Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Easter Baking Part 1: Homemade Cadbury Egg Cream Cupcakes

I've seen a lot of great inspiration for Cadbury egg cupcakes this year, but I admit I do sort of want to pat myself on the back for these! I made the filling from scratch (to me it tastes just like the cream inside of the chocolate Cadbury eggs!), and cored about 2 dozen minis, then colored part of the filling to look like the yolk and piped the center into each one. Piping tiny egg yolks is when I started to wonder if I was a little bit crazy, but no! They were worth it and were a big hit!

Cadbury egg cream filling!

Mini Chocolate Cadbury Egg Cupcakes
Yields about 2 dozen minis

For the chocolate cupcakes
Adapted from Ming Makes Cupcakes

1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
6 heaping tablespoons cocoa
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 and place paper cupcake liners in pan.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in room-temperature buttermilk.
  3. In a saucepan, melt butter and cocoa together at a low temperature. Whisking until smooth.
  4. Add water and whisk to combine.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together sugar, flour, and salt.
  6. Add cocoa mixture and egg and mix at low speed.
  7. Add buttermilk mixture and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean
For the Cadbury egg cream filling
Adapted from

1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
1 - 2 tablespoons milk
Yellow food coloring
  1. Cream the butter in a large bowl
  2. Add the corn syrup, vanilla and salt and beat until smooth.
  3. Slowly add the powdered sugar and beat until creamy
  4. Add the milk a little at a time until a consistency you can pipe easily is reached.
  5. Remove about 1/4 of the sugar mixture and place in a small bowl
  6. Add the yellow food coloring to the 1/4 sugar mixture you just set aside and mix well
Fill the cupcakes!
  1. When cupcakes have completely cooled, put them in the fridge for 10 min or so until they firm up a bit. This cake is delicious and moist and can be a bit crumbly.
  2. Fill one pastry bag with the white Cadbury egg cream, and a second pastry bag with the yellow cream.
  3. Once the cupcakes are sufficiently cold, cut out a "cone" from the center of the cupcake.
  4. Cut off the bottom of the "cone" and keep the "hat." (I usually eat the cones...or put them in a bowl to make a parfait out of later!)
  5. Pipe a layer of white cream into the center of the hollowed out cupcake. Then pipe a bit of the yellow cream in the center for the yolk. Then pipe some more of the white on top to cover the yolk, then replace the cupcake hat! Some nice photos of the cone/hat method can be found in this post for Boston cream cupcakes if you like!
Here's my Cadbury egg filling assembly line. It is a little crazy, I know!

Cadbury egg cupcake assembly line

For the chocolate buttercream frosting
Adapted from

9 tablespoons butter

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

6 tablespoons cocoa
3 - 4 tablespoons milk

  1. Cream the butter in a mixer
  2. In a separate bowl, combine sugar and cocoa.
  3. Add sugar/cocoa mixture to the butter
  4. Slowly add the milk little by little until a nice texture for frosting is reached.
  5. Frost your minis!

Cadburg egg cream filled chocolate mini cupcake

Cadbury egg cupcake

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