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Peeps Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Peeps Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Peeps Chick Surprise-Inside Cupcakes

Easter surprises have never been so sweet! Bake up these festive Easter cupcakes, fill with colorful sprinkles, and top with a yellow Peeps marshmallow chick to surprise someone special.

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Notes

If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
  • Water, as called for on box mix
  • Oil, as called for on box mix
  • Eggs, as called for on box mix
  • 1 Cup assorted mini candy-coated chocolate candies, jimmies or confetti candy sprinkles
  • 1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy frosting (any flavor)
  • Green food color
  • Green colored decorating sugar
  • 24 yellow Peeps brand marshmallow chicks

24 Insanely Cute Easter Cupcakes to Make This Year .

Easter is a time of renewal and fresh starts. Because it falls in spring, there are lots of color and theme choices when it comes to making Easter cupcakes. If you show up to your potluck, cupcakes in hand, you'll be everyone's hero. Here are all the options you need to make this year a stand out one that no one will ever forget your Easter cupcakes.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line muffin tin with cupcake papers. You will need about 8 or 9. fill the empty ones half way with water so that the pan doesn't burn.

Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream the both sugars with the butter. Then beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Then beat in the flour mixture, alternating with the milk. Mix til just incorporated.

Fill muffin cups 1/3 full. Then place a chocolate kiss in the center. Top with more batter til 2/3 full.

Bake on center rack for 18 - 20 minutes or til center of cupcake springs back when lightly touched.


In this YouTube video tutorial, Jenn from Cookies Cupcakes and Cardio showcases the step-by-step recipe to whip up the cake all by yourself. The end results – cutting through a cake of sheer cuteness!

Speaking of the surprise, the delectable and super moist cake not only flaunts a peep shape, but has also been stuffed with lots and lots of those colorful marshmallow pretties shaped like a little chick, flaunting lovely pastel hues and covered in bright sugar crystals. On the outsides, the cake is covered with a thick layer of super velvety marshmallow buttercream in a bright shade of yellow to resemble the birds with utmost perfection.

Giant Peeps Cake with Surprise Inside

To get started with the recipe, what you are going to need is 2 batches of desired cake batter, lots of yellow marshmallow buttercream, some yellow sanding sugar, 2 brown Smarties, a few toothpicks and of course, loads of peeps. And yes, you can prepare the sponge layers from scratch or simply go for a store-bought cake mix of your choice to get it all done.

Two different cake layers, one rectangular and the other shaped exactly like a huge bowl form the perfect peep structure when assembled together in a clever fashion – just a bit of cutting and placing of the different pieces of the cake together with the help of toothpicks is the secret! And yes, to create that space within the cake to fill in the peeps, you need to create a perfect few inches deep round hole in the bottom layer, while scooping out a large section from the middle of the upper round cake layer.


Chickpea Chocolate Cupcakes (Low Carb/Gluten Free)

Hello Peeps! I&rsquove got some serious chocolate for you today! So. Much. Chocolate. Enough chocolate that you won&rsquot even mind that I snuck some garbanzo beans into this cupcake!

And though it may sound wacky, it&rsquos not the first time I&rsquove experimented with chickpeas in gluten free baked goods. Last year I made this Chocolate Orange Garbanzo Bean Cake and also a comforting, fall-flavored Apple and Garbanzo Bean Cake which can both be made low carb by replacing the sugar with granulated sugar substitute.

I wanted to try the same technique in a low carb cupcake and it worked great. What&rsquos also nice is that I made these in my blender and then poured them into the cups &ndash super easy and fast to make! These are so chocolatey and decadent on their own that they can be eaten like a brownie with no frosting.

But oh the frosting! It&rsquos so smooth and rich that you&rsquoll want to eat it by the spoonful! This frosting is no joke people &ndash I used 90% Cocoa Lindt bars to make it and it&rsquos amazing! If you want a less intense chocolate flavor (wuss!) then you can substitute 85% or even 70% (seriously?) cocoa but be aware that you will increase the carb content exponentially as you lower the percentage of cocoa.

And finally, one last picture because who doesn&rsquot love gratuitous photos of chocolate!


Cupcake Recipes for Spring

    A carrot cake cupcake with a cinnamon spice frosting Mini bundt cakes with spring colors and eggs on top a cupcake decorated with an Easter Bunny face and ears decorated with flowers on top. a white cupcake with a bunny face a funfetti cupcake with chick Peeps chocolate cupcakes with a hidden carrot inside a chocolate cupcake with a Cadbury frosting on top an ice cream cone filled with Easter bunny cupcakes , the cutest little bunny butt on top of an unfrosted cupcake Cupcakes Cupcakes decorated with Grass, sprinkles and of course a Peep Bunny Cupcakes Create these adorable Baby Chicks out of your favorite Vanilla Cupcake made out of marshmallows and cake balls. Cupcakes Once you bite into these beauties you will find an M & M surprise. Make these skittles infused cupcakes with bright colors Chocolate cupcakes with mint frosting made either in a jar or cupcake wrapper

Enjoy Spring favorites:

Easter Printables Easter Printables for Kids and Adults for your Holiday

DIY Spring Decor Looking for decorations you can DIY this spring?

