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March 29, 2021

Easter Egg Cupcakes || Easy & Delicious

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Two Easter Egg Cupcakes topped with chocolate and easter eggs

 

Easter Egg Cupcakes are the perfect festive Easter treat!  Made with light and fluffy cake mix, buttercream frosting and infused with creamy Hudsonville Ice Cream. This cupcake recipe will wow friends and family alike.

 

Easter is just around the corner.  What better way to celebrate the season than with these delicious Easter egg cupcakes?! Not only are they an adorable Easter treat, they also taste out of this world.

We wanted to keep this recipe really simple by using store-bought white cake mix (you can use chocolate or yellow cake mix, as well) along with a homemade vanilla buttercream frosting (chocolate buttercream would be just as tasty). 

To achieve the ‘nest’ design on the cupcakes top, we used shaved chocolate, but are offering a number of fun alternative decorating tips below.  

The real hero ingredient in these Easter egg cupcakes is the infusion of Hudsonville Ice Cream. In addition to the white cake batter, we added 3/4 cups of their Brownie Batter Cookie Dough.

Hudsonville’s Brownie Batter Cookie Dough is two classic desserts combined into one amazing ice cream. Brownie batter ice cream is churned with not one but two inclusions: cookie dough chunks AND brownie bites.  

Never added ice cream to a cake or cupcake recipe?  Believe me, it’s worth trying!  We also love adding Hudsonville Ice Cream to our protein pancakes, waffles and donuts.  

 

One Easter Egg Cupcakes topped with chocolate and easter eggs

 

If you are not familiar with Hudsonville Ice Cream, they are a Midwest brand based in Michigan.  Their ice cream is made with the highest quality milk and cream sourced from their neighboring dairy farmers, many within 10 miles of their headquarters in Holland, Michigan.

There is a reason we buy only Hudsonville Ice Cream in our house – it’s by far the creamiest, most flavorful ice cream we have ever had. 

Check out their Scoop locator to find Hudsonville Ice Cream near you! 

 

Two Easter Egg Cupcakes topped with chocolate and easter eggs

 

TIPS FOR MAKING EASTER EGG CUPCAKES

We chose to make these Easter egg cupcakes using white cake mix.  However, what is great about this easy Easter dessert is it works well with any of your favorite cake mixtures.  Our favorites include:

 

FOR THE VANILLA FROSTING:

For the frosting, we used a homemade recipe included below, but a store-bough option works just as well.  

 

FOR THE ICE CREAM INFUSION: 

We chose to make two batches using both Hudsonville Brownie Batter Cookie Dough and Hudsonville Strawberry Cheesecake flavors.  The Brownie Batter Cookie Dough would be a really tasty addition to chocolate cupcakes, too.

Here are just a few of the other flavors we think pair perfectly with this cupcake recipe: 

You really can’t go wrong with any of their flavors! It’s worth mentioning Hudsonville Ice Cream also carries a line of Dairy Free pint options and super decadent Extra Indulgent pints, too!

 

Two Hudsonville Ice Cream cartons on a platter

 

EASTER CUPCAKE DECORATING TIPS

There are so many different & fun ways you can decorate these Easter egg cupcakes.  Below are just a few of our favorite decorating alternatives.

  • ‘Nest’ – to achieve the nest cupcake design, I used a small cheese slicer along the backside of a bar of chocolate. To achieve a similar look, you can also dust the cupcake with cocoa powder, use brown or chocolate sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, baked coconut flakes or use chocolate icing with a Wilton #233 piping tip.  If you are interested in using coconut flakes to achieve a grass-like look, you can also use green food coloring to make green coconut flakes.  
  • Easter Eggs – for this recipe we used these German chocolate mini egg truffles. However, you also could use Cadbury Eggs, Reese’s Pastel Easter Eggs, M&M Easter Egg Candies and so much more!  If candy toppings aren’t your cup of tea, consider using a cute Easter egg or Easter bunny cookie from your local grocery store or bakery.  
  • Cupcake liners – there are so many fun cupcake liners on the market today that can really elevate the look and presentation of these easter egg cupcakes. We chose to use ombre petal baking liners, but also love the look of these rainbow cupcake wrappers, these beautiful watercolor and floral wrappers, fun grass wrappers, or these cute easter basket cupcake wrappers.  

 

TOOLS WE USED

 

Two Easter Egg Cupcakes topped with chocolate and easter eggs

 

INGREDIENTS FOR EASTER EGG CUPCAKES

CUPCAKES

 

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING 

 

One Easter Egg Cupcakes topped with chocolate and easter eggs

 

HOW TO MAKE EASTER EGG CUPCAKES

CUPCAKES

  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Mix cake mixture, water, oil, egg whites (or whole eggs) and Hudsonville Ice Cream in a large bowl with hand or stand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes.  
  3. Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full with cake batter.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack to allow the cupcakes to cool completely. Set aside.

 

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING 

  1. In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  2. Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. 
  3. Once the cupcakes have cooled, add the frosting onto the cupcakes using a round piping tip.  NOTE: If for any reason you do not have a piping tip, you can also spread the frosting or icing with a pastry or butter knife.
  4. Place chocolate shavings on top of the buttercream frosting along with three mini easter eggs.  And enjoy!

 

 

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Easter Egg Cupcakes || Easy & Delicious

5 from 1 vote
Easy and delicious Easter Egg Cupcake recipe.
SERVES/MAKES: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients:

CUPCAKES

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Instructions:

CUPCAKES

  • Heat oven to 325 degrees and line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Mix cake mixture, water, oil, egg whites (or whole eggs) and Hudsonville Ice Cream in a large bowl with hand or stand mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes. 
  • Fill each cupcake liner 2/3 full with cake batter.  Bake for 18-20 minutes or or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer the cupcakes to a cooling rack to allow the cupcakes to cool completely. Set aside.

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  • In medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and butter with spoon or electric mixer on low speed. Stir in vanilla and 1 tablespoon of the milk.
  • Gradually beat in just enough remaining milk to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk, a few drops at a time. If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar. 
  • Once the cupcakes have cooled, add the frosting onto the cupcakes using a round piping tip.  NOTE: If for any reason you do not have a piping tip, you can also spread the frosting or icing with a pastry or butter knife.
  • Place chocolate shavings on top of the buttercream frosting along with three mini easter eggs.  And enjoy!

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