What Exactly Is IN A Cadbury Creme Egg, Anyway?

Besides gooey goodness, of course.

Nothing says Jesus has risen quite like bingeing on pastel-packaged sugar bombs.

And while Peeps and jelly beans are definitely up there in terms of Easter basket glory, there can only be one savior on Easter Sunday, and it's definitely the Cadbury Creme Egg.

Just look at this beauty:


The particular magic of the Cadbury creme egg is that the chocolate shell houses a gooey, runny "yolk" and "albumen." But while there are some real egg whites involved, the creme filling is really just fondant (aka, lots of sugar) dyed with food coloring to look like the insides of an egg.

Fondant, which is used in lots of candies, is seemingly very easy to make since most recipes call for just three, basic ingredients: water, granulated sugar and corn syrup.

The sugar mixture is simply heated, mixed and cooled until the syrup forms a white creme -- but obsessive and creative bakers know that even one degree difference in the heating and cooling methods can return very different fondants.

So while some folks swear by their homemade Cadbury creme eggs, others will have to stockpile their cabinets with the real thing. They're only on sale until Easter Sunday, after all, and the below 12 recipes give us quite a bit of variation for enjoying their delicate chocolate shell and perfectly gooey fondant filling:

Easter S'mores
And They Cooked Happily Ever After
Get the full Easter S'more tutorial at And They Cooked Happily Ever After
Cadbury Creme Egg Stuffed Cookies
Buns In My Oven
Get the Cadbury Creme Egg Stuffed Cookies recipe by Buns In My Oven
Creme Egg Cupcakes
Sticky Pinny
Get the Creme Egg Cupcakes recipe by Sticky Pinny
Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Egg Cups
Raspberri Cupcake
Get the Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Egg Cups recipe by Raspberri Cupcake This creme egg does not use Cadbury Creme Eggs as an ingredient; it only served as the inspiration behind this chocolate-covered cheesecake.
Cadbury Creme Egg Pull Apart Sweet Rolls
Chocolate Moosey
Cadbury Egg Doughnuts
Kristen Aiken
Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies
Leanne Bakes
Get the Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies recipe by Leanne Bakes
Cadbury Creme Egg + Soldiers
Cadbury Creme Egg Mess
Holly Bell
Get the Cadbury Creme Egg Mess recipe by Holly Bell of Recipes From A Normal Mum
Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshake
Call Me Fudge
Get the Cadbury Creme Egg Milkshake recipe by Call Me Fudge
Cadbury Egg Cupcake
Get the Cadbury Egg Cupcake recipe by Courtney via Pizzazezrie
Creme Egg Macarons
Butter Hearts Sugar
Get the Creme Egg Macarons recipe by Butter Hearts Sugar