Easter Bunny Cake

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This Bunny Cake is so cute, it’s almost an insult to eat it. But no worries, this Easter Bunny Cake is delicious as well as adorable! Find out how to make this fun cake at home.

A bunny cake frosted white and decorated with strawberry slices and blueberries and piped with black icing

Bunny Cake

I love this Easy Bunny Cake recipe! You do not have to be a professional baker to make an adorable treat that will also look amazing on your Easter table. Even my kids love to get in on the fun. Start with a store-bought cake mix, add some frosting and sliced fruit and you are done! If you are looking for a more hand-held dessert, try our Easter Cupcakes.

Ingredients

  • Yellow Cake Mix – Of course you can make cake from scratch, but for convenience, I like to use a yellow cake mix.
  • Water – Water adds moisture to the cake batter.
  • Oil – Oil is another ingredient that adds moisture to the batter.
  • Eggs – Eggs make your cake light and fluffy.
  • Frosting – Again, homemade frosting works for this cake, but I used two containers of store-bought vanilla frosting.
  • Decorations – For this cake I used sliced strawberries, blueberries, and a bag of black decorating icing.

How Do I Make a Bunny Shaped Cake?

To make a bunny-shaped cake, once the cake is out of the oven and completely cooled. I cut one of the cake rounds into three pieces (see photo below). You can use a sharp chef’s knife, but use a serrated knife for best results. The lines you cut are similar to the lines on a baseball. It creates two outside pieces shaped like bunny ears and one middle piece shaped like a bow tie. I have also seen the bowtie piece used as a hair bow.

A round vanilla cake cut into two bunny ears and a bowtie

Decorating a Bunny Cake

  1. Start by frosting the tops and sides of all your cake pieces. Use an offset spatula to make the frosting extra smooth.
  2. Then, slice a few strawberries and place them in a line in the center of each ear.
  3. After that, for the face, use the black decorating icing to pipe eyes and whiskers.
  4. Then, to make a nose, place a small strawberry slice under the eyes.
  5. Finally, for the bowtie, use the blueberries to outline the outside of the bow and fill in the knot.
Four pictures together showing how to decorate a bunny cake. One with just frosting, one with strawberries on the ears, one with blueberries on the bowtie, and one with frosting piped eyes and whiskers and a strawberry slice nose.

FAQ’s

Which flavor of cake mix should I use?

For this cake, I used a yellow cake mix. However, you can use any cake mix you want. Just make sure to adjust the eggs, water, and oil if the box mix differs from our recipe. If they are different, go with the boxed mix directions. To be extra Easter-y you could use a carrot cake mix and cream cheese frosting.

What can I use for bunny whiskers on a cake?

If you don’t want to pipe the whiskers on, then you can use licorice. Twizzlers Pull and Peel licorice works particularly well.

What else can I use to decorate a bunny cake?

To make your Easter Bunny Cake more fluffy looking, you can sprinkle shredded coconut all over the frosting. You can also use jelly beans and other candies to make the eyes and nose. Use pink jelly beans for the middle of the ears. If you want to decorate around the bunny, you can mix a cup of coconut with a few drops of green food coloring to make “grass”.

How many guests can I feed with this Bunny Cake?

You can get about 16 slices out of this cake. If you are needing to serve more guests, you can double the recipe and make another cake layer. Use more frosting to sandwich in between the layers.

Plan Your Easter Dinner Menu

Now that you have your Easter dessert planned, check out some of our delicious Easter dinner recipes.

  • Homemade Dinner RollsThese homemade dinner rolls have been a favorite in our family for generations. We serve these soft, buttery rolls with soup, salad, and, of course, every holiday dinner!
  • Sweet Sautéed AsparagusSweet Sautéed Asparagus is the best way to prepare this gorgeous springtime veggie. The low-calorie side dish is sautéed, slightly sweet, and healthy!
  • Cheesy Potato CasseroleCheesy Potato Casserole, also known as funeral potatoes, is sure to please a crowd! You’ll love the tender potatoes, lots of cheese and a unique crunchy topping.
  • Honey Baked HamHoney Baked Ham is a holiday tradition everyone looks forward to! Sweet and smoky with succulent spices, this copycat recipe tastes just like the original Honey Baked Spiral Ham.

How to Make a Bunny Cake

A bunny cake on a pink baking sheet decorated with strawberries, blueberries, and black icing in the shape of eyes and whiskers.

Bunny Cake

5 from 2 votes
This cake is so cute, it’s almost an insult to eat it. But no worries, Bunny Cake is delicious as well as adorable! Find out how to make this fun cake at home.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Decorating Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Equipment

  • 2 8-inch round cake pans

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add cake mix, water, oil, and eggs to a large bowl and mix until combined. Pour into two 8-inch round cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
    Two round vanilla cakes on a baking sheet
  • Once the cakes are cooled, cut one cake as pictured. The two outside pieces will be the ears and the middle piece will be the bowtie.
    A round vanilla cake cut into two bunny ears and a bowtie
  • Arrange the cake pieces on a large pan or platter.
    Two round cakes shaped into a bunny with two ears and a bowtie
  • Frost all of the cake including the sides.
    A cake in the shape of a bunny frosted with white frosting on a pink baking sheet
  • For the ears, slice strawberries and place them in a line in the center of each ear.
    Cake shaped like two bunny ears, frosted with white frosting and decorated with strawberry slices
  • To decorate the bowtie, use blueberries to outline the middle and sides of the tie.
    A bowtie made out of cake with white frosting and decorated with blueberries
  • For the face, use the black decorating icing to pipe eyes and whiskers. Place a small strawberry slice under the eyes to make a nose.
    A round cake frosted with white frosting and decorated with a strawberry slice as a nose and black icing eyes and whiskers

Nutrition Information

Calories: 369kcalCarbohydrates: 66gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 352mgPotassium: 57mgFiber: 1gSugar: 50gVitamin A: 45IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 76mgIron: 1mg

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Kelsey Crist

Kelsey lives in Washington with her husband, Alex, and two cats, Diana and Nova. Her happy place is in the kitchen listening to an audiobook and trying new recipes. When she's not in the kitchen you can find her hiking, shopping at Trader Joe's, or playing Animal Crossing. Her favorite food is pasta and Alex loves when she makes Homemade Oreos.

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  1. 5 stars
    He’s super cute and looks really easy to make. He’ll be on our Easter table this year for sure!

  2. 5 stars
    This is so fun to make with my daughter. We have such a good time decorating together and it really is a ttasty cake!