Easter Peek A Boo Peeps Cupcakes Recipe

Easter is near, and I have a really cute, and easy cupcake recipe to share with you. These peek a boo peeps cupcakes are so fun to share and they are easy enough to decorate this weekend for an unforgettable sweet!

Moist Cupcakes

This recipe starts with a really delicious and moist Easter cupcake recipe that my family loves. I use sour cream in the recipe to add a fine crumb to a very rich cake. Sour cream makes the cupcakes very fluffy, and it really adds something to the flavour. If you are pressed for time, you can certainly use a box mix, or even some plain cupcakes from the bakery. The icing is the real star of the show!

Easter Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcakes Recipe

How To Make The Grass On The Cupcakes

To make the grass on these Easter cupcakes, you are going to need to get a pastry bag with a large star tip. While these look amazing, they are really easy enough to do with the kids! Use bunny or chick peeps to peek out of the grass icing.

I used decorating flowers from Wilton to complete the look, but you could also use jelly beans. Either way is adorable and delicious! If you are skilled with the icing bag, you could also just add a few dots of colorful icing to create little flowers too. No matter how you add the little details, they are bound to be the sweetest little cakes to be seen this Easter!

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Easter Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcakes Recipe

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcake

These 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 Easter marshmallow peeps like bunnies or chicks.

Vanilla Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 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

EQUIPMENT NEEDED

  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Cupcake pan
  • Paper liners
  • Toothpicks
  • Wire Rack
  • Pastry bag with large star tip

HOW TO MAKE THE VANILLA CUPCAKES

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 centre 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.

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Easter Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcakes Recipe

Peek a Boo Peeps Cupcake

Lyne
These Easter Peek a Boo peeps cupcakes are so delicious and easy to make with your kids. They are decorated with Easter marshmallow peeps!
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Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 541 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Cupcake pan
  • Cupcake liners
  • Toothpicks
  • Wire rack
  • Pastry bag with large star tip

Ingredients
  

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 cups powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • Grass Green gel food colouring
  • 1 bag Easter Peeps
  • 48 Wilton Icing Decorations small flowers (optional)

Instructions
 

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 12CupcakesCalories: 541kcalCarbohydrates: 71gProtein: 4gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 223mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 1gSugar: 57gVitamin A: 883IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 69mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cupcakes, Easter cupcakes, Peek a boo cupcakes
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Lynehttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto.She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. 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

  2. I love how you did these cupcakes. They’re really cute and I love the way you did the grass, it must have taken quite a while to get them all done.

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