Talk Of Alabama: Easter Cupcakes

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 Pretty pastels signify spring in the south. Little girls in Sunday best clutch wicker baskets in search of eggs hidden beneath pink azalea blooms & between the thick blades of iris. Easter celebrations are more than deserving of the time & attention put into beautifully set tables topped with exceptional meals to share with loved ones. Coconut pound cake with soft lemon notes serves as the foundation for a graceful Easter dessert. Baking the batter in regular-sized muffin tins offers a simple way to top each cake for a special presentation. A quick dollop of Coconut-Lemon Buttercream topped with Toasted Coconut, bunny rabbit cookies & egg-shaped candies add instant whimsy that mimics the tone for the day. Get ready to bake up something sweet & charming the whole family will love. 

Easter Dessert: Coconut-Lemon Pound Cake Cupcakes By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Cooking Lessons Birmingham Alabama Special Occasion Entertaining Sports Entertaining Tailgating & Football Expert Tide & Tigers Today Game Day Hostess Easter Recipes Southern Hostess

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makes 16 servings

Coconut pound cake serves as the foundation for these glorious sweets that celebrate the season. Expect a beautiful domed top & golden edges when baked as directed however the recipe can just as easily be prepared in paper cupcake liners, if desired.

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 tsp lemon zest
1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1 cup ap flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
1/2 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 cup whole milk
Coconut-Lemon Buttercream
Garnishes: Toasted Coconut, bunny rabbit graham crackers,
miniature egg-shaped candies or jelly beans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Cream the butter, the shortening & the sugar in an electric stand mixer
on Medium until light & airy, about 4 minutes.
Stop the mixer & scrape down the bowl sides with a rubber spatula.
Add the eggs & blend on Low just until the yolk disappears.
Mix in the lemon zest, the lemon juice & the coconut extract.

Combine the flour, the baking powder & the salt in a small bowl. Stir in the coconut.
Add to the butter mixture alternately with the milk blending on Low just until combined.
Portion the batter between 16 well-greased & floured muffin cups.

Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until a wooden pick tests clean. Let stand 5 minutes.
Gently loosen the cake edges with a paring knife & remove from the pans.
Place on wire racks to cool completely.

Prepare the Coconut-Lemon Buttercream.
Place in a pastry bag fit with a large plain tip.
Pipe the buttercream onto the cupcakes. Garnish as desired.

Easter Coconut Cupcakes By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Cooking Lessons Sports & Tailgating Entertaining Original Food Crafts & Party Ideas

rebecca gordon buttermilk lipstick Southern Recipes & How To's Easy Tailgate Recipes RebeccaGordon ButtermilkLipstickCoconut-Lemon Buttercream
makes about 1 3/4 cups

2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup butter, softened
3 Tbsp whole milk
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp coconut extract
Pinch of table salt

Beat all of the ingredients in a large bowl with high sides
using an electric hand mixer on Low until blended.
Increase to High speed & beat until light & fluffy.
Use as directed.

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Easter Coconut Cupcakes By Rebecca Gordon Buttermilk Lipstick TV Cooking Personality Birmingham Alabama Southern Hostess Sports & Tailgating Entertaining Party Ideas Special Occasion Food Crafts & Southern Recipes Cooking Lessons Tide & Tigers Today Game Day Hostess How To Garnish Easter CupcakesHow To Garnish Easter Cupcakes

A simple cake recipe deserves an equally effortless garnish.
Toasted coconut is a great starting point for simple style,
but look no further than the cookie & candy aisles to add seasonal toppers.

Easter candies come in a variety of bright shades & flavors. 
Egg shapes are a sure bet & just three per cupcake add loads of charm.
Chocolate, malted milk & fruity picks are just some of the varieties available.

Bunny rabbit graham crackers offer sweet finishing touches.
Use a dry pastry brush to swipe the crumbs from the surface before topping the cakes. 

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If just the basics are more your speed, try a Classic Vanilla Buttercream instead

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