Cute Easter Bunny Cupcakes to make with the kids

eater-bunny-cupcakes-300pixThese are sure to please young and old alike 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 340g packet golden buttercake mix
  • 2 x 30g chocolate flake bars, roughly crushed
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 24 strawberries and cream lollies
  • 24 blue mini M&Ms
  • 12 red mini M&Ms
  • 12 white mini marshmallows, halved crossways
  • 24 white tic tacs
  • rich chocolate writing fudge
  • Buttercream icing
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar mixture, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

Method:

Step 1

Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan-forced. Line a 12-hole, 1/3-cup capacity muffin pan with paper cases.

Step 2

Make cake mixture following packet directions. Fold in crushed flake bars. Divide mixture evenly between cases. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden and a skewer inserted in 1 cake comes out clean. Stand in pan for 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 3

Meanwhile, make Buttercream icing Using an electric mixer, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add icing sugar mixture, milk and vanilla, beating until well combined. Reserve 1/4 cup icing. Spread cupcakes with remaining icing. Sprinkle with shredded coconut. Lightly press to secure.

Step 4

Trim 5mm from 1 short end of each strawberries and cream lolly. Using the picture as a guide, use a little remaining icing to secure two strawberries and cream lollies into top of 1 cupcake to form ears. Press 2 blue mini M&Ms on to cake to form eyes. Press 1 red mini M&M on to cake to form a nose. Press 2 mini marshmallows below nose to form cheeks and add 2 tic tacs for teeth. Use chocolate writing fudge to pipe dots in centre of eyes to form pupils. Set aside for 10 minutes or until set. Repeat with remaining cupcakes, lollies, M&Ms, mini marshmallows, tic tacs and chocolate writing fudge. Serve.

Energy – 1911kJ

Fat saturated – 12.70g

Fat Total – 21.50g

Carbohydrate Total – 62.60g

Dietary Fibre – 0.50g

Protein – 4.50g

Cholesterol – 70.00mg

Sodium – 322.00mg

All nutrition values are per serve.