Milk and Blackberry Bunnies

"Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-tail, who were good little bunnies, went down the lane to gather blackberries."

Perfect for tired and mischievous 'flopsy bunnies' at the end of a busy day. These gorgeous Peter Rabbit-inspired cupcakes are ideal for an Easter party or bake sale. 

Makes 12
Easy

Ingredients

For the cakes:
180g unsalted butter
180g caster sugar
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
180g self-raising flour
pinch of salt
1 tsp baking powder
100ml semi-skimmed milk
100g blackberries
​For the buttercream:
110g very soft unsalted butter
250g icing sugar
About 1.5 tbsp milk

Essential kit

You will need a 12-hole muffin tray and paper cases.

Instructions

Watch our video of Miranda Gore Browne making her gorgeous Peter Rabbit-inspired Milk and Blackberry Bunnies with her daughter, Eleanor.

For the cakes:

Pre-heat the oven to 180C (350F / Gas 4) and line a 12-hole muffin tray with paper cases.

Cream together the butter and sugar and beat in the eggs.

Mix in the flour, salt and baking powder, then add the milk and beat well to make a smooth batter. Mix in the blackberries.

Pour or spoon into the paper cases and bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes until golden and springy to the touch.

 

These cakes are delicious as a tea-time treat sprinkled either with caster sugar or given a light dusting of icing sugar. For a special occasion, try topping them with buttercream:

Beat the butter, icing sugar and milk together on high speed in a food mixer for about three minutes, until fluffy and milky white in colour. Alternatively, beat the butter and half the icing sugar with a fork in a large mixing bowl, then add the remaining sugar and milk and mix until smooth.

Spread the buttercream on top of the cakes with a palette knife.

 

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