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Easter Egg Stuffed Cupcakes

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Sam, like most kids, loves an Easter egg hunt. We always do one inside and if the weather cooperates, we add an outdoor version, too. Of course you never know if the weather will be agreeable but you have to be prepared with LOTS of colored eggs to hide. At least, that’s what the little Easter Bunny helper that lives at our house says.

Easter Egg Stuffed Cupcakes

Sam LOVES to dye eggs and never tires of mixing the rainbow of colors. That means I try to think of additional ways to use his creations so he can make even more. No, I am not indulgent. I’m making memories! Since we’re having company for Easter, we’re going to include some of Sam’s favorite eggs in the centerpiece and arranged in small grass nests at each place setting.

Easy Easter Cupcakes for Kids

However, even a non-indulgent mama has to put a cap on egg dying. Ever heard of bait-and-switch? I came up with an excellent way to satisfy Sam and myself: we made Easter egg-stuffed cupcakes.

Pillsbury Devil's Food Cake

Don’t these cupcakes look like a piece of spring? I love the way the sweet colors and sprinkles look and Sam loved “mixing up a moment” in the kitchen with me. My #1 helper is becoming quite adept at creating in the kitchen! Pillsbury™ Cake Mixes and Frostings make baking a very do-able family kitchen project that yields great results.

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Easter Egg Stuffed Cupcakes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Devil’s Food Cake Mix (prepare according to directions)
  2. 12 mini caramel Easter eggs
  3. 1 can Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Vanilla Frosting
  4. food coloring
  5. Sprinkles
Instructions
  1. 1. Prepare cake mix according to instructions on the box. Use an ice cream scoop to fill each cupcake mold 1/2 way full.
  2. 2. Unwrap mini Easter eggs and press down into the center of the batter. Bake as instructed.
  3. 3. While cupcakes are baking, divide frosting into two bowls. For pastel colors, drop one drop of food coloring into each bowl of frosting and stir until you’ve reach your desired color. Scoop frosting into piping bag with a 1M tip. Once cupcakes have cooled, frost cupcakes by starting on the outer edge of the cupcake and swirling in and up toward the middle of the cupcakes.
  4. 4. Let your small helper top them with sprinkles.
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When we head out to Walmart, Sam is always ready to stock our cart with the Pillsbury™ mixes because he knows it means we’ll be having fun together in the kitchen. No, I am not being overly indulgent! The cake mixes are an inexpensive and easy way to create fun memories—that we can eat!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.