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Easter Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Cake is the perfect Easter dessert! Two round cakes made from cake mix are used to create a cake that looks like a bunny, and lots of candy for decoration!

This Easter Bunny Cake is very near and dear to my heart.  My Grandma Esther made this cake for us every Easter when I was growing up and, while the tradition fizzled for a while after she passed away, I started making it again each year once I started having kids. Not only do my kids love seeing and eating my Easter bunny cakes, but they enjoy helping me decorate it, too!

What You’ll Need

  • Cake Mix – I used yellow cake this time around but a lemon cake, strawberry cake, or chocolate cake would all be delicious!
  • Frosting – again, I took the easy way out with this Easter Bunny Cake and used canned frosting. If you prefer, you can make your own buttercream or whipped cream frosting.
  • Coconut – sweetened shredded coconut gives this bunny a nice texture, along with the flavor of coconut. This is easily omitted if you don’t prefer coconut.
  • Jelly Beans – for decorating
  • Decorating Frosting – again, for decorating

Semi-Homemade Easter Bunny Cake

This bunny cake can be as homemade or semi-homemade as you want. Some years I’ve made the cake and frosting from scratch, and others I’ve used a boxed cake mix and frosting from a can. Honestly? It’s delicious both ways! You can’t beat the ease of a box cake mix, so that’s the recipe I’ll be sharing with you today. If you have a favorite white, yellow, or lemon cake recipe that you’d prefer to use, go for it!  I think making it as a carrot cake is also an amazing and seasonal idea, too.

No matter what type of cake and frosting you make, this adorable bunny cake will be a huge hit, with kids and adults!

How to Make Easter Bunny Cake

This recipe for a bunny cake is really simple and fun to make with the kids. To start, prep a boxed cake mix according to the package directions. Cake mixes are a great way to get kids involved because there’s minimal measuring and they’re hard to mess up! Bake the cakes in 9″ round cake pans and let them cool.

Now is the really fun part – decorating! To start, cut the cakes into the appropriate shapes. One round cake will stay completely as is. The second cake will be cut into the ears and the bowtie. Basically, you will cut the ears off each side and the middle will become the bowtie. I like to use a knife to trace where I’m going to cut before cutting so I can make sure they are fairly even.

Once the ears and bowtie are cut, place the ears above the face and the bowtie under the face. The bowtie should fit pretty well up against the face. If it’s not perfect, no worries. That’s what frosting is for!

Next, frost the Easter bunny cake. Don’t worry about it being perfect because the coconut will cover most of it up. Once you frost the cake, pipe in the ears with the pink frosting, and then sprinkle the rest of the ears and face with coconut. Next, make the eyes with jelly beans and the nose and mouth with piping frosting, and the bowtie with jelly beans and icing as you see in the photos.

Now it’s ready to go! Serve, dig in, and enjoy!

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Easter Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Cake is the perfect Easter dessert! Two round cakes made from cake mix are used to create a cake that looks like a bunny, and lots of candy for decoration!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, cake mix, dessert, easter, easter cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Taylor

Ingredients

  • 1 box cake mix prepared according to package directions
  • 2 cans white frosting
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • jelly beans
  • decorating icing in pink, green, and black

Instructions

  • Prepare the cake mix according to the box directions, in 9” cake pans.
  • Let the cakes cool.
  • One of the cakes will be the ears and bowtie, and the other will be the face.
  • To cut the ears and bowtie, cut the sides of the round on each side to create the ears.  What is leftover in the middle will be the bowtie.
  • Arrange the cake pieces with the ears above the face and the bowtie under the face.
  • Frost the cake.
  • With the pink decorating icing, fill in the pink part of the ears.
  • Sprinkle the coconut around the pink icing and over the face and bowtie
  • With the green icing, pipe the outline of the bowtie and then fill in with the jelly beans.
  • Use 2 black, blue, or green jelly beans for the eyes.
  • Pipe a pink nose and black mouth.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 83mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 116mg | Iron: 1mg
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