Easter bunny cupcakes

    1 hour 20 mins

    A cute, delicious lemony cupcakes that everyone will love!

    10 people made this

    Serves: 30 

    • 250g butter, softened
    • 350g sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 450g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 450g sour cream
    • For the buttercream icing
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 600g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • For the decoration
    • 1 tube black writing icing
    • 30 marshmallows, cut in half lengthways
    • pink decorating sugar
    • smarties or m&ms

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:30min chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr20min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Line a muffin tin with patty cups.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lemon rind and vanilla; mix well.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with sour cream (cake mixture will be thick). Fill the patty cups 3/4 full. Bake the cakes in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
    4. Meanwhile make the icing: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, a quarter at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
    5. To make the ears; take the marshmallow halves and place them on a clean surface, cut side down. Spread a little bit of icing over the top of each. Then sprinkle with the pink decorating sugar.
    6. When the cakes are cool, spread an even layer of icing over each. Then take the prepared marshmallow halves and carefully place two on each cake to make the ears. Finally, make the face by putting a smartie in the middle for a nose, and then drawing eyes and whiskers with the black writing icing.

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    Reviews in English (5)


    Very cute  -  18 Nov 2012


    Lovely!! Very cute, tasty and perfect for Easter.  -  01 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)


    These cupcakes were not only adorable but super delicious and easy to make. I had heaps of fun decorating them and eating them! Was told I have to make them every Easter  -  25 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)