Easy Easter Chocolate Cupcakes

It’s that time of the year again to celebrate Spring, rebirth  and bunnies. (I am aware of the religious significance of Easter, but this is hardly the blog for such matters.) And in the spirit of renewal, this recipe is really a rehash of the chocolate cupcakes used in my Halloween Cupcakes of Lost Souls. From death to life — how poetic!

Easter Cupcakes (1)

Simply whip up a batch of the chocolate cupcakes. Then as the cupcakes cool, whip up a rudimentary but very yummy chocolate buttercream icing:

Cream 200g butter with a teaspoon of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Then beat in 350g icing sugar and 50g unsweetened cocoa, sifted. Finally, thin the icing to a spreadable consistency with some milk, approximately 2 tablespoons.

I used a 1M tip to pipe a sort of nest on top of the cupcakes. Lay (geddit?) in some chocolate eggs and finish off with a final strewing of rainbow sprinkles.

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