An Easter cupcake with a surprise egg inside.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
24 muffins
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups, or use paper liners. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

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  • Cream together the margarine, brown sugar and white sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Beat in the flour mixture alternately with the milk, mixing just until incorporated.

  • Fill each muffin cup 1/3 full, and place a chocolate egg in the center of each. Top with remaining batter until cups are 2/3 full.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, or until golden brown, and tops spring back when lightly tapped.

Nutrition Facts

196 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 29g 9% DV; fat 8g 12% DV; cholesterol 18.4mg 6% DV; sodium 212.2mg 9% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (41)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2009
These were fun to make with the kids. We decorated the cupcakes to look like "baskets" using licorice sticks for handles green coconut for grass and mini peanut butter eggs! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2005
The cupcakes were great but the chocolates melted right through the bottom. Read More
(15)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
04/09/2009
These were fun to make with the kids. We decorated the cupcakes to look like "baskets" using licorice sticks for handles green coconut for grass and mini peanut butter eggs! Read More
(70)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
I tried this recipe because I wanted to make cupcakes for my fiance's family and my own...but my mom wanted carrot cake and I thought the design was really cute. Instead of making regular vanilla cupcake I got a recipe for carrot cake so I just made carrot cake cupcakes and made some cream cheese glaze & dyed coconut shavings green & got sweet tart jelly beans and fruity twizzlers. They came out so cuuute and so yummy!! Everyone loved them! Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2003
My kids thought these cupcakes were great. I enjoyed them too. Great for anytime, not just Easter. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/25/2009
These were really good. I used mini-marshmallows to make bunnies decorations. Really fun for Easter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2006
these were spectacular!!..followed recipe exactly as described but after they cooled I iced them with duncan hines frosting....YUMMMM! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2005
for me the cupcakes were really good. not all the ingrediants dissolved well so the batter was a little lumpy. When it was baked the lumps helped add nice texture to the cupcake it was like cornbread. for me the batter only made 15 cupcakes instead of 24. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
I'm not the greatest fan of cupcakes but these were delectable! I used Lilliput eggs that I had left in the freezer for several days but I'm sure they would have stayed whole even if I hadn't frozen them. However when I bit into a cupcake after I had let them cool the egg was still quite cool which I found refreshing. I ate them without icing but my friends prefered them with icing. By the way DO NOT tell your friends that there is a chocolate egg in the cupcake before they find it. They WILL be angry with you.:P Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/20/2005
The cupcakes were great but the chocolates melted right through the bottom. Read More
(15)
Rating: 4 stars
04/21/2003
A nice one. Could make plain vanilla cupcakes too. Iced with vanilla on some and plain on others; topped iced ones with easter colored sprinkles. A pretty good hit considering the party we were going to already had too much food! My brown sugar was loosely packed. Read More
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