Bunny Table Decor A fun Bunny Table setting you can create on a budget

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Recipe Summary

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (6 ounce) package chocolate chips
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package chocolate cake mix
  • 4 maraschino cherries
  • 4 milk chocolate candy kisses
  • 4 walnut halves
  • 1 (1.4 ounce) bar chocolate covered toffee bars, chopped
  • ⅛ cup raisins
  • ¼ cup candy coated peanut butter pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners. In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, sugar, and egg together until well blended. Stir in chocolate chips. Set aside.

Prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Fill each cup half full. Drop a heaping teaspoonful of cream cheese mix in center of each cupcake. Press one cherry, or chocolate kiss, walnut half, toffee piece, a few raisins or peanut putter pieces in the center of each cupcake.

Bake in the preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool.


Easy Easter Chick Cupcakes Recipe

When it comes to baking, my go-to is definitely cupcakes. They’re easy, they’re quick, and you can decorate them about a million different ways. Even better- if you mess one up, you can just put it aside and share the best of the bunch with your loved ones.

Below is a super cute yet super easy way to decorate cupcakes for Easter!

Ingredients:

12 White Cupcakes
White frosting, any brand
Yellow food coloring
Wilton yellow sugar crystals
Wilton orange gel icing
Wilton yellow gel icing
Candy eyes

1. Generously frost each cupcake and set aside.
2. Dip each frosted cupcake into the yellow sugar crystals
3. Give each chick cupcake 2 eyes
4. Use the Wilton orange gel to make a small triangle for the chick’s nose and then use the gel to make an upside down V for his feet – add a small line of icing in the middle and there you have it – feet!
5. Finally use the Wilton yellow icing to make a V shape for the chick’s wing – do the same with the wing and make a small line in the middle.
6. Sprinkle with the extra yellow sugar crystals.

  • 12 White Cupcakes
  • White frosting, any brand
  • Yellow food coloring
  • Wilton yellow sugar crystals
  • Wilton orange gel icing
  • Wilton yellow gel icing
  • Candy eyes
  1. Generously frost each cupcake and set aside.
  2. Dip each frosted cupcake into the yellow sugar crystals
  3. Give each chick cupcake 2 eyes
  4. Use the Wilton orange gel to make a small triangle for the chick’s nose and then use the gel to make an upside down V for his feet – add a small line of icing in the middle and there you have it – feet!
  5. Finally use the Wilton yellow icing to make a V shape for the chick’s wing – do the same with the wing and make a small line in the middle.
  6. Sprinkle with the extra yellow sugar crystals.

&In case you’re looking for a good cupcake recipe:

Ingredients:

1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
1 C. sugar
2 large egg whites
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 C. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 C. milk

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Combine the softened butter, sugar, egg whites and vanilla mixing well. Slowly fold in the flour, salt and baking powder. Lastly, add the milk continuing to stir.
3. Pour into greased muffin tins (or liners) and bake 20-25 minutes.
4. Insert a toothpick around 20 minutes and if it comes out clean the cupcakes are done.


Easter Chick Cupcakes

Do you remember those chocolate nests I made last Sunday? Well, they hatched.

Okay, maybe they didn't hatch per se, but if they actually did wouldn't that be just about the greatest thing ever? You slave over the world's simplest (and easiest) cookie recipe to make a batch of chocolate nests full of candy eggs and head off to sleep, only to wake up the next morning to find that your eggs have hatched into a bunch of cute baby cupcake chicks.

Mama Chick is protecting her precious eggs from the dangers of nature (and sneaking fingers). Be careful she might peck you if you get too close.

Once the little peepers hatch, they get hungry. Feed them gummy worms to stop the chirps. Now that I think of it, that might look too adorable (is there such a thing?). In any case, I'll caution you on this one. Do it at your own risk. Cute overload is a real threat.

I love the little chick on the left he looks like he's puckering up for a big kiss.

These chicks remind me of the song Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep. It's probably best that you don't ask me why I know all the lyrics.

If your little chicks are growing up too fast for your liking (they were tiny peeps just a moment ago!) and start to fly the nest, you can always lock them up. Keep them safe from the dangers of the world (and hungry stomachs) for just a little longer.

This is also effective in keeping wandering hands from touching your afternoon snack.

