Cadbury Egg Cupcakes

24 servings
34 min

Are you looking for a fun dessert that is perfect for Easter? Cadbury Egg Cupcakes are a simple dessert recipe for your Easter celebration, Easter egg hunt or whenever you are craving some chocolate cupcakes. The chocolate cupcake with a Cadbury Egg inside, plus the smooth and creamy chocolate buttercream frosting spread or piped on top, makes these cupcakes delicious! We like to use twelve Cadbury Creme Eggs and twelve Cadbury Caramel Eggs. Both are yummy inside these chocolate cupcakes! Kids and adults love this dessert. We love to buy extra Cadbury Eggs to use later in the year for this dessert. Find more dessert recipes on Sweeter With Sugar with this link: Desserts.

Finished cupcakes that are topped with fun sprinkles for Easter.

Mix the batter.

Fill the cupcake wrappers.

Press the Cadbury Eggs into the batter and bake.

Recipe details
  • 24  servings
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 14 Minutes Total time: 34 min
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  • 1 15.25 ounce chocolate fudge mix plus water, oil and eggs per box directions
  • 1 3.4 ounce box instant chocolate pudding
  • 24 mini Cadbury Creme Eggs or Cadbury Caramel Eggs I use 12 of each
  • 24 cupcake liners
  • Easter sprinkles
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-2 tsp heavy whipping cream or milk
Unwrap Cadbury Eggs, set aside.
Mix cake mix, water, oil, eggs and chocolate pudding powder together in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer-according to the package instructions.
Place 24 cupcake wrappers into cupcake pans and fill each wrapper 2/3 full.
Press one Cadbury Egg into the cupcake batter.
Bake cupcakes at 350° for 14 minutes.
Allow cupcakes time to cool before frosting or piping frosting onto the cupcakes.
Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
Place butter on the kitchen counter 20-30 minutes before making the frosting. You can cut the butter into pieces, to speed up the time. The butter needs to be firm but will indent if pressed with finger.
In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, blend semi-softened butter until smooth and fluffy-the color will lighten.
Add powdered sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla and 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream or milk. Mix on low until incorporated and then mix on medium for three minutes. Scrape the sides of the bowl down a few times during the mixing.
Add another tablespoon of cream, if needed.
Pipe onto 12 cupcakes or spread onto all 24. NOTE: You will need to double this if piping all 24.
Put sprinkles on each cupcake as you frost it and enjoy!
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