Bunny Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

LAST UPDATED: Dec 05, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Mar 05, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

This adorable Bunny Carrot Cake Cheese Ball is the most memorable and delicious Easter dessert or appetizer!

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.

This sweet cream cheese dip filled with carrot cake flavor is sure to be the talk of Easter brunch, a baby shower or birthday party. Lose the ears and you can serve this for any occasion! This Bunny Carrot Cake Cheese Ball with cream cheese makes the best appetizer, snack or dessert!

bunny carrot cake cheese ball recipe - cute Easter dessert idea

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.

Confession? I don’t even like Carrot Cake – okay, at least I didn’t think I did! This is the sweetest blend, with perfect cream cheese icing to carrot cake ratio that even I can’t resist!

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

How to Make a Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

  1. Cheese balls don’t have to be savory! This cheese ball is a sweet treat, balanced by rich cream cheese flavor.
  2. It is a  quick and easy Easter recipe takes just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes to make. You know I love a quick and easy recipe – especially when it’s memorable.
  3. To make a carrot cake cheese ball, combine softened cream cheese, carrot cake mix and powdered sugar.
  4. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  5. Remove the mixture from the refrigerator and shape into a ball. You can use wax paper to avoid sticky hands.
  6. Meanwhile, combine softened cream cheese, softened butter and powdered sugar (also known as confectioner’s sugar) until smooth.
  7. Top with icing and spread until smooth.

bunny carrot cake cheese ball recipe - cute Easter dessert idea

How to Make a Bunny Cheese Ball

  1. Cut out bunny ears on card stock.
  2. Sketch and color in pink with crayon OR download these free printable bunny ears from Ella Claire.
  3. Insert into the top of your carrot cake cheese ball.

Carrot Cake Cheese Ball Serving Suggestions

You can serve this cream cheese spread with anything firm. Some favorites include:

  • graham crackers
  • biscoff cookies
  • waffle cone pieces
  • pretzels
  • shortbread cookies
  • vanilla wafers
  • cinnamon chips
  • animal crackers
  • apples

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entertaining blogger Julie Blanner created a bunny cheese ball for Easter

You certainly don’t need to add anything to this sweet little bunny cheeseball, but for an extra unique Easter dessert, you can garnish with edible flowers like pansies!

bunny carrot cake cheese ball recipe - cute Easter dessert idea

Carrot Cake Cheese Ball

This adorable Bunny Carrot Cake Cheese Ball is the most memorable and delicious Easter dessert or appetizer!
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Course: Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 10
Calories: 217kcal

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Serve with:
  • graham crackers
  • biscoff cookies
  • waffle cone pieces
  • pretzels
  • shortbread cookies
  • vanilla wafers
  • cinnamon chips
  • animal crackers
  • apples

Nutrition

Serving: 1oz | Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 172mg | Potassium: 42mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 525IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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I hope your family enjoys this bunny carrot cake cheese ball, too.

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