Easter Nest Cupcakes

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Easter cakes with a difference.

I am always trying to think of different cakes to do for Easter and I am sure you are to. I dont know what happens in your house but here, if I ask the question what kind of cakes shall we make, the answer always seems to involve chocolate!

So this year I decided to make Easter Nests with a difference and here it is my recipe for Easter Nest Cup Cakes.

Now I am going to use my Basic Cup Cake Recipe, that I used for Mothers Day, it is a simple recipe to do and does a good job

Easter Nest Cup Cakes

What you will need to make the cup cakes

  • 8oz (220g) self raising flour
  • 6oz (170g) Butter
  • 6oz (170g) Castor Sugar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 3-4 Free Range Eggs
  • 2 drops vanilla essence

Method

  1. Simply add all the dry ingredients to the bowl and gently stir
  2. Add butter and eggs and vanilla essence
  3. Mix everything thoroughly until light and fluffy

These work best using a deep muffin tray with liners in each muffin

Makes approx 12  – 15 cup cakes , bake at 180 degrees centigrade for approx 15 minutes

We then decorated our cupcakes using butter icing and chocolate nests filled with those rather lovley little colourful eggs, the same ones as I used to make the Easter Presents

How to make the Chocolate Easter Nests

You will need

  • 75g dark chocolate
  • 4 shredded wheat

These are really simple to make

  1. Crunch up the shredded wheats so that they are in small peices
  2. Melt the chocolate
  3. Add chocolate to shredded wheat and ensure that all of the shreds are covered in chocolate, take a large teaspoonful and place on a sheet of greasproof paper, ad 1 or 2 eggs to the top, do this for as many nests as you require, leave to harden

 

How to make the Butter Icing

  • 4oz (110g) Icing Sugar
  • 4oz (110g) Butter
  • a few drops of water
  • 2 drops vanilla essence

Soften the butter by mixing it in bowl gently add the icing sugar and mix, add the vanilla essence, depending on the consistency of your icing (it should be thick but easy to apply to cakes) add a few drops of water if it is too thick and wont apply smoothly. When icing your cup cakes make sure you place a thick layer on top of each. You can also add a tsp of cocoa powder to make some chocolate butter icing, I make some of each. 

Once you have put icing on each of your cup cakes you can then add a nest to the top of each, and there you are your very own Easter Nest Cup Cakes.

So for Easter I have shown you some simple Easter presents  to make and Easter Nest Cup Cakes. Have fun. If you wrapped a few of these cakes they would also make a great gift.

Take care and thank you for reading Remember to look at all of our Easter Make and Bakes 

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