Mini Egg Nest Cupcakes

Hello guys! Mini Egg nest cupcakes! The perfect Easter recipe. A vanilla sponge topped with a colourful silky vanilla buttercream then topped with mini egg nest cakes. They are so delicious and easy to make. You all know I’m a huge fan of a mini egg recipe.

Mini egg recipe

You could use any of your favourite easter mini eggs in this recipe. Cadburys Mini eggs have always been a favourite of mine but there are so many different types available. There are sooo many Easter recipes I want to make if only these products stayed out the whole year!

easter recipe

If you don’t want to make a full batch feel free to half this recipe and make 6. This is a really simple recipe that is perfect for any occasion! They look so good and they will be such a hit, everyone loves mini eggs and they would be the most perfect easter recipe . Or if you would just like to make the chocolate nests by themselves. They are so delicious I love mini egg nest cakes.

If you have any questions Dm me on Instagram. Happy Baking! <3 Keep an eye out on my Instagram for a Reel of me making these! Also, check out my new facebook group ”Gills Bakes and Cakes <3”


Mini Egg Nest Cupcakes

A vanilla sponge topped with a colourful silky vanilla buttercream then topped with mini egg nest cakes. They are so delicious and easy to make. You all know I’m a huge fan of a mini egg recipe.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: easter recipe, mini egg cupcakes, mini egg recipe
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 58 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 450kcal
Author: Gill

Equipment

  • Cupcake tin
  • Bowls
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Cupcake cases

Ingredients

Cupcake

  • 175 grams Unsalted Butter
  • 175 grams Caster sugar
  • 175 grams Self raising flour
  • 3 Eggs
  • Pinch Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Buttercream

  • 170 grams Unsalted butter
  • 340 grams Icing sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Pink, Purple, and Yellow food gel  (Brown optional)
  • 2-3 tsp Milk (To thin out till pipeable)

Chocolate Nests

  • 100 grams Cornflakes
  • 225 grams Milk chocolate
  • 25 grams Butter
  • Mini Eggs

Instructions

Cupcake

  • Preheat your oven to 180C/160 C Fan. Line your cupcake tray with your preferred cupcake cases.
  • In a mixing bowl, Cream butter and sugar together till pale and fluffy. Add in your Vanilla.
  • Mix in eggs one at a time until combined.
  • Sieve flour into the mix and gently fold.
  • Spoon the cupcake mix into your cupcake cases evenly.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean or the sponge springs back in the centre when your press it.
  • Leave to cool completely.

Chocolate Nests

  • Melt your chocolate and butter in a microwave on short blasts till smooth.
  • Combine with your cornflakes.
  • Spoon mix into a cupcake tray. If you have a non stick tray just add them straight in, they will pop out with a knife when cold. If you dont have a non stick, add in some cupcake cases first.
  • Leave nests to set in the fridge until firm.
  • Once set, pop out of the cupcake tray with a butter knife.

Buttercream

  • Place soft butter into a mixing bowl. Using an electric hand whisk, whip up until very pale and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes.
  • Add icing sugar in 3 separate batches until incorporated well.Whisk in the Vanilla.
  • Drop in a little milk at a time to get a nice pipable consistency.
  • Separate buttercream into 3 bowls then dye with your food gels.
  • Pipe onto your cupcakes.
  • Mix some brown food gel with a tiny drop of water then splash the top of you cupcakes to get the speckled egg effect. I used a small brush to do this.
  • Top with your chocolate nests. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal

If you make this recipe I would love for you to tag me on Instagram!#gills_bakesandcakes @gills_bakesandcakes

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