bunny cupcakes

Making bunny cupcakes are a great way to celebrate Easter. They are colorful with a touch of sweetness and cuteness. I love how easy they are to make and the kids can help and create different faces for each one if they want to. Cupcakes are homemade but if you want a shortcut use the box mix to save on time. Enjoy!

Bunny Cupcakes

Makes 24 cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 2 C sugar
  • 1 3/4 C flour
  • 3/4 C cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 C whole milk, room temp
  • 1/2 C canola
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 C boiling water

Chocolate Cupcake Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.
  4. Combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl.
  5. Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients beating on medium until the batter is smooth.
  6. Using a medium scoop fill the paper lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Allow to slightly cool before transferring to wire racks.

bunny cupcakes process

Frosting ingredients

  • 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 3 C + 1/2 C powder sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • gummy bunny ears
  • edible eyes
  • pink gel frosting
  • black gel frosting

Frosting Directions

  1. Beat powder sugar, butter and vanilla in a bowl.
  2. Add in the heavy whipping cream and continue to mix until stiff peaks form.
  3. Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large round tip.
  4. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.
  5. Starting around the edge pipe a circle and pipe it in to the center creating a peak.
  6. Set aside.

Decorating directions

  1. Place the bunny ears on the top of the cupcake.
  2. Add two eyes.
  3. Using the pink frosting, add a nose.
  4. Using the black frosting add the mouth and whiskers.

easter bunny cupcakes

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