Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter Chick Cadbury Egg Cupcakes

Wondering what to do with all those leftover Cadbury Eggs from Easter? Why not make made these amazing Cadbury Egg Cupcakes. The beauty of these cupcakes is you can use regular size eggs for normal size cupcakes or mini eggs for mini cupcakes. 

Two big and two mini chick cupcakes (one cut in half)

The key to either size is FREEZING the eggs first so they don't bust and make a big mess. Trust me, it isn't fun to clean up after that mess. 

For the Cupcakes: 
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 package Jell-O instant pudding in Chocolate Fudge (3.9 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 24 Cadbury Eggs 

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2) Mix all the cake ingredients together. I don't bother with mixing the dry and wet ingredients separately, just toss it all in the bowl and mix.

Mixed ingredients  
3) Fill cupcake liners 1/4-1/3 full and place a Cadbury Egg (thick side first) down inside the batter. 

Eggs in the cupcake mix 

4) Top eggs with another 1/2-1 teaspoon of batter. Do not over fill.
5) Bake for 18-20 minutes. Do not over cook or the eggs will melt and burst. You can test to see if the cupcake is done by inserting a toothpick on the side of the cupcake, instead of in the middle 

My icing is hit or miss so for these cupcakes I bought icing. If you feel like Betty Crocker and want to make your own, go for it! 

For the Chicks: 
1) Spread yellow icing on the top of the cupcake pretty think and smooth the top. I used Pilsbury Funfetti Yellow Vanilla icing. 
2) Turn cupcake upside down and press into a shallow bowl of yellow sugar 
3) Place two mini chocolate chips in for the eyes. 
4) Using a very thin tip, pipe orange icing for the beak and little feet. 
5) With the leftover yellow icing pipe wings on the sides. 
6) Enjoy! 

Easter Chick Cadbury Egg Cupcakes

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  1. that is too cute! I will have to pin.. maybe the bunny will bring some Cadbury eggs next year!

  2. OMG I love this idea. I think this will work with any candy, right? Because I'm so ready to bake reeses peanut butter cup stuffed chocolate cupcakes!

    ♥ Gita @ mimiandchichi.com

    1. I was wondering the same thing! I did a few with the chocolate cream eggs too and it worked just fine. You still might want to freeze the Reeses eggs though. Let me know if you try it!