Bunny Cupcakes

PREP TIME: 30min

COOK TIME: 20min SERVES: 12

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ⅓ cup plain flour

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ¼ tsp salt

  • 100g butter, softened

  • ¾ cup caster sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tsp vanilla essence

  • ½ cup milk

Frosting

  • 200g butter, softened

  • 4 cups icing sugar

  • 1 tbsp vanilla essence

  • ¼ cup milk

Decorations

  • 6 white marshmallows, halved

  • 24 chocolate chips

  • 12 pink chocolate buttons

  • ½ cup pink sprinkles

  • ¼ cup chocolate sprinkles


METHOD:

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°C.

  • Step 2: Line a 12-hole cupcake tray with paper cupcake cases.

  • Step 3: Combine all cake ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix well, until mixture is smooth.

  • Step 4: Spoon the mixture evenly into the cupcake holes.

  • Step 5: Bake at 170°C for approximately 15-20 minutes or until cooked through.

  • Step 6: Leave cupcakes to completely cool on a cooling rack before frosting.

  • Step 7: To create frosting, whip butter, icing sugar, vanilla essence and milk together until stiff peaks form.

  • Step 8: Pipe frosting onto cupcakes (set aside half a cup of frosting for bunny ear decorating).

  • Step 9: Use a butter knife to spread remaining frosting over marshmallow halves and roll each frosted marshmallow piece in pink sprinkles to create bunny ears. Place two ears on each cupcake.

  • Step 10: Decorate each cupcake further with two chocolate chips (eyes), one pink chocolate button (nose) and chocolate sprinkles (whiskers).