Easter is the perfect excuse to get in the kitchen, pull on your apron, and get baking. Expert Home Tips love nothing more than taking some time out to cook delicious treats with - or for - family and friends. Today we're sharing one of our very own Easter creations with you.
Easter baking ideas don't get cuter than our Easter Marshmallow Bunny Cupcakes. They're chocolatey, gooey, fluffy, and best of all, they're super easy to make!
Our Easter cupcakes use a classic, chocolate sponge recipe, which is both rich and moist. They're topped with a secret ingredient, which is the key to creating those adorable, fluffy 'bunny' faces.
There's no need for fiddly piping bags or messy sprinkles - our Easter Bunny Cupcakes bring the wow factor without the mess.
Why not get the kids in the kitchen this Easter and teach them a few basic baking skills? We adore these cupcakes, and we just know they will too!
Ready? Let's get started.
Easter Marshmallow Bunny Cupcakes - Ingredients
We used a tasty Tesco Chocolate cupcake recipe to make our sponge - it was delicious! (makes approx 14 cupcakes)
- 125g plain flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 80g unsalted butter, softened
- 170g golden caster sugar
- 1 large egg
- 175g low-fat natural yoghurt
For the secret topping we used...
- 7 giant white marshmallows, cut in half
- Bunny ears (ours were part of a set but you can print your own copy to use from our bunny ears template below).
- Chocolate eggs
- Plastic egg skewers (we got ours from Tiger).
- Preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C and line a cupcake tray (we used duck-egg blue baking cases).
- Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
- Place the butter and sugar in a separate bowl and cream together until pale and fluffy (a hand mixer is best, but a fork will also do). Add the egg, mix to combine, then add the yoghurt and whisk again.
- Add the dry mixture to the bowl, and lightly fold into the wet mixture until just combined (avoid over-mixing as this will bash the air out of the mix).
- Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases, and bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove the cupcakes briefly, place a cut marshmallow into the centre of each cupcake, and put back into the oven.
- Bake for a further 5 minutes, then remove.
- Leave to cool slightly for two minutes, then place two bunny ears into the cupcakes (you can choose to make all your cupcakes bunnies or just a few of them - the choice is yours).
- Leave to cool completely, then use a blue gel icing pen to draw eyes, a nose and a mouth onto the marshmallow 'faces'.
- For the remaining eggs, we chose to use eggs as decoration. This included wire eggs we bought from Tiger, and also mini chocolate eggs.
Chocolate, marshmallows, chocolate eggs - what more could you want for Easter?
Our Easter Marshmallow Bunny Cupcakes are so easy to whip up, and once you've tasted this indulgent, sticky combination, you won't be able to get enough!
What is your favourite treat to make at Easter? Tell us all about them in the comments below!
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