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Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe

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Nothing is cuter at Easter time than these adorable Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe! Kids and adults will be delighted and charmed when you bring this treat to your next gathering. When it comes to Easy Easter Recipes, it doesn’t get better than this!

They look like basic cupcakes but adding lemon extract and grated lemon peel to the batter adds a spring-like flavor boost that pairs well with the toasted coconut. They’re still easy to make, with just a bit more pizazz than regular vanilla cupcakes.

Of course, if you’re not a lemon fan, leave it out. Prefer orange flavor? Use some orange extract instead. These cupcakes look complicated to make, but I promise they’re not.

I had the whole batch done from start to finish in less than an hour, including baking time. Make certain to check out our cupcake recipes for other holidays, too! 

You can add some additional cuteness with these adorable printable bunny cupcake toppers! Print them out, cut them out, and then use a popsicle stick to put the toppers on the cupcakes.

Easter Bunny Cupcakes Recipe

We love to make homemade cupcakes as a family – and for a good reason. They’re festive, delicious, and perfect for all ages.

My boys love to add more toppings to these cuties, and I say go for it. What’s the point in eating cupcakes if you can’t pile high the toppings?

Make these for an Easter family celebration, brunch, or a fun dessert and snack. They’re addictively in cuteness and taste!

How do I know when the cupcakes are done baking?

Knowing when cupcakes are finished baking is important to ensure they come out perfectly moist and delicious.

A good way to tell is by sticking a toothpick or cake tester into the center of the cupcake; if there are no wet crumbs stuck to the tester, the cupcake has finished baking.

You can also give the cupcake a gentle nudge – if it springs back quickly and evenly from your fingertip, it is likely done.

Additionally, you can observe how much the top of the cupcake has domed; if it has risen unevenly or called deeply in some areas, bake for another few minutes.

Finally, do not rely solely on cooking times; all ovens vary, so use your best judgment!

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Homemade Easter Cupcakes Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for

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The following items can be found in my kitchen here at Miller Manor. Simply click the image that interests you – yes, they do contain affiliate links.

Must Have Resources:

When making Easter Cupcakes at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

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Make it a Meal:

Meal planning isn’t hard to do at all. With just some prep work, you can plan all your meals for the month.

Keeping it simple is key!

Main Dish: Pineapple Casserole Recipe (with Ritz Crackers)

Vegetable Side: Frozen Asparagus Recipes

Starch Side: Oven Roasted Red Potatoes Recipe

Refreshing Drink: Pineapple Mocktail – Perfect for Easter!

Best Cupcake Recipes:

Once you make this Bunny Rabbit Cupcake Recipe, don’t forget many other delicious homemade cupcake recipes! I love a good cupcake topped high with frosting.

Here are some of my favorites that I think you’ll also love!

This Addictive Peppermint Mocha Cupcakes Recipe has so much minty flavorful chocolate!

The kids will love Sugar Plum Cupcakes Recipe! Perfect for the holiday season.

These Grill Cupcakes are a fun and easy dessert recipe that are perfect for the summer season.

Make these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes for your next birthday party and celebration!

These Lucky Charms Cupcakes are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

Check out this great Peppermint Espresso Cupcakes Recipe! Perfect for coffee fans.

I’m obsessed with this Cream Soda Cupcakes Recipe! Taste just like cream soda!

What is the best way to freeze baked cupcakes?

Freezing baked cupcakes is a great way to extend their shelf life without sacrificing flavor. The best method for freezing these treats involves wrapping each cupcake individually with plastic wrap, aluminum foil, or airtight food wrap.

This seals in the moisture and helps prevent freezer burn.

Afterward, place the individually wrapped cupcakes into an airtight container or large resealable zip-top bag marked with the storage date.

Cupcakes can be stored safely for up to 2 months in a standard household freezer.

When ready to enjoy again, allow the frozen treat to thaw naturally overnight in your fridge before eating.

More Easter Recipes:

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

A fun and yummy Easter Treat. Perfect for homemade treats that are excellent for Easter fun!


For the Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind

For the Frosting:

  • 1 tub pre-prepared vanilla frosting any brand
  • 5-10 drops of green food coloring


  • Shredded Coconut toasted in an 200 degree oven for 5 minutes (watch carefully!)
  • Bunny "Peeps" Candy


  1. Cupcakes:
    Cream the sugar and butter together until light and frothy, then add in eggs.
    Mix the flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl.
    Add the flour mixture and the milk in alternating batches (about 1/2 cup of each at a time).
    Add the vanilla and lemon.
    Bake in a greased cupcake tin for 20 minutes at 375. I prefer to use paper baking cups in the tin because they'll come out more easily.
    Let cool.
  2. Frosting:
    Mix frosting in a small bowl with the green food coloring until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
  3. To Assemble:
    Frost cooled cupcakes with the tinted green frosting.
    Before the frosting dries, sprinkle the toasted coconut on top to make a "bed" for the bunny.
    Stick a toothpick through the bottom of the bunny, leaving about 1/2" sticking out of the bottom. Use this to stick the bunny so it will stay on its bed in the cupcake.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 3411Total Fat: 205gSaturated Fat: 191gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 40mgSodium: 2183mgCarbohydrates: 394gFiber: 70gSugar: 277gProtein: 25g

This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix on 2/20/2023

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Heide M.

Sunday 16th of March 2014

How cute!

Miz Helen

Saturday 23rd of March 2013

Great cupcakes they look so cute and would be delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Come Back Soon! Miz Helen

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