I put 12 cases into a muffin tin. 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 on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 15 minutes. I left them to cool and made the buttercream using 340g icing sugar, 170g butter and 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.
When the cupcakes were fully cooled I used a pipingbag to swirl some buttercream on top and placed a mini Creme Egg, cut in half, on top.
When I cut a cupcake 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 cupcake was definitely a huge chocolate hit, but was 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!
Featuring such a classic Easter treat makes these cupcakes perfect for this month’s Treat Petite baking challenge, run by myself and Cakeyboi, and this month hosted by Cakeyboi with a theme of “Spring into Easter”.
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Creme Egg Cupcakes
- 12 Creme Eggs
- 6 Mini Creme Eggs
- 345 g Butter
- 175 g Caster sugar
- 3 Eggs
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 3 tsp Vanilla extract
- 150 g Self raising flour
- 35 g Cocoa powder
- 340 g Icing sugar
Put the 12 Creme Eggs in the freezer for an hour
To make the batter cream together 175g of the butter and the caster sugar. Add the eggs, milk and 1 1/2 tsp of the vanilla extract and whisk well. Finally fold in the self raising flour and cocoa powder
Put 12 cases into a muffin tin. 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, then bake on 180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 for 15 minutes
Make the buttercream by mixing the icing sugar, 170g of the butter and 1 1/2 tsp of the vanilla extract
When the cupcakes are fully cool use a piping bag and nozzle to swirl some buttercream on top and place a mini Creme Egg, cut in half, on top