Creme Egg Double Chocolate Muffins

Muffins | March 14, 2016 | By

A yummy Easter treat: Creme Egg Double Chocolate Muffins.

Creme Egg Double Chocolate Muffins

Last week Neil and I went to Scotland for a couple of days to visit my Sister and Brother-in-law. It was the first time in years that we got to go over, so we were very excited to see their new house and celebrate my Brother-in-law’s special birthday. Walking around Glasgow, the streets appeared familiar yet different; new shops had opened and some places we liked are sadly now closed. This story is a bit like the Cadbury’s Creme Egg; the recipe has changed, but somehow it’s still the same old familiar egg we recognise from past Easters as kids. Back then, I had a super sweet tooth like most kids, and had quite the collection of Disney stickers stuck on my school books from trips to the Dentist!

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Over the years I fell out of love with the Creme Egg, but having seen so many fabulous recipes including them, the kid in me couldn’t resist trying some of them out. I was not sure what to expect, but surprisingly I discovered I loved the taste of the Creme Egg in bakes. The sweetness of the gooey egg paired with other flavours, resulted in a balance even my grown up palate can appreciate. 

I love muffins, so to say I haven’t blogged nearly enough recipes is an understatement. I had so much fun testing these out, I mean really you can’t go too wrong with chocolate muffins. These are topped with caramelised pistachios, but if you don’t have any on hand they are just as tasty without. 

Creme Egg Double Chocolate Muffins
Yields 12
Chocolate muffins with chocolate chips, caramelised pistachios and a surprise Creme Egg in the centre.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
35 min
Muffins
  1. 240g self-raising flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 50g chocolate chips
  4. 25g good quality cocoa powder
  5. 1 free range egg
  6. 200g milk
  7. 100g sunflower oil
  8. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  9. 115g brown sugar
  10. 12 frozen mini creme eggs (2 packets)
Topping
  1. 50g pistachio nuts (in shell)
  2. 1 tsp sunflower oil
  3. 1 tsp maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Grease a 12 hole muffin tin with butter
  2. In a mixing bowl, add the flour, salt, chocolate chips and cocoa powder. Mix together.
  3. In another mixing bowl, add the egg, milk, oil, vanilla extract and sugar. Mix untli well combined.
  4. Next prepare the topping by taking the nuts out from their shells and in bowl roughly crush them with a pestle and mortar. Add the oil and maple syrup and give it a good mix. Set aside.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Fold together slowly, we careful not to overmix. The mixture should be lumpy.
  6. Preheat your oven to 190c/170c fan and take your mini Creme Eggs out from the freezer.
  7. Scoop 1 spoonful of the mixture into each muffin hole and then add 1 creme egg in the centre. Scoop another spoonful of mixture on top, making sure the creme egg is fully covered.
  8. Once finished, sprinkle the nuts on top of each muffin.
  9. Bake in the oven for 18-20 minutes. Check they are done by pressing down your thumb gently on them. If they spring back, they're ready. If there is a delay/indent bake for a few minutes longer and check again.
  10. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. When adding the dry ingredients to the wet, be careful not to overmix them as this will increase the gluten and make the muffins dry and tough.
  2. Freeze the mini Creme Eggs a couple of hours beforehand or overnight.
  3. You can use caster sugar if you don't have brown sugar on hand.
  4. Muffins are at there best eaten on the day but can be stored in an airtight container for a couple of days.
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Creme Egg Double Chocolate Muffins
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 Entering into the We Should Cocoa linkup hosted this month by Lancashire Food and run by Tin and Thyme.

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Also linking up to Simply Eggcellent run by Belleau Kitchen
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Tea Time Treats run by Lavender & Lovage and The Hedge Combers

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Bake Of The Week run by Sarah at Maison Cupcake and Helen at Casa Costello.

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Alphabakes hosted by The More Than Occasional Baker and Caroline Makes. 

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Check out these other wonderful Creme Egg recipes:

Cadbury Creme Egg Pancakes – Foodie Quine

Creme Egg Chocolate Brownies – Fab Food 4 All

Creme Egg Buns – Tin And Thyme

Totally Addictive Creme Egg Brownies – Supergolden Bakes

Creme Egg Meringue Nests –  Emily’s Recipes and Reviews

Baked Nutella & Cadbury Creme Egg Doughnuts – Recipes From A Pantry

Creme Egg Peanut Butter and Nutella Cake – Recipes From A Pantry  

Cadburys Creme Egg Ice Cream Sundae – The Hedge Combers

Creme Egg Caramel Pavlova – Little Sunny Kitchen

Creme Egg Bundt Cake – Supper in the Suburbs

Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream Cake – Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary

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    Shannon
    April 4, 2016

    Oh my goodness..I will need to make these for my boyfriend since I had creme eggs I was saving for him but think he’d prefer these…pinning for later!

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    Shannon
    April 4, 2016

    Oh my goodness….good thing I have some creme eggs sitting around because I was going to give them to my boyfriend but I think he may prefer these….yum! Pinning for later!!

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    bakingaddict
    April 2, 2016

    Love the creme egg inside the muffin. A great chocolatey Easter treat. Thanks for sharing with AlphaBakes.

