Nest cupcakes

Chef: Aldi
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 40 mins
Nest cupcakes
The perfect treat with a cup of tea this Easter

100g plain flour

20g cocoa powder

140g caster sugar

1 ½ tsp baking powder

40g butter at room temperature

2 eggs

¼ tsp vanilla extract

For the topping:

170g Icing Sugar

110g butter, softened

50g cocoa powder

Mini Eggs 1 pk

Preheat oven to 180°C/355°F/Gas Mark 4.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating continuously.

Sift in the flour baking powder and mix gently.

Finally, add the vanilla extract and mix until combined fully.

Spoon the mixture into a prepared cupcake tin. Bake for 20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

Once cooked, remove the cupcakes from the oven to cool on a wire rack – for about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile make the buttercream.

Beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Add the icing sugar and cocoa powder and beat until smooth.

Spoon into a piping bag and apply to the sponges in a circular motion in the shape of a nest.

Add the finishing touches e.g. Mini eggs.

Serves
12

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Cooking Time
40 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Eggs

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Cake Stall, Cupcakes

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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