Recipe | Double chocolate nest cupcakes with chocolate eggs

Spring is officially here. Why not celebrate with chocolate nest cupcakes with chocolate buttercream and chocolate eggs? (Unless you’ve given up chocolate for Lent, in which case I apologise. Perhaps save this recipe to use in a few weeks’ time?)

How to make Chocolate nest cupcakes Easter recipe UK

In my family this recipe is known as “THE” chocolate cake recipe. I think my Mum found it ages ago in a copy of Good Housekeeping. The oil and golden syrup in the recipe makes the chocolate cake dense, moist and close to a fudge cake.

I made a large sandwich cake version of this recipe last year with Cadbury’s mini eggs – you can check that out here.

As these chocolate cupcakes are smaller, I used “micro” chocolate eggs this time (yes, that’s what they were called on the packet).

This is a great recipe if you don’t have the luxury of an electric mixer to help you. As long as you sift the dry ingredients, it’ll all very easy to stir by hand without having to worry about lumps.

Ingredients (makes 18-24 chocolate cupcakes)

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Easter baking round-up ft. extra chocolate cake!

Happy Easter everyone!

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I made these two Easter cakes yesterday. The recipe is the same as the one I used for this two layer chocolate cake (which I’ll mention below as well).

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In case you’ve missed the Easter / spring-themed recipes I’ve posted over the last three weeks, I thought I’d do a quick recap. Just my way of spreading some extra sweetness this Easter weekend 🙂 And it’s still not too late to make your own!

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1. Double chocolate Easter layer cake with mini eggs

Chocolate easter and spring season cake. Two layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling and green grass topping frosting decorations with eggs 4

Spring is here! I also used this recipe to make the bunny cake featured at the start of this post. A lovely rich chocolate mixture which always produces a rich, moist cake.

2. Shredded wheat chocolate nests with golden syrup and mini eggs

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Recipe | Chocolate finger cake. Sponge layer cake with vanilla buttercream and a biscuit border

Sponge layer cake with vanilla buttercream, a Cadbury’s chocolate finger biscuit border and mini eggs!

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If you’re a regular visitor to this blog you might be thinking, “Why is Claire posting a recipe on a Tuesday? Fridays are recipe days, aren’t they?” And you’d be absolutely right. But I wanted to post this cake recipe a bit earlier to give anyone who wanted to make it for this weekend time to get their ingredients together (i.e. stock up on mini eggs).

I’ve seen many cakes with chocolate finger borders and always thought it looked like a great idea. And it turns out, it is! 🙂

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Recipe | Shredded Wheat chocolate nests – with golden syrup and mini eggs!

Cute shredded wheat cereal chocolate nests. A nice Easter recipe to make with children and a great excuse for more chocolate mini eggs!

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This is another quick, no bake recipe which is incredibly child friendly. It’s also a perfect spring or Easter “bake” and another excuse to use mini eggs! 🙂

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Recipe | Double chocolate Easter cake! With mini eggs!

Spring is almost here. To me, that sounds like a good excuse for chocolate cake!

Chocolate easter and spring season cake. Two layer chocolate cake with chocolate buttercream filling and green grass topping frosting decorations with eggs 4

My family call this recipe “THE” chocolate cake recipe. My mum’s had it for years and I think it’s from an old copy of Good Housekeeping magazine. The oil in the recipe means the chocolate cake is dense, moist and a bit like fudge cake. It’s gorgeous! Although it’s still a little early for Easter eggs, spring is definitely in the air and this inspired the grass buttercream topping. Oh, and I just love Cadbury’s mini eggs, so any excuse to use them, I take it! 🙂

Ingredients

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