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Easy Easter Bunny Cake

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Looking for an easy, fun, Easter dessert? This bunny cake is the perfect, easy idea you’ll love! It’s so cute.

It’s a funny little rabbit that kids will get a kick out of.  To create this Easter bunny shaped cake, just follow the easy directions. The how-to couldn’t be any simpler. A box of cake mix, a little frosting, and a round pan help make this cut out bunny shaped design come to life. Finish with some coconut grass, a pair of ears and plenty of jelly beans for a memorable Easter dessert that your family will request every year.

Pair this bunny with our carrot cake or carrot bread or check out even more Easter dessert ideas here.

Easter Bunny Cake on a Cake Stand

Bunny Cake:

The bunny cake is the perfect Easter treat! It is constructed using a round pan cake. After baking, you will cut them into shapes, frost, and place them together to make a rabbit.

After creating the cake, I’ll give you an idea at how to set the scene to make your cake even cuter. Not only will your bunny cake be delicious, but it can become a centerpiece for the Easter table, a bunny themed baby shower or to punctuate the end of an Easter Egg Hunt.

Bunny Cake Ingredients You Will Need:

  • One box cake mix
  • One package of pre-made frosting
  • Shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • Jelly beans
  • Two dark M&Ms (for eyes)

How to Make a Bunny Cake

Follow the instructions given on the boxed cake mix. I used the Betty Crocker super moist yellow cake mix. Most boxed cake mixes tend to have the same instructions.

It’s also important to use an oil spray or parchment paper to make sure the cake doesn’t stick to the pan! This could affect your final product.

Typically you will bake the cake for 28-33 minutes at 350 degrees for a shiny metal or glass pan and at 325 degrees for a dark or nonstick pan.

Make sure to test your cake using a toothpick — you want it to cook through fully so as not to fall apart when you make the bunny later.

After baking, remove the cake from the pan and let it cool completely.

Steps for Making the Cake

Step 1: Once the cake has cooled, take the round cake and cut it in half.

Step 2: Leaving the cake lying flat on the plate, place the two halves together so that the two flat sides are even with each other.

Step 3: After placing them together, cut out a 90 degree angle from the very top corner. See photo below to clarify. (You do not need the piece you have removed, so have a little snack for yourself!)

white cake with a corner piece cut out

Step 4: Next you want to separate the two pieces of cake and frost the middle. Then, place them back together again.

Step 5: Now, you can turn the cake on it’s side, so that the flat edge becomes the bottom of the cake. Then, you can frost the rest of the cake!

diy for making bunny cake

Step 6: Next, you get to use a bit of creativity and make your very own bunny ears. Using paper and markers, draw 2 bunny ears and cut them out. Place one ear in each side of the frosted cake. Then, use dark colored M&Ms to create the two eyes of your bunny.

bunny cake sitting on cake stand

Creating the Scene

To make your bunny a bit more realistic, you can have some fun setting the scene.

To do so, I like to use shredded coconut to create “grass”. Add the shredded coconut to a brown lunch bag. Directly into the bag add a few drops of green food coloring. Toss the coconut in the green food coloring. Be sure not to add too much food coloring, you still want the coconut to be fairly dry.

Spread out your “grass” on a serving platter and place the bunny cake on the top. Then, garnish with a few sprinkled jelly beans! Every year my grandmother likes to add a few dark colored jelly beans to the back of my bunny. It always gives everyone a chuckle. 🙂

bunny cake sliced

This makes the cakes the perfect focal point on your Easter table. First, as a centerpiece and then, a yummy dessert. It’s also great paired with oatmeal cake for adults. It’s a win, win, win.

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Easy Easter Bunny Cake

This simple, cute bunny cake is the perfect Easter dessert for kids to enjoy!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Easter Bunny Cake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 550kcal


  • One box cake mix plus ingredients called for on box
  • One package of pre-made frosting
  • Shredded coconut
  • Green food coloring
  • Jelly beans
  • Two dark M&Ms


  • Prepare the cake in a round cake pan according to directions. Once cooled, cut the round cake in half.
  • Place the two halves together, and cut a 90-degree angle from the very top corner. Place frosting in between the two layers and put back together.
  • Turn the cake on it's side, with the flat edge becoming the bottom of the cake, then frost the remainder of the cake.
  • Pop in bunny ears and M&Ms eyes.
  • Place your cake on a plate of coconut "grass" -- a few drops of green food coloring shaken together with shredded coconut.



Calories: 550kcal
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Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it's okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.

    1 Comment

    1. Toni Thomason

      Toni Thomason

      March 7, 2019 at 11:04 am

      So adorable and too cute! Perfect to bake with your kids!

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