Easter is around the corner, and that signifies the onset of a lot of things! In the present, it is the welcome of Spring, beautiful flowers blooming everywhere especially the yellow mustard flowers, birds chirping, fresh crisp air, and the berries are again in season! It signifies the resurrection of Jesus from the dead and there are a lot of festivities associated with it. Easter egg hunt, decorating Easter eggs, Easter brunch, Easter bunny and Easter parades are included in the festivities! A lot of beautiful desserts can be seen everywhere, including the beautiful pastels used on cookies, or cakes, bundt cakes are popular, and so are breads baked with colors eggs in it!
However this year in 2020, Easter is going to be different unlike any other year before. Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, there is a lot of unrest, and for people to stay indoors and stay healthy and safe, to avoid the spread of the virus. It is a very sad turn of events. Especially because the oncoming of Easter sheds so much joy in so many different ways. My kids’ school is a Christian school, and they have Lent service every week leading up to the week of Easter, and also do a Spring Concert before Good Friday. It is beautiful to see the community get together to celebrate this festival. However this year, due to the schools closed, we will all be in our homes.
But that does not mean that we cannot celebrate Easter! Little celebrations, dressing up for the occasion and cooking/baking festive meals for your family are essential to keep the spirit alive, and celebrate the little happy moments, in these hard pressing times. You can still enjoy a wonderful brunch from the comfort of your home, make your home/dining area look festive with Easter decorations and make a delicious meal. The meals got to end with dessert!
C&H® Sugar has always been my go to sugar in any of my baked goods. So when they asked me to partner with them I was very happy! I am excited to partner this year with C&H® Sugar to bring to you a very easy dessert to make for Easter. These are Coconut Cupcakes, filled with Pineapple Curd and with a Speckled Malted Frosting on the top! These cupcakes are made with C&H® Golden Brown Sugar. The C&H® Golden Brown Sugar gives a wonderful nutty caramel flavor, moistness and a subtle molasses flavor, which compliments the coconut and the almond flour/almond extract in the cupcakes perfectly! The combination of the coconut cupcakes with the tart and sweet pineapple curd, and the malted frosting on the top with the elegant speckles, is a perfect way to end a wonderful Sunday Easter brunch with your loved ones. The cupcakes are made with the addition of shredded unsweetened coconut and almond flour, C&H® Golden Brown Sugar, and C&H® Granulated Pure Cane Sugar, and reduced coconut milk enhancing the coconutty flavor. They come together pretty quickly and can be made a day ahead as well.
C&H® Sugar has a variety of different sugars which are fantastic for any of your baking needs! Their website has really good recipes too, that one could refer to for all their baking needs!
Hope you have a quiet but joyful Easter celebration this year with your family. Life goes on and these hard times too shall pass. If you do make this recipe, please do not forget to tag #thejamlab on Instagram and/or leave a comment on this blog post as to how you liked the recipe.
Stay healthy and stay safe!