Easy Bunny Cake
This bunny cake is so simple to make for Easter, using two coconut cakes shaped to look like a bunny head!
This adorable Easter bunny cake is surprisingly quick and easy to make with boxed cake mix. It’ll quickly become a holiday staple in your home!
How to Make a Bunny Cake
You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:
Bunny Cake Ingredients
These are the ingredients you’ll need to make this easy Easter bunny cake recipe:
For the cake: a package of yellow cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs
To decorate: a container of vanilla frosting (or you can make your own at home), flaked coconut, jellybeans, and licorice
How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake
Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this adorable bunny cake:
Bake: Make the batter, then pour it into two prepared springform pans. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool, then remove the cakes from the pans.
Assemble: Cut and assemble the cake according to the detailed instructions in the recipe.
Decorate: Frost the cake, top with coconut flakes, and use the jellybeans and licorice to create the face.
1 (15.25 ounce) package yellow cake mix
1 cup water
⅓ cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
Frosting and Decoration:
1 (16 ounce) container vanilla frosting
3 ¾ cups flaked coconut
30 small jellybeans
4 sticks red licorice
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease the sides and bottoms of two 9-inch metal springform pans.
Beat cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until moistened, about 30 seconds. Increase to medium speed and beat for 2 minutes. Pour into the prepared pans.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the centers comes out clean, 23 to 2 minutes.
Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then remove cakes from the springform pans and cool completely, about 20 more minutes.
Place one cake on a serving tray, forming the bunny's head.
Cut 2 convex-shaped ears from each side of the second cake, and place them on each side of the head to form ears. Place the remaining concave-shaped piece about 1/2 inch below the head for the bowtie.
Frost the entire bunny cake with vanilla frosting; pat the cup coconut evenly over top and sides. Decorate the bunny face and bowtie with jellybeans and use licorice to make whiskers.