Chocolate & Caramel Golden Egg Cupcakes

Easter is one of my favourite celebrations as it’s such a lovely time of year. Seeing spring flowers popping up all over the place brings a smile to my face every time. And it’s nice not to feel that cold bite in the air anymore. Plus there’s a ton of chocolate and an extra two days off work which never hurts! In celebration of all the delicious chocolate around, I’ve made these Chocolate & Caramel Golden Egg Cupcakes. They feature a chocolate sponge, hidden caramel filling, Galaxy chocolate infused buttercream and luxurious Galaxy golden eggs on top. If you’re looking for a classy adult cupcake this Easter, then these Chocolate & Caramel Golden Egg Cupcakes are perfect for you!

Jump straight to the recipe!

To make the chocolate sponge I first creamed together the baking spread and caster sugar.

I added the eggs and mixed them in.

Then I mixed in self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder.

I divided the cupcakes into cases (I used some brown ones and some gold foil ones as I wasn’t sure which would look best!)

Then I baked them on 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 25 minutes.

When they were cool I used a cupcake corer to remove a section from the middle.

I filled each hole with some Carnation caramel.

I made a buttercream by mixing together baking spread, icing sugar and vanilla extract. Then I added melted Galaxy chocolate and mixed until smooth.

I piped the buttercream onto each of the Chocolate & Caramel Golden Egg Cupcakes to resemble a nest, then placed 3 Golden Galaxy Eggs into the middle.

These Chocolate & Caramel Golden Egg Cupcakes are so decadent and indulgent! The sponge is light, the caramel is rich and the buttercream has that hint of chocolate flavour that is fully satisfied by the shimmering golden eggs. And if you don’t tell your friends and family about the caramel inside, they will get a yummy surprise when they dig in!

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Chocolate & Caramel Golden Egg Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes, caramel filling, galaxy chocolate buttercream and galaxy golden eggs

Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cupcake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12
Author thebakingexplorer

Ingredients

For the sponge

  • 170 g Butter or Baking spread
  • 170 g Caster sugar
  • 3 Eggs large
  • 140 g Self raising flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder

For the buttercream

  • 150 g Butter or Baking spread
  • 300 g Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 75 g Galaxy chocolate melted

For decoration & filling

  • 160 g Carnation Caramel
  • 2 packs of Golden Galaxy Eggs (you need 3 eggs per cupcake)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with paper cases

  2. To make the chocolate sponge cream together the butter and the caster sugar

  3. Add the eggs and mix them in
  4. Mix in the self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder
  5. Divide the cupcakes into 12 muffin cases and bake them for 20-25 minutes

  6. When they are cool use a cupcake corer or a knife to remove a section from the middle of each cupcake

  7. Fill each hole with the Carnation caramel

  8. Make a buttercream by mixing together the baking spread, the icing sugar and the vanilla extract. Then add the melted Galaxy chocolate and mix until smooth

  9. Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake to resemble a nest, then place 3 Golden Galaxy Eggs into the middle
  10. Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days

If you like this, check out more of my Cupcake recipes!

Or you might like my Easter recipes!

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5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. These look absolutely stunning Kat and the golden eggs set them off really nicely. A caramel surprise filling sounds good to me too. Thanks for sharing with We Should Cocoa.

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