The long awaited Easter weekend is finally here and Phil and I are lucky enough to have both the Friday and Monday off. Much as I wish I could say Friday was spent frolicking at the park with Jack, or any number of other “quality time” activities… our daycare was open on the Friday, and well…
Sometimes you need to do your taxes without tiny hands clawing at your keyboard, you know? And sometimes you want to have lunch at a restaurant, just you and another adult, and not stress about the fact that you forgot the bib, the sippy cup, and everything else that might keep your table from looking like a war zone.
Anyway, not that I’m feeling guilty or anything.
Cupcakes are a fun and portable option for bringing dessert to a large gathering, but I’ve recently come around to the idea of the mini cupcake. Since I’m usually not the only one bringing dessert, I feel like it makes sense to bring something that is small enough to be sampled so nobody has to make any tough decisions.
For our annual Easter family gathering, I’m bringing these chocolate Easter cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. They are adorable, bite-size little nests with a single chocolate egg on top. So cute and festive. When I want a white frosting, I almost always go with cream cheese. I love the tangy, not-too-sweetness of cream cheese frosting, and it is also pretty universally loved.
The chocolate cupcakes are my usual go-to recipe (see Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cupcakes). They are moist, sturdy and deeply chocolatey. Perfect, really. This is one of those few recipes from which I doubt I will ever be tempted to stray. I mean, I’ve had a lot of chocolate cupcakes in my life, and these are the tops. For real.