Adorable easter egg cupcakes that are sure to be a hit at your next party! These cupcakes feature a chocolate cupcake, vanilla buttercream frosting and A great big Cadbury Egg surprise inside!
Easter is just around the corner! I have been absolutely terrible about getting anything done lately! My husband and I are both in school and my husband has finals this week. I have been on baby duty 100% this week so he can study for his tests. Unfortunately this has left me very drained! Little Ellie is going through what they call the 4 month sleep regression. Basically, babies forget how to sleep around this age because their brains are so busy! This is unfortunate because she was a prize sleeper! Seriously, she used to sleep 7 hour stretches at night. Now we are back to waking up every 3 hours or so. I am in total zombie mode. Most days, I float around my house in a haze. I nearly broke my poor coffee pot by turning it on and leaving it without any water in it! That would have been the second pot that I’ve broken lately!
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So these cupcakes had to be simple. I don’t have the mental space to make something that requires a whole lot more than autopilot. These yummy Easter treats are very easy to put together! I used a fantastic chocolate recipe that requires Guinness beer. It’s amazing how adding alcohol to baked goods really improves the flavor and texture. If you don’t want to use a recipe that call for alcohol, try this chocolate cupcake recipe. It’s excellent!
Here’s How I Made Easter Egg Cupcakes:
I baked a Cadbury egg into the center of each cupcake. It’s a lot easier than it sounds, you really just put a frozen egg in the middle of the muffin tin on it’s side with some batter around it and pop it in the oven. The top decorations are also very easy, just white buttercream piped into a circle. Then I dyed shredded coconut green and sprinkled it on the top in a nest design.
Dye the shredded coconut by putting 1 cup of shredded coconut into a bowl and add a tablespoon of water, put in a small amount of gel green food coloring and stir until it is the color you would like.