Sunday, 29 March 2015

Gluten Free Easter Cupcakes With Gold Bunnies

Over the years I've made countless Easter cupcakes, mostly chocolate egg nests but this year I fancied something different. I've even stepped away from the chocolate sponge and dark chocolate butter cream in favour of lighter flavours. I've opted for a vanilla sponge and white chocolate butter cream to compliment the season and to make the decorations stand out. 

This recipe is super easy, it's one I've adapted from an old family favourite which I've also made gluten free. Now not many gluten free cakes actually taste that great, but I've managed to find the right ratio of ingredients to work well with this flour to create a soft light sponge. 
I also wanted easy decorations that anyone could do. These are so much fun to make with friends and family. 

For 15 cupcakes you will need:


2 extra large free range eggs
175g Butter 
175g Undefined golden caster sugar
141g Gluten free flour
1 rounded tsp Baking powder
2 tbsp Milk 
1 tsp Vanilla bean paste 

 Butter cream

180g Butter 
190g Icing sugar
150g Lindt white chocolate 


15 mini Lindt gold bunnies
A pack of Lindt lindor mini eggs


Preheat the oven to gas Mark 3, 325F or 170C fan.
Using an electric whisk or food processor cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Mix in the vanilla bean pasta. Add the eggs one at a time and mix them in well. Add the flour and baking powder and combine the mixture together. Add the milk to get a smooth thick but flowing consistency, you might not need it all. Add to the cupcake cases and bake in the centre of an oven for 20-25 minutes. 

While the cupcakes cool down you can make the butter cream. Start by whisking the room temperature butter  until light coloured. Add the icing sugar and continue to mix. In a bain Marie slowly melt the white chocolate on a low heat. Add the melted chocolate to the butter cream and whisk it in. 
Remove the cool cupcakes from the tin for decorating. Add the icing to a piping bag and pipe all the way around all of the cupcakes starting from the outside working your way in. Finally add a bunny and two eggs. 

Enjoy with tea and friends! Let me know if you try making this recipe, I would love to know what you think. Happy Sunday!

Emma Xx

Large gold bunnies c/o Lindt


  1. I just love your cupcakes !
    They must be delicious, because they look so great !

  2. Oh my these cupcakes are so cute and I like that they're gluten free. I'm trying to save money at the moment but I might make some for my work colleagues as an after Easter pick-me-up :).

    Sarah xo | PolkaDotLemon

  3. Such a good idea to use little chocolate bunnies! love it!

  4. aww these look so cute and yummy :3

    dresses-and-travels //@susandollparts