Easter Bunny Peep Cupcakes

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Easy recipe for cute and colorful Easter Bunny Cupcakes made with Peeps!

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 24

Calories: 275 kcal

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 1 box Carrot cake mix
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons  vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots

For the Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 4 tablespoons  unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar not packed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Toppings:

  • pastel sprinkles
  • 24 Peeps bunny candy

Instructions

To make the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cake mix, butter, milk, vanilla and eggs on low speed for 30 seconds. Increase to medium speed for 2 additional minutes.
  2. Pour into baking cups in cupcake pan, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake 17-22 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

To make the frosting:

  1. Cream together the cream cheese and the butter in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time. Add in the vanilla extract.

To decorate:

  1. Cut out a whole in the center of cupcake in which to place a Peep. You want the bottom 1/3 of the Peep to fit inside the cupcake so it will stay in place.
  2. Pipe your frosting over cupcakes around the Peep candy using a star pastry tip for a “grass” effect. Top with sprinkles and enjoy!

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