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!

Step by step…

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!

What caramel sauce should I use?

My favourite caramel sauce to use is my Homemade Caramel Sauce, it’s rich, smooth and absolutely divine! You can also easily add salt to it to make it into a salted caramel sauce. If you don’t want to make your own, it’s quite easy nowadays to find a good quality ready made caramel (or salted caramel) sauce in the shops or online. I have used Tesco’s Finest, Bonn Maman and Carnation Caramel in the past with great results.

Recommended equipment & ingredients*

Cupcake tin Electric hand mixer Piping bags
Cupcake corer Jem 1E Piping nozzle Brown cupcake cases
Galaxy chocolate

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Chocolate & Caramel Golden Egg Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes, caramel filling, galaxy chocolate buttercream and galaxy golden eggs
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Cupcake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Author: thebakingexplorer


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 Caramel sauce good quality shop bought or homemade
  • 2 packs of Golden Galaxy Eggs (you need 3 eggs per cupcake)


  • Pre-heat your oven to 180C/160C Fan/350F/Gas Mark 4 and line a cupcake tin with paper cases
  • To make the chocolate sponge cream together the butter and the caster sugar
  • Add the eggs and mix them in
  • Mix in the self raising flour, cocoa powder and baking powder
  • Divide the cupcakes into 12 muffin cases and bake them for 20-25 minutes
  • When they are cool use a cupcake corer or a knife to remove a section from the middle of each cupcake
  • Fill each hole with the Carnation caramel
  • 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
  • Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake to resemble a nest, then place 3 Golden Galaxy Eggs into the middle
  • Store in an airtight container in a cool place, eat leftovers within 3 days
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If you need a caramel sauce recipe, try my Homemade Caramel Sauce.

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. Your bakes are always so pretty. Also, I never knew that 'cupcake corer' was a thing…learn something new every day!
    Thanks for sharing on #desertislanddish

  2. 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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