My youngest daughter has always enjoyed making this adorable Easter Bunny Cake to bring to set out on the dessert table after our family Easter Buffet. It’s super easy to make and starts with a Betty Crocker boxed cake mix! It’s a fun project for grandparents and grandchildren to create and use their imagination to decorate!
Every family has a holiday tradition – as I’m part Polish, we like to serve Easter Kielbasa as an appetizer before our dinner buffet. Then it’s on to the dessert after the annual family Easter Egg Hunt !
Easter Bunny Cake
Easy kitchen clean up with my crochet handmade Dish Cloths from my Moomettes Crochet shop! These will make a nice Easter Basket gift idea too !
Heat oven to 350F for shiny metal pan (or 325F for dark or nonstick pan). Spray bottom and side of 8 or 9 inch round cake pan with baking spray with flour.
Make cake mix as directed on box, using water, oil and egg. Pour into pan. Bake as directed for 8 or 9 inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Cut cake in half as shown in the bunny cake diagram. Put halves together with some of the frosting to form body. On tray, place cake upright on cut edge.
Cut out a notch about 1/3 of the way up one end of body to form head (small end) as shown in diagram. Attach cutout piece with toothpicks for tail. (If desired, freeze cake 1 hour to make frosting cake easier.)
Frost cake with remaining frosting, rounding body on sides. Sprinkle coconut over frosting. Cut ears from paper; pleat bottoms. Press ears into top of head. Use 3 jelly beans for eyes and nose. Add candy sprinkles for eyelashes. Store loosely covered at room temperature.
Adapted from: Betty Crocker Super Moist Cakes, Spring 2008 No. 243
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