When you think of Easter chocolate, I’m sure the most common thing to pop in your mind is a Creme Egg. Delicious Cadbury chocolate surrounding a fondant centre – I know I’ll be devouring a few of these at Easter! I’ve been wanting to make something involving Creme Eggs ever since I saw Creme Egg brownies all over the internet. I decided on Creme Egg Cupcakes for an indulgent Easter treat, each one is filled with a whole Creme Egg, topped with buttercream and half a Creme Egg too!
To make the batter I creamed together butter and caster sugar. I added eggs and milk, then self raising flour and cocoa powder.
I put 12 cases into a muffin tin. Then I placed a teaspoon of batter into each case, then topped with a frozen Creme Egg.
I added about 2 more teaspoons of batter around the Creme Egg, then baked for 20 minutes. I left them to cool and made the buttercream using icing sugar, butter and vanilla extract.
When the Creme Egg Cupcakes were fully cooled I used a piping bag to swirl some buttercream on top and placed a Creme Egg, cut in half, on top.
When I cut one of the Creme Egg Cupcakes in half I was pleased to see the whole Creme Egg intact inside! These were a huge hit at a party I attended that evening, everyone was really impressed that there was a Creme Egg inside each cupcake. The Creme Egg Cupcakes were definitely a huge chocolate hit, but were very delicious and the vanilla buttercream makes sure the chocolate isn’t over powering. A great Easter bake for the weekend and easy enough to make with the kids too!
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Creme Egg Cupcakes
For the sponge
- 12 Creme Eggs Frozen
- 120 g Butter or baking spread
- 120 g Caster sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tbsp Milk
- 100 g Self raising flour
- 20 g Cocoa powder
For the buttercream
- 400 g Icing sugar
- 200 g Butter or baking spread
- 1 tsp Vanilla extract
- Orange food colouring optional
- 6 Creme Eggs cut in half
Make sure 12 of the Creme Eggs have been put in the freezer for a few hours to freeze solid
Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, line a muffin tin with cupcake cases
To make the sponge, cream together the butter and the caster sugar
Add the eggs and milk, and whisk in
Whisk in the self raising flour and cocoa powder
Place a teaspoon of batter into each case, then add a frozen Creme Egg. Add about 2 more teaspoons of batter around the Creme Eggs
Bake for 20 minutes
Make the buttercream by mixing the icing sugar, butter and vanilla extract together until smooth. Use an electric whisk for best results
If you'd like to colour the buttercream, put half of it in a bowl and mix in some orange food colouring
Fill a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle, with the vanilla buttercream on one side and the orange coloured buttercream on the other side
When the cupcakes are fully cool pipe some buttercream on top and place a Creme Egg, cut in half, on top
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