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The Cutest (and Tastiest) Easter Bunny Coconut Cupcakes

The Cutest (and Tastiest) Easter Bunny Coconut Cupcakes

Bunny Coconut Cupcakes

These are not only the cutest Easter bunny cupcakes, but they are also the best coconut cupcakes ever. And I really mean it.

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Bunny Coconut Cupcakes-5835

I've tried a lot of coconut cake recipes over the years and this one runs at the front of the pack. It is Ina Garten's recipe and I love that there is not only coconut piled on top of each cupcake but also folded into the batter. These cupcakes are made with buttermilk and almond extract which give them a really rich sweet flavor. Plus, they are topped with cream cheese frosting (nothing to complain about there).

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Bunny Coconut Cupcakes-5821

I added bunny ears to each (made of marshmallows and sprinkles) in celebration of Easter. I think they turned out so cute! Leaving them monochromatic (just pale pink and white) makes them shopistacated but still irrestiably adorable.

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Bunny Coconut Cupcakes-5795

I'm not usually one to get carried away with cutsey decorations—I think a cupcake is pretty adorable all by itself. I couldn't resist though—I'm a total sucker for Easter. Plus, it's incredibly simple! Here's how:

MarshmallowEars

MarshmallowEars

All you have to do is slice a marshmallow on a diagonal and then dip the sticky sides into sprinkles. Arrange in pairs like ears on the tops of the cupcakes, the icing will act as glue.

SprinklesandLiners

SprinklesandLiners

You could alternate sprinkles colors, or even add noses and whiskers with candy but I really like how they looked with with just the ears. Sometimes you have to know when to quit ...

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Bunny Coconut Cupcakes-5816

Here's Ina's recipe. She hasn't failed me yet.

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Bunny Coconut Cupcakes-5852

Copy of Espresso Banana Bread

Copy of Espresso Banana Bread

Seersucker Sage Cocktail

Seersucker Sage Cocktail