These adorable cupcakes are decorated with spring grass and eggs.
But that is not the only thing that is fantastic about them! These cupcakes have a secret!
do you want to know what it is?
take a peek at this…
Inside this delicious homemade vanilla cupcakes hides a chocolate Easter Egg!! how amazing is that?
Let me tell you how my love for these cupcakes began. Probably about 15 years ago, when my children were little, I came across the recipe for these cupcakes in a magazine. I loved the fact there was a chocolate egg hiding inside! So I made them and they were a BIG hit with my children. That started a tradition and I have been making them every year since. Of course the fun thing is that you can decorate them any way you want so each year they are a little different. My girlfriend often wondered if this would work with a cake mix as opposed to my homemade cupcake recipe. She never did test it as far as I know and I was never willing to take the chance. This cupcake is a bit more dense then a cake mix so I think it makes a good batter to hold the egg. The eggs melts slightly as it cooks but then once it is cooled it forms right back into the egg.
As far as the decorating goes, this is probably one of the easiest ways ever to decorate a cupcake! I saw this idea on Pinterest and these are the cupcakes I made last Easter. You just use your #233 Wilton tip and make up some green icing and it looks like grass. Then put on a couple of little candy Easter eggs and tah dah! you are done!
Now let me share the recipe which comes from Domino Sugar.
- 2/3 cup of butter, softened
- 1 cup of light brown sugar, firmly packed
- 3/4 cup of white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. of vanilla extract
- 2 – 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
- 2 – 1/2 tsp. of baking powder
- 1 tsp. of salt
- 1- 1/4 cup of milk
- 24 unwrapped chocolate eggs
- Preheat oven to 350′ and grease 24 muffin tins
- Mix butter,sugars,eggs and extract in a large mixing bowl until blended
- Beat on high speed and scrape the bowl occasionally for about 5 minutes
- On low speed, beat in the flour, baking powder, and salt alternately with milk
- Fill muffins 1/3 full and place an egg in each. Top with remaining batter until 2/3 full
- Bake 18-20 minutes
I hope these cupcakes get you excited about Easter! It looks like it is going to be a warm day in Kansas today so that will feel good! It will be nice to open the windows and let the fresh air in. Maybe I will be inspired to clean…I did say “maybe”….
Have a wonderful Friday and week-end!