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Egg nest cupcakes

By Jane Hume (GoodFood Community)
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  • Easy
  • Makes 12 cupcakes
These chocolaty cupcakes are perfect for Easter and delicious too!!
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Ingredients

Vanilla cupcake

  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour

Chocolate icing

  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • 150g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 25g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 25ml milk

Topping

  • 110g softened butter
  • 110g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 110g self-raising flour
  • 150g icing sugar, sifted
  • 50g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 25g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 25ml milk
  • 2 x 100g packet of mini eggs or equivalent

Method

  • STEP 1
    To make the cupcakes. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4 and fill a 12 cupcake tray with cupcake cases.
  • STEP 2
    Use an electric whisk to beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy.
  • STEP 3
    Whisk in the eggs one at a time scraping down the bowl after each addition.
  • STEP 4
    Add the vanilla, flour and a pinch of salt and whisk until just combined.
  • STEP 5
    Spoon mixture into the cupcake cases and put in the oven for 15 minutes until golden brown and a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  • STEP 6
    While the cupcakes are cooling make the icing. Using a freestanding electric mixer or handheld electric whisk beat together the icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder on medium/slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed.
  • STEP 7
    Turn the mixer down to a slower speed and add the milk to the butter mixture a tablespoon at a time.
  • STEP 8
    When the milk is incorporated and the cakes cool, spoon the icing into an icing bag with a small nozzle or small hole cut in the end of the bag.
  • STEP 9
    Twist the top of the piping bag and push to pipe twigs on the cupcakes pipe straight lines over the cupcakes to imitate a nest.
  • STEP 10
    Then add the final touch place the mini eggs in threes on the top of the cupcakes.
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