Easter is a holy occasion that marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead three days after he was crucified on Good Friday. The festival also observes the beginning of the spring season. People get engaged in making necessary preparations for the day. The main symbols of Easter are eggs, bunnies, lilies, chocolates, candies, bonnets, baskets and marshmallows which can be evidently seen across all stores and markets well in advance. Partying, feasting and get-togethers form the main source of entertainment and greeting one another. A variety of special dishes are prepared that represent Easter. Easter bunny cake is one such recipe that truly symbolizes the merry time. Find the recipe for making Easter bunny cake in the following lines.
Our Easter cake recipes include the yummy and delicious Easter bunny cake, which is a real delight on this Easter.
Easter Bunny Cake
- 2½ cups Coconut Flakes (divided)
- Red Food Coloring
- 2 9-inch baked Round Cakes
- 8 oz Cool Whip (thawed)
- Assorted Candies (for garnishing)
- Color ¼ cup of the coconut flakes in pink using red food coloring.
- Cut 1 cake layer as a half circle shape on each side of the cake so that a bow tie shape is created at the center of the cake. This bow tie shape should be about 1½" wide at its widest portion.
- Leave one layer whole. Arrange whole cake layer in center of the cake plate and place half circle shapes on the top pointing up for the bunny's ears.
- Put the remaining pieces at the bottom of the whole cake layer to make a bow tie.
- Use cool whip as frosting for the cake.
- Spray center of bunny's ears and bowtie with pink coconut. Shower white coconut above bunny's head and outer edges of ears and bow tie.
- To give the shape of eyes, nose, mouth and whiskers use candies.
- Red string licorice, chocolate chips can be used for eyes, nose and mouth and also for outlining the ears and bow tie.
- 1 (18 ounce) package Carrot Cake Mix
- 1 cup Water
- ½ cup Vegetable Oil
- 3 Eggs
- 1 (12 ounce) can whipped fluffy white ready-to-spread Frosting
- 1 cup Coconut (flaked)
- Construction Paper
- Jelly Beans/ Small Gumdrops
- 1 cup Coconut (flaked)
- 3 drops Green Food Color
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Grease two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans with cooking spray.
- Combine together cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs in a large bowl. Beat the mixture on low speed for 30 seconds.
- Beat the mixture again on medium speed for 2 minutes.
- Pour the batter into the baking pans.
- Bake the 8-inch pan for 25 to 30 minutes while the 9-inch pan will require 22 to 27 minutes of baking.
- Cool the cakes in the pan for 10 minutes and remove them from the pans. Thereafter, cool the cakes completely for 1 hour.
- Cut 1 layer of the cake in half. Reserve the second cake for another use or to make a second bunny cake.
- Place both the halves together to form the body using frosting.
- Place the cake upright on the cut edge on a cake tray.
- Cut a notch about 1/3 of the way up from one end of the body to form the head.
- Cut the notch into two and attach one part to form the tail using toothpicks.
- Frost the remaining frosting on the cake. Ensuring that the body is rounded on the sides.
- Sprinkle the cake with 1 cup coconut.
- Cut ears from construction paper and attach them to the top of the head.
- Use jelly beans to make the eyes and nose.
- Mix together 1 cup coconut with green food color till it is evenly tinted.
- Surround the bunny area with the tinted coconut. You can add more jelly beans, if you desire.