Easter nest cupcakes

Ingredients

(makes 18 cupcakes)

  • 140g self raising flour
  • 120g butter, softened
  • 85g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder

For the chocolate buttercream:

  • 175g butter, softened
  • 125g cocoa powder
  • 150ml milk
  • 600g icing sugar
  • 1 drop vanilla extract

To decorate:

  • 2-4 tbsp chocolate strands
  • 58 mini coloured chocolate eggs

Method

Preheat the oven to 190C / Gas 5. Line 3 mini muffin tins with paper cases. Combine the flour, butter, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder in a large bowl. Mix with an electric hand-blender until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases, filling them 3/4 full. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the oven and cool.

To make the icing:

Cream butter until light and fluffy. Stir in the cocoa and icing sugar alternately with the milk and vanilla. Beat to a spreading consistency. Spread or pipe the icing on top of each cooled cupcake, leaving some of the cupcake’s edge showing to create a nest. Press chocolate strands into edges of the nests; place 3 mini chocolate eggs into each nest. Enjoy!

by Kyle of Sutherland Development Trust

Last Updated on 10 March, 2021 by Kyle Chronicle

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