Learn how to make this adorable Easter bunny cake in five easy steps. You don't have to be a Pinterest-level baker to complete this cute treat — you can whip up this super fun DIY with any level baker. 

This festive dessert has been a tradition in my family for years, and people are always asking how it's made. Well, the secret's out... and it's easy as CAKE. 

This Easter bunny cake recipe is kept simple by using a boxed cake mix, but is spiced up with homemade vanilla buttercream frosting. This sweet dessert is also packed with coconut — nut jobs, this one's for you. 

Easter Bunny Cake

  • Prep Time:30 mins
  • Cook Time:30 mins
  • Total Time:1 hr
  • Servings:10
  • Easy


  • 1 boxed cake mix your choice
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Food coloring your choice
  • Cadbury eggs
  • 1 bag shredded coconut
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350° F and mix box cake as directed by adding eggs, oil, and water.

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  • Step 2

    Grease two 8-inch round cake pans and pour cake mixture into pans. Bake for 28-30 minutes or until cake is golden brown.

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  • Step 3

    Whisk powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla extract and whipping cream together until thick to make the frosting. Separate frosting into three bowls, keeping one white and dye the others any color you'd like with food coloring.

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  • Step 4

    Once the cake is golden brown, take one of the 8-inch cakes and cut into three sections as directed below. The sides of the cake will serve as the bunny's ears and the middle will be its bow tie.

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  • Step 5

    Assemble cake and decorate with the three different colored frostings. Top with coconut to appear as fur and some Cadbury eggs for its eyes and nose.

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This themed treat is perfect to bring to any Easter gathering and is sure to please. If you find yourself baking this cake for any coconut haters, simply leave the frosting plain. 

#SpoonTip: You might want to whip up two of these bad boys because the first one will be gone in seconds — you won't believe you're eating a boxed cake.