Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

With Easter just a couple of days away, I thought I’d post a super cute and simple idea for Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes. I’m a sucker for anything miniaturized, so when I laid my eyes upon mini Cadbury Creme Eggs at Target I immediately threw them into my cart. At that moment I was unsure if I was going simply consume them until I got a stomach ache or create an Easter themed dessert.

After tossing around a few ideas, I decided to make cupcakes. I knew I wanted to bake mini egg into the center, because seriously can it get any better than a Cadbury Egg baked into a cupcake? I think not. Then I experienced a brief moment of brilliance and thought it would be pretty darn adorable and festive to pipe the frosting to mimic an egg.

I don’t really have a recipe for you, this is just more of an method on how to execute the idea.


More Easter Inspiration:

Pavlova with Raspberries and Lemon Curd from Katie of Good Life Eats
Marshmallow Nests from Jaime of Sophistimom
Cascaroñes from Amber of Bluebonnets and Brownies
Nested Easter Egg Cupcakes from Naomi of Bakers Royale
Kettle Krispies Treat Eggs from Kristen of Dine and Dish
Simple Easter Cupcakes from Aimee of Simple Bites

Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes


  • 24 paper cupcake liners
  • Batter for 24 cupcakes. Box mix works fine or simply use your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe, it’s your call.
  • 48 Mini Cadbury Creme Eggs (24 frozen) - You’ll use the frozen ones inside the cupcake batter. Freezing the eggs keeps them from completely vanishing inside the baked cake.
  • 1 batch of buttercream frosting
  • yellow dye
  • Large Round piping tip or snip the end off of a piping bag.


  1. Scoop batter into paper liner 2/3 of the way full. Place one frozen Mini Cadbury Creme Egg into the middle of each cupcake. Use a spatula to spread the batter over the egg.
  2. Bake according to the recipe you are using. Allow cupcakes to cool completely.
  3. While your cupcakes are cooking, make your buttercream. My favorite recipe can be found within this Fundamentals Buttercream Frosting Post.
  4. Remove about 1 cup of buttercream from the mixing bowl and dye it yellow.
  5. Assemble your piping bag fitted with a large tip and pipe a large circle around the perimeter of the cupcake.
  6. Fill in the center of the circle with the yellow buttercream and top with a Mini Cadbury Cream Egg.

89 Responses to “Cadbury Creme Egg Cupcakes”

  1. So cute! I always look forward to the time of year when Cadbury eggs start to appear.


  2. Tracy — March 13, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    These are so cute! Makes me wish I could still eat Cadbury eggs…unfortunately Hershey took them away from me last year by slapping their peanut/nut warning on them. I may have to make these cupcakes though…I bet they are even better than the candies anyway!


  3. Katrina — March 29, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    My fave chocolate cake recipe has a runny batter…will the egg stay in the middle even if the batter is runny? Thanks so much for sharing!


    • Jamie — March 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      I used a really thick cake batter for this recipe, I don’t think the egg will stay suspended in a thinner batter.

  4. Faye — March 31, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Hi Jamie

    Can you please tell the cupcake recipe you used? Thanks!


    • Jamie — April 4, 2012 at 7:29 pm

      I used this recipe – but you can pretty much use whatever recipe is your favorite. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. anne — April 1, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    I’ve just been to Target and Kroger, and can’t find them! :( Anyone know if any mass-retailers are selling them this year? I can only find 4 on Amazon. Anyone who onows, feel free to email me at awkennon (at) Thanks a million!


    • Jamie — April 1, 2012 at 7:11 pm

      I just picked some up at Target this afternoon, I have also seen them at my local grocery store (Kroger). Sorry you are having such a hard time finding them.

    • Anne — April 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

      GAH! Ok, I’ll maybe try a different Target…I know they sometimes carry different products at different stores, even within the same town. I’m dying here, since I’ve had my heart set on these darn cupcakes for weeks now!

    • Lisa — April 4, 2012 at 2:39 pm

      Sorry I replied down below…I found mine at Walmart…by the Easter baskets and grass..not by the candy. Hope that helps.

    • Julia — April 6, 2012 at 7:36 pm

      I found some at CVS yesterday. SO expensive, though!
      I know they won’t be as cute, but would the more solid chocolate eggs work, too? Like the Butterfinger eggs or the cookie & cream eggs?

