Friday, 29 March 2013

Easter Cupcakes: Creme Egg and Kinder Chunks

Hi guys! I know this blog is usually all about beauty and the like, but it's Good Friday so I decided to showcase some delicious cupcakes that I made this morning. I was inspired by the lovely Becky over at Milk Bubble Tea, who had the ingenious idea of sticking a Creme Egg in a cupcake! As soon as I saw her post I knew that I would have to make them, along with some yummy Kinder bar chunk cupcakes too.

Before you even think about baking these you need to stick your Creme Eggs in the freezer overnight. This ensures that they don't melt completely when baking the cupcakes in the oven. When you're ready to make these masterpieces, pre-heat your oven to gas mark 4.

I started off with a foolproof standard cupcake recipe:
4 ounces of caster sugar
4 ounces of Stork margarine
3 ounces of self raising flour
1 ounce of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
2 eggs

Now, I'm one of those people who doesn't like to faff around too much when I'm baking in the kitchen so I tend to not sieve the flour and just chuck it all in and mix everything together. Don't worry about not getting the air into your cupcakes; the small amount of baking powder will help to lift it, as well as the fact that the flour is self raising. The only ingredient I do sieve is the cocoa powder, just because you don't want those powder pockets in your mixture. 

This particular recipe will make 12 decent sized cupcakes.
Once you have mixed your ingredients together and the mixture is smooth and silky, take an ice cream scoop and half-fill it with some of the mixture to get a foundation in the muffin tin for your Creme Egg. Then place your (rather cold) Creme Eggs in the centre of each cupcake case and top it with another half-scoop of the mixture. Make sure that you completely cover the Creme Egg, otherwise it will fall apart after baking.
You should be left with half the mixture in the bowl. With this I took the best chocolate ever, Kinder bars, and broke them up into pieces. There's usually 8 bars in a packet but my greedy brother stole a couple on his lunch break! Simply mix together and put a full scoop into each of the remaining 6 cupcake cases.

Place them in the middle tray of the oven and leave to bake for 20-25 minutes. Once they're done, set them down on a cooling rack before icing and decorating.
For the buttercream icing I used:
4 ounces of butter
4 ounces of icing sugar
1 ounce of cocoa powder
A splash of milk to get it to the right piping consistency

I used a piping bag and nozzle for the first time, and did pretty well if I do say so myself! Starting from the outside and working inwards, squeeze the top of the piping bag to push out a steady amount of icing. I then topped each cupcake with 3 Mini Eggs, the perfect decoration for Easter. I also found some really cute reusable cupcake boarders, which had little birds and hearts on, and I thought they were quite Easter-esque!

Et voilá! Yummy, gooey Creme Egg cupcakes...
... And equally yummy Kinder chunk cupcakes!

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making and eating them! There goes my good diet, but hey ho, it's Easter! It's a pretty simple recipe to do, you just have to remember to pop your Creme Eggs in the freezer the night before you make them. I actually think I prefer these to Easter eggs now I'm a bit older, at least I know that once they're gone, they're gone. 

What do you think of these cupcakes? Will you be attempting them over Easter? I would love to know!

Oh, and have lovely long Easter weekend, whatever you're doing!

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  1. These look amazing, I'm going to be attempting to make these later today! :) XO

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    1. Thank you, let me know how they turn out! :) X

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    1. I think you should, I promise you'll enjoy them! Followed :) xx

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  3. Ohhh my gosh, such fancy cupcakes! My mouth drooled just looking at the pictures. I'm pinning this for this weekend :)

    xo Marlen
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    1. Thank you! Have fun making them! :) x

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  4. Holy crap those look incredible- I don't even like Creme Eggs! mmmmm x

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    1. Thank you! I'd be happy to convert you to Creme Eggs for next Easter! :) x

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  5. Your blog is making me so hungry it's not fair x(


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  6. They look so nice, wish I could bake! x

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    1. They're super easy; you should give them a try! X

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  7. Okay, i just had to gather myself for a moment. Holy mother of cakes these look incredible and naughty! :D x

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    1. Haha, they were pretty naughty. Bit of a chocolate overload! X

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  8. These look amazing!! i know easter has been and got but got to be worth a go now :D

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    1. Definitely! You can easily substitute the Creme Egg with something like a Kinder Egg if you can't find them! :) x

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  9. These look soo scummy! I definitely need to try them x

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  10. Oh my goodness Easter may have already happened but these need to happen in my kitchen! Love them- they look amazing! Following.

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  11. Found you on Scooptub!
    These look delicious and amazing!
    I am making cupcakes on Monday to celebrate my dog's first birthday (YEP- I'm crazy) - and these sound like a fun idea..obviously these are Easter related..maybe I could do Reeses in it or something...hmm!! Now my wheels are spinning ;)

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