Bunny Brownie Cupcakes


Confession: I am a Cadbury Crackle Egg hoarder. It is out of control. I have five bags at home right now. I stock up on them as soon as they hit the shelves each spring because for whatever reason I am absolutely terrified that they will be discontinued. This is especially odd behavior for me, because I don’t even really like chocolate. I have a sweet tooth for things like cookie dough and peanut butter, but I don’t have an insatiable taste for chocolate. The exception is Cadbury Crackle Eggs. I just can’t get enough. 


This post is not about a recipe, or a confession, but more about a delightful way to bring something different to the Easter baskets you are filling. I baked brownies with three varieties of Cadbury eggs nestled inside and they were so great that I felt obligated to share. 

   


Plus the brownie cupcakes posed very well for photos. 

Again, this is not a recipe. I used a mix – our favorite is the Ultimate Fudge Ghiradelli variety – and I didn’t make any substitutions. I love surprises in the middle of cupcakes, like cookie dough or cheesecake fillings. Not only does an interior filling add a great flavor kick, but also this method really stretches out the batter. I made five Creme Egg cupcakes, a dozen mini cupcakes with Caramel Creme Eggs. This is after I spilled about half of the batter all over myself before I even got started, which my dogs were not unhappy about: 


Bunny Brownie Cupcakes

  • Prepare batter according to instructions. 
  • Cadbury Creme Eggs:
    • Line a standard-sized muffin tin with paper wrappers. 
    • Unwrapped Cadbury Creme Eggs and put one in each cupcake liner.  
    • You will not need more than 1/4 cup of batter for each cupcake. Note that I used brownie mix, which doesn’t rise as much as cake batter. If you decide to go with cake batter, make sure you leave room. 
  • Cadbury Caramel Creme Eggs: 
    • Line a miniature-sized muffin tin with paper wrappers. 
    • Unwrap Caramel Creme Eggs and put one in each liner. 
      • Sidebar: those tiny-sized eggs were a bit difficult to unwrap. These are the kind of problems I have. 
    • I used no more than 1 tablespoon of batter for each miniature cupcake. 
  • Bake as directed. 
  • Once the cupcakes are cool, top with a small dollop of fudge ganache (the Ultimate Fudge mix comes with this, making my morning just that much easier!) and crown with a Cadbury Crackle Egg, if you can bear to part with one. 

Again, this is not a brilliant contribution to the cooking world, but the cupcakes were a fun way to hide an Easter egg. 
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  1. Gloria Garcia
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    LOOKS VERY YUMMY!

    4 April, 2013

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