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Infused Easter Nest Cupcakes

Easter Sunday is here once again! The adult version of an Easter egg hunt or dyed, hard-boiled eggs is probably making and eating these infused Easter nest cupcakes. These festive treats can be made directly inside the FX, with no oven required, and two at a time using the FX Double Lifter.

How to Get Started 

Decarboxylate your plant material in the Ardent Nova or FX by running a full cycle in the Nova, or by using the A1 setting on the FX for THC-rich bud, and the A2 setting for CBD-rich herb. Add the activated plant material and some vegetable oil inside the Nova or FX using the silicone Concentrate and Infusion Sleeve, specific to whichever device you own, or the Ardent Vessel. This recipe calls for 6 1/2 tablespoons of oil, so adjust your infusion accordingly. 

Strain out the used material, if you used flower, and toss it in the garbage or store for future use. If using the FX, attach the Infusion Press to the unit (without the Sleeve or Vessel) to separate the raffinate from the infused oil. You can use a coffee filter, cheesecloth, or strainer if you wish. If you used kief or concentrate in your infusion, simply stir. 

Alternatively, or in addition to your infused oil, you can also prepare some cannasugar at least 12 hours prior for use in this recipe.

A note on dosing: check your flower or concentrate’s label to identify the percentage of THCa in the product you’re working with. In the Nova or FX, which provide 97-100% activation, one gram of starting material at 23% THCa should yield about 200 mgs of usable THC. After removal of the acid molecule during decarb, which weighs 13% of your starting material, you’ll multiply the starting percentage by .87% to identify the dose in your finished product. Just move the decimal point one space to the right to determine the final dose.

This recipe also makes more batter than you’ll need for just one cycle in the FX. You can either pour the rest of the batter in a cupcake tray, and place it in the oven on 350 degrees F for 20 minutes, or third the recipe to make just enough to fit inside your unit.

Infused Easter Nest Cupcakes

Equipment Needed:

  • Ardent Nova or FX
  • Disposable piping bag
  • Piping tip to make grass (such as Ateco 133)
  • Stand or handheld mixer 
  • Mixing bowl 
  • Rubber spatula 
  • Muffin tray, optional

Ingredients: 

Carrot Cupcakes

  • 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup cannasugar 
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar packed 
  • Heaping 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • Sprinkle of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Sprinkle of nutmeg
  • 6 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon oat milk
  • 3/4 cups carrots, grated
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped 
  • ⅛ cup raisins, if desired

Icing 

  • ¼ cup softened cannabutter
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups confectioner’s sugar 
  • 5-15 drops of green food coloring 

Toppings:

  • Peeps
  • Whoppers Robin Eggs

How to Make Infused Easter Nest Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F, and/or preheat the FX on the bake setting. 
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together cannasugar, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, flour, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg. 
  3. Stir in the egg and vegetable oil (which can be infused if desired.) Mix well. 
  4. Add vanilla extract. Mix.
  5. Mix in oat milk, followed by carrots, walnuts, and raisins. Stir. 
  6. Scoop batter into two cupcake liners and place on the Double Lifter and inside the FX. Allow it to bake for the entire cycle. Scoop the rest of the batter into a cupcake tray and bake for 20 minutes. 
  7. In a mixer, combine the softened butter and cream cheese. Whisk in vanilla extract and powdered sugar, followed by the green food coloring. 
  8. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and/or FX. Allow them to cool. 
  9. Add your frosting to the piping bag and add “grass” to your cupcakes with the frosting. Place a Peep in the center of each cupcake, with Whopper eggs around the sides.

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