4.02.2013

Cadbury Egg Surprise Cupcakes

Happy Tuesday! I hope everyone had a great Easter!

If you've followed this blog at all, you know how I feel about surprises inside of cupcakes. So, when Easter candy hit the shelves at grocery stores, I knew I had to make some of these bad boys.


I wish I would have come up with these on my own (I've seen Cadbury Egg stuffed cupcakes a couple times on Pinterest, specifically and more recently from Pizzazzerie), but I really wanted to make them just for fun. Really, I had to. Putting giant Easter egg candy inside of cupcakes totally sounds like something I would do. 

Also, did you know Cadbury makes chocolate creme eggs? Because I didn't know that was a thing. And they might just be better than the caramel eggs or the classic creme eggs. 


Honestly, I wasn't sure about these. I could see this going terribly wrong. Like too much cake batter over the chocolate eggs and it overflowing everywhere in the oven. Or completely melted chocolate eggs in the middle. Or explosions. But obviously, none of that happened. 

I used two different Cadbury eggs for these -- the bigger chocolate creme eggs and the smaller classic creme eggs. I like how the bigger Cadbury eggs look on the inside of the cupcakes, but I think I like the smaller ones better (picture below). I wanted the eggs to be perfectly in the center, which might just be me being picky, but it's much more visually appealing.


I don't have any recipes for you today, just some tips on how to get the Cadbury eggs to be in the center of the cupcakes. This doesn't work with the larger eggs (usually in packs of 5), just the smaller eggs (which come by the dozen). 

cadbury egg surprise cupcakes

For the larger eggs:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare cake batter of your choice.
2. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners and place a chocolate egg in each one. It might roll around a little, but try to keep it in the center.
3. Pour cake batter over each egg until the liners are about halfway full. There is less room for the batter to expand and you don't want it to overflow. 
4. Bake cupcakes for 13-15 minutes on 350.

For the smaller eggs:
1. Preheat oven to 350 and prepare cake batter of your choice. 
2. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners and fill each about 2/3 full with cake batter.
3. Bake for 6-7 minutes. The batter should be firming up around the edges of the cupcake liners.
4. Insert one egg into the center of each cupcake. The tops of the eggs might show a little bit.
5. Bake for 7-10 more minutes, or until you can touch the cupcakes and the cake springs back slightly.

Allow the cupcakes to cool completely and then frost away! I think it would also be a good idea to omit the frosting and eat the cupcakes warm with some whipped topping.


15 comments:

  1. Those look so good. Which cake batter did you use?

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    1. I used a strawberry cake mix with vanilla frosting!

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    2. Oh yum,thanx going to give these a try tomorrow :D

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  2. Soooo good. What could be better than having Beth home from school, making cupcakes with delicious frosting and then the surprise inside. Yum!

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  3. Those look tasty! Such a pretty collection of Easter goodies!

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  4. Beth these are adorable!! And I'm so glad there weren't any explosions! heehee I often worry about that as well when I stuff cupcakes or muffins, but all is well with these :D I wish I had a few of these last Sunday at Easter!

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  5. These look SO good! I love cadbury eggs and wouldn't mind at all if I found one hiding in my cupcake... ;)

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  6. These tasted even better than they look if you can imagine that! The pictures are beautiful too.

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you liked them! :)

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