Easter Baking Part 1

Nest Cupcakes

I used Mary Berry’s Recipe for the cupcakes and the chocolate icing.

nest cupcakes
Ingredients (makes 12):
100g Softened Butter
150g Self-raising Flour
150g Caster Sugar
3tbsp milk
2 Large Eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
You will also need a cupcake tin and cases.

Icing Ingredients (I halved the Icing Recipe for 12 cupcakes):
30g Butter
15g Cocoa Powder
1 1/2 tbsp milk
125g Golden Icing Sugar

Chocolate Nest Ingredients:
200g Chocolate
50g Cornflakes

I decorated them using mini eggs and some chicks.

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (Fan)

2. Put the cupcake cases into the cupcake tin.

3. Put all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and beat until blended and smooth.

4. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases about 2/3rds of the way.

5. Pop in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until they have risen and golden brown.

6. Pop them out of the tin and leave to cool on a rack.

7. To make the icing melt the butter and pour it into a bowl.

8. Sift in the cocoa powder and stir in the icing sugar a little bit at a time.

9. If the icing is too thick add a little of the milk until it reaches a glossy spreadable consistency.

10. Using a knife spread the icing over the top of each cupcake.

11. To make the nests melt the chocolate into a bowl and mix in the cornflakes

12. Using a spoon scoop some of the mixture out and place on top of the icing.

13. Now it’s time to decorate.


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