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

Cadbury Egg Cupcakes

Ingredients
  

  • 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 Fudge 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

Instructions
 

  • 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • 2. Combine together cake ingredients and beat for 60 seconds on medium-high with electric mixer until fully mixed.
  • 3. Fill cupcake liners 1/4-1/3 full and place in a Cadbury Egg (thick side first) down inside batter.
  • 4. Top eggs with another 1-2 teaspoons batter.
  • 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).

For The Frosting:

  • 1. Beat room temperature butter until creamy. Add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time.
  • 2. Beat in extracts, salt, and milk.
  • 3. Add more powdered sugar or milk until desired consistency (thick enough to pipe on cupcakes).
  • Top cupcakes with frosting and enjoy!
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141 Comments

  1. In the cake ingredients, it says 3/4 butter and 1 1/4 water. Is this cups?

  2. WOW!!! I def have to try these! Thanks for sharing! xo

  3. Do you know the conversions to grams /oz as i dont work in cup measurements. Thank you

  4. Not much of a choc. fan, could i use vanilla pudding and leave out cocoa? If so, what would I need to replace the cocoa with?

  5. Giggly Gertie says:

    hi would these work gluten free??

    1. Hi! I have never tried to bake gluten free so unfortunately, I can’t answer that as I have no experience there.

  6. Look so delicious…where did you get the cute chalkboard sign and easel?

  7. Wow they look amazing! There is nothing better than a Cadbury Easter Egg! Where did you get that adorable little easel sign?

  8. kristi de says:

    hi-

    LOVE the color! can i assume this can be done with any flavored egg? i was thinking peanut butter… i do love the look and thought of the “egg” oozing out. :)

  9. do you think it would work with just a cake mix as well?

  10. Hi dear … These look darling! Could you tell me what color
    You used for the icing?

    1. Hi Hanna! This was an Americolor gel in turquoise. You could probably achieve something similar with blue/green.

  11. have to try them for kinda kids will love them

  12. vernie pritchard says:

    did you use regular cupcake liners or jumbo? or didi you use mini candy eggs?

    1. I was wondering the same thing – what size cadbury eggs?

      1. I used the regular (larger) size ones. Not the mini (but that would work).

  13. You mention jello mix at the top but not in the directions. Is this added into the cake mix at the beginning?

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