilla
2/3 C whole milk, room temp
Grass Green Frosting Ingredients:
Vanilla Cupcake Recipe Directions:
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
- Put sugar, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
- Beat with an electric mixer for about 1 1/2 minutes. Mix well.
- Scoop in the butter, mixing on medium to low speed for about 2 minutes.
- The batter will have an appearance of small crumble pieces.
- Whisk the eggs, sour cream and vanilla together until the texture is smooth.
- Pour the liquid mixture in with the dry ingredients beating until combined on medium.
- Reduce speed to low while gradually adding milk to the above mixture. (Batter may be thin and watery.)
- Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3 rds filled.
- Bake on 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Take out of the oven allowing the cupcakes to remain in the cupcake pan to cool for several minutes.
- Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack until totally cool.
Grass Green Frosting Directions:
- Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
- If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
- Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
Add more powder sugar 1/2 C at a time…. mix well.
- Add several drops of the grass green gel food coloring. Mix well to incorporate the color throughout the frosting.
- If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
- Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the star tip.
- Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
- Place the malted Easter eggs, in a set of three together in the center of the cupcake.
- Position several candy flowers on the frosted cupcake.
These delicious Easter Egg Cupcakes are a great way to help celebrate the holiday. Using a delicious base vanilla cupcake recipe makes them super versatile. Since these have such a cute design on top, you can add them to a cupcake carrier to keep them moist without worrying about messing up your design.
Children’s Easter Party Games
Easter is a time for reflection and celebration in the biblical calendar and a time when children’s parties are on the agenda. However, with countless people living in apartments, and the Easter holiday occurring in the cooler months in many parts of the world, arranging an outdoor party is a challenge
So, for those accorded the task of arranging an indoor Easter party, here are three ‘eggy’ ideas. To complement these games, see the article entitled “The Giant Indoor Easter Egg Hunt”, which provides a unique way for children to hunt because they can do so without moving from their chairs!
Egg and Spoon Race
A traditional favorite of all time, the egg and spoon race is a fun activity for children and adults alike, and other than boiling eggs, little preparation is needed. Equipment for an egg and spoon race is simply one spoon and one hard-boiled egg per child. Children’s names should be written on the eggs and before the game begins, children must be given clear instructions of the route that they must take to walk around the room and told that their eggs must remain balanced on their spoons as they walk.
Each child must walk to the beat of the music and that if their egg falls to the floor, they may pick it up and continue walking providing that it isn’t cracked. If it is cracked, they are out of the game and must sit and watch until the winner, the last person carrying an unbroken egg, is identified. Each piece of music used should increase in tempo if the game is not to last all day!
Easter Memory Game
Easter Memory game is a fun game which will tax the memories of all concerned. Whilst individuals can play against each other, it also makes a great team game, but whichever way the game is played, it does need a little preparation. Advance preparation requires sticking pictures of items beginning with the letter ‘E’ onto at least 20 egg shaped cards. Ideas for items are as follows: eagle, ear, earmuff, earrings, eclipse, egg, eggcup, eggplant, Egyptian, elastic, elbow, elephant, elevator, elf, elk, embroidery, encyclopedia, endive, engine, envelope, eraser, escalator, Eskimo, explosive, extinguisher, eye and eyeglass.
When ready to play, the cards should be laid on a table, but covered so no-one can see them until teams have been selected and everyone is ready to begin. Children should be divided into small groups, and if the party includes children from across the age range, then each group should include a good mix of children, so all teams stand an equal chance of winning. When teams are ready, the covering should be removed from the pictures and everyone invited to walk around the table with the instruction that they must remember as many items as they can in two minutes.
When two minutes have passed, the pictures should be covered once more and each group provided with pen and paper, so they can list as many items as their team members can remember. The winning group is the one that can recall the most items. This game can be made harder by adding items beginning with other letters of the word ëEasterí and by increasing the number of cards. It can also be made easier by extending the time allowed for studying items. It is important to select a level of difficulty suitable for the age of the party guests.
Again, this game requires a little preparation but once prepared, it’s an easy and fun game to play. Large egg shapes must be cut from old greeting cards or pages from a magazine. Five times as many eggs are needed as there are guests attending the party. Each egg shape should be cut into half using cracked egg cuts, and the two halves separated to make two piles. When it is time to play, the pieces from just one pile must be displayed onto the floor so that each half can be seen by the children standing around the outside.
At the start of the game, each should be given one half of an egg from the remaining pile with instructions that they must find search the eggs displayed on the floor to find it’s other half to make a complete egg. When a child matches an egg, they return for another piece to match. When all of the pieces are matched, the child with the most eggs in the possession is the winner.
Easter Party Prizes
With three Easter activities planned and ready to use, all that remains is for the game organizer to ensure enough prizes are in hand so that winners can be rewarded!
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