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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! These 'Cracked Egg' cupcakes taste delicious - no foolin'!

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


  • 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


  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*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 4mg1%
Sodium 153mg7%
Potassium 83mg2%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Sugar 37g41%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.