Easter Bunny Praline Cupcakes

Easter is such an underrated holiday.

The weather is perfect, flowers are opening up, kids are dressed in impossibly cute outfits and costumes, and the menu is always full of sweets.

Speaking of which, these Easter Bunny Praline Cupcakes are an absolutely adorable addition to any Easter spread. (You can even use a cupcake mix out of a box if you need to save time. No one will know. If you do, just skip ahead to the icing part of the recipe.)

Here’s what you’ll need to make ‘em:

3 ½ cups AP flour
2 cups butter
2 cups sugar
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
5 Aunt Sally’s Creole Pralines
½ cup milk
Bag of whole pecans
Small tube pink icing

Cooking instructions:

- Preheat oven to 350º
- Set butter on counter
- Place cupcake liners/cups in cupcake pan
- Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and a pinch of salt
- Mix the eggs and sugar until fluffy, slowly add 1 cup melted butter, and vanilla extract
- Combine dry and wet ingredients then add to cupcake cups, filling halfway
- Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean
- While cupcakes are baking, pulse Aunt Sally’s Pralines until fine
- Add 1 cup room temp butter to mixer and beat until fluffy, add praline mixture and milk slowly
- Mix until all ingredients are incorporated
- For “bunny ears,” take twice the amount of pecans as you have cupcakes, add pink icing on small portion of each to look like a rabbit ear.
- Once cupcakes are done, remove from pan, top with icing, and add two pecans sticking out like bunny ears