Peeps Cupcakes

7 Apr


I’m pretty certain these are the cutest things I have ever made. Peeps don’t actually do it for me as a treat, but they sure do sweeten up a cupcake. What better way to celebrate Easter than biting the heads off of marshmallow animals? The vanilla cake is light and delicious and I had fun using my sprinkles to decorate the white frosting. I’m a fan of the old school yellow chicks, but did branch out and used some bunnies…because I love bunnies. They’re fun.

Peeps Cupcakes
makes 12/adapted from this recipe

Here’s what I used:

Cupcakes

  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (room temperature)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup milk

Frosting

  • 8 oz. cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups fluff
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • fun sprinkles
  • 12 Peeps – chicks, bunnies, whatever you can get your hands on…

Here’s what I did:

Cupcakes

  1. Mix together flour, baking powder and salt – set aside.
  2. Blend together butter and sugar – about 2 minutes.
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. Mix in vanilla.
  5. Stir in flour mixture, alternating with the milk, until fully combined.
  6. Pour into muffin tins (prepared or with papers).
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes – let cool completely before frosting.

Frosting

  1. Beat together the cream cheese, fluff and vanilla until spreadable consistency.
  2. Frost cupcakes and cover with sprinkles.
  3. Stick a toothpick in your Peeps, and match ’em up to your cupcakes.

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