An easy Easter Bunny Cake with purple, pink, and yellow swirls topped with coconut and jelly beans. You can make this cake with the Easter colors inside or just plain. It’s really simple, easy, and good. But the best part is the look on your kid’s faces when they see it.
“Do Easter Bunnies bleed purple?”
(originally posted 2011)
EASTER BUNNY CAKE
I had so much fun reading through all of your favorite Easter foods. I literally read every single comment drooling over all of the foods listed.
Most of you said you love a good savory ham but there were a couple of Easter foods that were new to me like Butter Lamb and ZOPF (a German bread).
For me, my favorite’s definitely gotta be Cadbury eggs. I’ve been eating them since January 🙂
I was really surprised that the majority of you said you loved:
#1) The Reeses’ Peanut Butter Eggs – and YES, they are so much better than the regular peanut butter cups! Maybe more peanut butter to chocolate ratio?
#2) Deviled Eggs – These came in a close second. I thought I was the only person that popped these like popcorn but apparently a lot of you are fighting over the deviled egg platter at Easter.
It’s almost a sure sign that I’m pregnant when I start craving these. I’m craving these now but NO I’m not pregnant. You all just reminded me how good they are.
Many of you said your mom or grandma makes an Easter Bunny cake with coconut. Sounds just like the one I make too. But say your grandma doesn’t make this cake…don’t you think you should start the tradition? It sounds intimidating to make but it really is easy and I am not a cake expert by any means.
Betty Crocker asked me for a Bunny Cake recipe and I told them I had one but I was sure they already had it on their site because it’s a common one that everyone makes. Surprisingly they didn’t.
You can make this Easter Bunny Cake with the Easter colors inside or just plain. It’s really simple, easy, and good. But the best part is the look on your kid’s faces when they see it. Trust me, you should have seen my kid’s faces when I cut into the cake. They said, “Mom…do Easter Bunnies bleed purple?” I’m sure they thought momma was a little off her rocker making a Bunny Cake in mid-February!
HOW TO CUT A BUNNY CAKE
OTHER EASTER RECIPES:
Yield: 16 servings
An easy Easter Bunny Cake with purple, pink, and yellow swirls topped with coconut and jelly beans. This recipe is so fun!
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ vanilla cake mix
- Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
- Pink, purple and yellow food colors
Frosting and Decorations:
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
- Red licorice rope
- Jelly beans
- Betty Crocker™ pink colored sugar
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray or grease bottoms only of two 9-inch round cake pans. Make cake batter as directed on box.
Divide cake batter evenly among 3 separate bowls (about 1 cup for each bowl). Dye each bowl a different color with pink, purple or yellow food color. Pour half of the purple batter into each of the 9-inch round pans. Pour half of the yellow batter over top of the purple layer in each pan. Pour half of pink batter over yellow batter in each pan. Do not mix.
Bake and cool cake as directed on box for two 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Place one of the cooled cake rounds on serving tray. Cut other round cake as shown in Diagram A below and place ears and bow tie of the bunny in appropriate places on the tray.
Carefully frost cake with frosting. Sprinkle coconut over cake. Use licorice to outline bow tie and make whiskers and mouth on bunny. Use jelly beans for eyes, nose, and to fill in bow tie. Use pink sprinkles to fill in pink of the ears. Store covered at room temperature.