how to make delicious easter egg cupcakes 

A monkey on a cupcake

The egg is a symbol of rebirth and new life.  Looking for a delicious Easter treat? Look no further than these Easter egg cupcakes! These yummy treats are perfect for any Easter celebration.

– 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 1/4 tsp baking powder – 1/8 tsp salt – 2 large eggs at room temp – 3/4 cup white sugar – 1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into 1/2” cubes – 1/2 cup milk – the higher the fat content the better – 2 tsp vanilla extract – 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil

CUPCAKE INGREDIENTS:

Pre heat oven and then, in a large bowl whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together. Set aside. Place butter and milk in a microwave-safe dish and zap 2 minutes on high to melt the butter. In a separate small bowl, with your hand mixer beat eggs for 30 seconds on medium-high speed. With the beater still going, pour the sugar in over 30 seconds.

Beat eggs for 6 minutes more on a highly faster speed, or until tripled in volume and almost pure white. When the egg is whipped, scatter 1/3 flour across the surface, then beat on low for 5 seconds. Stop beating, add half the remaining flour, then mix again on low for 5 seconds. Add remaining flour, then mix on Speed 1 for 5 – 10 sec until the flour is just mixed in. Once you can’t see flour, stop straight away.

Pour the hot milk/butter, vanilla, and oil into the now empty flour bowl. Add about 3/4 cups of the Egg Batter into the hot milk. Use a whisk to mix until smooth. It should look kind of foamy. With the beater on low still, pour the milk mixture into the Egg Batter over 10-15 seconds, then turn the beater off. Fill your muffin pan with batter until they are 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.

CUPCAKE DECORATIONS:  – Yellow fondant – Green frosting or a can of frosting and green food coloring. – White frosting in a piping bag with a small cut tip – Easter Themed sprinkles

Frosting Your Cupcakes:   Add a Wilton #233 piping tip. – That is my go-to grass tip. If you don’t have a piping bag, try a plastic bag with the tip snipped off. Frost the cooled and filled cupcakes.

Roll out yellow fondant and use the template to cut egg shapes out.

Use white frosting to apply designs to fondant eggs then shake on themed sprinkles to decorate the eggs.

Place the fondant egg on top of the grass frosted cupcake.

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