Not only is this handsome fellow cute on the outside, but he's got a color-rich Easter surprise inside. This easy-to-make cake is sure to become a tradition at your Easter table.
March 24, 2016
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ vanilla cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
Pink, purple and yellow food colors
Frosting and Decorations
containers Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white frosting
cups flaked coconut
Red licorice rope
Betty Crocker™ pink colored sugar
Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Spray or grease bottoms only of two 9-inch round cake pans. Make cake batter as directed on box.
Divide cake batter evenly among 3 separate bowls (about 1 cup for each bowl). Dye each bowl a different color with pink, purple or yellow food color. Pour half of the purple batter into each of the 9-inch round pans. Pour half of the yellow batter over top of the purple layer in each pan. Pour half of pink batter over yellow batter in each pan. Do not mix.
Bake and cool cake as directed on box for two 9-inch rounds. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
Place one of the cooled cake rounds on serving tray. Cut other round cake as shown in Diagram A below and place ears and bow tie of the bunny in appropriate places on the tray. (See template in Tips below.)
Carefully frost cake with frosting. Sprinkle coconut over cake. Use licorice to outline bow tie and make whiskers and mouth on bunny. Use jelly beans for eyes, nose, and to fill in bow tie. Use pink sprinkles to fill in pink of the ears. Store covered at room temperature.
Frosting this cake does not need to be stressful. The coconut topping is very forgiving and will hide imperfections.
Use a cookie sheet or cutting board wrapped in aluminum foil as your cake tray. No need to purchase a cake board. Or create an attractive display by covering a piece of sturdy cardboard with wrapping paper, then plastic food wrap. Stretch and secure with tape.
Take the stress out of making this cute cake with this handy template!
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Serving (Cake and Frosting Only)
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- 3 1/2g
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.