How To Make Cadbury Eggs
Who doesn’t love a Cadbury Creme Egg?
They are available year round, but most people notice them in the US from Valentine’s Day to Easter when more stores, including local grocery stores, begin stocking them. They are delicious, and anyone on a diet should stay away from them!
Well, now you can enjoy them any time you want because here is a home-made recipe!
The hardest part of this pretty simple recipe is getting an egg mold.
(Note: If any one else makes these, email us your photos as we are creating a gallery of home-made Cadbury Eggs.)
1. Ingredients for Making Cadbury Eggs
Ingredients you will need:
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 cups confectioner’s powdered sugar
- 12-oz bag milk chocolate chips
- Yellow food coloring
Containers and supplies you will need:
- Egg mold
- Two small bowls
- Wax paper
2. Make the Filling
Mix together in a small bowl the light corn syrup, butter, and vanilla until creamy.
Then add the confectioner’s powdered sugar and stir until it is evenly distributed.
3. Make the Yolk
Take 1/4 to 1/3 of the white filling from step 2 – depending on how much yolk you prefer in your egg – and put it in a separate bowl.
Add yellow food coloring to the bowl with less filling to make the yolk. Mix until yolk filling is yellow.
4. Put Both Bowls in Fridge
Wait at least 60 minutes.
The filling is easier to work with when it can cool and harden just slightly.
5. Make The Eggs
Lay a large sheet of wax paper where you will put the filling in step #5 and step #6 as the filling can get very sticky.
Roll the yolk filling into small balls and put them on wax paper. Make them smaller than the size of a Tootsie Pop.
Now take the white filling and flatten them into the shape of a small pancake, where the diameter of the flat pancake is 3x that of the yolk. e.g. If your yolk is about 3/4-inch across looking top-down, the white filling pancake should be a 2.25-inch across. Here’s a diagram:
Wrap the yolk with the white filling pancake. You can try to make an egg shape like ball, but the filling can just be a blob and will work fine.
6. Make the Outer Chocolate Shell
Melt the chocolate (be careful not to burn it) and pour it into your egg mold. You only need enough chocolate to make a shell, don’t fill up the entire egg mold.
Your egg mold should come in two pieces, one for each half of the egg.
Wait until the outer chocolate shell set, about 5 minutes.
7. Put the Egg Together
This part requires a little finesse. You might break your eggs, but then you’ll just have to eat the broken pieces, won’t you?
You now have two sets of egg molds with the chocolate shell. Let’s call them the left mold and the right mold.
Put one egg filling into each of the left mold.
Melt some more chocolate.
Pour a little more chocolate into each mold depending on how much chocolate you want. The actual Cadbury Creme Eggs are mostly filling and only a little chocolate on the shell. (Remember that when you join the two halves together, part of the filling will take up volume in the other half.)
This is the finesse part. Next we need to join the two halves together and let the chocolate set, but we can’t do it too soon or make a big mess with melted chocolate, nor can we wait too long when the chocolate has mostly set. I find waiting about 20-30 seconds works best, then join the two halves together.
After the two halves are joined, let cool in the fridge for 10 minutes and remove from the mold.
Some have said emailed asking about alternative light corn syrup options to make the filling taste more like the yummy Cadbury Creme.
A common replacement recipe that many swear by, even for other recipes, is the following:
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3/4 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tarter (acts as a stabilizer)
- Dash of salt
Here’s what Cream of Tartar looks like, you should be able to get it at any grocery store.
If you have a sweet tooth, try adding 1/4 cup of powdered sugar. It won’t add much thickness and the powdered sugar adds a nice sweet taste of extra sweetness.
Some people had a hard time finding egg molds outside of Easter season. Here’s a decorative egg mold from Amazon that works well.