Desserts

Easter Peeps Cupcakes

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Princess’ Easter Party required special cupcakes, something eye catching, fun, delicious and enough to keep 23 First Graders fascinated enough to stay in their seats and eat their fruits and veggies first.

I do believe we succeeded and they were super simple and even the adults were ooh-ing and aaah-ing (me included)

You can use a basic butter cupcake recipe or white cupcake recipe 

Yield: 24

Easter Peep Cakes

Easter Peep Cakes

basic butter cupcakes with festive frosting and peeps are a perfect Easter treat

Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 C sifted cake flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, unsalted (preferably)
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 8 LARGE yolks
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract — not necessary
  • 1 tsp grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 C milk

Instructions

  1. Sift the cake flour 2 times — measure out 2 1/2 C and then add in the baking powder and salt. Sift these ingredients together a couple of times
  2. In your mixing bowl beat butter and sugar together until pale gold and fluffy ( a couple of minutes)
  3. In another bowl beat the egg yolks, vanilla and lemon zest together until thick and pale gold
  4. Beat the egg yolk mixture into the butter mixture
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture and the milk into the bowl — alternate the flour with the milk (3 additions of flour for every 2 of milk) Make sure that you beat well and scrape the sides of the bowl after each addition
  6. Divide into lined cupcake tins and bake at 375 F for about 16 - 18 minutes or until they’re a lovely gold color and the tops spring back when pressed

Notes

you can sub 1/2 the vanilla extract with almond extract and omit the lemon

 

If you want to add a bit of fun to the homemade cupcakes — CakeSpy has a fabulous Funfetti cupcake recipe!

For the frosting, use the basic ButterCream Cheese recipe from the Strawberry Cupcakes and use your favorite Green coloring to color the frosting your favorite shade of green

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I piped it onto my cupcakes in a swirl patter and then topped that with sparkling green sugar crystals, then I placed different colored peeps in the center of each cupcake, surrounded the cupcakes on a tray with ‘chicken’ eggs (Starburst jelly beans) and the kids went NUTS over them!

Easter PeepCakes top view

Super easy and an adorable afternoon of baking and eating for your and your favorite little bakers.

Happy Easter hunting, y’all!

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linked up to Liz’s Cupcake Tuesday

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22 Comments

    1. JeNae, that makes me sad. 🙁

      What a sad state that you can’t make something for your kids and their classmates but you can buy something from a store :-(. “sigh”

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  2. I made these! I just finished them and they are in the fridge waiting for our party this afternoon. Will post a pic on my blog today!! So excited and SO. Cute. Thank you!!

  3. Those were so cute and topped with my favorite candy! Had an idea though. Swirl your frosting into a little “nest” and put a couple of your “eggs” in it; then put the peep on top. Nice little surprise although you would want to make sure you didnt put any licorice ones in the nest! LOL

    1. Betsy, thanks!

      That was actually my original idea and my daughter nixed it 😉 LOL. I love that you agree with me! Thank you so much for commenting!

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