The Crazy Kitchen: Caramel Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

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Tuesday 8 April 2014

Caramel Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

I was up in the loft locating the plastic eggs ready for an Easter egg hunt when I came across a box of Easter cake decorations that I had completely forgotten about. It was the perfect excuse to make some cakes and decorate them for Easter (obviously they will be eaten long before Easter though!)

Caramel Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

I popped a caramel egg in the middle of the cakes as a nice surprise, although they could be left out, or replaced with a mini creme egg. I topped them with my all time favourite cream cheese & Nutella frosting, making these very indulgent and best eaten with a spoon!

Caramel Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

Caramel Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

Caramel Chocolate Easter Cupcakes - makes 10/12

100ml boiling water
5-10g Instant coffee granules (depending on how much coffee flavour you want them to have) - I used Beanies Caramel Coffee
35g Cocoa powder
190g Caster Sugar
115g Plain Flour
3/4 tsp Baking powder
3/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 Egg
60ml Hazelnut oil
125ml Milk
Galaxy caramel mini eggs

Nutella frosting
300g Full fat cream cheese
150g Nutella
  • Mix the boiling water, coffee and cocoa powder together until smooth
  • Mix the sugar, flour, baking powder, bicarb of soda and salt together in a large bowl or jug
  • Beat the egg, oil and milk together, add the chocolate mixture & beat well
  • Beat the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix well
  • Pour the cake batter into the cupcake cups until just over half full
  • Push a caramel egg gently into the centre of batter, making sure that it is covered by the mixture
  • Bake in a 180 C oven for approx 18-20 minutes, until springy to the touch
  • Allow the cakes to cool fully on a wire rack
  • Make the frosting by beating the cream cheese & Nutella together
  • Decorate the cupcakes with the frosting
This is my entry into the Beanies Easter Baking Challenge - to see other entries just follow the hashtag #BeaniesBakeOff on Twitter.

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Beanies Coffee comes in a variety of flavours - our personal favourite is the French Vanilla and I look forward to trying the Cinnamon & Hazelnut.

I was sent jars of coffee for the purpose of this challenge

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