Bunny Cupcakes

Nancy Thomas


I found these on Paula Deen's website. I haven't made them yet, but plan on it for Easter & wanted to post 'em before then. I'll post my pics when I get 'em made.


★★★★★ 2 votes

30 Min
30 Min


  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 stick
  • 1 c
  • 3

  • 3 c
    coconut, shredded
  • 18 large
    marshmallows, cut in half
  • 36
    mini marshmallows
  • ·
    black licorice rope, for whiskers
  • ·
    colored chocolate candies or jelly beans

  • 2 stick
    butter, room temperature
  • 8 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 c
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Bunny Cupcakes


  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt baking powder and baking soda.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk & vegetable oil.
  4. Cream together the butter and sugar with a hand held mixer in a large bowl. Add eggs 1 at a time and mix to combine. alternate the dry and wet ingredients to the butter, sugar & egg mixture, starting and ending with the dry ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter 2/3 full (I use an Ice Cream Scoop) into paper lined cupcake pans and bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool before frosting and decorating.
  6. Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
  7. In a large bowl, cream softened butter and add 4 cups sugear, milk and vanilla. Beat until smooth and gradually add the rest of the sugar to reach frosting consistency. (Thsi step actually called for a standing mixer with a paddle attachement, but since I don't have one.....)
  8. To Decorate
  9. 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 or Toothpicks). Add colored chocolate candies for eyes and nose. Add two miniature marshmallows ( I Used Colored ones)for cheeks. Cut 6 small pieces of rope licorice for whiskers.

Printable Recipe Card

About Bunny Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Other Tag: For Kids

Show 13 Comments & Reviews

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

12 Heavenly Pound Cake Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We love us some pound cakes, the mouth-watering amazingness is always worth the extra time on the treadmill. Here are some of our favorites!

Strawberry Recipes You Need To Make This Summer

Strawberry Recipes You Need to Make This Summer

Kitchen Crew

There are many surprising health benefits of strawberries . They are loaded with Vitamin C which helps support a healthy immune system. Their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits can help protect...

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Easy Homemade Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Store-bought frosting is convenient and easy but making homemade buttercream icing is just as simple and super tasty. Thick and dense with a silky texture, this American buttercream recipe is...