This week has been filled with fun Easter themed ideas that you can incorporate into your Easter celebrations this weekend. When I was putting together the post from this past Tuesday on fun new egg decorating ideas I came across this crazy idea of baking a cupcake inside of an empty egg shell on Cupcake Project. On Easter morning you can give these eggs out to everyone as they think they will be eating hard boiled eggs, and instead surprise them with this delicious treat! Let me know if you are successful at making these this weekend!!

What you'll need: 
10 large eggs
Cake Batter Recipe of Your Choice

To prepare the eggs:
Carefully poke a small hole in the top of each egg.  I found that the easiest way to do this was to use the tip of a corkscrew bottle opener . Once you have poked a tiny hole, peel back the edges of the hole to expand it a bit.  The holes need to be large enough to fit the tip of a piping bag inside.  You can always make the hole larger when you are ready to pipe so err on the smaller side during this step. Turn the egg upside-down and dump out the contents.  Rinse the insides of the eggs out thoroughly over the sink.  Then, immerse them in saltwater for thirty minutes.  Rinse the egg shells in cold water and lay the eggs hole side down on a paper towel to dry.

To prepare your cake:
Place the prepared egg shells into a cupcake tin using aluminum foil to help them stand upright. Load the batter into a piping bag fitted with a large round tip.  Make sure that the tip can fit all of the way inside of the egg hole.  If it can't, expand the hole a little bit at a time until it fits.  Fill your eggs about 3/4 full with batter.  This is the tricky part.  If you underfill the eggs, you won't have a complete cake egg inside when you crack them after baking.  If you overfill the eggs, cake will overflow out of the egg during baking.  If the batter overfills too much, you can just cut the excess batter off after the egg cools. I found that it was best to let the cake overflow out of the top of the egg and then simply pick it off (eat it) and clean the shell with a damp towel before serving. Bake the eggs at 350 for 23 minutes. When they are done, remove and let cool before serving. Your guests will love the cake surprise inside!!
Remember Tuesday post that shared with you all the fun ways you can decorate your Easter eggs this year? Well I sent one idea I found to my aunt and she went above and beyond. Aren’t these knitted egg caps that she made adorable? You can learn to make your own here
Happy Easter!


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