Peter Cottontail Coconut Cupcakes

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I’m not one to take the cutesy, themed approach to the holidays, but when Wilton and Peeps sent me their Easter collaboration, well I mean how could I resist those ears?!  So for this holiday, and because no one can say no to a Peep or Wilton’s amazing goodness I give you the most amazing of Easter Cupcakes.  The Peter Cottontail Coconut Cupcake.  A combination of chocolate, toasted coconut, sweet vanilla frosting, and bunny ears.  Happy Easter Loves.  truly, MKR    

P.S.  The adorable cupcake pedestals are currently on sale HERE.

Peter Cottontail Coconut Cupcakes
Yields 24
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
  1. 3 cups sugar
  2. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  3. 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  4. 1 tablespoon baking soda
  5. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  7. 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
  8. 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  9. 3 large eggs
  10. 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  11. Wilton Ready to Decorate White Icing
  12. 2 cups unsweetened coconut
  13. Wilton & Peeps Cupcake Combo
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line standard muffin pan with paper liners.
  3. In a large mixing bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  4. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, and 1 1/2 cups warm water; whisk to combine.
  5. Add eggs and vanilla extract, whisk until smooth.
  6. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about 2/3 of the way full)
  7. Bake 12-18 minutes. **I insert a toothpick in the center of the cupcake to check if cupcakes are done, toothpick should come out clean with a few crumbs attached.** Once baked transfer to wire rack and let completely cool.
  8. While cupcakes are baking spread the coconut over a cookie sheet and set to broil for 3-5 minutes. Coconut will toast quickly so keep an eye on it and stir once or twice. Cook until golden brown.
  9. Once cupcakes are cooled frost liberally with Wilton Read to Decorate icing.
  10. Dip into toasted coconut and mold to make a round dome. Add additional coconut till icing is completely covered.
  11. Add Peep ears and an additional cupcake cup for appeal.
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This post was sponsored by Wilton, a brand which I adore and helps make WOM possible.  Recipe and images original to WOM.

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