Bunny Cupcakes

1
Nancy Thomas

By
@Nanaluvsherbabies

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.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
18
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
30 Min

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/2 c
milk
1/2 c
vegetable oil
1 stick
butter
1 c
sugar
3
eggs

FOR DECORATING

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

VANILLA BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

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

Step-By-Step

1preheat oven to 350 degrees
2In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, salt baking powder and baking soda.
3In another bowl, whisk together the vanilla, milk & vegetable oil.
4Cream 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.
5Pour 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.
6Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
7In 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.....)
8To Decorate
9Frost 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.

About Bunny Cupcakes

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