Adorable Bunny Butt Cake | Easter Cake

LAST UPDATED: Jun 14, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Mar 21, 2017 | By: Julie Blanner

An easy and adorable Bunny Butt Cake a memorable Easter cake that also makes a beautiful baby shower cake or birthday cake! Get step-by-step instructions to make this Easter bunny cake that will have everyone talking!

easy and adorable bunny butt cake recipe | Easter cake

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, the ultimate Easter cake – without the fluorescent green grass and hard to chew coconut.

This little bunny butt cake is an easy Easter cake that everyone of all ages can enjoy.

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. It’s a fun alternative to a traditional sheet cake.

It also makes a darling baby shower or birthday cake. In fact, I regret not making it for this Woodland Baby Shower!

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.

If 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. No cake pans are needed to make this easy bunny cake.

How to Make a Bunny Cake

how to make a bunny cake

In a greased mixing bowl, combine ingredients to make batter.

how to make a bunny cake

Bake in mixing bowl and 2 greased cupcake tins.

easy and adorable easter bunny butt cake

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

how to make an easter bunny cake

Ice with buttercream.

how to make a bunny butt cake for Easter

Construct on your serving dish or platter placing the butt directly on the platter and shaving off each side of your cupcake to create feet. Ice feet with buttercream.

easy and adorable easter bunny butt cake tutorial

For the bunny tail, use cotton candy. You can substitute a cupcake if needed!

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

Use pink icing (I like using these for ease) to add little paw pads.

Optional: fill in with “grass” Enjoy!

Tips for Making an Easter Bunny Cake

  • You can use tubs of icing, but I made the girls’ favorite marshmallow icing. It’s light, fluffy and so good! I also love this easy buttercream icing recipe. You can add a little milk or heavy cream if needed to make it even easier to work with. A hint of cream cheese is also another delicious twist to try.
  • You can find white cotton candy at Chuck E Cheese, often near the checkout of Home Goods, TJ Maxx and Marshall’s, anywhere that makes cotton candy (we have a local candy store that can make it) or here online.
  • In lieu of cotton candy you can use a cupcake or large marshmallow for the bunny tail
  • I recommend putting the cotton candy on just before serving as being exposed to air will make it evaporate. Save a little icing to help it adhere.
  • If you’d like, you can even add a little food coloring to this Easter bunny cake.

make Easter grass or nest from phyllo dough in minutes

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. You can add jelly beans to appear like Easter eggs scattered around it if you’d like.

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

Watch the video in this post to see how easy it is to make this delicious Easter cake!

More adorable Easter Recipes:

You may also like my Cottontail Cupcakes, Deviled Egg Chicks, Carrot Cake Cheese Ball and Carrot Shaped Southwest Cheese Ball!

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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!

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

Bunny Butt Cake | Easter Cake

An easy and adorable Bunny Butt Cake a memorable Easter cake that also makes a beautiful baby shower cake or birthday cake! Get step-by-step instructions to make this Easter bunny cake that will have everyone talking!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 12
Calories: 315kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cake mix mixed as instructed on box
  • 4 c icing (2 tubs)
  • cotton candy substitute large marshmallow
  • pink icing
  • phyllo grass

Instructions

  • 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

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 139mg | Potassium: 25mg | Sugar: 47g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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