Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Getting my bake on - Creme Egg Cupcakes

I absolutely love baking! I just never seem to have enough time to do it as often as I’d like. So, I thought I’d make the most of being at home, recovering from my operation, and get my bake on! With it being Easter, I decided to go with an egg theme and have a go at making Crème Egg Cupcakes, as I’ve wanted to try them for ages! I thought I’d take you through what I did, step-by-step, so that you can give it a try too.

Ingredients

226g self-raising flour
226g granulated sugar
226g butter
100g cocoa powder
4 medium eggs
12 Crème Eggs
12 Large cake cases


For the frosting – 500g butter
500g icing sugar
1 tablespoon water
Vanilla extract
Yellow Food Colouring Gel
Piping bag
6 Mini Crème Eggs
Edible glitter

Get your ingredients out


Measure out the sugar and butter, and cream together until light and fluffy (and give it a little taste, just to make sure!)

Weigh out the sugar


Weigh out the butter

Crack the eggs into a bowl, whisk, then sieve the flour and cocoa powder.

Crack your eggs and sieve the flour

Combine the flour and cocoa


Add the cocoa to the flour and combine with the sugar and butter mixture, then gradually add the eggs, mixing the batter throughout until completely combined.

Gradually add the eggs

Mix the ingredients together


One the batter is fully mixed, separate evenly into twelve cupcake cases. Fill the cases to around 2/3 full and then push in a Cadbury Crème Egg into each batter filled case. We actually found the mixture made a lot more than 12 cakes, so once we’d filled the Crème Egg cases, we used small Dairy Milk eggs for the rest of the batter.

Fill the cases with batter and push in a Creme Egg

For any spare batter, you can push in another filling to try!


Place in a pre-heated oven at 160C. Bake for around 20-25 minutes. Temperature and time may vary depending on your oven, so don’t forget to keep an eye on them!

Bake in the oven for around 20-25 minutes


Once the cakes are ready, leave them to cool on a wire cooling rack and prepare your frosting by creaming together the butter and icing sugar. Once you have a smooth consistency add some vanilla extract and colour gel and mix well.

Leave the cakes to cool

Prepare your frosting


When you are ready, you can then pipe the frosting onto the cakes, using whatever style you prefer.

Pipe your icing onto the cakes


Cut the miniature Crème Eggs in half and place on top of your cakes. To finish, sprinkle with some edible glitter.

Top with half a miniature Creme Egg and dust with edible glitter


Now, relax on the sofa with a cup of tea and enjoy your yummy cupcake!

Enjoy!


Side notes – We found the sponge to be a bit dry using this recipe, so you may want to add slightly more of the wet ingredients to make the sponge more moist. Apart from that, they were really yummy!


Have you done any Easter baking? What is your favourite flavour cake?


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4 comments:

  1. Wow, these look amazing, I have seen a lot of creme egg brownies but not cupcakes. I have a craving for creme eggs now. KBxx

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    1. Hehe they are really tasty Karis! My brother's girlfriend made the brownies and they were yummy too. Have to make the most of Creme Eggs while they're around!

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  2. Ow my these look so good!!
    I'm vegan but boy could I go one of them!!
    xo Holly xo

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    1. They were pretty yummy Holly! You'll have to look out a vegan recipe and give that a try! xx

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