Oreo Easter Egg Cupcakes

These irresistible chocolate Easter cupcakes have a hidden surprise – Oreo Easter eggs (RECIPE BELOW). Bite into the rich buttercream and fluffy cake to find an Oreo Easter egg and watch friends’ faces as they find the hidden gem. These cupcakes are a delicious way to celebrate the Easter break, not only do they taste great, they are fun to make.

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Makes: 18

100g dark chocolate
1 cup (250ml) milk
125g butter, softened
1 cup (220g) brown sugar
3 eggs
11/2 cups (225g) self-raising flour
½ cup (75g) plain flour
¼ cup (30g) cocoa powder
18 small oreo chocolate eggs
Oreo eggs and white chocolate easter eggs, extra, halved

250g butter, softened
3 cups (480g) icing sugar mixture
2 tbs milk
150g dark chocolate, melted, cooled
2 tbs dark cocoa powder

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the chocolate and milk in a small saucepan over a medium-low heat. Cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Set aside for 20 mins to cool.
2. Line eighteen 1/3 cup (80ml) capacity muffin pans with paper cases.
3. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the combined flours, cocoa powder and chocolate mixture in alternating batches. Divide mixture evenly among prepared pans. Top each cake with an easter egg. Bake for 20 mins for until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
4. To make the buttercream, use an electric mixer to beat the butter until very pale. Gradually add the icing sugar, beating well between each addition. Add the milk and beat to combine. Add the chocolate and cocoa powder and beat to combine. Place in a piping bag fitted with a fluted nozzle. Pipe icing onto each cupcake. Decorate with remaining oreo eggs and white chocolate eggs.

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