Cracked Egg Cupcakes - April Fool's Dessert Recipe

Milk and... cracked eggs? APRIL FOOLS! These "cracked egg" cupcakes are a cute and fun way to prank your friends, family, or coworkers on April Fools Day. This dessert recipe takes a little time, but it's soo worth it to see the reactions on their faces!

INGREDIENTS
  • 12 mini vanilla cupcakes baked in white paper liners
  • 1 c. white candy melting chocolate
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c. prepared Lemon Curd
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. turmeric (to color the lemon curd)
  • 1 c. vanilla frosting
  • Plastic Easter eggs
  • 1 clean egg carton (optional)
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Melt the white chocolate until smooth, about 1 minute total. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or silicone baking sheet and place in the refrigerator.
  2. Lightly oil a paper towel with the vegetable oil and rub the inside of each plastic egg. Using a small clean brush, generously coat the inside of an oiled plastic egg half with the melted candy.
  3. Transfer the egg, open side down, to the cookie sheet in the refrigerator. Repeat with the remaining melted candy and plastic eggs. After a few minutes, check and touch up any eggs where the candy is too thin or there is a hole. Repeat process several times. The thicker the coating the less likely they will break.
  4. Return to the refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes. Carefully remove the hardened candy from the plastic eggs (attempt to not break it as much as possible, you'll want a few whole eggs as well as pieces).
  5. Tint the lemon curd egg yolk yellow with turmeric. Spoon the tinted lemon curd into a small ziploc bag, press out the excess air, and seal.
  6. Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the vanilla frosting and smooth.
  7. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bag with the lemon curd. For the egg yolks, pipe a small mound of lemon curd on top of each of the frosted cupcakes.
  8. For the whole eggs, place the candy eggshells, open side down, on top of the lemon curd to cover.
  9. For the broken eggs, arrange broken pieces of shells around the yolk.
  10. Place cupcakes in the clean egg carton if using.
NOTES
If you don't have or want to make the lemon curd, you could also use lemon pudding as well. Using a boxed cake mix and store bought frosting will cut down on the work in this recipe.
    Original recipe from Tried and Tasty.

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