Recipe

White chocolate Easter bunny cupcakes

With fluffy butter cream and white chocolate ears, these tasty cakes will go down a treat

  • 1 hr cooking
  • Makes 20 cupcakes
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Ingredients

  • 250 grams butter, chopped
  • 160 grams white chocolate, chopped
  • 1 3/4 cups (385g) caster sugar
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 cup (150g) plain flour
  • 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (150g) frozen raspberries
  • 375 grams white chocolate Melts
  • pink gel or powder food colouring
  • 1 cup (80g) shredded coconut
Butter cream
  • 250 grams butter, softened
  • 3 cups (500g) icing sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk

Method

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 170°C (150°C fan-forced). Line muffin pans (⅓-cup/80ml capacity) with paper cases.
  • 2
    Stir butter, chopped chocolate, sugar and milk in a small saucepan over low heat until smooth. Transfer mixture to a medium bowl; cool for 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Whisk sifted flours into chocolate mixture, then egg and vanilla. Drop ¼ cups of mixture into cases. Sprinkle about 4 raspberries on top of each. Bake for about 30 minutes or until cooked when tested. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 4
    Meanwhile, make bunny ears. Draw 40 bunny ears, about 5m-6cm high and 2cm wide, on two sheets of baking paper; turn paper over and place on trays. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water; stir until melted. Pour ¼ of the chocolate into a small heatproof bowl. Tint large bowl of chocolate pink. Pour pink chocolate into a piping bag fitted with a 2mm tube (or spoon chocolate into corner of a snap-lock bag; snip off the corner). Repeat with white chocolate. Pipe pink chocolate to cover ears. Freeze for 1-2 minutes or until firm. Pipe a white centre on each ear. Freeze for 1-2 minutes or until set.
Butter cream
  • 5
    Beat butter in a medium bowl with an electric mixer until as white as possible. Beat in half the sifted icing sugar, milk, then remaining icing sugar.
  • 6
    Spread Butter Cream thickly over cakes. Place coconut in a shallow dish. Dip cakes into coconut. Insert ears.

Notes

Iced but undecorated cakes suitable to freeze. Chocolate suitable to microwave.

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