Thursday, April 1, 2021

Easter Egg Nest Chocolate Cupcakes

 Rich and moist chocolate cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate whipped frosting and decorated with pretty pastel colored chocolate eggs 

Easter is coming up this weekend. Any baking plans yet?!? Here is an idea for you, chocolate lovers, that I know you're going to like and is bound to spark your baking mojo.... if there is such a thing;)
Take a look at these!
What's not to love about a rich and moist chocolate cupcake topped with fluffy whipped chocolate frosting. Presented in a dangerously cute and festive nest topped with chocolate eggs... Feeling the love yet?!?
This recipe is quite simple and comes together in no time. Mix the dry ingredients, whisk well the wet ingredients and combine the two.  All you need for this step are two bowls and a whisk. I baked the cupcakes in my new Toshiba 4-in-1 oven, filling individual silicone muffin molds lined with paper liners, so I can fit as many as I like inside the oven.
While these bake (only 15 minutes!!) you can whip up this simple, rich and smooth chocolate whipped cream frosting. No butter in this frosting, just a little cream cheese to make the whipped cream more stable. So easy and so good!
Happy Easter weekend everyone!
Easter Egg Nest Chocolate Cupcakes

Easter Egg Nest Chocolate Cupcakes

Manuela Mazzocco
Prep time
20 Min
Cook time
15 Min
Total time
35 Min
Rich and moist chocolate cupcakes topped with fluffy chocolate whipped frosting and decorated with pretty pastel colored chocolate eggs


For the cupcakes:
  • 1 cup (125 gr) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (45 gr) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powdered
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup (200 gr) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the whipped chocolate frosting:
  • 1 cup (235 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup (75 gr) powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup (45 gr) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • pinch sea salt
To decorate:
  • chocolate sprinkles
  • about 36 chocolate eggs


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add the lemon juice to the milk, stir and let sit to curdle.
  4. In a large bowl whisk well the sugar, eggs, vegetable oil and vanilla extract. Add half of the dry ingredients into the wet and stir until just combined ( no overmixing!).
  5. Whisk in the milk. And the rest of the dry ingredients.
  6. Spoon the batter into muffin liners to 2/3 full. Bake for 15 minutes or until set in the middle. Let cool down.
  7. For the frosting: Mix the cream cheese with the sugar, cocoa powder and salt. Beat at low speed while adding the heavy whipped cream. Mix for two minutes or until stiff. Taste and add more sugar if needed.
  8. Pipe starting from the middle and going around the edge twice, creating a nest. Sprinkle with chocolate sprinkles if desired and place the chocolate eggs inside the nest.
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