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Easter Baking {Carrot Cupcakes & Lemon Bars)

With Easter quickly approaching I’m ready to dive into Easter crafts and recipes. Holidays are always fun for our family and there are sweet memories being made with each year that passes. My contribution to every holiday meal is dessert, its pretty much expected at this point. That being said I’m always looking for new Easter baking ideas and sometimes I get inspiration from baking supplies I find.

Last week I headed to World Market for a few Easter baking supplies and was thrilled with what I found. If you haven’t visited a World Market you are missing out! I love everything they carry and always have to watch my wallet when I walk into the store. Its that awesome!

Easy Carrot Cupcakes Recipe

When you think of World Market cute trendy furniture and home decor accessories probably come to mind first, but did you know they offer baking supplies as well? Check out what I found for our Easter celebration….

Easter Baking Ideas

I’m in LOVE with the cute measuring spoons and matching measuring cups I found in pretty Spring colors. I’m equally in love with my new slate cheese board..perfect for displaying party food on! They even had cute gift wrapping supplies for baked goods like those polka dot blue bread carriers and floral treat boxes. Then of course I had to get the kids some Easter baking candy for cupcakes. On top of all that I found baking mixes to make dessert quick and easy if you’re in a rush. I picked up a box of carrot cupcake mix and a lemon bar mix.

Carrot Cupcakes Recipe

For the cupcakes I used the mix then made my own cream cheese frosting and the kit included orange sprinkles to decorate the cupcakes with.

Carrot Cupcakes:

1 box of carrot cupcake mix found at World Market

3 tbsp butter, softened

1/4 cup water

1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line muffin pan with cupcake liners.

2. Combine cupcake mix, butter, water, and egg.

3. Pour batter into lined muffin cups. Bake 16-18 minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz cream cheese

1/2 cup butter

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups confectioners sugar

1. Mix cream cheese and butter for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.

2. Add in vanilla extra until fully combined.

3. Slowly incorporate confectioners sugar into mix. Spread or pipe frosting on cupcakes.

Easy Lemon Bars recipe

Lemon Bars:

1 box of Lemon Bar mix found at World Market

2 eggs

1/4 cup water

6 tbsp cold butter

1. Combine lemon bar mix, eggs, and water for 2 minutes; set aside.

For the crust:

1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees; grease an 8×8 inch pan.

2. Combine butter and crust mix until small crumbs form.

3. Press crust into pan and bake for 8 minutes or until golden brown.

4. Add lemon bar filling onto crust. Bake for 22-24 minutes.

5. Allow lemon bars to cool then cut and top with powdered sugar.

Easy Lemon Bars recipe

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What are some of your favorite Easter recipes?

 

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Comments

  1. those cupcakes are SO cute and the lemon bars look super delicious!

  2. The Carrot Cake Cupcakes and Lemon Bars look amazing!

  3. Oh Mer Gerd! Those cupcakes look
    so GOOD! Then I see the lemon Bars!! ERG!! I am so glad I don’t have taste-o-vision because I would seriously be eating all of these up right now! I will be going to WM soon and I will be looking for the mixes for sure Crystal!

  4. Tonia@thegunnysack says:

    Yum! Those both look so good and I love the items you got at World Market!

  5. Those lemon bars look beyond divine!

  6. Ohhh.. You had me at Lemon! yes you did- great post and amazing photos!

  7. Such adorable cupcakes. And, I love your fun goodies from World Market!

  8. Oh, how I wish World Market was closer to me. It looks like you found some awesome stuff to try!!! And those cupcakes look awesome…I love carrot cake!!!

  9. The carrot muffins and lemon bars look delicious! I’m definately going to World Market tomorrow.

  10. Those pretty pastels make me so happy! And the desserts look SO good. I wish we lived closer, we could throw some serious parties. :)

  11. Awesome finds, Crystal! And those cupcakes and lemon bars look SO good!

  12. So yummy looking! I am always a sucker for lemon bars. :)

    -Marie
    http://www.bloominghomestead.com

  13. I love carrot cake & lemon bars! How did you know?! Haha. Looks delicious! Would love for you to come share this & any other recipes over at Sweet & Savory Saturdays! http://dessertnowdinnerlater.blogspot.com/2013/02/sweet-savory-saturdays-1.html
    Hope to see you there!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

  14. Love these! I’d like to invite you to link up to Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.

    http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-5/

    Hope to see you there :)

    April

  15. Those lemon bars look absolutely to die for! I think lemon bars are really the perfect spring treat because they taste so refreshing!
    Would you consider linking this up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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