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Adorable Bunny Butt Cake – an Easy Easter Dessert

You know what they say what goes around, comes around. So many cookbooks and magazines that inspired our mother’s and grandmother’s offer great inspiration for today – with a few tweaks. Today I’m bringing back the bunny butt cake – without the fluorescent green grass and hard to chew coconut. This little bunny butt cake is an easy Easter dessert that everyone of all ages can enjoy.

easy and adorable bunny butt cake recipe

I’m excited to join my friends at Inspired by Charm, Freutcake, Paper & Stitch and The Effortless Chic to share some of our favorite spring desserts with you today.

adorable bunny butt cake - so easy and no cake decorating skills required

This simple bunny butt cake makes an adorable centerpiece for Easter brunch and chances are you {or a neighbor} have everything you need to make one of your own.

how to make a bunny butt cake - easy Easter dessert idea

Yes, sometimes I don’t have the right “tool” and call upon a neighbor or two. Okay, 10. Anyone who is around last minute on a random Wednesday morning. I found almost everyone {but me} had a simple glass Pyrex mixing bowl to bake a bunny butt cake. But you know me, I prefer to keep clutter to a minimum, so if it’s not something I’ll use everyday, I’d rather borrow.

how to make a bunny butt cake for Easter


how to make a bunny butt cake for Easter


easy and adorable easter bunny butt cake


easy and adorable easter bunny butt cake


how to make a bunny butt cake for Easter


easy and adorable easter bunny butt cake tutorial


bunny butt cake without coconut - easy Easter cake for beginners made with a cake mix

You can use tubs of icing, but I made the girls’ favorite marshmallow icing. It’s light, fluffy and so good!

Bunny Butt Cake

Prep Time 20 Cook Time Total Time
Yields 12


  • 1 cake mix, mixed as instructed on box
  • 2 tubs or batches of icing
  • cotton candy or large marshmallow
  • pink icing tube
  • optional: phyllo grass


Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Prepare your cake mix as instructed on the box. Pour batter into 2 greased unlined muffin tins and into a greased oven safe mixing bowl.

Bake cupcakes 17 minutes and cake 50 minutes. Allow to cool 10 minutes and shave off top of cake until almost flat. Place cake on a platter or cake stand as if the bowl was upside down and set cupcakes aside until completely cool.

Cut the sides off of cupcakes to create bunny feet. Refrigerate if necessary to ice without crumbs.

Ice cake and then ice the underside of the "bunny feet" to adhere to the cake. Using an icing tube, add little pads to the bunny feet.

Adhere bunny tail {a touch of cotton candy or an iced marshmallow work well.

Optional: garnish with phyllo grass

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I made phyllo grass with these easy tutorial {took 5 minutes hands on time}, but I like this pretty faux Easter basket grass as well.

make Easter grass or nest from phyllo dough in minutes

bunny butt cake without coconut - easy Easter cake for beginners made with a cake mix


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For more darling and delicious Easter desserts, visit my friends. Recipes include Easter S’mores Pizza, Carrot Scones, Carrot Cake, and Easter Dessert Kabobs!

entertaining expert and lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner



13 comments on “Adorable Bunny Butt Cake – an Easy Easter Dessert”

  1. Adorable bunny butt cake, indeed! It really doesn’t get cuter than this! I also had no idea you could bake in a pyrex bowl, but it makes total sense. Great idea and beautiful dessert, friend.

    xo Michael

  2. So fun!! I love recipes like this, you made a traditional cake look so cute and updated.

  3. Super cute and relatively simple to bake. Love this.

    – Greta

  4. This is such a cute idea! My dad used to always make a bunny cake for Easter, but never an adorable bunny butt cake like this! Parker would love it!

  5. lots of cool ideas, the cake is just too cute!!

  6. I like to keep it doable adn simple these days. Mom’s ways are becoming mine! In a good way. Thanks for the cute bunny butt. Have a good day!

    • Yes! We have started to overcomplicate things rather than enjoying the simple things in life. I’m glad you enjoyed it as well, Linda. Happy Spring!

  7. This is super cute. It literally made me laugh out loud. 🙂

    Here’s to things from a new perspective. 🙂


  8. Oh my gosh that is the cutest cake ever!! Love it!

  9. This is just the CUTEST idea ever!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!

  10. Looks great and not hard to do👏🏻

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