Hiding Bunny Cupcakes

Easter is coming and around here- it also means bake sales, especially at church. I don’t know about you but I like fun and fancier items for baking and buying at bake sales, and these little hiding bunny cupcakes are simple to make but have a big wow factor with the surprise inside.

We’re making them again this weekend for the bake sale, but I’ll be fully honest and tell you we are also making a double batch so we can enjoy the fruits of our labor here at the house.  I love pink and green together, too. Spring-like and fun and full of sweet! Not into super sweet goodies?  Check our Carrot Crescent appetizers- you can fill those with sweet or savory! Hiding Bunny Cupcakes- This Mama Loves

Green & Pink Hiding Bunny Cupcakes

Ingredients – 

1 2/3 C. flour
1 C. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 C. butter, softened to room temperature
3 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 sour cream
1/2 C. milk
green gel food coloring
cupcake liners
small teaspoon to scoop the cupcake out
larger frosting tip to help make the cupcake hole (optional)
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Frosting/Filling Ingredients – 

1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 C. butter flavored shortening
4 C. powdered sugar
4-5 tbs milk
pink gel food coloring
large sandwich baggy to fill the cupcake (You can also use a frosting/decorating bag but you probably have a sandwich bag laying around the house)

Pink Bunny Ears – 

Wilton Bright Pink candy melts
wax paper
toothpicks
kitchen scissors

Directions – 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place 12 cupcake liners in your cupcake tin.
Combine the eggs whites, vanilla, sour cream, sugar and butter, mixing well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients.
Add in the 1/2 cup of milk, mixing well. Add a few drops of green gel food coloring at a time and slowly stir into the batter until you reached your desired shade of green (see photo).
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Pour the cupcake batter into the liners, filling 3/4 of the way. Bake for 20-22 minutes on 350 degrees. Insert a toothpick around 20 minutes, if it comes out clean they are done.
Allow the cupcakes to cool completely for several hours, before filling.
To make the frosting, combine the powdered sugar, butter, and shortening. Slowly add in the milk 1 tablespoon at a time as needed until the frosting has reached your desired consistency. Add in 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring at a time and mix into the frosting until you’ve reached your desired pink.
Once the cupcakes are cooled, gently make a hole in the center. This is what I used the large frosting tip for, but you could also just use a small teaspoon to gently scoop the inside of the cupcake out and discard.
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Scoop the Pink frosting into the large sandwich bag and snip the corner with the kitchen scissors.
Gently squeeze the pink frosting into the cupcake until it reaches the top (see photo).
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Pour the bright pink candy melts into a microwave safe dish. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Allow it to cool a few minutes before transferring to the sandwich baggy.
Scoop the melted pink chocolate into the sandwich baggy and snip the corner with the kitchen scissors.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and gently squeeze the melted pink chocolate out of the sandwich baggy and onto the wax paper making the outline of a pair of bunny ears and then filling them in – use the toothpick to smooth out the chocolate (see photo).
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Repeat until you have 24 sets of bunny ears. Allow them to set for 30 minutes. Once they have set, gently lift from the wax paper and place upright into the cupcake frosting giving your bunny a set of ears.
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*Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.
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Who or What will you make these hiding bunny cupcakes for? 

Serves 1 cupcake

Pink & Green Hiding Bunny Cupcakes

Pink & green from scratch cupcakes with a fun frosting surprise inside!

10 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

32 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 C. flour
  • 1 C. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 C. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 sour cream
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • green gel food coloring
  • cupcake liners
  • small teaspoon to scoop the cupcake out
  • larger frosting tip to help make the cupcake hole (optional)
  • Frosting/Filling Ingredients -
  • 1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 C. butter flavored shortening
  • 4 C. powdered sugar
  • 4-5 tbs milk
  • pink gel food coloring
  • large sandwich baggy to fill the cupcake
  • Pink Bunny Ears -
  • Wilton Bright Pink candy melts
  • wax paper
  • toothpicks
  • small sandwich baggy
  • kitchen scissors

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and place 12 cupcake liners in your cupcake tin.
  2. Combine the eggs whites, vanilla, sour cream, sugar and butter, mixing well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients.
  3. Add in the 1/2 cup of milk, mixing well. Add a few drops of green gel food coloring at a time and slowly stir into the batter until you reached your desired shade of green (see photo).
  4. Pour the cupcake batter into the liners, filling 3/4 of the way. Bake for 20-22 minutes on 350 degrees. Insert a toothpick around 20 minutes, if it comes out clean they are done.
  5. Allow the cupcakes to cool completely for several hours, before filling.
  6. To make the frosting, combine the powdered sugar, butter, and shortening. Slowly add in the milk 1 tablespoon at a time as needed until the frosting has reached your desired consistency. Add in 1-2 drops of pink gel food coloring at a time and mix into the frosting until you've reached your desired pink.
  7. Once the cupcakes are cooled, gently make a hole in the center. This is what I used the large frosting tip for, but you could also just use a small teaspoon to gently scoop the inside of the cupcake out and discard.
  8. Scoop the Pink frosting into the large sandwich bag and snip the corner with the kitchen scissors.
  9. Gently squeeze the pink frosting into the cupcake until it reaches the top (see photo).
  10. Pour the bright pink candy melts into a microwave safe dish. Heat in the microwave in 30 second increments until melted. Allow it to cool a few minutes before transferring to the sandwich baggy.
  11. Scoop the melted pink chocolate into the sandwich baggy and snip the corner with the kitchen scissors.
  12. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and gently squeeze the melted pink chocolate out of the sandwich baggy and onto the wax paper making the outline of a pair of bunny ears and then filling them in - use the toothpick to smooth out the chocolate (see photo).
  13. Repeat until you have 24 sets of bunny ears. Allow them to set for 30 minutes. Once they have set, gently lift from the wax paper and place upright into the cupcake frosting giving your bunny a set of ears.
  14. *Makes approximately 24 cupcakes.
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12 comments… add one
  • These are too cute to eat! Just kidding, they're too tasty looking not to eat ;) Thanks for sharing with us at Funtastic Friday!
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  • Cupcakes are one of our favorite treats. These would be so cute displayed on a dessert table. Thanks for sharing this on Merry Monday.
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  • Well aren't these just the cutest! I know what I'm bringing to Easter dinner! Adorable.
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  • So cute! Thanks for the great directions!
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  • These cupcakes are too cute! I adore the bright colors! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe on the Monday Funday Party!
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  • Such cute cupcakes! :D Thanks for sharing.
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