{Secret Ingredient} Cadbury Creme Cupcakes

Do you want an easy and MOIST and {Healthy} cupcake?!?

Your wish has come true. Tada!

And how cute is this little surprise inside!?!

All you have to do is plop a little cadbury egg on the batter before baking and voila! Secret surprise inside!

Besides the fact that they have a secret surprise inside, they are secretly delicious….a.k.a. made with black beans.

I’m telling you, this is the best kept secret since homemade chocolate milk! Yeah, I used to think you could only buy chocolate milk. No one ever told me you could just mix chocolate syrup and milk!

Come on people, I was 5.

Anyway, sometimes you just need a cupcake…

…especially a cupcake that you can eat and not feel guilty about, well, except for the icing. That’s full on buttery deliciousness! 😀

Go eat a cupcake.

And surprise someone after they’ve eaten it that it was made with black beans instead of flour. It’ll blow their minds!!!

Also, have a great weekend! I’m heading down to Charleston for my baby shower!

{Secret Ingredient} Cadbury Creme Cupcakes

adapted from Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes


  • 1 (15.5 oz) can of reduced sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 5 tablespoons coconut oil, or unsalted butter (softened)
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 5 tablespoons special dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 24 Cadbury Mini Creme Eggs, unwrapped


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Line a 12 cup muffin pan and spray with cooking spray.
  3. In your Blendtec blender (or food processor), combine the black beans, eggs, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and sugar. Beat until blended.
  4. Add in the cocoa powder, baking powder, and baking soda. Beat until blended.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and place one Cadbury creme egg on the top of each, pushing down into the batter just a tiny bit.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool for 5 minutes in the muffin tin.
  8. Remove and place the cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool completely before icing.
  9. Ice the cupcakes and place another Cadbury creme egg on top.

Vanilla Frosting

adapted from Taste of Home


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 9 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 tablespoons heavy cream
  • yellow food coloring


  1. Beat the butter and vanilla together until fluffy.
  2. Add in the powdered sugar and heavy cream.
  3. Beat until the correct consistency, adding either more heavy cream or more powdered sugar to adjust.
  4. Separate about 2 cups of the icing into a separate bowl, color yellow.
  5. Place the white and yellow icings into separate pastry bags, attached with pastry tips.
  6. Ice the cupcakes, first with the white icing as the majority of the icing.
  7. Then, top with a dollop of the yellow icing.

Servings: 12 cupcakes


  1. So cute! Cadbury Creme Eggs are my boyfriend’s favorite candy…although I think his palate might be too discerning to fool him with black bean cupcakes. 😉

    Have a wonderful baby shower!! I hope we get a recap when you return…

  2. Wow beautiful pictures and let’s not forget those cupcakes. I have never baked with black beans before. Very interesting. How is the texture and flavor? Can you actually tell? Because I would totally try this. PINING 🙂

    1. It’s amazing! It just tastes like a very moist chocolate cake! 😀 Just don’t try the batter…that’s quite gross.

  3. Caroline! You are a genius! I’m making some form of these this weekend! I loved my secret ingredient black bean brownies, so I can only imagine that these are just as good, if not even better. I can’t wait!

    And, as always, the photos are beautiful!

  4. I’ll admit I’m scared of the beans. But these look so good in your pictures! I’m very tempted to try these out 😀 And I love the creme egg idea. I’ve been craving a creme egg for weeks now but haven’t let myself pick one up at the store. I need some 😀

  5. Creme eggs are my favorite and I LOVE that there are black beans in the recipe to give it a little health boost. Awesome recipe and the pictures are gorgeous!

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