Eggs in a Nest Cupcakes

So around this time of the year i get in my “Baker” spirit and I’ve been seeing lots of different types of cupcakes but i settled on making something similar to those cupcakes, the recipe was easy and the results were delicious so i thought I’d share it with you guys.

Theres also a video on how to make those, just click here!

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Ingredients for the cupcakes:

  •  429g all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 375ml of milk
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp greek yoghurt ( you can use sour cream instead)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Chocolate eggs to put in the cupcake
  • Yellow food coloring

Ingredients for the buttercream frosting:

  • 500g softened unsalted butter
  • 1020g soft icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Green food coloring

Things you need for decorating:

  • Colored chocolate eggs
  • Shaved Dark chocolate

 

First thing you need to do is preheat your oven. Then add all of your cupcake dry ingredients and mix it for a couple of minutes. Afterward add your softened butter to the mixture and mix it till you get a crumbly sand-like texture.

In a measuring cup (or bowl) add all of your cupcake wet ingredients and whisk them together. Then pour in your wet ingredients into the dry ingredients in a slow steady stream and beat it till everything is fully combined.

Fill in your cupcake liners with a scoop full of the batter then add in your chocolate eggs and bake it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes. After it’s done baking let the cupcakes cool on a cooling rack.

Pipe your frosting in a swirl like motion and then sprinkle your chocolate shaving. Finally place 3 of your chocolate eggs in the center of the cupcake.

To Make the frosting:

You need to mix the butter in a mixing bowl till it’s fluffy and pale. Pour in half of your icing sugar and mix it with the butter until it’s fully mixed then add in the rest of your icing sugar with the milk and vanilla. You can also add in your food coloring while it’s mixing or after .. it’s really up to you.

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