Quick and Easy Easter Egg Cupcake Recipe

We absolutely love cupcakes and seeing that Easter is just around the corner, I thought that I would share my quick and easy Easter Egg Cupcake recipe with you as the cupcakes really look lovely on an Easter-themed table and are really easy to make.

 

What you need for the cupcake mix:

110g/4oz softened butter or margarine

110g/4oz caster sugar

2 medium eggs

1 tsp vanilla extract

110g/4oz self-raising flour

2 tbsp milk

What you need for the buttercream icing:
140g/5oz softened butter
280g/10oz icing sugar
2 tbsp milk
1 tbsp cocoa powder
What you need for decorating:
a bag of Cadbury’s Mini Eggs
4 Cadbury’s Flakes
Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a muffin tin with 12 paper cases.
2. Cream the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until the mix is light and fluffy. Slowly beat in the eggs and add the vanilla extract.
3. Gently fold in the flour with a metal spoon and add 2 tbsp of milk, so that the mix gets a runny consistency. 7
4. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases. 
5. Bake for 12-15 minutes and once ready, set aside to cool on a wire rack.
6. For the buttercream, beat the softened butter in a bowl and add half the icing sugar.
7. Add 2 tbsp of milk, 1 tbsp of cocoa powder and add the remaining icing sugar before mixing the icing until it is creamy.
8. Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a star nozzle (I use Wilton’s 1M) and pipe the icing onto the cupcakes in a large but flat swirl. 
9. For decorating, break the Flake into rough pieces and sprinkle them onto the icing trying to create the look of a bird’s nest. Finally, place 3 Cadbury’s Mini Eggs in the middle of the nest.

Comments

  1. actuallymummy says

    Now that the alien in underpants is finished the kids have started pestering me for Easter goodies, so I'll put these on my list

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