Betty Crocker's Easter Bunny Cake

Betty Crocker's Easter Bunny Cake


"Get hopping on your holiday desserts with this adorable Easter Bunny cut-up cake. It's cake-mix easy and so much fun, the kids will definitely want to join in."


1 h 10 m servings 438 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 438 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 20.8 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 60.5g
  • 20%
  • Protein:
  • 3.6 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 46 mg
  • 16%
  • Sodium:
  • 371 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 . Grease (or lightly spray with cooking spray) bottoms only of two 8-inch or 9-inch round pans. Beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour into pans.
  2. Bake 8-inch pans 25 to 30 minutes, 9-inch pans 22 to 27 minutes. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Reserve one layer for another use or to make a second bunny. Cut 1 layer in half as shown in diagram (see Note). Put halves together with frosting to form body. Place cake upright on cut edge on tray.
  3. Cut out a notch about one-third of the way up one end of body to form head (small end) as shown in diagram. Attach half of cutout piece for tail with toothpicks. Frost with remaining frosting, rounding body on sides. Sprinkle with 1 cup coconut. Cut ears from construction paper; press into top. Use jelly beans for eyes and nose.
  4. Shake 1 cup coconut and 3 drops food color in tightly covered jar until evenly tinted. Surround bunny with tinted coconut. Add additional jelly beans if desired. Store loosely covered.
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  1. 15 Ratings


I made this for my family Easter celebration and the kids loved it!

Very cute cake that was fun and easy to make WITH my 3 year old. I let her help put the eyes and nose on and sprinkle chocolate eggs on the "grass". Tasted yummy and put a smile on everyone's ...

I love cut-up cakes. It's adds fun to a party. Easy to make. Kids love to help decorate. Kids of all ages will like this cake. Try different toppings and colored icings. I used Betty Crocker's C...

This is a really cute idea. The first time I made it though, my husband called them bunny rats!I guess I need to practice!

this little guy is so cute, and it made me so proud to pull him out of the fridge and set my lil bunny up there on the table at easter dinner. my grandma was so jealous

The creative aspect of this recipe is great and VERY easy to do. The cake mix itself is OK, but I HIGHLY recommend making your own cream cheese frosting rather than using the fluffly white fros...

I am actually rating the diagram of this cake. It was so easy!! I used yellow cake and vanilla frosting. Everyone was very impressed. My mom used to make this cake when I was a kid. Thanks ...

i saw this recipe in my bettycrocker cookbook.i know it tastes good. the decorations are really cute

This was really fun to make! The youngins had a great time decorating and eating most of the jelly beans :)