Chocolate Easter Nests

Delicious little chocolate cakes, all dolled up for Easter!

Preparation

Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and stir to combine. 
  4. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add dry ingredients to butter and sugar mixture. Add Natrel Lactose Free 2% and stir to combine.
  6. Line muffin tin with cupcake liners. Fill each with batter, two-thirds full.
  7. Bake in oven at 375°F for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 10 minutes or so.

 

Ganache
  1. Melt chocolate in a double-boiler or a bowl set above a saucepan of boiling water. Allow chocolate to cool but not harden, about 5 minutes.
  2. While the chocolate is cooling, beat cream in a large bowl until it reaches the consistency of whipped cream. 
  3. Fold chocolate into whipped cream and gently combine to obtain an ethereal chocolate cream.
Assembly
  1. Using a piping bag, cover the little cakes with the chocolate cream. If you don’t have a piping bag, a spoon will do just fine.
  2. Place a few Easter eggs in the centre of the icing to make a little nest on top of each cupcake.

Emilie Gaillet

Montreal, Quebec

Emilie Gaillet is a photographer, food stylist and culinary creator who shares her delectable recipes on her blog, Murmures.

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