I’m possibly leaving it super late to start my Easter Baking this year but luckily these Easter Egg Carton Cupcakes looks super cute and can be knocked up in less than an hour. So if you’ve left your Easter preparations to the last minute this is the one for you.
Egg cartons are such a fantastic way to present and transport mini cupcakes, not to mention how good they are for recycling. There are also countless ways you can personalise them for gifts such as messages, ribbons or stickers which equally makes for a great activity with children. You can use any old egg cartons from supermarkets and cover the branding with decoration but I get mine from the farmers market where I purchase my eggs. Alternatively there are endless options for plain cartons on Amazon.
I kept these cupcakes simple with a classic vanilla flavour because quite frankly it’s the decoration that matters at Easter. I had so many ideas which I will more than likely give a go later this week but I loved the simplicity and pastel tones that I got from these.
Happy Easter Everyone!
Makes | 12 cupcakes
Preparation time | 30 minutes
Baking time | 10 minutes
120g stork margarine
120g caster sugar
120g self-raising flour
1tsp baking power
1tsp vanilla paste
Pinch of salt
2 x 6 hole egg carton
120g unsalted butter, softened
200g icing sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1tsp vanilla paste
36 mini eggs
Prepare a cupcake tray with liners and preheat the oven to 150 degrees
Cream together the Stork and sugar for 3-5 minutes until fluffy. Add the eggs one by one with a tbsp. of flour inbetween to stop it curdling, followed by the vanilla essence then mix to combine.
Add all remaining flour, baking powder and salt and fold together until smooth.
Spoon the mixture between all cases (fill until 3/4 full) then level the mixture out in the cases and bake for 10-13 minutes. Check after 10 minutes and the cakes should be lightly brown on top and bouncy to touch.
Leave to cool for 30 minutes while you make the buttercream
Cream together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla until smooth.
Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a round tip nozzle then pipe the cupcakes at a 90 degree angle.
Decorate with crumbled flake nests and 3 mini eggs then serve in your cute egg cartons.
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