Cute Easter Cupcakes




Happy holidays everyone! I made some Easter themed cupcakes today and so many of you wanted the recipe so here it is -

The original recipe for the batter was taken from the BBC website - Vanilla Cupcakes. I then went on to decorate it in order to make it more suitable for Easter.

Ingredients
110g/4oz butter or margarine, softened at room temperature
110g/4oz caster sugar
eggs, lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla extract
110g/4oz self-raising flour or plain flour and 2 tsp baking soda added
1-2 tbsp milk

Method
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4 and line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream the butter and sugar together in a bowl until pale. Beat in the eggs a little at a time and stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Fold in the flour using a large metal spoon, adding a little milk until the mixture is of a dropping consistency. Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until they are half full.
  4. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden-brown on top. Once done, set aside to cool for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on a wire rack.
Decorate
Icing Sugar
Unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
Cadbury’s Mini Eggs
Sprinkles

Buttercream icing uses up a reasonable amount of butter and icing sugar so just be wary; I usually end up with too little. I don’t follow specific measurements with this and usually just go by the consistancy. With the softened butter in a bowl add in the icing sugar and keep mixing until it turns into a creamy texture. If you find it’s not mixing well you most likely need more butter.

Pop the buttercream icing into an icing bag with a star nozzle and starting from the edge of the cake work your way inwards. This part doesn’t have to be the neatest as you will next be applying sprinkles over the top. And then last but not least pop a few mini eggs in the center.

Hope you enjoyed this post, let me know if you try the recipe out!

Happy holidays! 

20 comments:

  1. These look so yummy! I love that you've pipped the buttercream on, makes them look so pretty, especially with the pink sprinkles and the mini eggs. Might have to make a batch to eat :P

    Emma x
    Writing Essays With Wine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah fab Emma, let me know how you get on! x

      Delete
  2. Mmm they look great! I'll be making something themed this weekend 😃 Little London girl x

    ReplyDelete
  3. They look scrumptious, hope you enjoyed eating them!

    IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They tasted fab! Thank you for your comment x

      Delete
  4. These. Are. ADORABLE. (!!!!)
    The little mini eggs on top are so cute and the sprinkles with yellow icing does make it look like a little nest :D
    Ahh holiday-themed baking is so lovely! :)

    Cachoo Joo // CACHOO JOO

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It’s great. Easter especially as everything is pastely x

      Delete
  5. Yum! They look so good.

    http://thestyleoflondon.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  6. These look amazing, so perfect for Easter! :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. They look so delicious! Great photo! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. These look so yummy!

    Lauraelizabethsbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  9. Aww they look so pretty! I made chocolate nests, a bit easier than yours but still tasty :D Hope you have a lovely day.

    Cat at OutsideBeautyInsideHealth

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you! Ooh I really wanted to make them too, but thought that would be a little excessive haha! x

      Delete
  10. Ooh the photos are so pretty! I love cupcakes hehe

    Laura | Laurzrah xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. Those cupcakes are so cute! They look like little nests! The pictures are also very pretty! xo

    MD from http://byourbself.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  12. Loving the collection of pictures on your blog. Such fresh colors. Wish I had spotted the cupcakes recipe earlier.

    Regards.
    D.x

    www.dellilahsnotebook.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete

I read each and every comment! Thank you for taking the time to read my blog ♡

Blog design by aleelilydesigns