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Quick and easy Easter nest cupcakes recipe - a fun dessert for Easter that takes no time at all to make
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Easy Easter Nest Cupcakes

These super easy Easter nest cupcakes are no-mess and so quick to decorate! Kids will love both making and eating this cute Easter dessert idea!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert, Party Food
Cuisine: Easter
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Author: Grace Hall


  • 125 g  dairy free spread or margarine
  • 125 g soft light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 125 g plain flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 10 g (2 tsp) baking powder
  • To decorate:
  • 1 can Dr. Oetker Easy Swirl Cupcake Icing
  • 1 bag mini mini eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
  • Pop the margarine into a mixing bowl then add the caster sugar and eggs.  Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder on top and using an electric whisk on a low speed, gently blend the ingredients together. Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until well mixed.
  • Divide the cake mixture equally between the muffin cases and smooth over the tops. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  • Make sure the cakes are completely cool before decorating. To decorate, push a mini circle cutter into the top of each cupcake, then using a knife, pop out the circle create a round hole into the top of each cupcake.
  • Fill each hole with a small swirl of the icing, then top with 3 or 4 of the eggs to finish.