Easter Bunny Cake

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Easter Bunny Cake

Easter Bunny Cake


3 sticks of butter, softened
2 1/2 cups sugar
6 extra-large eggs, at room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup milk
4 ounces sweetened shredded coconut

See full instructions : jennysteffens.blogspot

25 thoughts on “Easter Bunny Cake

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    • I’m 60 years old & I remember this. I’ve told younger people that my mom used to make an easter bunny with coconut fur but couldn’t remember how the cake part was done

      • We always use 2 round cakes cut in half 3 halfs make body last half cut in half again 1 for head other for tail thanks for bringing them back i have not made one since my children were little i don’t mess the green food color on my hands when i dried the coconut for grass but you already know it can be a mess thanks again

    • I made this for The Grandkids, and they loved it! I used the same recipe I’ve been using for decades, but your adorable design! Thank you for sharing.

    • I got a Wilton 10″ pan (2″ deep) from Walmart and used a basic white boxed cake mix, and it fit that size pan perfectly. Definitely worth getting the other pan. Thanks for the warning!

  2. My mom did this for my 8th Birthday? I am now 40…she left out the coconut cause she knew I didn’t like it 😉

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  5. My mom always made us this type of 3D bunny cake for Easter. But she would use a boxed white or yellow cake mix and make the two 8″ layers as directed. The one layer she would cut in half and stand up together with fosting in the middle for the back/body like this one. The second layer she would cut two long crescent pieces coming off the diagonal from the top down about 3/4 of the cake, one on each side. The head was formed from the bigger piece left below this cut and the tail would be from what was left (wish I could add graphics). She would use white coconut for bunny fur and coconut died with green food coloring to spread around the bunny (coconut in jar with drops of green food coloring, shake to blend). Some coconut was died pinkish for the lining of the ears. Then she spread jelly beans or malted eggs around in the grass. Thanks for bringing back this memory. I will have to dig out her pattern and make one soon!

  6. To clarify, the crescent cuts from the second layer were used for the ears, layed on butted up against the head facing front.

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