In my biased opinion, I think these chicks are just too cute. I literally squeal in delight whenever I see them and then proceed to coo and peep at them for several minutes until I come back to my senses. Then, I eat them. They are cupcakes after all.

I played around with the size of the cupcakes when making the mamas, papas, and little peeps, which I think made all the difference. These Easter chicks are surprisingly easy to make. Young children could tackle the baby peeps with relative ease (they might need a little help on the beaks) while the older ones could try their hand at the big chicks. The bigger chicks are formed by molding marshmallows and attaching them to the cupcake with frosting.

I've always been hesitant to try out elaborately decorated cupcakes because the steps were long and complex or I didn't have all of the ingredients on hand (like colored candy melts or certain fruit chews). With that said, I can assure you that you most likely have all the ingredients for these chicks in your pantry already. You could decorate a flock of these chicks in a half hour's time (instead of an entire afternoon) without breaking a sweat. These Easter chicks are cute and practical what more could you ask for?

For the Big Chicks
Standard sized cupcakes (flavor of your choosing)
Yellow colored frosting
Flaked coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
Yellow food coloring
Marshmallows (standard or miniature)
Mini Chocolate Chips
Orange colored frosting

To make these mama and papa chicks, take a standard sized cupcake and frost the top with yellow frosting.

In a medium bowl, mix a few drops of yellow food coloring into 1 cup flaked coconut (you can always make more if you run out, but this is a good ratio to start with). Stir until the food coloring evenly covers the coconut.

If using standard marshmallows, take one marshmallow and roll it in your hands until round. This will be the head for your chick. Take another marshmallow, cut it in half, and form it into a triangular shape. This will be the tail. Stick these pieces on the cupcake to form the chick's body.

If using mini marshmallows, take six marshmallows and roll them together until you form a ball. This will be the head. Take four mini marshmallows, roll them into a ball so they stick together, and then flatten into triangle. This will be the tail. Stick these pieces on the cupcake to form the chick's body.

Frost over the marshmallows with yellow frosting. You should have a yellow chick shape. Cover the chick with the yellow coconut to give it feathers. Stick in two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

To make the beak, I filled a decorating bag with the orange frosting. Using leaf tip #352 (though ANY leaf tip will work), make the beak (think of it like two leaves attached at the bottom).

Now you have a big, happy chick!

For the Baby Chicks
Mini cupcakes (flavor of your choosing)
Yellow frosting
Flaked coconut (sweetened or unsweetened)
Yellow colored food coloring
Mini Chocolate Chips
Orange colored frosting

To make these baby chicks, take a miniature cupcake and frost the top with yellow frosting.

In a medium bowl, mix a few drops of yellow food coloring into 1 cup flaked coconut (you can always make more if you run out, but this is a good ratio to start with). Stir until the food coloring evenly covers the coconut.

Cover the top of the cupcake with the yellow coconut to give it feathers. Stick in two mini chocolate chips for the eyes.

To make the beak, I filled a decorating bag with the orange frosting. Using leaf tip #352 (though ANY leaf tip will work), make the beak (think of it like two leaves attached at the bottom).


PEEPS Cupcakes

These PEEPS cupcakes are so easy like most of the cupcakes I have shared with you. I have yet to sign up for a cupcake class, ha ha. Maybe someday. Just grab your boxed cake mix and ingredients, PEEPS and homemade or canister frosting. You can also add on coordinating sprinkles too.

INGREDIENTS
1 box Cake Mix
3 Eggs
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1/2 cup softened Butter
2 tbsp Milk
2 cup Powdered Sugar
Food Coloring
Peeps Chicks or Bunnies

DIRECTIONS
Bake cupcakes according to box directions.
Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Cream butter in a medium bowl
Slowly add in the powdered sugar, and milk as needed, until everything is incorporated and frosting is right consistency.
Divide into equal size batches of the number of colors desired and add several drops of color to each.
Transfer icing to piping bag or to a zippered bag and clip corner.
Pipe icing onto cupcakes and top with Peeps.


These PEEPS Cupcakes make me feel great especially since today is the first day of spring. So bright and colorful. The kiddos loved them of course. You could make these for Easter dessert, take them in to the office (I promise everyone will love them, who doesn’t love PEEPS?) I even enjoyed one with my evening coffee last night. These would also be great to have for a school classroom Easter party.

If you are looking for other great Easter Ideas be sure to check out the Sheep Cupcakes, Homemade Butterfinger Eggs, PEEPS S’Mores, Easter Chick Deviled Eggs, Nutter Butter Chicks, Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs Coconut Cream Eggs, Coconut Birds Nests Cupcakes, Easter Egg Cake Bites and the Chocolate Covered Peeps that I have shared this past week. I will be sharing some great recipes and DIY Crafts for all of your Easter Holiday needs in the next few weeks.


Watch the video: Vanilla Peep Peep Baby (January 2022).