Deliciously cute chocolate cupcakes with a caramel centre.

Caramel Easter Nest Cupcakes

This caramel Easter nest cupcake recipe combines a few of my favourite things. My reduced sugar chocolate cupcakes, and my easy caramel sauce which I used in my caramel egg brownies.

Caramel Easter Next Cupcakes

Delicious chocolate cupcakes with a caramel centre topped with a cute chocolate nest and eggs.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
caramel easter nest cupcake recipe


For the cupcakes:
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 100g dark brown soft sugar
  • 1 orange (zest and juice)
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 50g good quality cocoa
For the caramel sauce:
  • 200g dark brown sugar
  • 25g butter
  • 150 ml sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon condensed milk
  • For the Chocolate nests
  • 150g good quality milk chocolate
  • 80g Crushed shredded wheat
  • 1 packet of Galaxy or Cadbury mini eggs


  1. In a large mixing bowl add the eggs and sugar and whisk on a high level for approximately 2 minutes until the mixture becomes thick and pale.
  2. Into the egg and sugar mix, add the yoghurt, and vegetable oil and mix well.
  3. In a separate bowl sift the flour, baking soda and cocoa powder.
  4. Gradually fold the dry flour mix into the wet egg mix until all combined. Fold carefully and don't over-mix to keep the cupcakes light and fluffy.
  5. Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases, filling each around ⅔ full and bake in the oven at 170'C for 25 minutes. Check they are cooked through by placing a skewer in the middle. It should come out clean, if not cook for a further 5 minutes or so.
  6. In a heavy bottom pan melt the butter with the sugar on a medium heat. Stir continuously until any grainy texture has gone, you should be able to tell this by the noise the wooden spoon makes on the pan. (Do not touch the mixture). It should take between 7-15 minutes.
  7. Add the condensed milk, followed by the cream and mix well.
  8. Melt the chocolate slowly over a bain marie.
  9. Mix the crushed shredded wheat with the melted chocolate and leave to one side to cool slightly.
  10. Once the cupcakes are baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  11. With a small knife cut a small hole out of each cupcake. I do this by inserting the knife into the top of the cupcake at and angle and cutting a circle out like a V or small cone out of each cupcake.
  12. Fill each hole with the caramel sauce.
  13. Spoon roughly 2 tablespoons of the chocolate shredded wheat mix on top of the cupcake and place 3 mini eggs on top.
  14. Allow to set for at least 2 hours.

Perfect Easter Fun

The result is a delicious chocolate cupcake with a caramel centre, topped with a cute shredded wheat chocolate nest and galaxy caramel eggs.

You can of course use Cadburys mini eggs but I preferred using the Galaxy version because they don’t have a hard shell, and the caramel pieces complimented the cupcake.

This is a fun Easter bake to take around to people you visit over the Easter Bank holiday.

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Deliciously cute chocolate cupcakes filled with caramel and topped with adorable chocolate nests. Perfect for Easter bakes.

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