Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes

Satisfy your inner chocoholic with one of these too-cute Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes. Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!

Satisfy your inner chocoholic with one of these too-cute Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes. Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!

Oh my gosh! If you love Malteser bunnies, I promise you that these these chocolate cupcakes are going to blow your sugar-filled mind (they certainly blow mine!). 

Chocolate frosting being piped onto a cupcake with a Wilton tip. The perfect chocolate cupcake recipe

To make these Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes, I used my favourite chocolate cupcake recipe. It’s the easiest thing ever and is totally fool-proof. It’s my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe. If you like moist, dense, delicious chocolate cupcakes, this is the recipe for you! They also take no time at all to whip up, which is perfect (especially if you’d rather be binging on Netlfix or reading a trashy magazine… umm yes!!).

Malteser Bunny chocolate being crushed over the top of chocolate cupcakes. Decorating Easter cupcakes

I decorated these cupcakes with a delicious milk chocolate frosting that was piped on with a Wilton 1M tip (you can use any piping tip you like… or you can just slather it on with a knife!).

I then crushed up Malteser bunnies to sprinkle over the cupcakes and used whole Mateser bunnies to decorate. 

Super cute but really, really easy!

A Malteser bunny sitting on top of a chocolate easter cupcake.

Tips for making Malteser Bunny Cupcakes

  • To make your Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes look super cute, slice the top off each cupcake so you have a nice flat base to work from (you can totally eat those delicious little tops as you decorate by the way).
  • Use a knife to spread a little chocolate frosting over the top of each cupcake. Then using a piping bag (I used a 1M Wilton tip – but any is fine), pipe more chocolate frosting onto the top. If you’re not that great at piping (don’t worry, neither am I!), here’s a great little tutorial.
  • Sprinkle a teensy bit of crushed up Malteser bunny on top of the frosting and then add a mini Malteser bunny to the centre. Easy!
  • This is such a great way to make Easter cupcakes, especially if you’re not 100% confident with piping, as the crushed Malteser bunnies hide any little mistakes. 

Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes for EasterWhere can you buy Malteser bunnies?

Mars is the manufacturer of Malteser bunnies (which are actually called Malteaster Bunnies). They have a crunchy malt filling covered in smooth milk chocolate. 

You can buy them in any major supermarket or convenience store in the lead up to Easter. 

Malteser bunnies sitting on top of easter chocolate cupcakes.

These Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes really are a chocoholics dream. Not only do you have a rich chocolate cupcake as the base, but there’s also the yummiest, creamiest chocolate frosting on top. AND a mini Malteser bunny. AND crushed up Malteser bunnies. Ahhhh… does life get any better than that?

Homemade chocolate cupcakes for Easter with Maltesers.

What’s your favourite Easter chocolate?

Pink cupcake holders with chocolate easter bunny cupcakes.

 

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Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes - Conventional Method

Satisfy your inner chocoholic with one of these too-cute Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes. Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Chocolate, Cup Cakes, Easter, lunch box
Cuisine: cakes, Chocolate, Easter, lunch box
Keyword: easter cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 554kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 125 g butter softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/4 cups self raising flour
  • cup cocoa
  • cup milk

For the frosting

  • 220 g dark chocolate
  • 230 g butter solftened
  • 1 1/2 tbs milk
  • 170 g icing sugar
  • 12 mini Malteser bunnies
  • 4 large Malteser bunnies crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170°C.
  • Line 12 muffin holes with patty paper or cupcake holders.
  • Using hand-held beaters or a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Alternate folding through the sifted flour and cocoa with the milk until combined.
  • Spoon the mixture into the patty paper lined muffin pans.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked when tested.
  • Leave in the pan to cool for 10 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Carefully slice the tops of the cupcakes off so that you have a nice flat surface.
  • To make the frosting, beat the butter using electric beaters or a stand mixer until creamy and pale in colour.
  • Slowly pour in the milk and beat well.
  • Melt the chocolate in a double boiler on the stovetop (or in the microwave for 3 minutes on 50% power, stirring every 30 seconds with a metal spoon).
  • Add the chocolate to the butter mixture and beat well.
  • Slowly add the icing sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Spread a small amount of chocolate frosting over the entire top of the cupcake.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe extra chocolate frosting onto the cupcake (I used the Wilton 1M tip but any is fine).
  • Sprinkle crushed up Malteser bunny over the top of the frosting.
  • Stand a mini Malteser bunny in the centre of each cupcake.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes - Conventional Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Potassium 228mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 31g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 16.2%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes - Thermomix Method

Satisfy your inner chocoholic with one of these too-cute Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes. Quick, easy and absolutely delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Print Pin Rate
Course: Chocolate, Cup Cakes, Easter, lunch box
Cuisine: cakes, Chocolate, Easter, lunch box
Keyword: easter cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 554kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

For the cupcakes

  • 125 g butter softened
  • ¾ cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/4 cups self raising flour
  • cup cocoa
  • cup milk

For the frosting

  • 220 g dark chocolate
  • 230 g butter solftened
  • 1 1/2 tbs milk
  • 170 g icing sugar
  • 12 mini Malteser bunnies
  • 4 large Malteser bunnies crushed

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 170°C.
  • Line 12 muffin holes with patty paper or cupcake holders.
  • Insert the butterfly into the Thermomix bowl and mix the butter and sugar on Speed 5, 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat for a further 20 seconds or until pale and creamy.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla and mix on Speed 4, 10 seconds or until combined. Remove the butterfly. 
  • With the blades turning on Speed 2, slowly alternate adding the sifted flour, cocoa and the milk. Increase to Speed 4, 5 seconds. 
  • Spoon the mixture into the patty paper lined muffin pans.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until cooked when tested.
  • Leave in the pan to cool for 10 minutes before placing on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Carefully slice the tops of the cupcakes off so that you have a nice flat surface.
  • To make the frosting, melt the chocolate in a clean and dry Thermomix bowl for 3 minutes, Speed 2, 50 degrees. Set aside to cool and clean the bowl. 
  • Insert the butterfly. Cream the butter, sugar and mix for 20 seconds, Speed 4. Add the melted chocolate and mix for 10-20 seconds, Speed 3-4. 
  • Spread a small amount of chocolate frosting over the entire top of the cupcake.
  • Using a piping bag, pipe extra chocolate frosting onto the cupcake (I used the Wilton 1M tip but any is fine).
  • Sprinkle crushed up Malteser bunny over the top of the frosting.
  • Stand a mini Malteser bunny in the centre of each cupcake.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Nutrition Facts
Malteser Bunny Chocolate Cupcakes - Thermomix Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 554 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 92mg 31%
Sodium 233mg 10%
Potassium 228mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 31g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 16.2%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 16.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Nagi@RecipeTinEats
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Super cute!! So perfect for Easter- I haven’t started thinking about Easter posts at all, you are way ahead of the game!

Kat - The Organised Housewife
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Ooh these are so cute, Lucy!.:) Yes i have to agree with you Malteser Bunny’s are my favourite too x

Jessica @ Sweet Menu
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Love love love these! And your photos are gorgeous!

Nancy | Plus Ate Six
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I’m feeling slightly stupid now given my comment on your last post about Malteser bunnies. Now I get it:) Can you ship a crate of them over to me please?! And throw in a few of these cupcakes too 🙂