Truffle Filled Easter Bunny Ear Cupcakes
Thanks for joining me in my attempt to make Milk Chocolate Coconut Truffle Filled Easter Bunny Rabbit Ear Cupcakes. Yep, that was my working title. I cut it down a bit. Because. Whew. That is a mouthful!
It all started when I was in Georgia.
Debbie (refreshrestyle.com) and I made a run over to Walmart to grab ourselves a chicken caesar salad, and ended up on the candy isle. Not sure how that happened? I’ll tell you… I love coconut, and when I saw the Lindor chocolate coconut truffles, I knew I wanted to try them. I grabbed them as a little treat, since we were having salad for dinner. That all works out in the wash. Right?
Well, we all (Deb’s hubby included) thought they were delicious, and said wouldn’t they be yummy stuffed in cupcakes?! So here we are. A few days before Easter and I’m pretending I know how to do this.
This is what I used:
I picked up everything at Walmart, but they are national brands, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding them. The lil bunny ears were a must. I thought they were adorable!!
The truffles are Lindor Milk Chocolate Coconut by Lindt. The bunny ears are by Treat Street.
Whip up your cake mix per instructions and do this:
- fill your cupcake liner filled tin 1/2 way
- place an unwrapped truffle in the center. (you can use any Lindor flavor)
- fill the rest of the way
- bake as instructed
- let cool
With this method above, the truffle melts and the lower portion of the cupcake becomes coconut infused from the truffle center. It tastes super delicious, but you don’t get a real ta-da with the truffle bursting open in the center when you bite in. I was very presently surprised how good it tasted, even though I was going for the ta-da!
OR – If you want the “full formed” truffle in the center, you can try this approach:
- bake as instructed
- let cupcakes cool
- cut a circle/core in the cupcake and gently remove the center
- set core aside
- place truffle in the hole
- trim the center/core top and replace to fill the hole and cover the truffle
- frost and/or decorate as desired
If I made them again, I’d select the bake inside method. The texture and flavor was good, because the truffle became part of the cupcake.
I don’t think I want to bite into a full, firm truffle? But maybe that is just me.
The little bunny rabbit ears just make the whole thing… they are gummy and covered with sugar crystals!
The tiny pastel sprinkles are pretty cut too.
Happy Spring & Happy Easter my friends!
If you make these, or even just grab and use the bunny ears, I’d LOVE it if you’d share them with me over on Facebook (share on my page) or on Instagram (just tag me in your photo!) Take care now. xo Shannon