These egg-shaped cupcakes are the perfect treat for Easter. With endless decoration possibilities, these individual cakes offer a fun twist on dessert for the holiday. And the best part is, they taste as good as they look!
For these fun little cakes, you will need a special “egg” baking pan. I came across mine years ago at Williams-Sonoma, but they have become so popular, you can find them at various kitchen supply stores. Wilton carries a “Mini Egg Pan” that can be found at craft supply stores or on their website. Ok, so once you have the pan, the rest is relatively simple. I am about to share a massive secret, one which at times I thought I would take to the grave: More often than not, I use box cake mix. I know that many of you are thinking, “what self-respecting pastry chef uses a box cake mix?” I admit it, I do. I find the box cakes produce a fluffy, moist cake and you simply can’t beat the convenience factor. Now, these mixes are not all the same and are not suitable for all uses. For example, when I make wedding cakes, I do not use the box cake mix. (more…)