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Easy Easter Cupcakes Recipe – Eats Amazing.


This cute and easy Easter cupcakes recipe has buttercream ‘grass’, chocolate bunnies and mini eggs for a fun Easter baking idea for kids!

How to make fun and easy Easter cupcakes - fun Easter recipe for kids

Easter is just around the corner and today I have two cute Easter cupcake recipes to share with you. These Easter bunny cupcakes are much easier than they look and they’re really fun to decorate, with or without the kids!

I used a grass piping tip to create the buttercream grass on the top of the cupcakes. If you’ve never used one, don’t be put off – this was my first attempt at using this kind of piping tip and I think they turned out great, and if I can do it, anyone can!

How to make easy Easter bunny cupcakes recipe - fun Easter baking with kids

I used Maltesers Mini Bunnies to decorate my cupcakes, in a mixture of white and milk chocolate, but you can use any small chocolate bunnies for these cakes. I also scattered Cadbury mini eggs around the top, but again, any brand of mini eggs will do!

Cute and easy Easter cupcakes recipe - fun Easter food for kids

Easy Easter Cupcakes 

Ingredients (makes 12):

  • 175g softened butter (or dairy free spread)
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175g self raising flour
  •  
  • 2 Tbsp milk (or dairy free alternative)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate:

  • 100g softened butter (or dairy free spread)
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • green gel food colouring
  • 1 Tbsp milk or dairy free equivalent
  • 12 Maltesers Mini Bunnies
  • 80g bag mini eggs

Method:

Preheat oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.

Place the butter or dairy free spread into a mixing bowl and whisk together with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Break the eggs into a bowl and lightly whisk with a fork. Add the eggs a little at a time to the butter and sugar mix, whisking in between.

Sift the flour on top, and using an electric whisk on a low speed, gently blend the ingredients together.  Add the milk and vanilla extract and blend again.  Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until well mixed.

Divide the cake mixture between the 12 cupcake cases and smooth over the tops with the back of a spoon. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen, golden and springy to the touch.

Once the cakes are cooked, transfer to a wire rack to cool. 

Whilst the cakes are cooling, make the buttercream icing:

Whisk the butter with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Sift in the icing sugar, a little at a time, until completely combined. Add the vanilla extract and whisk again.

Add the green gel food colouring and whisk until the icing is evenly coloured. Add the milk in small splashes until the icing is at the correct consistency for piping. 

Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag with a grass piping nozzle. Cover the top of each cupcake with piped tufts of buttercream ‘grass’.

How to make easy Easter cupcakes - step 1 pipe buttercream grass on top of each cupcake

Add a chocolate bunny to the centre of each cupcake, sitting up in the grass. You might want to add a few extra tufts of buttercream behind the bunnies to help them stay upright.

How to make easy Easter cupcakes - step 2 add chocolate bunnies

Finish off your Easter cupcakes by adding few mini eggs to the top of each cake, scattered in the grass around the bunnies.

How to make easy Easter cupcakes - step 3 add mini eggs to finish

Serve and enjoy!

Fun and easy Easter bunny cupcakes recipe - fun Easter dessert idea for kids

If you liked this recipe, you might enjoy these other Easter cupcake ideas too:

Chocolate Easter Nest Cupcakes

Easy chocolate Easter nest cupcakes recipe - fun Easter baking project for kids

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Super fun Easter Bunny Cupcakes - these are easy to make and the kids love them

Cute Lamb Cupcakes

Fun and easy lamb cupcakes recipe - great Easter treat for kids

Crispy Easter Nest Topped Cupcakes

Easter Nest Cupcakes Recipe - vanilla cupcake and chocolate nest in one - a delicious treat for Easter

For more fun Easter recipes and ideas, head over to the Fun Easter Food section here on the Eats Amazing blog or pop over and follow my Easter Pinterest boards for lots more fun ideas from around the web; Fun Easter Food for KidsHealthy Easter Food and Easter Fun.

Grace

Cute and easy Easter cupcakes recipe - fun Easter food for kids

Print Recipe

Easy Easter Cupcakes 

This cute and easy Easter cupcakes recipe has buttercream ‘grass’, chocolate bunnies and mini eggs for a fun Easter baking idea for kids!

Prep Time20 mins

Cook Time20 mins

Total Time40 mins

Course: Dessert, Party Food

Cuisine: British, Easter

Servings: 12 cupcakes

Author: Grace Hall

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 175 g softened butter or dairy free spread
  • 175 g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 175 g self raising flour
  • 2 Tbsp milk or dairy free alternative
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

To decorate:

  • 100 g softened butter or dairy free spread
  • 225 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • green gel food colouring
  • 1 Tbsp milk or dairy free equivalent
  • 12 Maltesers Mini Bunnies
  • 80 g bag mini eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180°C (Gas mark 4/350°F). Line a 12 hole muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.

  • Place the butter or dairy free spread into a mixing bowl and whisk together with the caster sugar until light and fluffy. Break the eggs into a bowl and lightly whisk with a fork. Add the eggs a little at a time to the butter and sugar mix, whisking in between.

  • Sift the flour on top, and using an electric whisk on a low speed, gently blend the ingredients together.  Add the milk and vanilla extract and blend again.  Increase the mixer speed and whisk for a few more seconds until well mixed.

  • Divide the cake mixture between the 12 cupcake cases and smooth over the tops with the back of a spoon. Bake for 20-25 minutes until risen, golden and springy to the touch.

  • Once the cakes are cooked, transfer to a wire rack to cool. Whilst the cakes are cooling, make the buttercream icing:

  • Whisk the butter with an electric whisk until light and fluffy. Sift in the icing sugar, a little at a time, until completely combined. Add the vanilla extract and whisk again.

  • Add the green gel food colouring and whisk until the icing is evenly coloured. Add the milk in small splashes until the icing is at the correct consistency for piping.

  • Spoon the buttercream into a piping bag with a grass piping nozzle. Cover the top of each cupcake with piped tufts of buttercream ‘grass’.

  • Add a chocolate bunny to the centre of each cupcake, sitting up in the grass. You might want to add a few extra tufts of buttercream behind the bunnies to help them stay upright.

  • Finish off your Easter cupcakes by adding few mini eggs to the top of each cake, scattered in the grass around the bunnies.

Love this fun Easter recipe? Why not save tis post to Pinterest so you can easily find it again!

Cute and easy Easter Bunny Cupcakes recipe - fun Easter baking for kids

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