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Easter Nest Cupcakes

The boys broke up from school last Friday and the weather since has been terrible. We decided that as it's been so miserable we would do a spot of baking to cheer us up. We decided that as Easter is just a few days away we would try our hands at making some cupcakes.

Easter Nest Cup Cakes

Servings: 12
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

Ingredients you will need:

For The Cakes:
  • 115g (4 oz) Stork margarine
  • 115g (4 oz) caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 115g (4 oz) self-raising flour, sieved together with
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
For The Chocolate Nest:
  • 40g (1 ½ oz) Stork margarine
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 6 tablespoons drinking chocolate powder
  • 18 tablespoons cornflakes or branflakes or crushed shredded wheat
  • Cadbury Mini Eggs

For The Cakes:
  • Place all the cake ingredients into a mixing bowl 
  • Beat all the ingredients together until they are well mixed
  • Prepare  a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases
  • Spoon mixture into the cases
  • Bake in preheated oven 190°C, 170°C fan, Gas mark 5 for 15 -20 minutes 
  • Take out of the oven and leave to cool

For The Chocolate Nests:
  • Gently melt Stork and golden syrup in a bowl over a pan of boiling water
  • Stir in the drinking chocolate and cornflakes 
  • Place a tablespoon of mix  on each cupcake in a nest effect and leave to set. 
  • Decorate with 2 - 3 mini eggs
  • Enjoy

We were sent some from OXO to be able to make the above recipe. 

  • A 2.8L Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl (£14.00). Suitable for mixing dough, folding batter and even marinating meat. The bowl has a non-skid base that makes it extra sturdy and resistant to slipping -even when a surface is wet. The Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl has a brushed stainless steel interior that retains temperature and a white plastic exterior that shields your hands from extreme temperatures. The curved interior surface allows for easy mixing and cleaning and is dishwasher safe.
  • A Medium Silicone Spatula (£7.00). Perfect for stirring and mixing. The spatula's head and neck is covered in Silicone for easy cleaning. Is heat-resistant up to 315°C/600°F so it won’t discolour, warp or melt when being used for the preparation of hot foods. Also safe to use on both coated and non-stick cookware and bakeware. The spatula has a soft, comfortable, non-slip grip. Dishwasher safe.
  • A 11" Silicone Balloon Whisk (£10.00). The whisk has a soft, comfortable, non-slip handle. It is heat resistant up to 600°F, so won’t discolour, warp or melt when used and is safe to use on non-stick, ceramic and metal cookware. Dishwasher safe.