I’m sure you are no stranger to Mini Eggs.
What gets me most about Mini Eggs is their smell… oh my gaaaaaad, the second I open a bag, I spend a disproportionate amount of time with it pressed to my nose like an oxygen mask.
If Cadbury could bottle that smell, I would DOUSE myself in it.
“Eau de Mini Egg” Yas please!
More important here is the taste of Mini Eggs and even more important, is how to make a pretty special Mini Egg cupcake recipe.
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I didn’t want to make a standard cupcake and plonk Mini Eggs on top.
Don’t get me wrong, that’s a cupcake I’d still inhale.
I just wanted to make my cupcakes a little bit extra special so my Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe is a very chocolate-y chocolate sponge with a buttercream core, a speckled buttercream top and then actual Mini Eggs on top, of course.
My Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe is below and it makes 12-14 cupcakes. You can, of course, halve the recipe if you only want 6 or 7 cupcakes.
After baking, I leave my cupcakes to cool completely then cut out a section from the middle of each cupcake.
To make some pastel buttercream, I add some concentrated paste colour and stir through until evenly mixed.
This can be in any colours you choose but I went for Rainbow Dust Lemon for my buttercream core, and Americolor Electric Pink for my topping.
I use a disposable piping bag to fill the wells in the cupcakes with a core of pastel yellow buttercream. Yuuuuuuuuuuuum.
I then piped a big swirly blob of pastel pink buttercream on the top of each cupcake.
To add Mini Egg-esque speckles to my buttercream, I mixed a paint using Sugarflair Dark Brown paste colour and Spirytus Rektyfikowany.
Using a flat paintbrush, I scraped my finger across the bristles to send irregular splatters of brown paint all over my buttercreamed cupcakes.
They actually look like Mini Egg shells! I love them!!
The final touch is to add a few Mini Eggs to the top of each cupcake by sitting them in the buttercream.
Now, this Mini Egg Cupcake recipe makes some damn easy and damn delicious Easter cupcakes!
If you have a go at baking these, use #yesdarling on Instagram so I can see how they look!