Adorable and Oh-So Easy Bunny Cupcakes

These Easy Bunny Cupcakes are the cutest addition to your Easter celebration! Just a few simple ingredients to make an amazing cake batter and create bunny ears from just 2 ingredients. You’ll have Easter bunny cupcakes that everyone will love.

They’re perfect for kids of all ages, and will be a nice addition to your Easter dessert table. These cupcakes are the perfect way to get the kids in the kitchen with you. Be sure to also check out my easy Bird’s Nest Cupcakes that are also perfect for an Easter dessert.

Easy Bunny Cupcakes

Are you looking for a fun Easter dessert that will WOW your guests? Try these easy bunny cupcakes! They are simple to make and so cute. The tender fluffy cupcake is one of my favorites and everyone loves how cute the bunny cupcake with its little ear are. Whether you serve these cupcakes for a school party, an Easter brunch or Easter dinner dessert.

Can I Use Box Cake Mix?

I love making cake from scratch, but I know that sometimes, you just need things done fast. You can use your favorite cake mix. It won’t affect how adorable these cupcakes look.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes on a platter

Can I Use Store-Bought Frosting?

Again, when you need things done fast, you can certainly use a store bought frosting. However, to make the cupcake top look like the bunny, you might need to add some extra powdered sugar to the frosting.

Can I make pink sugar?

I am using gold sugar on the cupcakes. I just love the look of the gold. If you want to use a different color, like pink or even blue and yellow, you can certainly change the color.

How to Store the Easy Bunny Cupcakes

These cupcakes can be stored on the counter. There is no need to refrigerate them. You do want to make sure to keep the cupcakes in a cupcake holder or other air tight container. I love this cupcake holder. It is perfect for cupcakes with a lot of frosting swirled on top.

It cute enough for the counter but it also works for taking the cupcakes to places like an school Easter party.

bunny cupcake with gold ears

Variations to these Bunny Cupcakes

I am making vanilla cupcakes but you can also make these cupcakes in chocolate. Many people love the flavor combination of chocolate cupcakes and vanilla frosting.

Add coconut. I am not adding coconut to my frosting, but if you add some to the top of the cupcakes, on the frosting, it can look like the rabbit fur.

Add eyes. Ok, so now we are getting into a much more detailed rabbit, but if you want to take these adorable bunny cupcakes even further on the cuteness level, you can add candy googly to the cupcakes.

bunny cupcake with gold ears

Ingredients

For the vanilla cupcakes

butter

sugar

eggs

vanilla extract

all-purpose flour

baking powder

milk

For the vanilla buttercream

unsalted butter

powdered sugar

milk

vanilla extract

For the Bunny Ears decoration

marshmallows

gold colored sanding sugar

ingredients

How to Make Bunny Cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line a cupcake tin with 12 liners.

Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat until pale and creamy.

Add the eggs one at a time, beating well in-between each addition. The mixture should double in volume and look very light.

Pour the vanilla extract into the mixture and mix until combined.

Mix together the flour and the baking powder, then add a third of it to the mixing bowl, beat well, then add a third of the milk beating again. Repeat until all the flour and milk have been added.

cake batter in a glass bowl

Divide the cupcake batter between the 12 cupcake cases.

batter going into cupcake pans

Bake in the center of the oven for 16-18 minutes or until the cupcakes are light golden brown and spring back when touched.

Once baked, set aside to cool on a wire rack.

To make the vanilla buttercream add the butter to a large mixing bowl and beat until very creamy.

Add the powdered sugar and beat again. You will notice that the mixture looks like dry sand. Don’t be alarmed as it will come together when you add the milk.

Pour in the milk and vanilla extract and beat on high speed for at least 5 minutes. The vanilla buttercream should look pale and very fluffy.

Transfer the buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a piping nozzle. I used a Wilton 1M but you can use any nozzle you have on hand.

Pipe the buttercream on top of the cooled cupcakes.

To make the bunny ears, cut the marshmallows in half diagonally.

cut the marshmallows

Dip the cut side into the sanding sugar.

gold ears in gold sugar

Adding gold sanding sugar to cut marshmallows to make bunny ears

To assemble, press two marshmallow bunny ears on top of the icing on each of the cupcakes.

bunny cupcake with gold ears

Easy Bunny Cupcakes

About a Mom

These Easy Bunny Cupcakes are the cutest addition to your Easter celebration! Just a few simple ingredients to make an amazing cake batter and create bunny ears from just 2 ingredients. You’ll have Easter bunny cupcakes that everyone will love.

Prep Time 25 mins

Cook Time 16 mins

Total Time 41 mins

Course Dessert

Cuisine American

Servings 12

Calories 412 kcal

Ingredients

For the vanilla cupcakes

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the vanilla buttercream

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cuo milk scant
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Bunny Ears decoration

  • 2 marshmallows
  • 1/4 cup colored sanding sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325ºF. Line a cupcake tin with 12 liners.

  • Add the butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl and beat until pale and creamy.

  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating well in-between each addition. The mixture should double in volume and look very light.

  • Pour the vanilla extract into the mixture and mix until combined.

  • Mix together the flour and the baking powder, then add a third of it to the mixing bowl, beat well, then add a third of the milk beating again. Repeat until all the flour and milk have been added.

  • Divide the cupcake batter between the 12 cupcake cases.

  • Bake in the center of the oven for 16-18 minutes or until the cupcakes are light golden brown and spring back when touched.

  • Once baked, set aside to cool on a wire rack.

  • To make the vanilla buttercream add the butter to a large mixing bowl and beat until very creamy.

  • Add the powdered sugar and beat again. You will notice that the mixture looks like dry sand. Don’t be alarmed as it will come together when you add the milk.

  • Pour in the milk and vanilla extract and beat on high speed for at least 5 minutes. The vanilla buttercream should look pale and very fluffy.

  • Transfer the buttercream to a piping bag fitted with a piping nozzle. I used a Wilton 1M but you can use any nozzle you have on hand.

  • Pipe the buttercream on top of the cooled cupcakes.

  • To make the bunny ears, cut the marshmallows in half diagonally then dip the cut side into the sanding sugar.

  • To assemble, press two marshmallow bunny ears on top of the icing on each of the cupcakes.

Notes

You can substitute the all purpose flour with cake flour.
Whole milk is best – you can use a lower fat milk in a pinch, however, the crumb will be slightly less tender.
Use room temperature eggs for a lighter, fluffier cupcake.
Make sure your butter is soft before you begin the cupcakes and the frosting.
If your buttercream frosting is too thin add powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time. If it’s too thin, add a splash more milk.
Storage: buttercream cupcakes are good for 2-3 days and don’t need to be refrigerated. Undecorated cupcakes can be frozen for up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 412kcalCarbohydrates: 56gProtein: 3gFat: 20gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonnounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 54mgPotassium: 45mgFiber: 1gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 647IUCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

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Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls

Bird’s Nest Sugar Cookies

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