What do you call a Unicorn crossed with a bunny? A bunnicorn, of course! Perfect for Easter, these deliciously rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with a pile of swirly rainbow buttercream.

Download the fondant ear template from the Dr. Oetker website here.

Prep:
60 min
Cook:
20 min
Serves:
12

Ingredients

Chocolate Cupcakes
  1. 1 ½ cups (225g) self-raising flour
  2. 1 ½ cups (225g) caster sugar
  3. 1 cup (120g) cocoa
  4. 1 cup (235g) sour cream
  5. 1 pinch salt
  6. 2 tsp Queen Madagascan Vanilla Bean Paste
  7. 6 ½ tbsp (130ml) vegetable oil
  8. 2 eggs
Decoration
  1. Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll Icing White 1kg
  2. Icing Sugar
  3. Queen Rose Pink Food Colour
  4. Bunny ear template available from Oetker.com.au

Method - Bunny Ears (can be prepared up to five days ahead)

  1. Step 1

    Remove one third of a packet of Dr. Oetker Ready to Roll Icing white and on a bench lightly dusted with icing sugar, knead until smooth and pliable. Seal remaining icing and store in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 8 weeks.

  2. Step 2

    Section off a quarter of the ball, and tint with pink colour using a toothpick, kneading until smooth. Roll each icing ball out until 3-4mm thick.

  3. Step 3

    Cut out bunny ears from template and place on top, using a sharp knife to cut the inside & outside bunny ears. Remove any excess icing and top large white ears with pink ear pieces, using a dab of water to attach if needed. Gently curve the corner of a few ears, and then set aside to dry for 3-4 hours.

  4. Step 4

    Use remaining fondant to cut triangles for bows. Once dry, carefully lift and store in a flat airtight container until ready to use. Do not store fondant in the fridge.

Method - Cupcakes

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C (fan forced) and line a 12 cup cupcake tin with cases.

  2. Step 2

    In a mixer, add all cupcake ingredients except eggs, mixing on low speed until combined. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.

  3. Step 3

    Divide batter into patty cases. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before icing.

Method - Icing

  1. Step 1

    Prepare Dr. Oetker Buttercream Icing according to packet instructions, adding Queen Unicorn Flavour for Icing to taste.

  2. Step 2

    Divide mixture between 4 small bowls and tint with Queen Food Colours to create yellow, pink, purple (mix blue & pink) and aqua, adding colour a drop at a time to achieve a pastel effect.

Method - Decoration

  1. Step 1

    Using a piping bag with an open star tip, add icing to piping bag 1 tbsp at a time, alternating with each colour to create a patchwork effect.

  2. Step 2

    Twist top of piping bag and holding upright, pipe from the outside to create double height rainbow buttercream swirls.

  3. Step 3

    Top with bunny ears and bow and store in an airtight container at room temperature before serving.

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