Easter Bunny Cupcakes are so fun and easy to make. These adorable cupcakes come together with simple ingredients for a festive treat.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes ready to enjoy.
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This is such a fun cupcake recipe to make with the kiddos. From start to finish, this is just a blast to make. You definitely want to get the entire family involved.

These bunny ear cupcakes are perfect for Easter dinner or Easter brunch. We have made it every year since the kids were little! It’s an annual tradition along with Chocolate Easter Bark, Mini Easter Cheesecakes and Easter Pretzel Rods.

We also always make White Chocolate Easter Bark together.

Why we love this recipe

Not only will you get a really adorable treat but make lots of memories too. These easy Easter Cupcake are frosted with white frosting and decorated with fun and festive ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Cupcakes Prepared (I used a box cake mix)
  • Homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting – This is my favorite recipe and it is so easy.
  • Large Marshmallows
  • Pink Sprinkles
  • Wilton Candy Eyes
  • Starburst Jelly beans for the nose

The complete ingredient list can be found at the bottom of the page.

How to Make Bunny Cupcakes

Cupcakes cooling in pan.

Step 1. First, make the cupcake batter according to the package in a medium bowl and let cool once baked. I like to use cupcake liners in the muffin cup.  Make sure you also have a good cupcake pan for baking. Allow to cool on wire rack.

Marshmallows cut into ear shapes.

Step 2. Next, put the icing into a piping bag. Then cut the marshmallows in half diagonally with kitchen shears or a knife. Put the pink sanding sugar in a bowl and dip the ear shape marshmallows into the sprinkles.

Cupcakes frosted and topped with bunny ears.

Step 3. – Begin Frosting Cupcake. Simply cut out the tip and place icing on each cupcake. It is helpful if you put a dot of icing in the center. Then start on the outside of the cupcake and swirl it around to the center.

Cupcakes decorated and ready to serve.

Step 4. Take your marshmallow bunny ears and push them down into the icing on the cupcake. Finally, add the candy eyes and nose to each cupcake. You can also use a black decorator pen if you don’t have eyes.

How to Make Buttercream Frosting?

With only 4 ingredients, it is so easy to make homemade buttercream frosting.

  • Combine the butter and powdered sugar. You want it to be smooth and creamy.
  • Once it is the desired consistency, add the milk and vanilla. It only takes a minute or two for the frosting to be fluffy

Anyone can make homemade frosting. It is much better than store bought.

Easter Bunny Cupcake ready to enjoy.

Pro Tips

  • Many ways to decorate – We used jelly beans for the nose but you can use what you prefer for the bunny faces.
  • Add more Sprinkles – It’s optional but sometimes I add more sprinkles on top of the cupcakes. White sprinkles or more pink sugar give that extra touch. Sanding sugar would also work on these cupcakes.
  • Cool Completely – Make sure to cool cupcakes completely before frosting the cupcakes.
  • Frosting – We used a buttercream frosting, but you can easily use a cream cheese frosting.
  • Cupcakes – You can use any flavor of cupcakes that you prefer. You can make chocolate cupcakes, strawberry cupcakes, or lemon cupcakes. All would complement the Easter decorations.
  • Piping Bags – If you do not have any piping bags, you can use a ziplock bag. Just cut off the corner and pipe the icing on each cupcake.

Can you Make these ahead of time?

Yes, you can make these Easter Cupcakes ahead of time. Because of the extra detail of decorating, I like to prepare ahead of time so they are ready to take to our Easter dinner.

Storage

Store the leftover cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week. 

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Easter Bunny Cupcakes

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Easter Bunny Cupcakes are so fun and easy to make. These adorable cupcakes come together with simple ingredients for a festive treat. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 345

Ingredients

  • 24 cupcakes prepared I used a box mix
  • Homemade Vanilla Buttercream Frosting – You want 2 batches https://www.eatingonadime.com/homemade-buttercream-icing/
  • Giant marshmallows
  • Pink sprinkles
  • Wilton Candy Eyes
  • Starburst Jelly beans for the nose
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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare cupcakes according to the directions on the package and let cool completely.
  • Make the homemade buttercream according to directions.
  • Place each icing into a Wilton piping bag.
  • Cut out the tip and place icing on each cupcake
  • Place a dot in the center and then start on the outside of the cupcake and swirl it around to the center.
  • Cut the giant marshmallows in half diagonally with scissors.
  • Place the pink sprinkles in a bowl and dip the marshmallows (cut side down) into the sprinkles. This will give you the bunny ears.
  • Push the new bunny ears into your iced cupcake.
  • Add two eyes using the Wilton candy eyes and a nose. I used jelly beans for our nose.
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Store these in an air tight container for up to 5 days.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 345kcal, Carbohydrates 63g, Protein 3g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 1mg, Sodium 209mg, Potassium 51mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 47g, Vitamin A 22IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 57mg, Iron 1mg

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