How to make cake filled eggshells

How to make Cake Eggs!

Easter is around the corner!  How about something really different and special this year?  Cakes, baked in eggshells!

These are easy and fun to make (though a little time consuming), and would be a great project to do with the kids.  They would also make an impressive addition to a fancy brunch.  Or a clever surprise in the Easter Basket!

How to make cake filled eggshells

Cake Filled Eggshells:

You’ll need:  Eggshells, Cake Batter (from homemade or mix), mini muffin tins, an icepick or other sharp pointy object.

Prep your Eggshells

  1. Using an icepick, carefully make a hole in the top of each egg shell, then enlarge the hole to about a 1/2 inch in diameter.
  2. Pour out the insides and reserve for your cake batter, and/or other uses. Use a toothpick to mix the egg up a bit in the shell, then pour out.
  3. Wash your egg shells.

Looking for more info, I googled and found these instructions, which suggest the egg shells should then be soaked in salty water for 30 minutes. I have no idea if this is necessary, but I decided to try that. That recipe also suggested drizzling a little oil in the shells, but I found that problematic. Since I’m serving these in their shells, I’d just skip that, or try a squirt of non stick spray.

Fill and Bake:

  1. Place your eggs in a mini muffin tin, with the hole pointing up.
  2. Pipe cake batter into each shell, filling about 2/3-3/4 to the top.
  3. Put your cake batter in a piping bag or a plastic baggie with a corner cut off, and pipe batter into egg shells, filling about 2/3 of the way up.
  4. Use your cake recipe/mix as a guide to determine baking temp and time.  It will take about as long as cupcakes would.  Use the toothpick test to determine doneness.

After Baking:

  1. Remove any excess cake that has overflowed the shell.
  2. If desired, paint on additional easter decoration on the shell with food coloring .
  3. Serve in an egg cup or a clean egg carton.  If you wish to add icing or whipped cream, peel off some of the shell to expose the cake, and top with your toppings.
  4. You could also just top the egg with an edible flower, and let the cake be a bit of a surprise!

(thanks to Grieg for helping me with the photos!- You can see a few more process photos and some more info at my blog!)

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