Easy Easter Bunny Cake


I had so much fun yesterday making this Easter Bunny cake with Collin!

I bet a bunch of you remember making this cute classic when you were little. It is absolutely the easiest bunny cake to make and a perfect project for young chefs. ¬†All you need to make this happy guy is a box of yellow cake mix, a couple of cans of frosting, a bag of coconut, a few red vines and some colorful candy. Bake two 8″ or 9″ rounds, and cut one into bunny ears and a big bow-tie. Then just have some fun and get creative! Honestly, the trickiest part is just finding a tray long enough to assemble the cake. We used a piece of cardboard covered with foil.

To make decorating easier, bake a day ahead, cut the ears and bow-tie, and freeze the cake prior to frosting. But don’t worry, it doesn’t need to be perfect and the coconut is great for patching messy spots.
This is a fun project for kids of all ages.

Easy Easter Bunny Cake
Recipe Type: Kid-Friendly Dessert
Author: A Passionate Plate
Kids of all ages love to help decorate this super easy bunny cake.
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • eggs, water & vegetable oil according to package directions
  • 2 cans whipped vanilla frosting
  • 1 package red vines
  • jelly beans, M & Ms, or other candy for decorating
  1. Make cake mix according to package directions.
  2. Bake in 2 8″ or 9″ round pans. Cool cake completely.
  3. Carefully cut one of the rounds into two ears and a bow tie. Cut 2 convex shaped ears from the sides. This will leave the concave shaped piece for the bow tie.
  4. Wrap the cake pieces and freeze for easy frosting.
  5. Lay out the cake pieces to form the bunny.
  6. Frost the entire cake, then decorate as you choose with the coconut and candy.



  1. Marilyn Gordon says:

    Thank you Mary for the cute bunny cake recipe and the picture of my handsome (and how he has grown) great nephew.!Happy Easter to all of you from Marvin’s favorite sister!

  2. jacquie says:

    sighhhhhhh. yes this certainly does bring back memories…..

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