Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

March 22, 2016

Did you notice? You’re probably thinking, did I notice what? Well, I have been working on a few exciting things the past couple of months. As if life wasn’t hectic enough, I’ve also been working on some awesome changes to the blog. I feel as though I’ve finally nailed what it is I see for the blog. New logo that I adore, new colors, new season and a new recipe for all those who like cupcakes!

Okay, lets talk cupcakes. Some of you may know that I used to bake a lot of cupcakes. Every week actually. I took small orders, catered showers, birthday parties, etc. If I have to be honest… I haven’t baked a cupcake in over a year. It’s not that I’ve lost my love for them, life has just been too busy. I also discovered my first love, home design which led to this blog. However, in the last couple months my sweet toddler has been requesting cupcakes on a weekly bases. He just so happened to be over-due for a haircut. Some of you moms probably know where this is going. Yes, I bribed him with the plan to make cupcakes. Needless to say, we had our most well-behaved hair cutting experience to date! For these cupcakes you can use whatever cupcake recipe you like. I would stay away from chocolate icing. The chocolate nest will not stand out as much. Here is one of my favorite cupcake recipes. It’s super light and perfect for spring. You can use this recipe to make full size cupcakes of minis.

Vanilla Pound Cake Cupcakes
Yields 24
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202 calories
29 g
51 g
8 g
3 g
5 g
60 g
111 g
17 g
0 g
3 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
60g
Yields
24
Amount Per Serving
Calories 202
Calories from Fat 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 5g
24%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 51mg
17%
Sodium 111mg
5%
Total Carbohydrates 29g
10%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
6%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
3%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup butter
  2. 1/2 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  3. 2 cups sugar
  4. 4 large eggs
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  6. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 tsp. baking powder
  8. 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
  10. 1 (8oz) container sour cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat butter and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
  2. Combine flour and next 3 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, beating until blended. Spoon batter into muffin pan 3/4th's of the way full.
  3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes or until wooden tooth pick comes out clean. Cool in the pan on wire racks for 5 minutes before removing. Cool completely before icing. (about 30 minutes.)
  4. Pipe on cream cheese frosting.
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calories
202
fat
8g
protein
3g
carbs
29g
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Here is a great classic cream cheese frosting recipe. I do use about 3-3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar vs. 4.

Take your two chocolate bars and chop them into thin slices (for your nest) with a sharp knife. I used my Cuisinart ceramic knives for this. They slice though the chocolate like butter!

 

Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

After your cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them using a piping bag. I used just a basic large, round tip.

Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

Time to decorate! I’m not sure that as many of these Cadbury eggs made it to the cupcakes as they should have. I will say, Charlie and I got our chocolate fix for the day. I love having a son that adores chocolate as much as I do.

Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

Place your chocolate slices in a circular pattern on the top of the cupcake. Don’t mess with it too much or else it will start to melt in your hands. Last, place the eggs in the center of the nest. It’s so simple that it only takes a couple minutes to get them all decorated. Just like that, they’re ready to be consumed!

Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

Cadbury Egg & Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

The best part is, they’re toddler approved! I may or may not have let him eat one for breakfast… shh don’t tell. Some days just constitute cake for breakfast.  I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Easter Sunday. I’m beyond grateful that we have a God who loves us that much, that sacrificial kind of love that is.  Happy cupcake eating!

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