Easter Bunny Cake Recipe 

 Originally Written: March 3, 2011

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on April 3, 2012 by Hanna Trafford

I love doing different decorative things any chance I get – and that includes making baked goods that add something special to the occassion or event. In this time of the year  – Easter Bunny cake will add to the festive table and holiday decor. As you will see, it doesn’t have to be difficult and complicated – and to make the easiest way possible it is OK to use cake mix and ready made frosting. Here are simple directions  -try it  and you will have a cake kids will love and your family and friends will admire!


  • 1  package yellow cake mix
  • 3 3/4 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla frosting
  • 30 small jellybeans
  • 4 red licorice


  1. Heat oven and prepare two 9 inch round baking pans as directed on cake box.
  2. Prepare cake batter with as directed on package adding in 1/2 cup of coconut.
  3. Divide batter evenly between the prepared pans.
  4. Bake and cool cake as directed on package.
  5. When cooled, place one whole 9 inch cake layer on serving tray, forming the bunny’s head.
  6. Cut 2 convex shaped ears from each side of the second layer, place on each side of head to form ears.
  7. Use concave shaped piece for the bowtie, place about 1/2 inch below head.
  8. Frost entire bunny covering top and sides of bunny.
  9. Pat remaining 3- 1/4 cup coconut evenly over top and sides.
  10. Decorate the bunny face and bowtie with jellybeans and use the licorice to make whiskers.


Have fun making this cake and if you have pictures of it, I would love to include them on this site. Your comments, suggestions and experiences are always welcomed!


Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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