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Maltesers Bunny Cupcakes
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Malteaster Bunny Cupcakes

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 12
Author: Lauren


  • 125 g of unsalted butter - softened
  • cup 160g of caster sugar
  • 1 ½ cups 225g of self raising flour
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 2 eggs
  • For the icing/decorations
  • 125 g of unsalted butter - softened
  • 2 cups 300g of icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • Food colouring of your choice
  • Piping bag with star nozzle tip
  • 12 Malteaster mini bunnies
  • 1 pack of M&M's specked easter eggs


  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Place the softened butter, self raising flour, milk, vanilla and eggs into a bowl and beat with electric beaters on a low sped for 2 minutes or until mixture is well combined.
  • Increase the speed of the electric mixer and beat for a further two minutes until smooth and pale.
  • Spoon the cupcake mixture into the prepared muffin tin and bake for 20 minutes or until the lemon cupcakes are golden and cooked through when tested with a skewer.
  • After 5 minutes, carefully transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • To Decorate.
  • Sift the icing sugar into a small bowl and set aside until needed.
  • In an electric mixer, beat the butter until it’s pale and creamy.
  • With the mixer on a low speed, gradually add the icing sugar and vanilla essence and beat well until combined.
  • Add a few drops of food colouring until you achieve your desired colour and beat until well combined.
  • Transfer your buttercream into a piping bag and pipe the top of a cooled cupcake.
  • Place a mini MaltEaster Bunny into the centre of the cupcake and carefully place a few M&M's speckled easter eggs around it.
  • Repeat until all of your cupcakes are decorated.