Happy Bunny Cake

Happy Bunny Cake

Tags: Cakes, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 45 min
  • Cook Time: 35 min
  • Ready Time: 120 min
  • Yield: 16 servings


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 package Pillsbury™ Moist Supreme® Classic Yellow Premium Cake Mix
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 (16 oz.) cans Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme® Classic White Frosting
  • Pillsbury™ Easy Frost™ Vanilla Dream Flavored No-Fuss Frosting
  • 2 cups flaked coconut
  • Red licorice strips
  • Jelly beans

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Spray two 8-inch round cake pans with no-stick cooking spray. Prepare cake according to package directions using oil, water and eggs. Pour into prepared pans. Bake as directed. Cool 10 to 15 minutes before removing from pan. Cool completely.
  • TURN one cooled cake layer upside down. Mark center of cake with toothpick. Measure about 2-inches in from two sides of cake lining up the toothpicks. Using the tip of a sharp knife, lightly draw a 2-inch wide x 6-inch long oval, football shape, to make the ears. Cut with a serrated knife. The middle part of the layer will be the "bow tie" for the bunny (see photo).
  • PLACE whole cake layer in center of large tray. Place ears and bow tie, rounded side up, to make bunny. Frost entire surface and sides of cake, connecting the pieces together with frosting. Outline bunny face and bow tie with Easy Frost stars and outline the ears with stripes of Easy Frost frosting, or as desired. Sprinkle with coconut. Cut licorice pieces for mouth and whiskers. Cut jelly beans in half for eyes, nose and bow tie.
  • TIP To make green "grass" around bunny, toss an additional 1/2 cup coconut with a few drops of green food coloring until desired color. Place around base of bunny.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 slice, 1/16 of cake), Calories 600 (Calories from Fat 470), Total Fat 30g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 4g), Cholesterol 45mg, Sodium 400mg, Total Carbohydrate 81g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 49g), Protein 2g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 6%, Iron 6%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.