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    Carrie
    March 29, 2016

    Great idea and looks so yummy too! I am going to use some of the kids eggs up with this recipe!

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    Isabella Sewell
    March 22, 2016

    Wow!! These look incredible, I’m going to have to go get me some mini creme eggs so I can make some!

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    Charlotte Oates
    March 19, 2016

    I agree with you, creme eggs are a touch too sweet on their own but they taste lovely in with other bakes. I was made some creme eggs brownies a few days ago and I couldn’t stop eating them! These muffins sound lovely, I especially love the sound of the hidden creme egg and the caramelised pistachios.

    Thanks for joining #FoodYearLinkup I hope to see you there again soon xx

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      Sarah Montgomery
      March 23, 2016

      Thanks Justine. I wanted to add to something a little different to them and the pistachios worked a treat!

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    Louise Fairweather
    March 18, 2016

    I love the tip about freezing the mini eggs. I should have worked this out for myself as I did heart cupcakes where you needed to freeze the heart sponge. Genius! Looks great.

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    Amanda
    March 17, 2016

    What a fun way to use creme eggs! I bet kids (and kids at heart) must love these!

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    Eb Gargano
    March 17, 2016

    These are so awesome – I do so love the idea of their surprise in the middle – though only if that surprise is an actual creme egg πŸ˜‰ And gorgeous photos πŸ™‚ Pinned! Eb x

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    Mandy
    March 16, 2016

    Just when I thought it wouldn’t be possible to come up with a new Creme Egg idea you’ve gone and done it! I bet these are delicious. I still haven’t tried baking with them but I really have to give it a go. Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare

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    Jessica
    March 16, 2016

    Every Easter I have to have one Cadbury egg. They are so sweet, but I can’t resist! I never would have thought to bake them inside muffins — love it!

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    Angela / Only Crumbs Remain
    March 16, 2016

    Oh they look so good Sarah, we’re visiting our young nephew & niece over the weekend and I’ve been toying with what to bake for them – it looks like these certainly fit the bill! Pinning.
    Angela x

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      Sarah Montgomery
      March 23, 2016

      That’s brilliant, Angela! The kids will love them! Let me know if you do bake them! I’d love to see pics. πŸ™‚

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    Mei
    March 16, 2016

    These look amazing! Waah! I need to try them out. ><

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    Jenn Slavich
    March 16, 2016

    Oh yum! These look so good! I really love the surprise middle. How creative!! Will have to try this recipe out, thanks for sharing!!

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    Carol Cassara
    March 15, 2016

    Oh dear. These look so easy and delicious that they will be dangerous. Seriously so! But so delish.

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    Marissa @ OMGfood
    March 15, 2016

    Whaaaaaaaaat, muffins stuffed with creme eggs!? I fell out of love with creme eggs over time as well, but now all I want to do is make these muffins and devour them. These look incredible. Thanks for sharing!

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    Matthew From Nomageddon
    March 15, 2016

    Whoa cadbury creme eggs? Whoa pistachios? Are these muffins or cupcakes? I’ve said for years a cupcake eaten before noon is just a muffin.

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    Sarah
    March 15, 2016

    This is an absolutely genius idea! I can’t wait to try it…and eat it!!

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    Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
    March 15, 2016

    These look great! And the chocolate is right in the middle! That’s always been a problem for me…when I use chocolate in cupcakes they sink right to the bottom and sometimes even stick to the cupcake liner. I was going to try freezing them next time – was not sure about how this works – but seeing your post made me a believer (that’s what the freezing is for, right?) πŸ™‚

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    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    March 15, 2016

    Now this is my kind of muffin!! That looks amazingly delicious! Can’t wait to try it, although I wish I was having a bite right now!!

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      Sarah Montgomery
      March 14, 2016

      Hi Uma! You could try 1 mashed ripe banana in place of the egg. I would use a little less sugar though to adjust for the sweetness. Or flaxseed would be nice too.

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    Lancashire Food
    March 14, 2016

    Wow, gorgeous, spoilt for choice this months with all these lovely chocolate egg recipes, thanks for linking up to We should cocoa

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    Choclette
    March 14, 2016

    BTW, I’ve yummed, stumbled, buffered and remembered to rate your recipe. I think you’re the only one that’s every done mine.

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    Choclette
    March 14, 2016

    Yes, there is something forever appealing about the creme egg, even though they are way too sweet for me now. Your muffins look amazing and I love the caramelised pistachios sprinkled on top. I haven’t tried the new creme egg recipe – can’t quite bring myself to do it. Thanks for joining in with #WeShouldCocoa

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    Katie Bryson
    March 14, 2016

    I’m not wild about creme eggs as they are sooooo sweet, but my boys and husband would go crazy for your amazing muffins! I think i’ll have to bite the bullet and make some creme egg bakes next week in the lead-up to Easter… all these recipes looks so fun!

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    Camilla @FabFood4All
    March 14, 2016

    Oh my these muffins look so scrumptious. I have a packet of mini creme eggs in my drawer waiting for some inspiration but think I need to buy some more first:-)

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