A simple version of a coconut white cake shaped like a bunny head!

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven and prepare two 9 inch round baking pans as directed on cake box. Prepare cake batter with as directed on package adding in 1/2 cup of coconut. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake and cool cake as directed on package.

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  • When cooled, place one whole 9 inch cake layer on serving tray, forming the bunny's head. Cut 2 convex shaped ears from each side of the second layer, place on each side of head to form ears. Use concave shaped piece for the bowtie, place about 1/2 inch below head.

  • Frost entire bunny covering top and sides of bunny. Pat remaining 3 1/4 cup coconut evenly over top and sides. Decorate the bunny face and bowtie with jellybeans and use the licorice to make whiskers.

Nutrition Facts

456.6 calories; 2.8 g protein; 68.8 g carbohydrates; 0.9 mg cholesterol; 361.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
this recipe was soooo easy. I used foil lined cookie sheet to display it bunny. Then I added green food coloring to some extra coconut and placed it around the bunny. A few robin's eggs in the grass and it was a huge hit!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
So...my best friend made this for the Easter Sunrise service at our church and it was really good! Very cute too! Def. 2 thumbs up!:) Read More
(4)
89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 75
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2003
this recipe was soooo easy. I used foil lined cookie sheet to display it bunny. Then I added green food coloring to some extra coconut and placed it around the bunny. A few robin's eggs in the grass and it was a huge hit!!! Read More
(72)
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2003
I've made this several times now and it's been a big hit every time. The best part is that it's sooo easy! For the inside of the ears I either use pink strawberry icing or use a little red food coloring with the white icing to make it pink or sprinkle the ears with pink sugar crystals. It comes out adorable no matter what you use!! Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2003
i have been making this cake for easter for several years. i got the recipe when i was a child. i thought it was cute and now my children enjoy it also. i let the kids from the neighborhood come over and i make each child a cake using 6 inch pans so they can decorate as they please & take it home. i recommend doing this if you have children or even if you are going to babysit. CLASSIC EASTER CAKE KIDS LOVE IT! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2003
I've been making this cake for years. I use white cake mix and cream cheese frosting. I also color some of the coconut pink for the ears and green for grass (I put around the cake). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2006
We make this every year for Easter the kids love it! I outline the bowtie in choc. chips to define it a little more and then fill it in with the pink tinted coconut. I also spread green tinted coconut around the edges of the cake on the cookie sheet to give it alittle more color. Great easy recipe though!! Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2006
I have made this cake 20 years. Turns out sooooo cute. Let the kids help with this one. They will love it and you will to. Decorate with what ever you have. I use sliced Hershey chocolate bars for the whiskers and food colored coconut for ears and then also I put green coconut around cake with jelly beans as eggs. Use any cake mix flavor you want. Use your imagination and be creative. Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2007
I made this cake because my husband's mom makes it every year we live far away so I made it for him. I used Carrot Cake mix and Cream Cheese Icing instead and no coconut. I tinted the icing with dye for the ears and bowtie and used sweet tart jellybeans for decoration. It was adorable I will make this every year from now on!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2005
One of the cutest cakes ever! I mixed it up a bit and used chocolate frosting and M&M's to decorate. Looked great and tasted great too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2003
I make this cake every year. This is a great hit with the kids. I like to use banana cake with banana frosting to give it a different flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2012
So...my best friend made this for the Easter Sunrise service at our church and it was really good! Very cute too! Def. 2 thumbs up!:) Read More
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