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Easter Celebration Cupcakes for Snacks and Dessert

Updated on March 31, 2015
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Ms. Vincent is an M.B.A graduate, Business Consultant and health, wellness & natural healing enthusiast, who reads a lot on those subjects.

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I had a little bit of my soaked fruits left over from Christmas, so I decided to use it to make some celebration cupcakes for Easter.

Although, I have made these cupcakes with Easter in mind they can be used for just about any celebration where you need quick snacks or dessert - birthdays, anniversaries, family get-togethers or just for snacking at home, especially if you have children in your household.

These celebration cupcakes are really simple to make and they make a colourful addition to your Easter menu or other celebration menu.You, your family and your guests will enjoy the fruity flavor of each and every bite.

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Cook Time

  • Prep time: 40 min
  • Cook time: 20 min
  • Ready in: 1 hour
  • Yields: Serves: 6 persons

Ingredients

  • 2 cups White Flour
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 2 & 1/2 cups Baking Powder
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Grated Nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup (or 75 ml) Soya bean oil (or any cooking oil of your choice)
  • 3 dashes Angostura Bitters
  • 4 heaped tablespoons Mixed fruits soaked in red wine
  • 3/4 cup Milk or Water
  • FOR THE ICING
  • 3 tablespoons Icing Sugar (with egg white added or add your own)
  • 1/2 tablespoon Almond Essence
  • 3/4 tablespoon Water
  • 1 drop Red Food Coloring
  • 1 drop Green Food Coloring
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Mixing dry ingredients for celebration cupcake recipe | Source

Instructions

  1. Mix together all of the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and nutmeg) in a bowl.
  2. Pour the soya bean oil into the mix and combine everything together once more.
  3. Add 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters
  4. Add 4 heaped tablespoons of mixed fruits soaked in red wine
  5. Gradually pour in (3/4) cup Milk or Water, beating with a wooden spoon until you obtain a cake batter consistency.
  6. Pour the batter into your cupcake tin.
  7. Bake for 12 - 15 minutes.
  8. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool for about 10 minutes.
  9. Remove each cupcake from the baking tin and lay out on a cooling rack for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  10. Ice each cupcake as desired.
  11. TO MAKE THE ICING
  12. Mix together the Icing Sugar, Almond Essence and Water into a spreadable paste.
  13. Divide the paste into two (2) separate bowls.
  14. In one bowl put 1 drop of Red Food Coloring and mix well.
  15. In the other bowl put 1 drop of Green Food Coloring and mix well.
  16. Use a table knife or small spatula to randomly apply the green and red icing to each cupcake.
  17. Savour every bite!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @WriterJanis2: Glad you like them, WriterJanis! You only need a real taste now :) Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Elsie Hagley: Thanks kiwinana71! I already added it previously. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @shellys-space: Glad you love the celebratory mood of my cupcakes, CosmeticMom! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @georgepmoola2: Wish I could give you one, georgepmoola! Thanks for visiting and have a blessed week!

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      WriterJanis2 3 years ago

      So yummy!

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      Elsie Hagley 3 years ago from New Zealand

      Nice recipe, just in time for easter celebrations, have added it to Pinterest - Easter on Squidoo Board.

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      Shelly Sellers 3 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      The Easter cupcakes look so festive and I love the bright silicon cupcake baking cups!

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      georgepmoola2 3 years ago

      Scrummy!!!

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      Heidi Vincent 3 years ago from GRENADA

      @Jerzimom: Thanks CherylFay! Have a blessed week.

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      Cheryl Fay Mikesell 3 years ago from Ladysmith, WI

      Very nice! Fun!