Hidden Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes Recipe

Easter is the perfect opportunity to spend some time baking, this year more than ever.  These teeth-rattlingly good cupcakes with a hidden Cadbury Creme Egg at their centre are totally indulgent but totally delicious too.

Add some yummy pastel-coloured frosting and extra mini eggs to decorate and you have the perfect treat for your Easter table, afternoon tea or for your neighbours.  As long as you can prise them away from the kids that is...

This quick and easy recipe uses ready made frosting so there's less faff and more fun.  Get your children involved in making these too, as with the ready made options they are far easier than they look.  After all, baking covers all kinds of learning skills while you're homeschooling!

This recipe uses either your favourite chocolate cake batter - try our easy chocolate cake recipe - or you can use a cake mix, perfect for now when it's a struggle to get hold of flour.  Make up your cake batter or follow the instructions on your boxed mix to make the batter then follow the directions below.

Hidden Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes Recipe

Makes 15-20 cupcakes


Chocolate cake batter
10 Cadbury Creme Eggs, frozen

To decorate:

About 4 cups ready made frosting in three colours (we used Pillsbury Funfetti frosting in pink, purple & yellow)
10 mini Cadbury Creme Eggs

You will need:

Large cupcake tray
Cupcake liners
Piping bags
Open star piping tip


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees / 175C.  Prepare a cupcake tray with liners.

2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the cake mix and ingredients for making the cake.

3. Using a large scoop or spoon, divide the batter between the cupcake liners.

4. Place one, unwrapped, frozen Cadbury Egg in the middle of each cupcake liner.

5. Bake the cupcakes for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick or skewer inserted to the sides of the egg comes out clean. (Do not pierce through the centre where the egg is.)

6. Allow the cupcakes to cool for 5 minutes in the tray before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

7. Place the frosting in three different piping bags. Snip the tip from the piping bags and place all three piping bags in a larger piping bag fitted with an open star piping tip.

8. Pipe frosting from the middle of each cupcake to the outer edge and back to the middle to create a peak.

9. Press one mini Cadbury Creme Egg into the peak of each cupcake then decorate with sprinkles.

The Cadbury Creme Egg centre will be revealed when the cupcakes are cut open.

More Easter baking ideas:

Easter Bundt Cake
Easter M&M Cookie Bars
Thumbprint Easter Cookies
Cadbury Creme Egg Easter Bark
Easter Biscuits
Simnel Cake

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