Monday, March 18, 2013

SRC: Cadbury Creme Egg Mini Cupcakes

Because I'm a horrible planner, I took this Secret Recipe Club assignment from Our Eating Habits as a way to get ahead of the game and create an Easter treat.  I mean let's face it.  When I post themed recipes AFTER the holiday has already occurred, it doesn't really help you out much now does it?

At first, I was going to take the healthy(er) way out by making these Carrot Muffins but then I saw the most adorably festive Easter decoration technique in my What's Cooking Blogger's Choice swap on Friday so was swayed to making the Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes on Jamie's blog instead.  Because I didn't want tons of cupcakes around and all the candy makes these cupcakes super sweet, I adapted the original recipe to be mini-sized cupcakes instead.

Hope you consider adding these to your festive Easter spread and checkout the rest of the Secret Recipe Club member's reveals in the blog hop below!   As usual, thank you to April of the blog Angel's Homestead SRC leader and Debbi of the blog Debbi Does Dinner, our Group C Hostess!

Cadbury Creme Egg Mini Cupcakes


Cadbury Creme Egg Mini Cupcakes

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes
  • 5 Tablespoons butter 
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3/8 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 3/8 cup milk 
  • 24 Cadbury Creme Mini Eggs
For the Buttercream Frosting
  • 1 sticks of butter 
  • 1.5 cups powdered sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
  • Pinch of salt
  • Green food coloring
For the Decoration
  • 24 Mini egg-shaped candies such as Whoppers or Cadbury Chocolate Eggs
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 24 mini-cupcake wells with paper cupcake liners.
  2. To make cupcake batter cream together the butter and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, add both extracts with last egg. Blend in all your dry ingredients, then milk. 
  3. Divide batter into prepared mini-muffin tins. Top each cupcake with frozen creme egg, pushing it in so that half of the egg is inside the batter. 
  4. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 350F.  Cool.
  5. Meanwhile, make the buttercream by creaming together the butter and powdered sugar.  Add vanilla, salt, and food coloring to get desired tint.
  6. Fit a piping bag with a multi-opening decorating tip (I use Wilton #233) and then fill with green frosting.  Decorate the top of each cupcake with "grass" by holding the piping bag at 90 degrees about 1/8" above the surface of the cupcake.  Apply gentle pressure while lifting up about 1/4".  Stop pressure and pull tip away.  Repeat until entire surface is covered.  Finish by placing 3 mini egg candies on top of each cupcake.
Source: Modified from Our Eating Habits with frosting and decoration inspiration from Sweet Beginnings

This recipe received the March Group C SRC Editor's Choice Award!

Editor's Choice: Cadbury Creme Egg Mini Cupcakes

Secret Recipe Club

14 comments:

Lavender and Lime (http://tandysinclair.com) said...

what a great Easter treat!

Heather King said...

These are one of my favorite Easter cookies! You did a great job with them.

Heather said...

Oh my, I love Cadbury creme eggs, as it is one of my guilty Easter treats to eat... This would be a hit with the kids I'm sure at my family Easter reunion!

Denise Browning said...

These Easter treats can make not only children but adults very, very happy. So yum!!

Amy said...

So very cute and festive!

Jamie Schroeder said...

Yum, Yum, Yum. Great pick, makes me think I should make another batch!

Melissa said...

These look delicious and so festive for Easter!

Erin said...

Oh yum! Absolutely perfect for Easter.

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

What a creative and unique Easter treat!

Cinnamon Freud said...

I am addicted to cadbury eggs- love the idea of eating them in a cupcake with lots of frosting on top too!

Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } said...

What a great recipe and looks super tasty. My hubby would go nuts for these. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you!

Veronica Gantley said...

This sounds delicious and easy! Thanks for sharing

Veronica Miller said...

LOL, I'm so bad about having my holiday recipes ready after the holiday that I actually save them for an entire year sometimes just to present them at a time when they'll be helpful. The frustrating thing is when I forget after the year passes and have to wait another year. LOL! These sound fabulous, and good for you for posting them early!

April Tuell said...

Hi Christine : ) Wanted to stop by and let you know your recipe was chosen for the Secret Recipe Club’s weekly Editor’s Choice award! Stop by and check the post out and grab the award button to display on your blog if you’d like. Congrats! http://secretrecipeclub.com/editors-choice-cadbury-creme-egg-mini-cupcakes/