Thursday, June 23, 2011

Cadbury Egg Chocolate Cupcakes

About a month before Easter a dear friend of mine sent me this link Cadbury Egg Inside Chocolate Cupcakes. I was intregued. She wanted me to make them and after seeing the picture I heartily agreed. I didn't look at the link any further, but I did pick up 12 Cadbury Eggs before Easter had passed.

This last weekend my friend took me on a wild ride through Trinity County. To thank her for a wonderful trip I decided to make these cupcakes.

This afternoon I looked again at this link and discovered that there is no recipe. After googling Cadbury Egg Chocolate Cupcakes I discovered several fun recipes, but none that I thought was what this link had been trying to convey. So I took matters into my own hands.

In the complete Magnolia Cookbook I found a Devil's food chocolate cupcake recipe and a cream cheese frosting recipe. Then I just placed the Cadbury Eggs inside the batter of each cupcake. Here is my version.
Cadbury Egg Cupcakes 1

These are very sweet. I think that they are a bit too much. But here is the recipe.

Cadbury Egg Cupcakes 3


  • 2 cups cake flour

  • 1 cup unsweetened Dutch process cocoa

  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 & 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 3 large eggs, at room temperature

  • 1 & 1/2 cups buttermilk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Line three 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake papers, set aside

  • In a small bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, on medium speed of an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth.

  • Add the sugars and beat until fluffy.

  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition

  • Add dry ingredients in three parts.

  • Alternating with the buttermilk and vanilla.

  • With each addition, beat until the ingredients are incorporated, but do not overbeat.

  • Using a rubber spatula, scrap down the batter in the bowl, making sure the ingredients are well blended

  • Carefully spoon the batter into the cupcake liners, filling them about three-quarters full.

  • Add Cadbury Eggs and spoon a little batter over the tops

  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes

  • Let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Remove from tins and place on wire rack.

  • Frost.



  • One 8-ounce package of cream cheese, softened

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 & 1/2 cups confectioners sugar


  • In a large bowl, on the medium speed of an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and cutter until smooth.

  • Add vanilla and beat well

  • Gradually add the sugar, 1 cup at a time

  • Beating continuously until smooth and creamy

  • Cover and refrigerate icing for 2 to 3 hours, until thickened.

Cadbury Egg Cupcakes 2

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  1. Looks delish!

    We'd love for you to share this recipe with us at

    Simply Delish Saturday

  2. Oh wow. That does sound very sweet but heavenly too.

    I co-host at weekly foodie meme, Friday Food Fight. I would love for you to link up and share your cupcakes. I hope to see you in the ring! :-)

  3. Oh My God! I've died and gone to heaven! Two of my favorite treats added together! YUM! I'm drooling all over my keyboard! Nom nom nom! Thanks for sharing! x

  4. Sigh!
    Now KB wants me ta try this one.........

  5. Thanks for sharing your recipe with
    Simply Delish. Hope to see you again next weekend.


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