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Easter Chick Cupcakes
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Easter Chick Cupcakes

Maybe the cutest easter cupcakes ever and it doesn't hurt that they're delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 293kcal

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour 215g
  • 1 cup sugar 200g
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda 1g
  • 1 tsp baking powder 4g
  • 3/4 cup salted butter 170g
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract 15mL
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 120ml
  • 1/2 cup milk 120ml

For the Buttercream:

  • 6 cups confectioner’s sugar 66og
  • 1 cup softened butter 225g
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 60mL
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 5mL
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 175g

For the Chicks

  • 2 cups fondant
  • 8 drops yellow food coloring
  • 2 drops orange food coloring
  • 1 tsp dark sprinkles

Instructions

To Make the Cupakes

  • Whisk the dry ingredients together in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar.
  • Mix in all of the wet ingredients.
  • Using a stand mixer slowly add in the dry mixture to the wet mixture and mix until combined.
  • Pour into papered cupcake pan and bake at 350F for about 15-20 minutes.

For the Buttercream

  • In a small bowl melt the cream and chocolate then set aside to cool.
  • Cream the butter until light and fluffy
  • Add the confectioners' sugar in while mixing and an then add the cream in. Mix until smooth.
  • Separate about a 1/4 of the buttercream into a bowl and beat with the room temperature melted chocolate. Add to a piping bag fitted with a 133 tip.
  • Color the remaining mixture with green food coloring and add to a piping bag fitted with a 133 tip.

For the Chicks

  • Add orange food coloring to about 2 tbsp of the fondant and fold until mixed in. Roll out to an 1/8 inch thickness and cut into small diamonds. lightly impress a line across the short end of the diamond and fold to a right angle. 
  • Add yellow food coloring to about 1 3/4 cups of the fondant and fold until mixed in. Take about a teaspoon of the yellow fondant and roll into a sphere. 
  • Add two dark sprinkles to the head for the eyes then add the beak. You can brush a small amount of water onto any area that is not sticking.
  • Pipe the grass using the green buttercream and a 133 tip. Pipe a nest on top using the chocolate buttercream and a 133 tip. Place two to three chicks in each nest and enjoy!

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Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 2.2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.8mg