Simple Mills - Speckled Easter Cupcakes

Simple Mills - Recipe Ideas





1 box Simple Mills Vanilla Cake Mix

3 eggs

1/3 cup (80ml) grapeseed or vegetable oil

1/3 cup (80ml) water

1 tablespoon vanilla extract


1 tub Vanilla Frosting

Natural blue food colouring

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon water


  1. Preheat oven to 350F / 180C (160C Fan) and line a muffin pan with paper liners, or use a silicone muffin tray.
  2. Whisk the eggs, oil, water and vanilla in a large bowl and add the dry mix; whisk until combined.
  3. Fill the muffin cups about 2/3 full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
  4. Add the frosting to a large bowl and add drops of blue dye until desired colour is achieved.
  5. Frost the cupcakes with a frosting spatula or piping bag.
  6. Combine the cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon of water in a small bowl; mix until combined.
  7. Take a kitchen brush or small paint brush and dip it in the cocoa mixture. Flick the mixture on to the cupcakes to create specks.
  8. Repeat until all cupcakes are decorated.

Tip: Cover the area around the cupcakes before adding specks so you don't get the mixture all over the kitchen!

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