This isn't as much a recipe as it is basic directions on how to create this cute and funny Easter Bunny 'butt' cake. You could make smaller cakes using smaller oven-proof bowls and mini cupcake tins. You can use any flavor cake mix and any flavor pink frosting. Decorate grass with chocolate eggs, jelly beans, chocolate chips, etc.

Recipe Summary

prep:
45 mins
cook:
55 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
2 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
11
Yield:
11 servings
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Ingredients

11
Original recipe yields 11 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour 3 muffin cups. Grease and flour an oven-proof glass or ceramic bowl.

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  • Beat cake mix, water, vegetable oil, and eggs together in a bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until just-moistened. Increase mixer speed to medium and beat until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes. Fill prepared muffin cups with batter; pour remaining batter into prepared oven-proof bowl.

  • Bake cupcakes in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 18 to 21 minutes. Let cupcakes cool briefly in the muffin tin before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Bake cake in the preheated oven until golden and a skewer inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean, 33 to 45 minutes. Let cake rest in the bowl for 10 to 15 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Transfer cooled cake to a serving platter.

  • Place 2/3 of the coconut into a resealable plastic bag; add red food coloring, seal the bag, and shake until coconut is shaded pink. Repeat process until coconut is your desired shade of pink.

  • Measure out about 1/2 cup of remaining coconut and place in a bowl. Pour remaining coconut into another resealable plastic bag; add green food coloring, seal the bag, and shake until coconut is shaded green. Repeat process until coconut is your desired shade of green.

  • Secure 2 cupcakes, tops against the cake, with toothpicks to one end of the cake to form bunny "feet." Place 2 marshmallow halves, cut-side down, on top of each cupcake to complete each "foot." Secure remaining cupcake, top-side against the cake, with a toothpick to the top of the cake to create the "tail."

  • Spread pink frosting over cake and "feet", excluding the "tail." Cover pink frosting with pink coconut. Spread white frosting over the "tail" and cover with reserved white coconut.

  • Cut fruit roll to form 2 small ovals and 6 smaller circles. Using frosting as "glue," secure 1 oval and 3 circles to each "foot" to resemble foot pads. Secure paper bunny ears to the serving plate at the front of the bunny cake using frosting. Sprinkle green coconut around the cake to resemble grass.

Nutrition Facts

726 calories; protein 6.4g 13% DV; carbohydrates 76.1g 25% DV; fat 46.3g 71% DV; cholesterol 51.5mg 17% DV; sodium 393.9mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2017
ADORABLE! The next time I make this cake it will be so easy because I won't have to figure out what I want to do. I used a 2 quart pyrex measuring cup to bake the cake. For ears I purchased a bunny headband. The bunny headband was white so I saw no need to make a pink bunny. When the marshmallow is cut it is 2 half circles. I couldn't find fruit roll-ups so I stretched a strawberry "Laffy Taffy" and cut the shapes I needed for the foot pads. I used Easter grass around the bunny. (NOT the cellophane type as it would have too much static). This was a fun recipe to make. Thanks barb1031c for sharing such an ADORABLE recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2019
I have made a Bunny Butt cake twice. The first one was much better looking. It was white. The picture here does NOT go with the recipe. THIS RECIPE IS FOR A PINK BUNNY. Not a white one as shown in the picture. It was more time consuming and a bit more difficult to make pink if you're not experienced coloring coconut. I couldn't find liquid food coloring, only gel. It wasn't as easy as liquid drops. Also the other recipe called for edible grass, which is better looking (in my opinion) than once again dying coconut. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2017
ADORABLE! The next time I make this cake it will be so easy because I won't have to figure out what I want to do. I used a 2 quart pyrex measuring cup to bake the cake. For ears I purchased a bunny headband. The bunny headband was white so I saw no need to make a pink bunny. When the marshmallow is cut it is 2 half circles. I couldn't find fruit roll-ups so I stretched a strawberry "Laffy Taffy" and cut the shapes I needed for the foot pads. I used Easter grass around the bunny. (NOT the cellophane type as it would have too much static). This was a fun recipe to make. Thanks barb1031c for sharing such an ADORABLE recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/03/2018
Thanks for the recipe. My granddaughter and I made this for my daughter- in law s birthday which fell on Easter this year. It was a great hit! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/18/2019
I have made a Bunny Butt cake twice. The first one was much better looking. It was white. The picture here does NOT go with the recipe. THIS RECIPE IS FOR A PINK BUNNY. Not a white one as shown in the picture. It was more time consuming and a bit more difficult to make pink if you're not experienced coloring coconut. I couldn't find liquid food coloring, only gel. It wasn't as easy as liquid drops. Also the other recipe called for edible grass, which is better looking (in my opinion) than once again dying coconut. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
As a non baker, this recipe was really easy and fun to make. Kids loved it! I rolled out some fruit gummies for the feet since we didn’t have fruit roll ups. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2015
My son and I made this for easter. It turned out really good. Easy to assemble and decorate. We flavored with double strength vanilla and made a fluffy vanilla cream cheese frosting! Its my sons favorite flavor! I recommended this recipe!:-) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2019
Great recipe!!! Way to cute to slice!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2019
Delicious and a great hit with the Grandkids:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2019
We used whipped frosting instead of the ready-to-use type. Also we only needed about a little more than half of the coconut flakes that was called for. Couldn't see how more could have been added. We brought the cake to an Easter party and it put a smile on the face of everyone who saw it. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
04/09/2019
This is gross and ridiculous. Do they think it's a pun? What does it teach our children about respect for animals and all the living floral and fauna? I used to make a bunny cake, with a round one-layer cake cut in half, with halves set upright and head on one end, small tail on the other. (I baked two round loaves to accommodate extra parts.) It was all frosted with seven-minute frosting with coconut, ears and other decorations (more coconut). The cakes were sweet and engaged kids and their fellow students with enthusiasm for the Season, which hopefully was extended by parents toward what Easter means to their family. Read More
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