Easter cupcakes


Every morning I get on the scale to see “how much I have grown up”, as my 3 year-old son says. Always with the fear it will say: Please only one person at a time!

But despite this scale’s obsession, I still can’t avoid preparing delicious treats from time to time, like these chocolate cupcakes decorated with bird nests. A sweet something might not be always good for your body, but it is sometimes good for the soul!

Cupcakes de Pascua - Easter cupcakes

Cupcakes de Pascua - Easter cupcakes

{Easter cupcakes}

Ingredients

    For the white chocolate cupcake (from Cupcakes and Fairy Cakes, Women’s Weekly):

  • 125 g butter, coarsely chopped (1 stick)
  • 100 g white chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 150 g brown sugar (2/3 cup)
  • 90 g golden syrup (1/4 cup)
  • 160 ml milk (2/3 cup)
  • 150 g plain flour (1 cup)
  • 50 g self-raising flour (1/2 cup)
  • 1 egg
  • To decorate:

  • 12 tsp nutella
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 36 white chocolate eggs (Milkybar)
  • edible black pen
  • 20 g yellow candy melts

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375º F (170º C) and line a 12 hole standard muffin pan with paper cases
  2. Combine butter, chocolate, sugar, syrup and milk in small saucepan, stir over low heat until smooth. Transfer mixture to medium bowl, cool 15 minutes
  3. Whisk sifted flours into chocolate mixture, then egg. Divide mixture among cases
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes. Turn cakes onto a wire rack to cool.
  5. Prepare the little “birds”. Melt candy melts in the microwave, and pipe a yellow beak on each white chocolate egg. Draw eyes with a black edible pen, and let them set. Lightly frost cupcakes with 1 tsp nutella. Using a sharp knife, scrape along the side of room-temperature chocolate, and place chocolate over every cupcake, forming a nest. Place 3 eggs on every cupcake. Enjoy

Preparation time: 40 min

Cooking time: 20 min

Yield:12

Rating:  ★★★★★ 1 Average value 5

Autora : Sandeea Cocina


3 Comments a “Easter cupcakes”

  1. 7 March 2013, 12:16 am - sue griffore

    how to pipe the beak? tip? thank you

  2. 11 March 2013, 3:56 am - Annie

    Like your bird nest cupcakes! Thank you for sharing your pictures and recipe. I talked your cupcakes and shared your website link on my blog : http://www.cupcakespost.com.

    Thank you!
    Annie

  3. 1 May 2013, 12:12 am - Liz

    I made these cupcakes over Easter and topped them with a brown butter buttercream, they were lovely; I’d love to make them again and perhaps try nutella or a buttercream with golden syrup. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Liz

    http://thesugarlump.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/easter-cupcakes.html

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