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Absolutely adorable Peeps Bunny Cupcakes are the perfect Easter party dessert! Rich carrot cake & an easy recipe!

PEEPS Bunny Cupcakes

Easy recipe for cute and colorful Easter Bunny Cupcakes made with Peeps!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Holiday
Keyword cupcakes, desserts, Easter, Peeps
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 275 kcal
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 box Carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons  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 vanilla extract

Toppings:

  • pastel sprinkles
  • 24 Peeps bunny candy

Instructions

To make the cupcakes:

  1. 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.

  2. Pour into baking cups in cupcake pan, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 17-22 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

To make the frosting:

  1. 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.

To decorate:

  1. 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.

  2. Pipe your frosting over cupcakes around the Peep candy using a star pastry tip for a "grass" effect. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Nutrition Facts
PEEPS Bunny Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 275 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 57mg 19%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Potassium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Sugars 23g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 18.3%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 7.5%
Iron 3.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.