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Easter Chick Cupcakes

Easter Chick Cupcakes
  • Preparation time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
  • Makes: 4 cupcakes


  • Cupcakes:
  • 75g plain flour
  • 3g bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 large egg
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 3 drops pure vanilla extract
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 125ml Renastep™ (1 bottle)
  • Decoration:
  • 100g unsalted butter
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 60ml Renastep (approx. half of a bottle)
  • 1 drop pure vanilla extract
  • Yellow gel food colouring
  • 15g shredded coconut
  • 10g chocolate chips
  • 2-3 glace cherries
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  1. To make the cupcakes:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C Fan/Gas Mark 4.

  2. In a bowl, combine the flour and bicarbonate of soda.

  3. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, gradually add the sugar, vanilla extract and oil, and stir until combined.

  4. Add the flour mixture and half a bottle of Renastep (approx. 60ml) and whisk.

  5. Add the remaining half a bottle of Renastep to the mixture and whisk.

  6. Place the 4 x 8 cm diameter cupcake cases into a muffin tray and evenly pour the cake mixture into the cases.

  7. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown.

  8. Carefully transfer the cupcakes onto a wire rack to cool

  9. For the frosting:

    Cream together the butter and icing sugar in a bowl.

  10. Add half a bottle of Renastep (approx. 60ml) and the vanilla extract to the butter icing mixture and mix well.

  11. Add the food colouring to get your desired colour.

  12. To decorate:

    Spread the icing onto the surface of the four cupcakes evenly, using the back of a spoon.

  13. Dip the surface of the cupcakes into the coconut.

  14. Add the ‘eyes’ to each cupcake using 2 chocolate chips.

  15. Add a ‘beak’ to each cupcake using a small slice of cherry, cut into the shape of a triangle. Your Easter chicks are now ready.

Nutritional Information
Nutrient per cupcake per 100 g
Calories 752 kcal 418 kcal
Protein 4.8 g 2.7 g
Sodium 268 mg
11.5 mmol
149 mg
6.5 mmol
Potassium 98 mg
2.5 mmol
55 mg
1.4 mmol
Phosphorus 51 mg
1.6 mmol
28 mg
0.9 mmol
Calcium 50 mg
1.3 mmol
28 mg
0.7 mmol

Renastep is a Food for Special Medical Purposes and must be used under medical supervision.


Renastep is a ready to use feed for the dietary management of kidney disease from 3 years of age onwards. Renastep contains milk and fish. Refer to labels for allergen and other product information.


This recipe has been specifically designed for the dietary management of kidney disease and has been analysed using Nutrimen dietary analysis software.