As proof that I completed my Easter goals...Ta-Dah!!!One of these is not like the others?...The dyed eggs later became Deviled Eggs. I made the eggs as an appetizer to dinner, which we had in Mom & Dad's backyard, & they were so tasty. It was impossible to walk past them & not eat one. For dessert I made the tastiest cupcakes EVER...seriously, you gotta try these. Yum!
1 box vanilla cake mix
1 (8 oz.) container marscarpone cheese, chilled
1/2 cup thawed & drained frozen strawberries
1/4 cup sugar, plus 1/2 cup
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
Make the cupcakes according to package instructions. Bake cupcakes & let cool.
In a food processor combine the marscarpone cheese, strawberries, 1/4 cup sugar, & lemon juice. Process until smooth. Transfer strawberry mixture to pastry bag fitted with small round tip. Push the tip into top of each cupcake & squeeze in the strawberry mixture until the cupcake plumps.
In small saucepan bring the 1/2 cup sugar, water, & vanilla extract to a simmer over medium heat. Simmer until the sugar is dissolved. In a medium bowl combine the warm vanilla syrup & powdered sugar. Stir until smooth. Spread icing on the top of cupcakes (will get a little messy).
Following dinner was, of course, an Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt was very entertaining. A couple of geniuses brought whistles to share in their Easter Eggs so all the little kids had whistles & blew them all together for minutes at a time. Several times the kids would be running around, whistle in mouth (whistling), Easter basket in hand, & the child would trip & fall, causing the whistles to suddenly stop whistling, & the Easter eggs to scatter across the grass....Very amusing!
I hope everyone's Easter was as relaxing & as much fun as ours!