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Cute Bunny Cupcakes

Posted by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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I saw this on Facebook and thought I'd share it here.  I've never tried one of Paula Deen's recipes that wasn't fantastic.

Bunny Cupcakes



Bunny Cupcakes

By Paula Deen Test Kitchen

Paula and Jack love to make these cute Bunny Cupcakes for Easter! Each cupcake starts with a moist homemade vanilla cupcake and old fashioned buttercream frosting, but the fun is in the decorating! Make it your own with whatever you have around the house.

Bunny Cupcakes

Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
For Decorating:
3 cups coconut, shredded
18 large marshmallows, cut in half
36 mini marshmallows
Black licorice rope, for whiskers
Colored chocolate candies or jelly beans

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350º F.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.

In another bowl, whisk together the vanilla extract, milk and vegetable oil.

Cream together the butter and sugar with a hand-held mixer in a large bowl. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix to combine. Alternate the dry and wet ingredients to the egg mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.

Pour the batter 2/3 full into paper lined cupcake tins and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before frosting and decorating.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:

Ingredients:
2 sticks butter, room temperature
8 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions:
In the bowl of a standing mixer, cream softened butter and add 4 cups sugar, milk and vanilla. Beat with paddle attachment until smooth gradually add the rest of sugar to reach frosting consistency

To Decorate:
Frost tops of cooled cupcakes with a thick layer of frosting and dip into coconut (pressing down into the coconut). Place one half of each large marshmallow on an angle for each ear (note: you might have to use a little frosting as glue). Add colored chocolate candies for eyes and nose. Add two miniature marshmallows for cheeks. Cut 6 small pieces of rope licorice for whiskers. Share with “somebunny” you love!


Servings: 18 cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Moderate

by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:03 PM
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fineyouguyswin
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Those are so cute I want to make those for the kids easter party

moma.BEAR
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 4:46 PM

Sooo cute :)

4kidz916
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I was thinking of making them for my daughter's class at Easter.  The kids will love them.

Maries_Mom23
by on Mar. 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Aawww...too cute! 

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