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Creme Egg Cupcakes

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Yield 12 cakes

Made with Cadbury's Creme Eggs, for a egg-stra special treat this Easter. 

Ingredients

125g caster sugar
125g unsalted butter or margarine, at room temperature
2 eggs, beaten
100g self-raising flour (or plain flour + 1 tsp baking powder)
25g cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
12 large Crème eggs, unwrapped
For the vanilla frosting
125g unsalted butter, at room temperature
250g icing sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk
To decorate
12 mini Crème eggs, unwrapped

Instructions

  1.  Place the large Crème eggs into the freezer. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter or margarine together in a bowl until light and fluffy. Slowly add in the eggs and a tablespoon of flour at a time. Sift in the rest of the flour and the cocoa powder and mix well. Stir in the milk and mix again.
  3. Put one spoonful of the cupcake mixture into each paper case. Take the Crème eggs out of the freezer and place one whole egg into the case, pressing it down gently into the mixture. Put another spoonful of the cupcake mixture on top of each egg. Using the back of a teaspoon, gently even out the cupcake mixture in the case, so that the top of the Crème egg is just showing.
  4. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes. Take the cupcakes out of the oven, let them cool in the tin slightly and then place them onto a wire rack.
  5. To make the vanilla frosting, beat the butter for a few minutes until it is pale and creamy. Slowly add in the icing sugar until it is all incorporated and beat for a few minutes. Add the vanilla, followed by the milk to loosen the mixture slightly. Transfer the buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a round-holed nozzle.
  6. Pipe the buttercream onto each cupcake and decorate each cake with one mini egg, cut into two halves.

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Recipe by Ren Behan - Author Wild Honey and Rye at https://www.renbehan.com/2020/04/recipe-creme-egg-cupcakes.html