Chocolate Egg Stuffed Cupcakes

Well Easter is just a few days away now. Ryan and I don’t usually do much to celebrate it but I can’t resist all of those Easter candies that you can find in the stores so I usually buy a few bags. This year I bought those Hershey’s Extra Creamy Chocolate Eggs and somehow found a way to make them even more indulgent. ;-) I decided to put them into some vanilla cupcakes. Honestly, what is better then biting into a cupcake to reveal a yummy chocolatey center? Topped with a quick butter cream frosting and some Easter sprinkles, these will make the perfect treat for your Easter celebrations.

I have tried to do stuffed cupcakes before and had problems with the chocolate sinking to the bottom, but this time I tried something different. The trick to getting the egg into the center of the cupcake is to fill the cupcake tin like you normally would and gently press the eggs on top, but don’t completely cover them with the cupcake batter. The cupcake batter will puff up when they are cooking and will close around the chocolate so it will be in the center. Once they are done baking you may still be able to see a little bit of the chocolate, but you are covering it with frosting so no need to worry about that.

Chocolate Egg Stuffed Cupcakes Recipe

Makes 12 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, plus 5 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 2/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
  • 1/4 cup plus 5 tablespoons milk
  • 12 mini chocolate eggs (I used Hershey's Extra Creamy)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2

Beat sugar and 1/2 cup butter until well combined. Add eggs and egg white one at a time. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla.

3

In another bowl sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Add 1/2 of the flour mixture to the sugar mixture. Stir in 1/4 cup milk. Add remaining flour mixture. Beat until smooth.

4

Place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan. Fill each liner 2/3 of the way full.

5

Press 1 egg into each cupcake, remember the eggs don't need to be completely covered.

6

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cupcake comes out with just a few crumbs on it. I find that if it is too clean, my cupcakes come out dry.

7

To make the frosting, beat together powdered sugar and remaining butter until fluffy. Add in vanilla and milk. Beat together until stiff and spreadable

8

Separate into different bowls and add a few drops of different colored food coloring.

9

Spread frosting on cupcakes or use a piping bag.

Notes

Enjoy!

Leave a Comment

  • Reply
    Sofie
    February 23, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    I really liked this idea, I translated your recipe to Dutch, so I could share it with all the cake-lovers here in Holland. Thanks for posting it! http://www.taartencake.com/gevulde-paas-cupcakes-met-een-choco-bite/

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    wendy
    April 4, 2010 at 11:35 am

    Made these for Easter. OMG they were awesome!!! mY First cupcakes from scratch. they came out wonderful!!!! The cake was nice and moist, the frosting was perfect, not too sweet, and the chocolate egg inside WOW what a perfect punch!!! I am a certified chocoholic and made these thinking of my guests. To my surprise the chocolate inside was enough to satisfy me!!! Who knew!!!! The recipe was also a perfect amount to make a dozen cupcakes.

    • Reply
      Deseree
      April 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm

      I’m glad you liked them Wendy! The chocolate inside is my favorite part too :)

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    Nancy B
    April 11, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    over on TasteSpotting there is also a great picture of a Cadbury Creme Egg filled cupcake…

    http://foodproof.com/photos/full/cadbury-cream-egg-cupcakes-step-1-1641

    There is no recipe, but a great photo essay on how they turned out :-)

    • Reply
      Deseree
      April 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

      Those look delicious Nancy!

  • Reply
    Deseree
    April 10, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Thanks Em!
    Happy Easter to you too MaryBeth!
    Thanks Kevin!

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    Kevin
    April 10, 2009 at 10:01 am

    Great looking cupcakes!

  • Reply
    MaryBeth
    April 9, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Happy Easter…OMG, what a fabulous idea, they look wonderful!

  • Reply
    Em
    April 9, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Great idea – your cupcakes look awesome too :)

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    heidileon
    April 9, 2009 at 12:54 am

    wonderful way to use those chocolate eggs

    Happy Easter!!

    • Reply
      Deseree
      April 9, 2009 at 2:23 pm

      Thanks heidlieon! Happy Easter to you too :)

  • Reply
    Deseree
    April 8, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks Rita!
    haha If only Ciaochowlinda!
    You’re welcome Mrs. L!

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    Mrs. L
    April 8, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Oh man, I wish I had time to make these this weekend. They would be perfect to put in the godkids Easter baskets. Thank for the tip about putting the chocolate eggs on top. I’ll have to try that the next time I want to put something in the center of cupcakes.

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    Ciaochowlinda
    April 8, 2009 at 9:43 am

    I am just loving this idea. Can Easter please last another month?

  • Reply
    Rita
    April 7, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    How cute!