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Heavenly Easter Cadbury Eggs Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

| March 27, 2015 | 9 Comments

Easter Cadbury Chocolate Cupcakes

You read it right, Heavenly Easter Cadbury Chocolate Cupcakes! There is actually a Cadbury egg in each cupcake, so just add your favourite flavour. You also dip the cupcake in a chocolate ganache followed by a chocolate buttercream frosting. A batch will definitely not last long and they will make a perfect treat for an Easter family gathering. Enjoy!

Chocolate Cupcakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs, room temp
1 Tbs vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups flour
1 Tsp baking powder
1/4 Tbs salt
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk, whole

12 Cadbury Eggs

Chocolate Ganache

1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup or cocoa powder
3 cups powdered sugar
3/4 cups heavy cream

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Prepare a cupcake tin with paper liners

In a microwave safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of milk for about 1 minute, stirring half way. Stir until chocolate chips are melted. Set to the side

Cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Now add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined.

Take the cooled melted chocolate and add to the creamed butter

Begin to whisk the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate cocoa.

Add the dry mix into the wet ingredients slowly alternating with adding the milk while mixing with a hand or standing mixer.

Scoop batter into prepared cupcake tin, filling a little up to 3/4 of the way

Cadbury Easter CC inprocess 1 (Medium)

Take your Cadbury eggs and place them in the center pushing it downs the cake mix covers it

Bake for 23-26 minutes, checking by testing with a toothpick should be cake free

Allow to cool for 1 minute in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack.

Easter Cadbury CC inprocess 2 (Medium)

Chocolate Ganache
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the heavy cream for about 1 minute, stirring half way.

Stir until smooth and all chocolate chips have melted.

Easter Cadbury CC inprocess 3 (Medium)

Dip the cupcake in the bowl of ganache lightly twisting in motion to cover the whole area.

Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting.

Chocolate Buttercream

Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.

Add coca chocolate and powdered sugar alternately with heavy cream until a smooth, thick texture.

If frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powdered sugar.

Cupcake icing tip & Bag  (Medium)

Use a piping bag fitted with a medium sized tip of your choice to frost, or cut the corner off a gallon size zip-top bag filled with the frosting.

To frost like a pro…

Easter Cadbury CC inprocess 5 (Medium)

Place the cupcake on a flat surface in front of you. Grasp the pastry bag from the top pushing the frosting down as you slide your hand down the pastry bag. Once you start to see frosting come out of the dip twist the top of the pastry bag tight. Use a clip or a rubber band to secure the bag.

Easter Cadbury CC inprocess 6  (Medium)

Now begin to frost the cupcake going around in one smooth motion do not stop! Once you have completed the first circle begin the second one onto the first one as shown below.

Easter Cadbury CC inprocess 7 (Medium)

Continue this process until you have covered the whole area. Now make a small peak at the top similar to how you would serve frozen yogurt a wee little twist and bam there it is a perfect frosted cupcake like a pro! 

Drizzle with fudge or caramel, you can also sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles or even more chocolate chips. The more the better!

Easter Cadbury Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Heavenly Easter Cadbury Chocolate Cupcakes
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Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  3. 2 eggs, room temp
  4. 1 Tbs vanilla extract
  5. 1 cup chocolate chips
  6. 2 cups flour
  7. 1 Tsp baking powder
  8. 1/4 Tbs salt
  9. 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  10. 1/4 cup milk, whole
  11. 12 Cadbury Eggs
Chocolate Ganache
  1. 1/4 cup heavy cream
  2. 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  1. 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  2. 1 cup or cocoa powder
  3. 3 cups powdered sugar
  4. 3/4 cups heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Prepare a cupcake tin with paper liners
  3. In a microwave safe bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and 2 tablespoons of milk for about 1 minute, stirring half way. Stir until chocolate chips are melted. Set to the side
  4. Cream the softened butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  5. Now add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until combined.
  6. Take the cooled melted chocolate and add to the creamed butter
  7. Begin to whisk the dry ingredients in a separate bowl, flour, baking powder, salt, and chocolate cocoa.
  8. Add the dry mix into the wet ingredients slowly alternating with adding the milk while mixing with a hand or standing mixer.
  9. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake tin, filling a little up to 3/4 of the way
  10. Take your Cadbury eggs and place them in the center pushing it downs the cake mix covers it
  11. Bake for 23-26 minutes, checking doneness by testing with a toothpick should be cake free
  12. Allow to cool for 1 minute in the pan, then transfer to a cooling rack.
Chocolate Ganache
  1. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the heavy cream for about 1 minute, stirring half way.
  2. Stir until smooth and all chocolate chips have melted.
  3. Dip the cupcake in the bowl of ganache lightly twisting in motion to cover the whole area .
  4. Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting.
Chocolate Buttercream
  1. Beat the softened butter on its own until smooth.
  2. Add coca chocolate and powdered sugar alternately with heavy cream until a smooth, thick texture.
  3. If frosting is too thick, add more heavy cream, if too thin, add more powdered sugar.
  4. Use a piping bag fitted with a medium sized tip of your choice to frost, or cut the corner off a gallon size zip-top bag filled with the frosting.
  5. To frost like a pro:.
  6. Place the cupcake on a flat surface in front of you. Grasp the pastry bag from the top pushing the frosting down as you slide your hand down the pastry bag. Once you start to see frosting come out of the dip twist the top of the pastry bag tight. Use a clip or a rubber band to secure the bag.
  7. Now begin to frost the cupcake going around in one smooth motion do not stop!
  8. Once you have completed the first circle begin the second one onto the first one as shown below.
  9. Continue this process until you have covered the whole area. Now make a small peak at the top similar to how you would serve frozen yogurt a wee little twist and bam there it is a perfect frosted cupcake like a pro!
  10. Drizzle with fudge or caramel, you can also sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles or even more chocolate chips. The more the better!
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  1. Susan T. says:

    What a great surprise when you bite into these! I love Cadbury eggs so this looks totally fun and delicious!

  2. Heidi c. says:

    These sound divine! I am not sure that I should make them because I think that I would eat them all!

  3. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    Sounds delicious! Probably very sweet but totally worth it.

  4. Tina F says:

    OMG not fare at all I read this and now I really want to try one. These look so very yummy ..I have copied this recipe as I will be making them .Thank you

  5. Victoria Ess says:

    These sound very rich!

  6. kathy downey says:

    WOW,thats a HIGH calorie muffin

  7. kathy downey says:

    OMG,this would be heavenly anytime of year !!

  8. kathy downey says:

    Just because of the high calorie we just made 4 with the egg and you are right they are a melt in you mouth delightfully yummy treat

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