Saturday, April 7, 2012

Egg Hunt Cupcakes

Last weekend we went with our kids to a traditional Easter egg hunt. They are just too little to get the idea of collecting eggs hidden by the Easter Bunny. But, I didn’t give up. To make my kids more excited about the event I even made Egg Hunt Cupcakes. I wanted my cupcakes to resemble the eggs hidden in the grass. I do not know how successful I was in doing that, but the children were happy to try them.

This quantity is enough for 12 medium size cupcakes.

You need:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon white vinegar

Preheat oven to 350F (175C). Line muffin pan tin with paper liners.
In a bowl mix sifted flour and cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, mix the sugar, milk, oil, vinegar and vanilla extract. Then, add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients mixture and stir it until you get smooth batter.

Pour the batter into cups and bake for 20-25 minutes. When they are baked remove them from the oven and place them on a rack to cool down.

In the meantime make buttercream.

You need for buttercream:
6 tablespoons (85g) butter
1 cup (225g) powdered sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Mix all ingredients with a hand mixer. Put the buttercream in a pastry bag and pipe over the cakes.
For decoration use chocolate spirals and chocolate Easter eggs.
This recipe is featured in online magazine Mezze.

1 comment:

  1. they're so cute! and congrats on the Mezze magazine, it's fabulous!


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