Cadbury Egg Cupcakes

a cupcake cut in two to expose a cadbury egg filling. Around the sides are other, uncut cupcakes and a bowl of chocolate.

5 from 11 reviews

Whether for Easter brunch or your next office potluck, these easy Cadbury egg cupcakes are sure to leave everyone asking for more! These cupcakes pair a rich chocolate cupcake base with a sweet Cadbury egg filling, all topped with a creamy vanilla buttercream frosting and a crisp, dark chocolate shell.



For the cupcakes:

For the frosting:

For the chocolate coating:


  1. In a small bowl, combine the semi-sweet chocolate and boiling water for the cupcakes. Stir until the chocolate has melted.
  2. Whip the egg and vegetable oil until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the granulated sugar, water/chocolate and milk, and beat until just combined.
  4. Gently whisk in the dry ingredients until just combined and lump free.
  5. Pour your batter into your lined cupcake pan(s) until liners are about 2/3 of the way full.
  6. Press an unwrapped Cadbury egg into the center of each cupcake.
  7. Bake at 350F for 16-18 minutes, or until the top of the cupcakes spring back when touched.
  8. In a small saucepan, combine the water and sugar for the frosting.
  9. Bring the syrup to a boil and cook until it’s completely clear.
  10. Whip your egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  11. On high, pour the hot syrup down the side of the bowl and into the egg whites. Continue to whipping until the mixture has cooled to room temperature (about 10 minutes).
  12. On low, begin adding 1″ slices of the butter until all the butter has been added. Whip the frosting on high until it becomes a thick frosting.
  13. Turn the mixer down to low, add the vanilla extract, and continue whipping until the frosting is completely smooth.
  14. Using a large round tip, pipe your frosting into a smooth swirl of 2-3 layers.
  15. Place the cupcakes in the freezer until the frosting is completely firm (about 5 minutes).
  16. In a bowl, melt the dark melting wafers in the microwave using 20 second increments.
  17. Dip the tops of the cupcakes into the melted chocolate.



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