Cracked Egg April Fool’s Cupcakes

Published on Mar 29, 2014
Updated on Nov 27, 2018

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Tried and Tasty

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and TastyDon’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! The sole purpose of making the Food Network Lemon Curd Recipe was for these ADORABLE Cracked Egg April Fool’s Cupcakes. I was first introduced to these cupcakes four years ago when my super cute friend made them for a get-together dinner and game night. I have been wanting to make them ever since. I mean, just look at them! I’m not really into pranks or jokes much but these are just too cute. I also feel that they are wildly appropriate for me since I spend the majority of my time in the kitchen. We also buy eggs by the dozens and dozens. 

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and Tasty

There’s a couple of days before the big day for you to pull these together if you want to make them to play a joke on your friends, family, co-workers, or just because they are so darn cute. They are a little labor intensive I will warn you, but if you have the time they are totally worth it. I will say they are a little trippy to eat because they look so realistic. Have no fear. It’s just a white cupcake, a little frosting, some lemon curd and a white chocolate eggshell. Delicious right?

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: April Fools Cupcakes
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 305 kcal
Author: Yvonne

Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! These 'Cracked Egg' cupcakes taste delicious - no foolin'!

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Ingredients

  • 12 mini vanilla cupcakes baked in white paper liners
  • 1 c. white candy melting chocolate
  • 2 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 1/2 c. prepared Food Network Lemon Curd Recipe
  • 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. Transfer the egg, open side down, to the cookie sheet in the refrigerator. Repeat with the remaining melted candy and plastic eggs. 

  3. 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. Return to the refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes. 

  4. 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 ziplock bag, press out the excess air, and seal. Spread the tops of the cupcakes with the vanilla frosting and smooth. Snip a small (1/8-inch) corner from the bag with the lemon curd. 

  6. For the egg yolks, pipe a small mound of lemon curd on top of each of the frosted cupcakes. For the whole eggs, place the candy eggshells, open side down, on top of the lemon curd to cover. 

  7. For the broken eggs, arrange broken pieces of shells around the yolk. Place cupcakes in a clean egg carton and prepare to fool your friends and family! All kidding aside, these cupcakes taste great!

Recipe 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.

Adapted from What's New Cupcake

Nutrition Facts
Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 153mg 6%
Potassium 83mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Sugars 37g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.3%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 6.7%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and Tasty

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and Tasty

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and Tasty

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and Tasty

Cracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and TastyCracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and TastyCracked Egg April Fool's Cupcakes // Don’t you hate when you are baking and you open the carton of eggs and they are all cracked? I do too. April Fool’s! | Tried and Tasty

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18 comments about “Cracked Egg April Fool’s Cupcakes

  1. Aimee Berrett

    Oh my gosh, these are so clever! I never would have thought of something like this, but I love them! I think I would have a hard time eating them at first, but once I would taste that yummy lemon and white chocolate – yum!

    1. Yvonne

      That is so true Aimee – at first you have to wrap your mind around the fact that it’s not a real egg, even though it looks like it!

  2. Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!

    I was trying so hard to figure out how you did these before I read your ingredients and instructions! These are way cool! Pinning!

    1. Yvonne

      Jonna! YES! I actually posted about it on my personal blog and I think you found my personal blog from me commenting on your site with my blogger profile. If you can believe it, I saved that email correspondence – it was from 2010! Can you believe that? You had asked for the recipe way back then. I’m so happy you emailed me. I nearly lost my mind with excitement! I absolutely love YOU to death!!!

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