EASTER NEST CUPCAKES

easter nest cupcakes

When I was younger, I couldn’t decide whether Spring or Autumn was my favourite season. Since joining the working world, the two bank holidays in April and May have been the deciding factor. Although, as I’m writing this curled under a blanket, with wind absolutely howling around the house, and all the windows rattling in their frames, this isn’t the most gentle start to a new season.

>> By the way, let’s visit my friend’s new blog for mom: Stroller and Car Seat for Baby reviews

But a four day weekend spent sheltering from the weather is umpteen times better than a two day weekend.

easter nest cupcakes

easter nest cupcakes

 

This recipe is very simple, inspired from the back of a mini egg packet (and containing absolutely no stork).

You will need:
4 large eggs
220g butter
220g caster sugar
220g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp vanilla extract

200g chocolate
4 handfuls cornflakes
1 packet of mini eggs

easter nest cupcakes

 

I made a simple vanilla sponge for the base (O’s favourite), using Mary Berry’s all in one method. Soften your butter until it’s almost melted, and combine with the sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla and baking powder.

Split evenly between 12 cases and bake on a moderate oven for 20-25 minutes until lightly golden and springing back to the touch. Leave to cool while you make your nests.

easter nest cupcakes

 

I like to make my cornflake nests with plain chocolate, but you can use whatever you prefer. Two teaspoons helps to layer the mix on the cake top (you may need to level them flat).

Stuff on as many mini eggs as you can (hint, its really not very many) before leaving the chocolate to set. They will keep in an airtight container for a few days, although deconstructing them in front of Netflix is very, very tempting…

 

 

What is everyone doing for Easter? Visiting home? Cooking? Out for lunch?

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