How to make Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

How to make easy chocolate Easter cupcakes with mini eggs and a birds nest flake. Full recipe below: You can find all my recipes on my blog

200g chocolate chips
200g/ 1-½ cups self raising flour
200g / 1 cup caster sugar
6 tbsp / ¾ cup cocoa powder
150 ml / ¾ cup sunflower oil
2 large eggs
280 ml / 1 cup sour cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

200g soft unsalted butter
350g / 3 cups icing sugar
50g / 3/5 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp hot water
100g melted chocolate

Flake bar crumbled to decorate
Mini eggs to decorate


This is a very easy recipe
Preheat oven 180c /350f / gas4
Simply mix all the cake ingredients together apart from the chocolate chips in a big bowl until smooth
Then mix in the chocolate chips
Then fill the cupcake cases and pop in the oven for 15 – 20 minutes
To test if they are cooked poke a small skewer in the centre of the cake and if it comes out clean they are done
Or you can press it gently with your finger and if it bounces back it is cooked
Leave to cool

For the icing, sieve the icing sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl
Beat in the butter, vanilla, cooled melted chocolate and hot water
Beat until smooth

When cakes are cool, spread the icing on top of the cakes
If you have a piping bag they will look nicer but no problem if you don’t
Sprinkle the flake on top then put 3 mini eggs on to look like a birds nest

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