Vanilla Mini Egg Nest Cupcakes

Easter Sunday is tomorrow and I simply couldn’t resist one last Easter themed bake. So here are my Vanilla Mini Egg Nest Cupcakes.
Vanilla Mini Egg Nest Cupcakes


  1. 100g/4oz Unsalted Buter at room temperature
  2. 100g/4oz Caster Sugar
  3. 1tsp Vanilla Extract – I use Nielsen-Massey
  4. 1/8tsp – pinch Sea Salt
  5. 2 Large Free Range Eggs
  6. 100g/4oz Plain White Flour – self raising can be substituted but don’t add the extra baking powder.
  7. 1tsp Baking Powder

For the Chocolate Buttercream

  1. 300g/11oz  Icing Sugar – sifted
  2. 150g/5oz Unsalted Butter – softened
  3. 175g/6oz Milk Chocolate
  4. 2 packets of Cadbury’s mini eggs
  5. Dark chocolate curls, or Cadbury’s flake (x2)


  • First of all place the butter and sugar into a bowl and whisk/beat until pale and fluffy.
  • Add the vanilla extract and whisk/beat until incorporated.
  • Next add 2 eggs, the sifted flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Whisk/beat slowly until all the ingredients are just combined.
  • Using a metal spoon stir the mixture 2-3 times to ensure everything is combined.
  • Place 12 cupcake wrappers into a cupcake pan.
  • Scoop just under a dessert spoonful of cake batter into each cupcake wrapper.
  • Place the cupcakes into the centre of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • The cupcakes are cooked when they are a golden brown colour and spring back from a light touch.