What’s Inside: Easy recipe for cute and colorful Easter Bunny Cupcakes made with Peeps!
It’s that time of year again…Peeps are back in stores!!
Whether or not you love the taste, you’ve got to admit that Peeps are just about the cutest candy! That’s why they’re perfect to create fun and festive Easter recipes, like these bunny cupcakes.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s surprisingly EASY with a box cake shortcut. Of course, you’re welcome to use your own favorite cupcake recipe too.
Ingredients to make Peeps Easter Bunny Cupcakes
(Makes 24 cupcakes)
For the Cupcakes:
- 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ carrot cake mix
- 1 cup baking butter
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons of Vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
For the Frosting:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 2 cups powdered sugar, not packed
- 1 to 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Easter Sprinkles
- Peeps bunny candy
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STEP ONE: Preheat oven to 325°F. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cake mix, butter, milk, vanilla and eggs on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase to medium speed for 2 additional minutes.
STEP TWO: Pour into baking cups in cupcake pan, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 17-22 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
STEP ONE: Cream together the cream cheese and the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add in the vanilla extract.
STEP TWO: Cut out a whole in the center of cupcake in which to place a Peep. You want the bottom 1/3 of the Peep to fit inside the cupcake so it will stay in place.
STEP THREE: Pipe your frosting over cupcakes around the Peep candy using a star pastry tip for a “grass” effect. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!
Be sure to pin this Peeps Bunny Cupcakes recipe on Pinterest:
Looking for something to do with all those extra plastic eggs? Then you’ll love our EASY Easter Egg Wreath craft:
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