Spring Flower Cupcakes | Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

Spring Flower Cupcakes | Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

Spring Flower Cupcakes | Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

Today I saw trees starting to bloom pretty colors like white and purple. Spring is here!! The beginning of spring and the celebration of Easter always go together in my mind, so I thought these cute spring flower cupcakes would be the perfect thing on the Easter dessert table.

What You’ll Need for Spring Flower Cupcakes

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1 C all-purpose flour
¼ C cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 C sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C vegetable oil
1/2 C buttermilk
1/2 C hot water

For the decorations:
2 C chocolate buttercream
3 T graham cracker crumbs
1 C yellow candy melts (or 1 C white chocolate and yellow food coloring)
1 T coconut oil (not necessary if opting for white chocolate)

Spring Flower Cupcakes | Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

How to Make Spring Flower Cupcakes

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan [I like this Wilton Muffin Pan] with muffin cups. Set your pan aside.

In a large bowl [I use this OXO mixing bowl with grips], combine your dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

In a stand mixer [I’d be lost without my Kitchenaid mixer!], mix sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Add vegetable oil.

In small amounts, add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternatively into your wet ingredients.

Once your cupcake batter is completely combined, mix in the hot water. Fill each section of your muffin pan halfway with cupcake batter. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Cool cupcakes on cooling rack.

Using a piping bag, pipe on large amount of chocolate buttercream on each cupcake. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.

Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts and coconut oil. Place in a piping bag and pipe out flower shapes on baking sheet. Let set in the refrigerator. If you decide to go with white chocolate, place a dab of yellow food coloring on white chocolate chips. Melt using the double boiler method.

Remove from wax paper and place on top of cupcake.

Spring Flower Cupcakes | Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

Want more chocolate? Try these recipes:

White Chocolate Dipped Marshmallows

Christmas Chocolate Desserts

Chewy Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

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Spring Flower Cupcakes

Spring Flower Cupcakes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These cute spring flower cupcakes would be the perfect thing on the Easter dessert table.

Ingredients

  • 1 C all-purpose flour
  • ¼ C cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C vegetable oil
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1/2 C hot water

For the decorations:

  • 2 C chocolate buttercream
  • 3 T graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 C yellow candy melts, or 1 C white chocolate and yellow food coloring
  • 1 T coconut oil, not necessary if opting for white chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin pan with muffin cups. Set your pan aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine your dry ingredients: flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. In a stand mixer, mix sugar, egg, and vanilla until smooth. Add vegetable oil.
  4. In small amounts, add dry ingredients and buttermilk alternatively into your wet ingredients.
  5. Once your cupcake batter is completely combined, mix in the hot water. Fill each section of your muffin pan halfway with cupcake batter. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
  6. Cool cupcakes on cooling rack.
  7. Using a piping bag, pipe on large amount of chocolate buttercream on each cupcake. Sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.
  8. Line a baking sheet with wax paper. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts and coconut oil. Place in a piping bag and pipe out flower shapes on baking sheet. Let set in the refrigerator. If you decide to go with white chocolate, place a dab of yellow food coloring on white chocolate chips. Melt using the double boiler method.
  9. Remove from wax paper and place on top of cupcake.

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Spring Flower Cupcakes | Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Dana Rodriguez
    March 19, 2018 at 9:34 am

    Those are so cute. Perfect for Spring!

  • Reply
    Katie Bellamy
    March 19, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Yummy! These looks delicious & so “Springy” 🙂

  • Reply
    Melissa Storms
    March 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    These sound like a really good, I love vanilla cupcakes with chocolate icing. That flower is too cute and think the design is simple enough that I can pull it off.

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