  6. Heather — April 3, 2012 at 2:09 am

    I tried these tonight…froze the mini eggs for a few hours and all….and they still disappeared during baking, I just have chocolate cupcakes with a crunchy carmalized base. :( What did I do wrong??


    • Lynda — April 6, 2012 at 6:05 pm

      Heather – the same thing happened to me :(

    • Michelle — April 6, 2012 at 8:45 pm

      I made these tonight and the same thing happened to me! But my cupcakes arent just chocolate – the chocolate from the egg seems to have melted making the middles really soft and gooey (not in a good way), and the creme part has hardened on the bottom. :( I don’t know what went wrong!

  7. Jacqui — April 3, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Did you use gel or liquid food coloring for the yellow part?


  8. Lisa — April 4, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Found mine at Walmart…over by the Easter baskets..not by the candy.


  9. lisa — April 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Wow! I just finished making these, they are great. I didn’t put the eggs on top, and my yellow frosting was not quite the right color, but these are a hit!!!! Great.


  10. Kim — April 8, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    I just made these and the eggs melted and disappeared!!!!!! so disappointed :(:( They were frozen


  11. Maureen Wignes — April 9, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Made these for my husband’s work on Friday. They turned out perfect. Thanks for the recipe.


  12. Kelly — April 26, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    I made these for Easter this year. I used your box recipe but wasn’t sure if I was supposed to add additional pudding since the box recipe said it had pudding in it. SO…I threw in a couple scoops of a pudding snack pack! These turned out unbelievable!! Everyone kept saying how professional they looked and tasted! The only thing slightly negative – the frozen egg in the middle was yummy and gooey but the cream dissipated a bit, which i doubt theres a solution to that since the cream is just sugar so its bound to disappear when baked I’m definitely saving this one for next year!! Thank you and I look forward to baking your other creations!


    • Jamie — April 26, 2012 at 8:13 pm

      So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe – thanks so much for reporting back. Have a great day.

  13. Aurelia — June 8, 2012 at 3:31 am

    As I am addicted to Cadbury Creme Eggs I am close to hyperventilate because of these cupcakes!!!!


  14. Emily — October 9, 2012 at 12:43 am

    Love your adorable idea! Look at your frosting, made me so tempting and want to bite it.

    Good job!


  15. Sim — December 1, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I’m a sucker for miniatures too. I’ve got mini Oreos and mini Jammie Dodgers in the cupboard that need to adorn a cupcake. These are so cute. I too love Creme Eggs and really want to make these.


  16. Christine — March 2, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Has anyone substituted the mini eggs for the regular size ones in the batter?


  17. Shannon Farrow — March 8, 2013 at 4:21 am

    I attempted this genius idea last night but I need some advice, how long did you freeze the eggs for? And how do you stop them from sticking to the cupcake cases? Cause although mine tasted great, you would take the cupcake out of the case and the creme egg would be stuck to the case? Thanks in advance


    • Jamie — May 18, 2013 at 9:16 am

      I froze them overnight. I am sorry you had issues with them sticking to the wrappers. Thanks for stopping by.

  18. Steph- Mean Miss Mustard — March 25, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    That icing is so cute! I’d settled on my Easter bake using mini eggs, but now I’m not so sure these look amazing.


  19. Elyse — March 27, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    This looks seriously amazing, I have to go to target to find those mini eggs!


  20. Linda had a little Lamb — September 30, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    Mmmmmmmmmm. Cadbury cream eggs. You can’t go wrong when you add Cadbury’s products to the mix. Great idea.


    • Jamie — October 2, 2013 at 12:01 pm


      Amazing…give them a try and let us know how you like the recipe! Have a fantastic day!


  21. Erin — July 10, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Is there a pic of the cupcake bitten into and we can see the mini egg in it?


  22. Deepti — March 22, 2015 at 9:41 am

    wish there was a video of it.. :)


    • Jamie — March 22, 2015 at 10:11 am

      Thanks for the idea. I appreciate you stopping by.


  23. Heather — March 23, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Buttercream is never that white! I guess marshmallow frosting would work?


    • Jamie — March 23, 2015 at 10:34 am

      I assure you that this is buttercream. Beating the butter for about 10-12 minutes and using clear vanilla extract will give you this look. Thanks for stopping by.


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