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Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes with Free Printable Ears

Mar 08 2016 Liz Call

These carrot cake easter bunny cupcakes are a from scratch delicious carrot cake recipe with cream cheese frosting and printable bunny ears to make the cutest cupcakes for your Easter celebrations.

Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes with free printable bunny ears. A fun dessert for your Easter celebrations.

Creating fun food for the holidays is one of my favorite things to do for my kids.  I love to see their cute faces as they inspect my food creations.  (Right before they devour them!) 🙂 Well Easter has become one of my favorite holidays to get crafty in the kitchen.  I mean how can you resist all those cute bunnies and chicks?!?!  A few years ago I made the most delicious carrot cake for our Easter dinner.  I decided to use the same recipe and make some special Easter cupcakes.  These carrot cake Easter bunny cupcakes were so fun to make!

I’m not gonna lie, they do take a little time, but they are very doable.  Especially since the printable bunny ears are provided.  I wanted to go with a homemade carrot cake recipe, but you could always use a boxed cake mix or make your favorite flavor cake.

I cut out my bunny ears while my cupcakes were baking and used a hot glue gun to add toothpicks on the back.

To frost the cupcakes, I used an ice cream scoop to put the frosting on top.  I wanted to have that rounded look to my Easter bunny cupcakes, but you can use a knife for frosting if you don’t have a scoop.  I just used my hands to cover the frosting with the shredded coconut.  Chocolate chips and mini marshmallows make the bunny come together.
Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes with Free Printable Bunny Ears From scratch delicious carrot cake recipe with cream cheese frosting and printable bunny ears to make the cutest cupcakes for your Easter celebrations.

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes

From scratch delicious carrot cake recipe with cream cheese frosting and printable bunny ears to make the cutest cupcakes for your Easter celebrations.

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

For Cupcakes:

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 cups oil
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 cups grated carrots
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans (optional)

For Frosting:

  • 1 (8oz) block cream cheese - room temperature
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter - room temperature
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 TBL milk
  • 1 (1 pound) box powdered sugar

For Easter Bunny:

  • 3 cups sweetened shredded or flaked coconut
  • chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows
  • Bunny Ears printable
  • Toothpicks
  • glue gun
  • And if you can find it - edible easter grass for the wiskers

Instructions

    For Cupcakes

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cupcake liners in cupcake pans (2 pans). In a mixing bowl combine sugars, flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Add eggs, oil and vanilla and blend until all combined. Add carrots and nuts and mix. Fill cups 3/4 full and bake for 20-25 minutes. Let cool before frosting.

    For Frosting

    1. In a bowl cream together cream cheese and butter. Add vanilla and milk and mix. Add powdered sugar and mix until everything is combined. Scrapping the sides of the bowl if needed.

    To Make Easter Bunny Cupcakes

    1. Using a 1/4 cup cookie or ice cream scoop, place a scoop of frosting on each cupcake. Cover frosting with sweetened coconut. Add chocolate chips for eyes and a mini marshmallow for a nose. Just pressing them lightly into the frosting. Cut out the bunny ears from the printable and using a glue gun, glue toothpicks onto the backs of the ears. Insert ears into the top of the cupcake.

    Didn’t they turn out so cute!?!?  I can just picture these on an Easter dessert table.  Or at each place setting at your Easter dinner.Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes with Free Printable Bunny Ears From scratch delicious carrot cake recipe with cream cheese frosting and printable bunny ears to make the cutest cupcakes for your Easter celebrations.

    You can download the free printable bunny ears using the link below:

    Easter Bunny Ears

    One thing I did find that I thought was a super cute addition, this edible Easter grass.  I cut a couple pieces and added them to the Easter bunny cupcakes for the bunny’s whiskers.

    Edible Green Apple Candy Easter GrassCarrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes With Free Printable Ears

    Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes with Free Printable Bunny Ears From scratch delicious carrot cake recipe with cream cheese frosting and printable bunny ears to make the cutest cupcakes for your Easter celebrations.

     Do you like to make fun food for your kids for the holidays?

    What have been some of your favorites?

    Last year I made these carrot sugar cookies.  They are still one of my favorites.

    Cute! Carrot sugar cookies. Great Easter dessert.

    This post contains affiliate links.  That means I make a little something for every purchase.  But it doesn’t change the price for you.  Thanks.

     
    Thanks for checking out my Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Cupcakes with Free Printable Ears post. Check out my full collection of cake articles, and also find more Cake Recipes by Ruthie & Madeliene and Ashton Swank.
     

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