Chocolate Easter Nests

By:
Emilie Gaillet

Delicious little chocolate cakes, all dolled up for Easter!

Serves
12 PORTIONS
Preparation
25 min
Cooking
25 min
Cooling
10 min
Ingredients

Chocolate cupcakes

  • ½ CUP Natrel Lactose Free butter, softened
  • 1 CUP sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 TSP vanilla extract
  • 1 CUP all-purpose flour
  • ½ CUP cocoa powder
  • ½ TSP baking powder
  • ½ TSP baking soda
  • ¼ TSP salt
  • 1 CUP Natrel Lactose Free 2%

Chocolate ganache

  • ½ CUP fine-quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 CUP Natrel Lactose Free 35% whipping cream

To decorate

  • small coloured chocolate eggs
Preparation

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and creamy.Chocolate Easter Nests
  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.Chocolate Easter Nests
  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.Chocolate Easter Nests
  3. Fold chocolate into whipped cream and gently combine to obtain an ethereal chocolate cream.Chocolate Easter Nests

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.Chocolate Easter Nests
  2. Place a few Easter eggs in the centre of the icing to make a little nest on top of each cupcake.Chocolate Easter Nests

Find all products in this recipe

Natrel Lactose Free 2%
Natrel Lactose Free cream