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Easter Bunny cake

Easter is right around the corner. If you are looking for a fun dessert to make for your kids this holiday, try this Easter Bunny Cake. The recipe is yummy and easy. After baking and frosting the cake, let your children decorate it with flaked coconut, licorice and jelly beans.

Easter bunny cake

The cake

After baking and frosting the cake, let your children decorate it with flaked coconut, licorice and jelly beans. This makes a perfect Easter treat for kids!


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease and flour two 8-inch round cake pans.
  3. Sift the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
  4. Add the shortening, milk, eggs and vanilla.
  5. Mix on low speed using electric mixer for one minute.
  6. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula, then turn mixer to high speed. Beat for 3 minutes.
  7. Pour batter into pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Cool in pans for 10 minutes, then turn cake layers onto a wire rack.

Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


  1. Place the cream cheese, milk, vanilla and salt into mixing bowl.
  2. Mix on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Gradually add sugar, beating at medium to high speed until smooth.



  • Flaked coconut
  • Licorice strips
  • Jelly beans


  1. Cut the cooled cake and arrange as shown in the picture.
  2. Leave one cake intact to create the head.
  3. Cut the other cake in half. Use one half to create bow tie or shoulders or the Easter Bunny cake. Cut the other half in two pieces to create the ears.
  4. Spread the frosting between the head, ears and bow tie pieces, then over the top and sides.
  5. Cover the entire Easter Bunny cake with flaked coconut.
  6. Add jelly beans for the eyes, strips of licorice for whiskers and decorate with more jelly beans.

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