Creme Egg Cupcakes

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Pic cred. bakedin.com

I have an egg-cellent surprise for you today.

(Just to warn you, I shell be making yokes all throughout this blog. Read on at your own whisk!)

I am all about Easter. Any holiday that celebrates chocolate is A-OK with me. That and new life etc. It’s all good.

I am also all about surprises. Especially for Valentines day *cough, hint, cough*.

Anyhoo…lets get to it.

For the cakes you will need:

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Makes 12

100g dark chocolate
175g butter
225g caster sugar
4 eggs
100g self raising flour
2.5 tbsp cocoa powderFor this I adapted the recipe from Lola’s Cupcakes. It’s a tad unusual, but it makes the yummiest Chocolate Cake I have ever eaten.
1. Preheat your oven to 180oC

2. Chop up butter and chocolate and place in bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds at a time until melted.
3. Pour in the sugar, stir it in and leave it to sit for 10 minutes.

Try not to eat all the bater in that time. And trust me, you’re gonna wanna. Cause it looks like this:<

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After 10 minutes beat the batter continuously for 3 minutes until smooth.

Next add your eggs one by one, mixing  for 10 seconds between each addition (very specific but very important).

6. Finally, sift in your cocoa and flour and whisk until it’s all mixed together.

Now to hide your Easter surprise.

You’re going to want to freeze your Creme Eggs for a couple of hours first if possible. This stops them melting into a gooey mess when you bake.

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Plop a spot of batter in the bottom of the cupcake case and then nestle your Creme Egg on top before encasing the top with more batter.

Bake for around 20 mins or until a skewer comes out clean.

Now. I’m guessing that with Pancake day around the corner you’ve got a jar of Nutella around somewhere. If you don’t, go and shell out and get some. *Ahem*

Selfridges are doing personalised jars for under a tenner! Go nuts and treat your love to one this V-day.

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For the frosting Nutella Chocolate Chip was the only way to go:

150g Butter
150g Nutella
400g Icing Sugar
1 Tbs Milk
1 bag Chocolate Chips

Mix up the butter and Nutella until thick and creamy and then throw in the icing sugar (remember to cover with a tea towel) and the milk. At the last minute add the chips.

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As for the decorations, go wild! I threw on popcorn, pretzels, fudge, mini eggs…anything you have handy. The wilder the better!

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All that’s left to do is to cross your fingers and hope your egg-speriment paid off.

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That’s all yolks! How will you eat yours?

BB x

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