Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcake Recipe

| March 4, 2016 | 11 Comments

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcakes

The Peek a Boo peeps cupcakes are so delicious and easy to make with your kids. You will require to purchase a pastry bag with a large star tip to make the green icing, decorative flowers, and the Easter marshmallow peeps like bunnies or chicks.

Happy Easter!

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcake

Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients:

1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup cake flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
2  eggs, room temperature
1/3 cup sour cream
1 tbsp vanilla
2/3 cup whole milk, room temp

Grass Frosting Ingredients:

1 cup soft unsalted butter
4 + cup powder sugar
4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
Grass Green gel food colouring
1 bag of  Easter Peeps
Wilton Icing Decorations small flowers
 

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcake 2

 

Vanilla Cupcake Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
Put sugar , cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
Beat with an electric mixer for about 1 1/2 minutes.  Mix well.
Scoop in the butter mixing on medium to low speed for about 2 minutes.
The batter will have an appearance of small crumble pieces.
Whisk the eggs, yogurt and vanilla together until the texture is smooth.
Pour the liquid mixture in with the dry ingredients beating until combined on medium.
Reduce speed to low while gradually adding milk to the above mixture. (Batter may be thin and watery.)
Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3 filled.
Bake on 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Take out of oven allowing the cupcakes to remain in the cupcake pan to cool for several minutes.
Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack until totally cool.
Once completely cooled, use a small spoon and dig a hole in the center of the cupcake.

Grass Frosting Directions:

Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
Add more powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time and mix well.
Add several drops of the green gel food colouring.  Mix well to incorporate the colour thorough out the frosting.
If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the star tip.
Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
Frost around the hole in the center of the cupcake.
Stick the candy peep into the hole with the head sticks out of the frosted cupcake.
Position several candy flowers on the frosted cupcake.

 

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcake recipe

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcake
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Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients
  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  3. 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
  7. 2 eggs, room temperature
  8. 1/3 cup sour cream
  9. 1 tbsp vanilla
  10. 2/3 cup whole milk, room temp
Grass Frosting Ingredients
  1. 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  2. 4 + cup powder sugar
  3. 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  4. Grass Green gel food colouring
  5. 1 bag of Easter Peeps
  6. Wilton Icing Decorations small flowers
Vanilla Cupcake Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
  2. Put sugar , cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl.
  3. Beat with an electric mixer for about 1 1/2 minutes. Mix well.
  4. Scoop in the butter mixing on medium to low speed for about 2 minutes.
  5. The batter will have an appearance of small crumble pieces.
  6. Whisk the eggs, yogurt and vanilla together until the texture is smooth.
  7. Pour the liquid mixture in with the dry ingredients beating until combined on medium.
  8. Reduce speed to low while gradually adding milk to the above mixture. (Batter may be thin and watery.)
  9. Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3 filled.
  10. Bake on 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Take out of oven allowing the cupcakes to remain in the cupcake pan to cool for several minutes.
  12. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack until totally cool.
  13. Once completely cooled, use a small spoon and dig a hole in the center of the cupcake.
Grass Frosting Directions
  1. Cream the butter and powder sugar until it looks light and creamy.
  2. If it doesn’t cream add several drops of the heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  3. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by taking a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down. If the frosting stays on the spoon it is ready if not then….
  4. Add more powder sugar 1/2 cup at a time and mix well.
  5. Add several drops of the green gel food colouring. Mix well to incorporate the colour thorough out the frosting.
  6. If ready scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large star tip.
  7. Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the star tip.
  8. Start by frosting on the outside edge of the cupcake working to the center of the cupcake.
  9. Frost around the hole in the center of the cupcake.
  10. Stick the candy peep into the hole with the head sticks out of the frosted cupcake.
  11. Position several candy flowers on the frosted cupcake.
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  1. kathy downey says:

    Thanks,i am so making these for the grandkids….adorable !!

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    These cupcakes are so cute, and a great way to use the Peeps!!

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    These cupcakes are simply put adorable, I love them and I’m sure kids will too. 🙂

  4. kristen visser says:

    awe these are the cutest cupcakes EVER! my daughter will have so much fun helping mom make these for Easter !

  5. Heidi c. says:

    These are absolutely adorable! My girls would love them!

  6. Julie says:

    These are absolutely adorable! Love!

  7. Kristi says:

    These are a great way to combine cupcakes with Easter candy. Any child would love these.

  8. Julie says:

    These are adorable and look perfect for Easter!

  9. kathy downey says:

    We are going to try these tomorrow if the weather clears enough to get out and pick up some peeps today …i will be so glad when winter is over

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