3 cupcakes topped with chocolate bunnies are set on green grass with a blue sky backdrop
Cute Bunny Cupcakes
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
1 hr 20 mins
 

Make Chocolate Vanilla Wafer Bunnies to sit on top of cupcakes decorated with green frosting grass. These Cute Bunny Cupcakes make a fun Easter dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bunny cupcakes, easter cupcakes
Servings: 21
Author: Beth
Ingredients
Chocolate Vanilla Wafer Bunnies
  • 12 ounces milk chocolate or light cocoa candy melts
  • 21 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 21 white Sixlets or mini marshmallows
Cupcakes
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box white cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons vanilla or white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 egg whites
Frosting
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 6 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 3-6 tablespoons milk
  • Kelly or Leaf Green icing coloring
Instructions
Chocolate Vanilla Wafer Bunnies
  1. Melt and temper pure milk chocolate or melt the candy melts. (See tutorial for instructions).

  2. Dip one vanilla wafer in the chocolate. 

  3. Remove using a fork and allow excess chocolate to drip off.

  4. Set chocolate dipped cookie on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 

  5. Immediately pipe a round head and two pointed ears next to the chocolate dipped cookie then pipe a long triangle shaped pick opposite the head. 

  6. Refrigerate, if using pure chocolate, and freeze, if using candy melts, for about 5 minutes just until the chocolate hardens. 

  7. Repeat creating 21 bunnies. 

  8. Pipe a small dab of chocolate on the bottom edge of the bunny, just above the chocolate pick, and attach one white Sixlet candy.

  9. Optionally, roll a mini marshmallow in the palms of your hand until it looks like a fluffy bunny tail. Attach that to the bunny instead of the white Sixlet. 

Cupcakes
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

  2. Line 21 muffin tin cavities with paper cupcake liners. 

  3. Combine the white cake mix, vanilla pudding mix, sour cream, water, oil, and egg whites in a mixing bowl.

  4. Beat on low speed for 30 seconds. 

  5. Beat on medium-high speed for another two minutes. 

  6. Equally divide the cake batter among 21 cupcake liners. 

  7. Bake for 18-24 minutes then remove and cool completely. 

Frosting
  1. Beat the shortening and butter until light and fluffy. 

  2. Add the powdered sugar and beat until well combined. 

  3. Pour in 3 tablespoons of the milk and green food coloring and beat until smooth and creamy. 

  4. If needed, add more milk, a teaspoon at a time, until the frosting is of piping consistency. 

  5. Spoon into a pastry bag that has a multi-hole grass tip attached. 

Decorate the Cute Bunny Cupcakes
  1. Pipe green grass over top of each of the cooled cupcakes.

  2. Insert a chocolate bunny in the center of each frosted cupcake before serving.