Carlee's Celebrate Spring Cupcakes

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Cupcakes with creamy chocolate surprise centers and a cute little bird's nest on top of creamy chocolate frosting. Made these in honor of my daughter, Carlee.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix

  • 1 ¼ cups water

  • cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 (3.9 ounce) packages instant chocolate pudding mix

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed

  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sprinkles

  • 72 mini chocolate candy-coated Easter eggs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper liners.

  3. Place chocolate cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until thoroughly combined, about 2 minutes.

  4. Fill prepared muffin cups 2/3 full with batter.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 19 to 23 minutes.

  6. Allow cupcakes to cool thoroughly.

  7. Beat the 2 packages of pudding mix with milk in a bowl using an electric mixer until thickened, about 2 minutes.

  8. Beat thawed whipped topping into pudding mixture to make a creamy filling.

  9. Spoon about 1 1/2 cup chocolate pudding filling into a pastry bag fitted with a large piping tip.

  10. Press the piping tip into the center of each cupcake and fill cupcake with about 1 1/2 tablespoon of pudding mixture.

  11. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of remaining pudding mixture about 1 1/2 inches across into the center of each cupcake to make a nest. Press chocolate sprinkles into edges of the nests; place 3 mini chocolate eggs into each nest.

Cook's Note:

Use any flavor cake mix that goes well with chocolate.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

211 Calories
10g Fat
29g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 211
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 3g
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 134mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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