Sunday, July 5, 2009

Easter Cupcakes

Ok, so I know Easter was ages ago, but I just have to show off these cupcakes. Believe me, they weren't the quickest or the easiest cupcakes I've ever made. But my family loved them and they went like hotcakes. Enjoy!They're basically just a chocolate cupcake with chocolate icing, and then chocolate nests with little speckled eggs in them.

Here's the recipe:


3 eggs
3/4 cup softened butter
3/4 cup caster sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cups self raising flour, sifted
1 tsp vanilla extract
200g milk choc chips
2 - 3 tbsp cocoa powder

Preheat a non-fanforced oven to 160°C. Place cupcake papers (foil or plain, although foil looks more presentable) in a 12-cupcake ovensafe pan. Using electric mixers, beat the eggs, add the butter and the sugar, and mix with the beaters until light and fluffy.
Add the milk, the vanilla essence, and the sifted flour, and beat to combine. Add choc chips and cocoa powder, and beat with electric mixers once again until lumps are removed and mixture is light and creamy.
Pour mixture into papers, and cook in oven for 20 minutes. It's important not to open the oven door while cooking, otherwise muffins go lopsided.
Take muffins out of the oven and decorate.

Stay tuned because I will most likely post more cupcakes soon!

1 comment:

  1. I love these cupcakes. The eggs look fantastic atop the "nest". They make great easter cupcakes. Very Creative.