Easter Egg Cupcakes

I don’t know about you, but we had an obscene amount of chocolate this Easter – far too much for my two little ones to eat up all by themselves! Such are the perks of being a parent sometimes hey?
However, as much as it is great to eat up chocolate eggs I thought I would make some cupcakes with some of it instead. I know its no longer Easter but here are my using up chocolate easter egg cupcakes anyway!!

You will need:
200g caster sugar
200g unsalted butter
4 eggs
200g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
2 x medium sized easter eggs, which after you have nibbled a few pieces as you break it into smaller chunks, equates to about 100g of milk chocolate
3 tbsp milk

Then you need to:

  • Heat the oven to 160oC
  • Place the broken pieces of chocolate into a saucepan together with the milk and heat very gently until the chocolate melts and then stir well, and leave to cool slightly
  • Beat the sugar and butter until pale and creamy
  • Add the eggs and flour and blend together
  • Mix in the cocoa powder
  • The add the melted milky chocolate and mix well unil all the ingredients are combined
  • Fill your paper cases with the mixture (I used an ice cream scoop) – I made 20 cakes in total
  • Place in the oven and cook for about 20 minutes until a knife comes out of the cake clean
  • Once cooked allow to cool and then top with some chocolate buttercream and (see below) if you like make the buttercream look like a nest
Chocolate Buttercream:
75g unsalted butter
100g icing sugar
2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • then top with some Cadburys mini eggs
then tuck in!! 

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