Easter bunny cakes

    1 hour 40 min

    Everyone will adore these little lemony Easter cakes! You can make your own cupcakes, or use shop-bought and get straight to decorating.


    Devon, England, UK
    30 people made this

    Serves: 30 

    • Easter cakes
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 350g sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 450g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 450ml soured cream
    • Buttercream icing
    • 250g butter, softened
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 600g icing sugar
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • Decoration
    • 1 tube black decorating icing
    • 30 marshmallows, cut in half lengthways
    • pink decorating sugar
    • chocolate buttons or smarties

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:50min  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Line a muffin tin with paper cases.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add lemon zest and vanilla; mix well.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, bicarb, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture alternately with soured cream (cake mixture will be thick). Fill muffin cups with 4 tablespoons of cake mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted near the centre comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
    4. Meanwhile make the icing: In a large bowl, cream together the butter and vanilla. Blend in the sugar, a quarter at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk, and continue mixing until light and fluffy.
    5. Take the marshmallow halves and place them on a clean surface, cut side down. Spread a little bit of icing over the top of each. Then sprinkle with the pink decorating sugar. These are your ears.
    6. When the cakes are cool, spread an even layer of icing over each. Then take the prepared marshmallow halves and carefully place two on each cake to make the ears. Finally, make the face by putting a choc button or smartie in the middle for a nose, and then drawing eyes and whiskers with the black decorating icing.


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    Reviews in English (5)


    Lovely!! Very cute, tasty and perfect for Easter.  -  01 Apr 2010


    These cupcakes were not only adorable but super delicious and easy to make. I had heaps of fun decorating them and eating them! Was told I have to make them every Easter  -  25 Apr 2011  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Very cute  -  18 Nov 2012  (Review from Allrecipes SE Asia)