Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes!

Cadbury Egg Easter Cupcakes - a full-size Cadbury Egg BAKED INSIDE!

If one thing is for sure, it’s cupcakes and Cadbury Eggs are delish. Two delish things? That’s dynamite! These cupcakes are the perfect treat for the sweet tooths in your life this Easter! They received rave reviews by my husband and all his coworkers too. It’s easy to see why! Bake a full-size Cadbury Egg inside homemade chocolate cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream? Yes, mam! Serve them up at your Easter brunch (or Easter “Eggstravangza” or Easter Egg Hunt, you get the idea). I made a little chalkboard sign to label mine (p.s. I played with a new chalkboard marker from Michaels - and it’s so much easier to write with than chalk). Anyway… let’s focus on the sweets at hand..

How to Make Cadbury Egg Cupcakes! The full recipe is below (you can save it to a Recipe Box on Ziplist or print it too) but as you can see above, it’s simple. Just fill your cupcake liners about 1/4 full, then place a Cadbury Egg (thicker side down) into the batter. Then I topped the eggs with another 1-2 teaspoons of batter to top it off (not pictured). These babies are ready for the oven. After they’re done with frosting, this is what you’ll see!

Cadbury Eggs baked inside CUPCAKES!

It’s decadent, it’s ooey gooey, it’s creamy, it’s the perfect Easter cupcake!

Cadbury Egg Cupcakes


  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (or 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour)
  • 1 2/3 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 package Jell-O instant pudding in Chocolate Fuge (3.4 oz)
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs
  • 24 Cadbury Eggs (frozen)
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 5-6 cups powdered sugar (more to thicken)
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk


  1. 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. Combine together cake ingredients and beat for 60 seconds on medium-high with electric mixer until fully mixed.
  3. 3. Fill cupcake liners 1/4-1/3 full and place in a Cadbury Egg (thick side first) down inside batter.
  4. 4. Top eggs with another 1-2 teaspoons batter.
  5. 5. Bake for 18-20 minutes (test for doneness by inserting a toothpick on the side of the cupcake, since the Cadbury Eggs are in the center).
  6. For The Frosting:
  7. 1. Beat room temperature butter until creamy. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  8. 2. Beat in extracts, salt, and milk.
  9. 3. Add more powdered sugar or milk until desired consistency (thick enough to pipe on cupcakes).
  10. Top cupcakes with frosting and enjoy!

Hope ya’ll enjoy! Would love for you to share or Pin if you do!



  1. 82

    How many cupcakes does the recipe yield?

  2. 84

    Would not make these again. Nice idea, but reallyndont turn out well and I am an experienced baker. Would eat the eggs and make cupcakes separately.

  3. 86
    Michelle says:

    I made these this weekend using mini Cadbury eggs & mini cupcakes! What a huge hit! Be sure to freeze the eggs! This is sooooo worth the effort!

  4. 87
    katrina says:

    can u cut the cadbury egg in half and then bake it in the cupcake>|? instead of using one per cupcake

  5. 89

    I missed the part where it said to freeze the eggs so it was a bit of a disaster but the icing was so yummy!!!! A little too much almond extract for some of my family so I might cut back next time I make it but absolutely genius idea to use it!

  6. 90

    This is very creative cupcake idea and it’s massively different from other cupcakes when you break it into a half. That’s very beautiful with nice cadbury egg inside. Love your design!

  7. 92

    Wow Courtney, you never cease to amaze me! xo

  8. 93

    You could play find the Easter egg all day with these concealed cadbury chocolate eggs ! Love this so pretty and you would know they were there until you bite into the cucpake – be interesting with the caramello filling !

  9. 94

    These look too good to eat. You did a fabulous job on these cute little cupcakes. That blue is my favorite color.
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  10. 95

    Can you make these ahead of time? (I need to make them 3 days ahead of time)

  11. 96
    Shawna Monson says:

    I’mIn Love With ThEse. Cannot Wait To Make Them. But Can You Tell Me How you Made The Coloring Of The Frosting?? You

  12. 97

    Can I make this without the pudding mix?

  13. 98

    Hi, do you know of any substitute for ’1 package Jell-O instant pudding in Chocolate Fudge’? As I live in Ireland and as far as i know we can’t get it over here?


  14. 99

    Just made these today. When finished the Cadbury egg was hard and chewy instead of soft and gooey. I let them freeze over night before making the cupcakes so I’m just wondering what I did wrong so I can give them another try

  15. 100

    OMG your cadbury cupcakes look so delish Courtney
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  16. 101
    Janet Wells says:

    Aboslutely LOVE these cupcakes! Made dozens and dozens last year for friends and family. We used all the different kinds of eggs and they were delicious every one! They just couldn’t get enough! So, besides changing chocolate pudding to vanilla and omitting the cocoa, what do I add for vanilla cupcakes? I tried this with regular cake mix and it wasn’t near as good so please don’t say to do that!!! Would love to do some vanilla ones this year and add some pastel coloring to the batter to make them really “spring-y”.

  17. 103

    Just featured these as my Pin of the Week on my blog! Easter just isn’t complete without those Creme eggs <3
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  18. 104

    Love love these cupcakes! Made them last year and making again right now! Yummy!

  19. 105
    Katherine says:

    I made these for my sister-in-law’s baby shower, as she is a Cadbury Egg fan. They were so easy to make and completely delicious!!

  20. 106

    I made these cupcakes this weekend. Interestin experiene. The Cadbury egg was taller than the cupcake holder, so it was hard to cover it with batter. I tried, but they went everywhere and the cake batter didnt cook very well. Any suggestions? With the second dozen, I decided to place the eggs sideways instead of upright. That worked much better. Everyone thought they were delicious, but extremely rich. Half a cupcake was all even my kids could eat. Is there a way to make the icing no so sweet? It was delicious, but super sweet. Perfect with coffee. Yes, I would make again!


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