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Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe for Easter

Date - 27th March 2017 / Author - Billie / Category - Cupcakes, Easter, Recipes

Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe

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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Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe

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.

Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe

Decorating Mini Egg 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!!

Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe

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!

Billie xx

Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe for Easter
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12-14 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-14 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Mini Egg Cupcake Recipe for Easter
Print Recipe
Servings Prep Time
12-14 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Servings Prep Time
12-14 cupcakes 40 minutes
Cook Time
25 minutes
Ingredients
Chocolate Cupcakes
  • 200 g butter (room temperature)
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 165 g self raising flour
  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbs milk (whole or semi-skimmed)
Vanilla Buttercream
  • 250 g butter (room temperature)
  • 500 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2-3 drops pastel food colour
  • 1 pack Mini Eggs
Instructions
Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 140 degrees fan, or 160 conventional. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases. This recipe will yield 12-14 cupcakes but it can be very easily halved if you would prefer to make 6 or 7 cupcakes.
  2. Beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add flour, cocoa powder and eggs and mix until combined.
  4. Add milk and mix to loosen cake mixture.
  5. Use an ice cream scoop to add cake mix to each cupcake case and bake until cakes spring back to the touch. This took around 25 minutes for me but all ovens vary so keep an eye on them.
  6. Remove from the oven, leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes until you can remove them without burning yourself. When safe to do so, remove from the tin and leave to cool completely, on a wire rack if you have one.
Vanilla Buttercream
  1. Beat butter, icing sugar and vanilla together until combined. Continue to beat until the buttercream is really light and fluffy. I'd leave it on medium speed for 7-10 minutes in a stand mixer.
  2. To colour your buttercream, add a couple of drops of pastel concentrated food colour and mix through until there are no streaks of colour.
Finishing Cupcakes
  1. Once completely cool, use a knife to cut out a section from the middle of each cupcake and use a piping bag to fill the centre with pastel vanilla buttercream to make a surprise core.
  2. Cut the end from a disposable piping bag and fill with pastel buttercream. Pipe a large blob of buttercream onto each cupcake.
  3. Make a runny paint from dark brown food colour and alcohol and use a flat paintbrush to flick the paint over your cupcakes to leave random speckles on your buttercream.
  4. The final touch is to add a few Mini Eggs to the top of each cupcake.
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