Apr 6, 2012

Easter Egg Cupcakes

I never used to be one for novelty sweets or desserts. That was before my two gorgeous nieces entered the scene...one of them only arriving a couple of weeks ago and is just the most gorgeous little bundle! Now I just want to make them gorgeous pink swathed cakes pretty enough for a fairy princess. Or something along those lines anyway.

I can't wait to spend the entire Easter long weekend with these two gorgous munchinks!! They are the inspiration behind these Easter egg cupcakes which I am certain the older of the two won't be able to resist. In fact if a sneaky little Easter egg goes missing, as they sometimes do, I'll know where to look!

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter and you enjoy some time out with your loved ones. xo

Easter egg cupcakes
Makes 12

1 cup self raising flour
½ cup raw caster sugar
¼ cup milk
100gm unsalted butter
1 egg
2 tsp vanilla extract

2 cups icing sugar mixture
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbs softened butter
2 Tbs milk
12 small chocolate Easter eggs

1. Preheat oven to 180C.
2. In a mixing bowl, beat the sugar and butter together until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and egg and beat for another minute.
3. Stir in the flour and milk until a smooth batter forms.
4. Place paper cases in a muffin tin. Spoon a couple of tablespoons into each case.
5. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool for a few minutes then turn out onto a cake rack to cool completely.
6. For the icing, combine the icing sugar mixture, vanilla extract, butter and milk and stir until a smooth and rich icing forms.
7. Spread the icing over the cooled cup cakes. Top each cupcake with sprinkles and a chocolate Easter egg.


Manu said...

Anna, these look so pretty! Both my little ones would not be able to resist them!!!

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Happy Easter!

yummychunklet said...

What yummy looking glaze! These look great!

Hotly Spiced said...

Those are so pretty Anna. They look incredible. I love the free-falling white icing with the little sprinkles and then the little sparkly egg on top is a great finishing touch. Happy Easter and I hope you have a wonderful time with your two beautiful nieces xx

The Hungry Navigatrix said...

Too darn cute Anna! Have a great Easter. x

Asmita said...

These cupcakes are adorable!

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Aren't you a sweet aunt! And I love how rounded you got the domes on top Anna! :D

JasmyneTea said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter! These cupcakes are so pretty :)

tania@mykitchenstories said...

These look so pretty. I am sure they are well gone by now. Hope you had a lovely Easter