It's Easter! And we've teamed up with Lidl to create these fab egg-shaped cupcakes. Baked inside actual egg shells, they're not as faffy as you might think PLUS they're a great school holiday activity for the kids to help with too! #LidlSurprises
Rub 100g butter into 100g sugar then add 100g self raising flour and 1 beaten egg. Divide the mix between three containers and add food colouring - the brighter the better!
Get all your ingredients from Lidl at a lower cost than you'd think - head over to your nearest store and pick up the following:
100g Morning Fresh West Country Butter with sea salt - get a 250g tub for £1.29
100g Belbake Self Raising Flour - get a 1.5kg bag for £0.54
100g Fairtrade Caster Sugar - get a 1kg bag for £0.89
Add some colour with Belbake natural food colouring - get a 38ml bottle for £0.78
12 medium free range British Eggs - £1.58
Total cost = £5.08
1. Adults! Using a sharp knife, corkscrew, or pin, break a whole in the top of your eggs and pour out the inside. Rinse with warm water and pop on a muffin tray lined with tin foil.
It's a good tip to rinse the clean egg shells round with some olive oil, to prevent sticking.
2. Pour in your cake mix until each shell is about two-thirds full.
3. Bake for 12-15 minutes in an oven pre-heated to 180 degrees.
4. Once out, and cooled, peel off the shell (and any of the cake mix which has spilled over!)
Voila! Leave them as they are or...
Cut them up any which way, mix and match colours and pop pieces back together with some butter icing. Add silver balls, edible glitter or sprinkles for extra pazzazz.