Easy Easter mini cupcakes

18 Mar

Easter egg mini cupcake recipe by The Hungry Mum.jpg

I think I enjoy Easter more than Christmas. Come December 25 everyone is racing around like a headless chook, and the stress is palpable.

From a baking perspective – which is my usual perspective as I am always baking – standing in front of an oven for hours on end in 35 C heat is simply awful.

But by Easter the weather has cooled and baking is more pleasant.

There’s also more scope to Easter-ise (yes, I just created that word) baking recipes.

Take these very easy six ingredient vanilla cupcakes. They are super fast to make and I made them seasonal by topping with buttercream and a mini egg. Perfect for Easter weekend get togethers or the Easter hat parade morning tea at school.

These simple vanilla cupcakes from scratch freeze perfectly so you can make them a few weeks in advance, let defrost overnight, then decorate just ahead of serving time on the day of your Easter gathering. I do love a do ahead dessert!

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GATHER:

cupcakes

125g diced butter at room temperature

good splash vanilla

½ cup caster sugar

2 eggs

1  ½ cups self raising flour

½ cup milk

to decorate

thickened cream, whipped

small chocolate eggs

Easter egg mini cupcake by The Hungry Mum.jpg

LET’S GET TO IT:

Preheat oven to 170C and line 2x 12 mini cupcake pans with mini liners.

Place everything in the bowl of electric mixer and blend until all combined and smooth.

Place in liners and bake until golden – around 17-ish minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.

Pipe whipped cream on top of each cake then gently place a mini egg on top.

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26 Responses to “Easy Easter mini cupcakes”

  1. gloasdfghjkl March 18, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    it’s cute! Great idea for bite sized food at party too ^^

  2. Carolyn Page March 18, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    I know a ton of kids who would love these – me too!
    I’ve used the term ‘chook’ in a number of my posts. Internationals don’t always know what the word means. To Aussies its ‘second nature’; however, not always to our overseas friends. 😀
    And yes, I agree with you: Christmas finds most of us like ‘headless chooks’. Easter is a little more sedate. Thank goodness…

  3. https://betweenseasblog.wordpress.com March 18, 2016 at 8:57 am #

    How nice!!! Yummy!!!! 😀

  4. The Hungry Mum March 18, 2016 at 9:18 am #

    oh Carolyn, I didn’t even think about the non_Aussies not knowing what chooks meant! Thanks for pointing that out, might add an explanation x

  5. The Lessons You Learn March 18, 2016 at 11:50 am #

    These are adorable! So perfect

  6. trucvert March 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm #

    Beautiful cupcakes – agreed about the Christmas madhouse. Come Easter the chooks are no longer headless ane are instead laying chocolate eggs. Ideal 😉

  7. bhumi March 18, 2016 at 4:37 pm #

    So cute it is…

  8. youthfoodblog March 18, 2016 at 11:00 pm #

    The mini egg on top is so cute!

  9. Lorraine @Not Quite Nigella March 19, 2016 at 8:16 am #

    Christmas is a crazy hectic time whereas Easter has that lovely 4 day weekend thing happening. Plus hot cross buns and Easter eggs. What’s not to love? 😛

  10. Lisa @ cheergerm March 20, 2016 at 12:53 am #

    Great Easterising!! 😂 It a more chilled time, for sure. A good baking day today Mrs H!

  11. Jem @ Lost in Utensils March 20, 2016 at 4:21 am #

    These look gorgeous! I love Easter as well but the weather hasn’t cooled here yet!!! I’m having an Easter Sunday lunch for 12 and it’s probably going to be about 33 degrees. Not fair!

    • The Hungry Mum March 25, 2016 at 8:34 am #

      I know – autumn is MIA! We had about two days of cooler weather but now Sydney is sticky and humid again. Arg! Hope your Easter lunch went off without a hitch.

  12. LaBicycletteAmbulante March 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm #

    It’s so cute! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  13. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) March 21, 2016 at 11:11 am #

    These look adorable and are just the right size (well the size I like).

    • The Hungry Mum March 22, 2016 at 7:08 am #

      Ta Sara! Little means you can have more, right? 😉

  14. ChgoJohn March 27, 2016 at 1:04 am #

    Easy, all right. Make that “too easy”. I see myself going through a platter of them like I would a bucket of popcorn. They look sooo very good!
    I hope you and your family enjoy a wonderful Easter together.

  15. Anna @ shenANNAgans March 29, 2016 at 1:32 am #

    Totes agree about Easter v Christmas, that mad dash and stress around Christmas is positively exhausting and no where near as delicious. Love the mini cupcakes.

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