Chocolate Easter bunnies are an Easter staple. When you place them on a cupcake and make Easter Bunny Cupcakes, it makes them even cuter.
I love Easter. I love going to church, Easter eggs hunts, Easter baskets, and all the pastels colors. Growing up, my parents would always buy us a chocolate egg from the local chocolate shop. The chocolatier would write our names on top with frosting, which made the tradition even more special. It was something that we looked forward to every year.
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I miss those chocolate eggs. However, nothing compares to the joy of making my own Easter treats, like these Easter bunny cupcakes.
How To Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes
These cute bunny cupcakes are extremely easy to whip up and will surely be a big hit with kids and adults!
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post.
Kitchen Tools Needed:
Tips to Enhance the Taste of Your Easter Bunny Cupcake Batter
Here are a few hacks that you can use to make your boxed cake mix to taste like a store bought cake:
Tip#1 – Add an Egg
You can add an extra egg if you want your cupcakes to be very rich and moist. Avoid using the egg yolk if you want a lighter cake. However, you should remember that removing the yolk reduces the fat content in your cake which can affect moisture of your cake. Make sure you add 1 tablespoon of oil/melted butter for every yolk you remove.
Tip#2 – Substitute Oil
Vegetable or Canola oil does not contribute any flavor to the mix. Replacing oil with melted butter helps you get a better taste while maintaining the texture. Add 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise to boost the richness of your cake. You can also add ¼ cup yogurt or sour cream for a tangy twist.
Tip#3 – Replace Water
We all know that water does not carry any flavor on its own. Substituting water with whole milk or buttermilk enhances the taste and the density of your cake. Milk has added fats which increases the richness of your cake and makes it extra tender. You could also get creative and add non-diary liquids like orange juice or soda.
Easter Bunny Cupcakes
- Small chocolate bunnies
- White cupcake mix calls for oil, eggs and water
- Green icing
- Jelly Beans
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners
- In a large bowl, combine the cupcake mix with oil, eggs, and water and whisk.
- Fill each cupcake liner 3/4 way full with cupcake batter and bake for 15 minutes
- Let the cupcakes cool, place a star tip on a can of green icing and frost stars on top of each cupcake to look like grass.
- Place 3 jelly beans on top of each cupcake towards the front and an unwrapped chocolate bunny towards the back.
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More Festive Dessert Recipes:
If you enjoyed making this Easter Bunny Cupcake, then you will love these festive dessert recipes too:
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