The year is flying by so quickly that it's almost the Easter long weekend, ahhh! It's time to get keen on indulging and sleeping in, yipee! We've found the most delish recipe with our fave choc egg, Cadbury Creme mmmmmm.



Ingredients

150g Caster Sugar
150g Unsalted butter, softened
3 free range eggs (medium size)
1 Tsp vanilla extract
120g Self-raising flour
30g Good quality cocoa (like Green & Blacks)
12 Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs

Icing:
175g Unsalted butter
350g Icing sugar
Egg yellow gel food colouring
75g Dark chocolate

You'll also need:
12 x muffin cases
Piping nozzle
2 x Disposable piping bags



Method

1. Freeze your mini Creme Eggs for a couple of hours, or overnight.
2. Pre-heat your oven to 180C.
3. Beat the caster sugar and butter until light and pale. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract, don't worry if the mixture begins to look a little curdled. Mix in the flour and cocoa. If you've been using a mixer, do this bit by hand with a spoon or spatula.
4. Put a spoonful of batter into each muffin case, in a muffin tray.
5. Unwrap your Creme Eggs and place one, laying on it's side, in the middle of each muffin case, on top of the batter.
6. Top with the rest of the batter and with a spoon, gentle move the batter in the cases, so that you can't see any of the frozen eggs and they are totally covered with batter.
7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they are slightly bouncy to the touch. You might need to adjust the time by 2 – 3 minutes either way depending on your oven.
8. Meanwhile make your icing, beat your butter until it’s pale, light and fluffy. Beat in your icing sugar followed by a teaspoon or two of boiling water to soften and lighten the texture of the buttercream.
9. Split the icing between two bowls and colour one using your Egg Yellow colour. Use just the tip of a knife and add more colouring as you go until you get the shade you fancy.
10. When your cupcakes are completely cold, put your nozzle into a piping bag, then spoon in your white buttercream and your yellow icing. Spoon them in next to each other, so one goes down one side of the bag and the other down the other side. Have a little practise squeeze until you get a two tone icing coming through, then pipe swirls onto your cakes.
11. Melt your chocolate and allow to cool. Pop into a disposable piping bag, snip 2 - 3mm off the end of the bag and use it to drizzle your cooled chocolate in squiggles over the top.


(Source: Taming Twins)


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