Easter Chocolate Nest Cupcakes

Hello,

So can you believe that Easter is only next week? How did January last forever, but I blinked and now I’m wondering what Easter Eggs I should buy family and friends. There is always that toss up to go for a gourmet egg or your classic Cadburys? I’m a cheap-skate/money savvy and will probably just get them the eggs that are on offer.

Easter isn’t just for Easter Sunday or Easter Eggs.. no there is plenty of food we can indulge in before hand. I think this is the perfect time of year to break the diet (if you are still sticking to it) and with this recipe you are going to want to!

I don’t think I could have created an easier Easter cupcake recipe and it’s perfect if you want to do it with kids.

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Ingredients for cupcakes:

– 175g Butter
– 175g caster sugar
– 175g self-raising flour
– 1/2 tsp baking powder
– 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
– 3 eggs
– dash of milk

Ingredients for chocolate nest toppings
– 85g Shredded Wheat
– 200g Milk Chocolate
– 2 x bags of mini eggs
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Method

1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line muffin tin trays with 12 cupcake cases

2. In a bowl cream the butter and sugar together until combined.

3. Add all the other ingredients to the bowl and either using an electric mixer or wooden spoon, combine the ingredients together until smooth texture.

4. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and ensure evenly divided

5. Place in the oven for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from the oven when baked and leave to cool

6. Place a glass bowl over a pan with simmering water in it. Ensure the bowl doesn’t touch the water.

7. Break the chocolate up into the glass bowl and stir until chocolate has melted.

8. In a bowl combine crushed shredded wheat and melted chocolate until all the shredded wheat is coated and covered.

9. On your cooled cupcakes, spoon around a tbsp of the chocolate shredded wheat onto the top and using fingers or spoon shape so there is a hole in the middle of your shredded wheat to form nest. Do this with all your cupcakes

10. Add a few mini eggs to the top of your nests and place in the fridge to firm up. Then dig in!

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Hope you enjoy and let me know if you make these.

Katie xx

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I'm Katie, a 24 year old going on 40 Northerner, a new mum to baby Pippa who loves posting pictures of my food and Dog Ruben. I'm venturing into the unknown world of blogging and sharing my love of cake, feminism, jumpers and savings with a whole new community.

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