Go Back Email Link
Creme Egg Cupcakes

Mini Creme Egg Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Cadbury Creme Egg


For the Cupcakes

  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 + 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 3 eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 3 tbsp grapeseed oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 36 mini creme eggs such as Cadbury

For the Frosting

  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups icing sugar


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line muffin tins with paper liners.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • At low speed, add eggs, buttermilk, oil, vanilla and water. Beat until smooth and combined, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Fill each cup about half way. Place one mini creme egg in the center of each cup. Fill each cup until the creme egg is just barely covered.
  • Bake for 20 minutes and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Frosting

  • Place egg whites and sugar in heat proof bowl (not metal). Set bowl over pan of gently simmering water, and whisk until the sugar has dissolved and the egg whites are hot to the touch, about 3 minutes. Test by rubbing the mixture between your fingers; it should feel completely smooth.
  • Transfer egg and sugar mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Beat on high speed until mixture has cooled completely and formed stiff and glossy peaks, about 8-10 minutes.
  • Reduce speed to low. Add the butter, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated after each addition. Don't worry if the buttercream appears curdled after all the butter has been added; it will become smooth again with continued beating, so be patient!!
  • Add vanilla extract and beat just until combined. Add in icing sugar, one cup at a time and beat until light and fluffy. Switch to the paddle attachment and beat on low to eliminate any air pockets, about 5 minutes.
  • **If you are using the buttercream within a few hours, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and leave at room temperature in a cool environment.
  • ***If not, then store in the refrigerator, up to 3 days. Before using, bring the buttercream to room temperature, and beat on the lowest speed with the paddle attachment until smooth, about 5 minutes.

To Frost the Cupcake

  • Use a large round tip and swirl a small amount of white frosting. Tint the remaining frosting yellow (I didn't have yellow so I used orange) and put a small dot of yellow on the top and garnish with a mini creme egg.