carrot easter bunny cupcakes


The Adelaide Central Market has given us this EARresistable recipe for Easter Bunny cupcakes, perfect to make with the kiddos over the Easter long weekend!

Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Serves: 12


  • 1 1⁄2 cups SR flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup desiccated coconut
  • 2 cups grated carrot
  • 1 cup fresh pineapple, chopped into 1⁄2 cm pieces 1⁄2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten

Cream cheese icing

  • 100g Low fat cream cheese, softened 30g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1⁄2 cups icing sugar


  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • 24 lolly bananas
  • 24 purple jelly tots
  • 12 white marshmallows
  • 12 red jelly tots
  • 1 roll licorice, cut into 2cm long whiskers along the lines 24 peppermint tic tacs


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced) and line a 12-hole standard muffin tray with paper cases. In a large mixing bowl combine flour, cinnamon, sugar and coconut together, stirring until well combined. Add carrot and pineapple, stirring until well combined.
  2. In a medium sized jug combine oil, eggs and vanilla together, whisking until well combined. Pour over the carrot mixture, stirring until well combined. Divide mixture evenly into prepared pan. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Allow cake to cool in tin for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire wrack to cool completely.
  3. While the cake is cooking mix the cream cheese and butter together with an electric mixer, until smooth. Then add lemon zest and icing sugar and mix until well combined. Chill in the fridge until cake has cooled and then ice with 3⁄4 of the icing.
  4. To decorate cakes, place coconut in a small bowl and dip each cake, until well coated. Using the remaining icing, stick 2 bananas for ears, 2 purple jelly tots for eyes, 1 marshmallow halved for cheeks (cut side up), 1 red jelly tot for nose, 6 licorice strips for whiskers and 2 tic tac’s for teeth for each cake.

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