This is an easy vanilla cupcake recipe you can make and decorate with the kids and have lots of fun in the kitchen making memories.
I made an easy vanilla cupcake recipe and the best decorators in the county were in the wings ready to help with the decorating.
Since there is a lot of planning going on this week I decided to whip up the batter and bake the cupcakes a day in advance so they have plenty of time to cool. This was a good move for me – I get so caught up in my to-do list I never give myself enough time to let the cookies or cakes cool down for the frosting.
For the decorations I took a few shortcuts. Making homemade frosting would have caused a huge dispute on who was better at doing the frosting, and that also could have caused a frosting shortage. There is nothing worse than starting a project and running out of materials.
So I bought 3 cans of vanilla cream frosting. I know that’s a lot but I was anticipating a few mishaps and wanted to be sure we had enough to complete our cute bunnies. If you have a favorite frosting recipe, please feel free to use it.
Here’s the easy cupcake recipe:Print
Bunny Cupcakes recipe that I modified to be refined sugar free. A delicious cupcake you can really make for any occasion.
- Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
- Total Time: -52111281.533333 minute
- Yield: 1 dozen
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 1 cup AP Flour
- 1 cup white whole wheat flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1⁄2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 cup + 1 tbls. Monk Fruit (you can use your preferred sugar alternative)
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk (you can use dairy free milk if you wish)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tin with paper or silicone liners.
- In a small bowl add the flour, salt, baking powder and gently mix with a fork – Set aside.
- In a large bowl cream the butter and sugar until till light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time beating after each addition.
- Add ⅓ of the flour mixture to the egg/sugar mix and blend, then blend in ⅓ milk, continue with the flour and the milk. Add in the vanilla.
- Fill the muffin cups ⅔ full and bake for approximately 18 minutes or until the center springs back.
- Cool in pan for 5 minutes and then remove to wire racks.
Our decorating skills need work, but this is a fun project to do with the kids. They really enjoy being creative. This is how we made our bunnies. To add the bunny ears I cut the ears off of the peep bunnies. This turned out to be a genius idea.
The bunny with the whiskers has marshmallow ears. Using kitchen scissors I cut a marshmallow in half, dipped the sticky portion into pink sugar and then placed them into the frosting. That was more of a mess, the peeps bunny ears was so much easier.
For the eyes I melted 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips, added the cooled melted chocolate to a small baggie, cut off the tip and piped on the eyes and whiskers.
We used jelly beans for the mouth, a little messy but it was fun and at the end of the day we had a few cute bunnies.
Cooking with kids is a day of making memories and this was a fun project making holiday memories.
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