Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Spring Cupcakes ~ Whole Wheat Vanilla Pudding Bird Nest Cupcakes

Thank you to all who participated in my 100 follower giveaway, the winner is  ROSANN, I have sent you a email!
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Spring is in the air, even though its a little chill in the air, the kids and I made about three different Spring cookies and cupcakes over this past weekend, in majority all my recipes there was some type of candy, so my little ones were hyped up on jelly beans, m&m's, chocolate eggs you name it. This is one of the seasons where I allow them to have these certain candies, well it's also because I LOVE jelly beans!

These cupcakes are just my simple Vanilla Pudding Cupcakes with a little twist.  The decorations came out way better than I expected, my kiddies helped with everything, they also took the pictures of all the treats we made, I got a new camera and we are loving it, I think they did a great job. 
Sit back get a cup of coffee or tea and ENJOY!

Ingredients
2 1/2 cups of whole wheat white flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk *Homemade
2 eggs *Brown Fresh Eggs
1 tsp white vinegar
1 cup Vanilla Pudding * I use the little already made ones
1 cup canola oil

Set oven to 350
Mix wet ingredients, and then add dry ingredients until well blended. Fill cupcakes cups 1/2 way. Bake for 20 minutes, for standard cupcakes, bake for 12 minutes for mini cupcakes. Let cool on wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting
8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1 stick of unsalted butter (softened)
3 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Coconut (sweetened or unsweetened whichever you prefer)

Mix cream cheese and butter together, add powdered sugar in 1 cup at a time. Put coconut in small ziploc bags and put food coloring in bag and mix around so it can coat the coconut. Frost cupcakes and dip in different color coconut. Put any kind of candies on the top, since its Spring time and Easter season, I put jelly beans on top to make it look like a bird nest!  There you have it

Whole Wheat Vanilla Pudding Bird Nest Cupcakes 

ENJOY!

 
I am linking up here!

18 comments:

  1. These are adorable. Thanks for sharing. I think it's great that your kids got to make them with you!
    Leigh @oneandoneequalstwinfun.com

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  2. Woo Hoo! Thank you so much Pamela! :)

    Blessings,
    ~Rosann

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  3. Sounds very yummy. My little girl will definitely love it. Thank you so much!

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  4. Beautiful and elegantly simple! I love it I love the different colors of coconut on top!

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  5. Congrats Rosann!
    These are so cute Pamela. And they look delish.

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  6. Yay Rosann!
    I just visited your Etsy shop and ordered dessert! YUM!

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    1. Thanks so much Becky Jane, I just got your order.

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  7. OH NO! I need to lose weight.... seeing these cupcakes aren't a good idea because they look delicious!

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  8. These look really really good and I love the healthy spin. Now following you from the Wednesday blog hop

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  9. I love that they have whole wheat flour! I've never tried baking cupcakes with it. I'll have to give it a go. And these are so pretty!

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  10. Gorgeous! I'm going to agree with Dorothy! Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday! New follower!

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  11. I love the colors. The frosting is similar to the one that I tried out this weekend. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays. Have a wonderful Easter.

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  12. Can't wait to try these. I'm always looking for whole wheat recipes. Thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. Just wanted to let you know I'll be featuring you at this weeks party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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  13. Yumm! Can't beat a cupcake with cream cheese frosting!

    Thanks for linking it up!
    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  14. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

    http://iamaddictedtorecipes.blogspot.com

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  15. These look great. You inspire me. It is possible to bake more healthy!

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