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Speckled Easter Cupcakes | URBAN BAKES

Speckled Easter Cupcakes

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  • Author: URBAN BAKES
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x


Adorable Mini Cupcakes Resembling Speckled Easter Eggs.




  • 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup (67 grams) granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs (100 grams)
  • 2 teaspoons (10 grams) pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (80 grams) milk


  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 to 4 cups (345 to 460 grams) powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons (30 to 45 grams) milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • pastel food gel


  • 1 tablespoon (5 grams) sweetened or unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (18 grams) pure vanilla extract or water


  1. CUPCAKES: Heat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 24 mini cupcake wells with a paper baking cup; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Mix in 1 egg at a time. Mix in vanilla.  Add in flour mixture alternating with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture.  Mix until just combined. Pour evenly into baking cups.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of cupcakes comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
  5. FROSTING: Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Add in milk 1 tablespoon (15 grams) at a time until desired consistency.
  6. Divide frosting into small bowls and mix in pastel food gel coloring of choice. Note: begin adding very little coloring at first.  Add more if a darker or more vibrant color is desired.
  7. Frost cupcakes and set aside for a few minutes to dry.
  8. SPECKLING: Meanwhile, line working surface area with paper towels. In a small bowl, mix cocoa and vanilla extract. NOTE: read details in post.
  9. Using one hand to hold onto the brush, take an index finger and flick the chocolate off from the brush towards the frosting of each cupcake.  Once speckled, ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Cuisine: American

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