Easter Inspired Cupcakes

Hey everyone, it’s Caitlyn!

It’s that time of the year again…yes you guessed it is the excuse to eat more chocolate then regular month, it’s easter! If you have been around here for a while then you will know I always do a bit of holiday baking and this year I thought I would show you all some Pinterest inspired Easter cupcakes I found and let me tell you they look the bomb.

Step 1 – Pre-heat your oven to 170C (325F) and line a muffin tray with your  cupcake or muffin cases. I used muffin cases as they have more depth to fill the case and you get a more nicer cupcake I find.

Step 2 – Grab a large mixing bowl and add your chunks of butter (make sure it’s room temperature), caster sugar, flour, eggs, baking powder and whole milk. You want to mix it all to it form a nice smooth mixture.

*You can use a kitchen aid, or a electric hand whisk if you prefer to if you’re are in a rush but a simple hand mix just works as well if you want to work the muscle, I had to do this – *it killed haha*

Step 3 – Next grab a spoon or ice cream scoop and spoon your mixture into your cases and bake them for around 20 minutes till they come out golden brown and you can put a knife through them and it comes out clean.

Wait for them to COOL for about half an hour before you can decorate!

Have a bit of a sing along to yourself while you wait, this is totally what I did!

 Step 4 – Then when your little cupcakes have cooled, grab a piping bag and fold over the top and spoon all the buttercream into the bag and twist the top so you have full control ready to pipe. Snip of the end (the point) and pipe away.

*There are many ways you can pipe your cupcakes if you want a round finish, follow the steps I just explained but you can use piping nozzles if you want different icing finishes*

As you can see I went for a round shape and a flower shape icing and I picked up this nozzle from Lakeland. They do everything there you could need when it comes to baking!

Step 5 – Next grab a knife or a grater and start to crumble the flake so you have a lot of little chocolate pieces. Sprinkle your little chocolate pieces to form a little circular nest on top (make sure you press the chocolate down on the icing very lightly so it sticks as it will fall off) then just grab three mini eggs and place them in the very middle and voila! You have Easter Cupcakes!

These are perfect if you have any easter activities or hunts planned with family or friends and you need to whip up a quick batch of little desserts. These took me about an hour an half to to do so you could make these super quick the night before.

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you make these, let me know or if you have any other easter treats I may like, comment them down below I would love to know!

Happy Easter!

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