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Chocolate cupcake decorated with Cadbury Egg.

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Make these Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes and surprise the kids during your Easter celebration with a special little surprise tucked inside. Each homemade chocolate cupcake is topped with homemade chocolate butter cream frosting, stuffed with a mini Cadbury Creme Egg and decorated with green sprinkles and another Cadbury Egg.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 24 mins
Total Time 39 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 Servings
Calories 406 kcal


  • Wilton 12 inch piping bags
  • Large Closed Star Piping Tip
  • Cupcake Pan
  • Cupcake Papers


Homemade Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ cup boiling water
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large large egg

Homemade Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup softened butter
  • 2 ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • teaspoon salt

Decorating Ingredients

  • 24 Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs unwrapped
  • Green Sprinkles
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Homemade Chocolate Cupcake Directions

  • Sift the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together into a bowl.Set aside.
  • Add the cocoa to the boiling water and mix until all lumps have dissolved. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar.
  • Add the egg and vanilla to the bowl with the creamed butter and sugar.
  • Beat on high for about 2 minutes.
  • Add half the dry ingredients and half the cocoa mixture to the bowl and beat for about 1 minute.
  • Add the remaining dry ingredients and cocoa mixture to the bowl and beat for 2 minutes on high.
  • Fill the cupcake wells ¾ full with batter.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 F. degrees oven or (325-degree oven for dark pans) for 20-24 minutes or until the top of a cupcake springs back when touched.
  • Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.

Homemade Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting Directions

  • Cream the softened butter in a large bowl until smooth and fluffy.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa together into a bowl. Add the salt.
  • Gradually add the powdered sugar to the mixer bowl and beat on low until mixed in.
  • Increase the speed to medium high and beat for 3 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  • Refrigerate until serving.

How to assemble and Decorate Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

  • Fill one piping bag with about ¼ cup of the Chocolate Butter Cream frosting and snip off the point of the bag.
  • Slide the star tip to the bottom of the second piping bag and fill with the remaining frosting. Set aside.
  • Twist to close both of the bags tightly and secure with a rubber band.
  • Remove the top center of each cupcake by cutting a hole large enough to hold a Mini Cadbury Creme Egg. Save the piece of cupcake you removed. Place it next to the cupcake you removed it from.
  • Unwrap 12 Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs.
  • Squeeze a small amount of frosting In the bottom of the hole you cut out in each cupcake with the piping bag without the star tip.
  • Push one unwrapped mini Cadbury Creme Egg into each hole in the cupcake center.
  • Squeeze another small dot of frosting on top of each Cadbury Creme Egg.
  • Pick up the piece of cake you removed earlier and trim some of the cake off the bottom, leaving a flat cap. Fit it into the hole and press gently but firmly down to secure it to the frosting you placed on top of the candy egg.
  • Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.
  • Unwrap the remaining 12 mini Cadbury Creme Eggs.
  • Using the piping bag fitting with the star tip frost each cupcake by going around the edge of the cupcake and ending in the center.
  • Add some green sprinkles to the center of each cupcake.
  • Push a mini Cadbury Creme Egg in the center of each cupcake.
  • Refrigerate the cupcakes before serving to allow the frosting to stiffen.
  • Makes 12 cupcakes.


Expert Recipe Tips
  • I made homemade chocolate cupcakes but you can use a box of your favorite chocolate cake mix.
  • If you are using a boxed cake mix instead of making homemade chocolate cupcakes at least make the butter cream frosting. Homemade frosting tastes so much better than store bought.
  • I also made homemade Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting but you can use store bought canned chocolate frosting. A few words about homemade Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting. MAKE IT! Homemade chocolate buttercream frosting is awesome.
  • Homemade Frosting substitution ideas: You could use canned green frosting and skip the sprinkles altogether. You can use store bought canned chocolate frosting if you are short on time.


Serving: 1Cupcake | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 388mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 635IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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