Leftover Easter Candy? Make Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes!
|Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes!|
When I was little, the anticipation for Easter morning to arrive was second only to Christmas. The Easter Bunny would have magically arrived sometime during the evening, leaving colorful baskets loaded with stuffed animals and plastic eggs concealing a bounty of Peeps, Reese’s peanut butter eggs, and the King of Easter candy: the Cadbury Creme Egg.
To this day, the Cadbury Creme Egg remains one of my favorite Easter candies… its soft chocolate shell, oozing a shimmering fondant egg “white” around an imitation “yolk”… it’s quite literally a sugar coma in a miniature, foil-wrapped package. My mom had to ration them out to my brother and I, knowing full well we could not be trusted with more than one Cadbury Creme Egg in a single sitting. They would have disappeared in record time and we would left be bouncing off the walls.
Now that I’m older (and only slightly more responsible), I’ve found a great way to use any leftover Cadbury Creme Eggs: Bake them inside chocolate cupcakes. I don’t have an official recipe but if I had to guess, I would recommend placing one (unwrapped) Cadbury Creme Egg in a cupcake mold, filling the mold with store-bought chocolate cake mix until approximately 2/3 full, and bake according to the directions on the box. Let cool and top with your favorite frosting. When ready to serve, cut one cupcake in half to expose the glorious Cadbury Creme Egg surprise filling. Then try your very best to limit yourself to just one…