Mini egg cupcakes

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Easter egg cakes
Easter egg cakes
  • Makes: 12

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    (plus cooling time)
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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

These delicious chocolate-y muffins are a great alternative (or addition...) to hot cross buns. Just decorate with mini eggs.


  • 275g plain flour
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 100g butter, melted
  • 300ml milk
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1tsp vanilla essence
For the icing:

  • 225g icing sugar, sifted
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 2tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2tbsp hot water
  • Mini Easter eggs to decorate

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  1. Preheat the oven to 200C (gas mark 6). Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper muffin cases.
  2. To make the muffins, sift the flour, sugar, cocoa and baking powder into a large bowl. Mix the butter, milk, eggs and vanilla together and stir into the flour mixture. Beat until the mixture is just smooth - do not overbeat.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake for 20-25 mins or until risen and firm to the touch. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. To decorate, beat the icing sugar and butter together. Blend the cocoa and water to a smooth paste and beat into the butter mix. spread over the top of the muffins and decorate with Easter eggs.


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