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Bunny Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

bunny carrot cake cheese ball recipe - cute Easter dessert idea

I had a conversation last night with a friend/reader who mentioned that I don’t often share photos of the girls here and wondered why. Honestly, I never gave it too much thought! I love creating for the girls, but I rarely find time to do so when they’re around. I get so much accomplished during the three hours and 45 minutes they’re at school two days a week. Outside of that, I’m a hot mess like any other mom with the occasional episode at Target, challenge to get them to pick their rooms up or even just getting them dressed to face the day. 

bunny carrot cake cheese ball recipe - cute Easter dessert idea

It’s easy to get caught up in pretty pictures and think everything is always perfect, but I’m just an average mom finding ways to celebrate everyday life. After a crazy week, I made this little bunny carrot cake cheese ball as a special after school snack for the girls. 

bunny carrot cake cheese ball recipe - cute Easter dessert idea

bunny shaped carrot cake cheese cake cheese ball recipe - Easter entertaining

I can’t take full credit for the carrot cake cheese ball – my sister put in a special request after we made a Santa Fe cheese ball the other day, suggesting I use carrot cake mix and cream cheese.  I decided to top it with cream cheese icing and turn it into a bunny for an extra dose of Easter fun.

bunny carrot cake cheese ball recipe - cute Easter dessert idea

To make a bunny cheese ball:

Cut out bunny ears on card stock.

Sketch and color in pink with crayon.

OR download these free printable bunny ears from Ella Claire.

and now for my carrot cake cheese ball recipe…

Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time Total Time 15 mins
Yields 8


    Cheese Ball Ingredients

    • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 c carrot cake mix
    • 1/4 c powdered sugar

    Topping Ingredients

    • 2 oz cream cheese, softened
    • 1/4 c butter, softened
    • 1 c powdered sugar


    Combine cream cheese, cake mix and powdered sugar. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

    Meanwhile, beat cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar and set aside.

    Remove mixture from refrigerator and shape into a ball {you can use wax paper to keep your hands from getting sticky.

    Top with icing and spread until smooth.

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    I hope your family enjoys this bunny carrot cake cheese ball, too. 

    entertaining blogger Julie Blanner created a bunny cheese ball for Easter


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    8 comments on “Bunny Carrot Cake Cheese Ball”

    1. Why does everything you make always have to look soooo good! ha. I know I wouldn’t be able to make it look like that….and if only my son would eat what I cook! I am blaming the picky 6 year old eater and not my cooking!

      • Definitely the finicky kiddo, they’re tough! What they like one day they don’t the next. I think there’s enough sugar in this that the girls loved it – they ate it by the spoonful. I didn’t mentioned “carrot.” I hope you have a Happy Easter!

    2. I thought the carrot cheeseball was epic. This is a winner! Love it, J to the B!

      xo Michael

    3. Can’t wait to try on Easter Sunday! And…those bunny years! Such a sweet topping to the sweet topping! 🙂
      You rock!

      Happy Easter!


    4. Fun and yummy Easter recipe! I look forward to sharing it with guests this spring!

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    5. Fun and yummy recipe! I can’t wait to share it with guests this Easter!

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