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Easter Egg Cupcakes

Easter is a great time to cook with the kids. These are simple cupcakes for Easter that embrace the chocolate theme; chocolate cupcakes, chocolate icing, chocolate mini eggs to decorate.

Lauren

Ingredients
Serves: 18 

  • Cakes
  • 140g self raising flour
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Icing
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 120g icing sugar
  • 100g milk or dark chocolate, melted
  • For Decorating
  • Large bag of mini eggs

Directions
Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

  1. Cakes: Preheat the oven to 190 degrees C. Line 3 mini muffin tins with colourful patty cups.
  2. Weigh out the flour into a large bowl and add the butter, sugar, eggs and cocoa. Mix with an electric hand-beater until smooth.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the patty cups, filling them 3/4 full. Bake for 10 -12 minutes or until the sponge mixture feels firm when you touch it. Remove from the oven and cool.
  4. Icing: Mix the softened butter and sugar together with an electric beater then add the melted chocolate. Be careful not to over beat it.
  5. For Decorating: Spread the icing on top of each cupcake and decorate with 2 or 3 mini chocolate eggs.

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