Easter Bunny Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Cupcakes & Muffins
Cuisine: Baking
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Serves: 12
 
These delicious Easter themed cupcakes consist of a vanilla cupcake, topped with swirled buttercream, and topped with a mini chocolate bunny.
Ingredients
  • 125 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 125 g castor (superfine) sugar
  • 2 eggs, large
  • 125 g self raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • Frosting:
  • 125 g butter (1 stick), softened
  • 3 cups icing (confectioners) sugar
  • 2 – 4 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • yellow food colouring
  • 12 chocolate bunnies
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Line a cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  2. Place all the ingredients, apart from the milk in a food processor, and process under smooth. Pulse while dropping the milk down the funnel until the mixture has a soft, dropping consistency.
  3. Divide the mixture amongst the 12 cases and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the cakes are cooked and golden on top. Allow to cool on a wire rack.
  4. Decorate cooled cakes with yellow frosting and add a small chocolate bunny on top.
  5. Frosting:
  6. Place the butter in a large mixing bowl and on medium speed of an electric mixer beat until smooth. Add the sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, and vanilla. Beat until smooth and creamy, about 5-7 minutes. Gradually add the remaining milk or until the icing is thick enough to be of good spreading consistency. Add a few drops of food colouring and mix thoroughly.
  7. Place icing in piping bag with Wiltons 2D Tip. Pipe swirls onto cupcakes. Add chocolate bunny.
Recipe by A Spoonful of Sugar at http://aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2015/03/easter-decorating-ideas/