Decorating a bunny cake is a fun Easter activity for kids.
How to make an Easter Bunny Cake
Mom came across the idea in a magazine back in the early 70’s. It’s simple and clever: one round cake serves as the bunny face and two simple slices in a second cake create the ears and a bow tie. You then frost, cover the imperfections with coconut (that’s what I do), and decorate with goodies.
|This is how the instructions appeared in the old magazine clipping.|
This is a great cake for anyone who has egg or dairy allergies because it’s eggless and the melted butter can be replaced with oil (coconut, canola or grape seed) if necessary.
Mom used to frost the cake with boiled icing which looks lovely and bunny-like. I haven’t yet learned to make boiled frosting so use a simple butter cream instead.
Martha’s Easy Eggless Chocolate Cake
- ½ cup butter
2 tsp vinegar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups water
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
6 Tbsp cocoa
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
Pre-heat oven to 350 F and grease and flour two 8”round cake pans.
Melt butter. Remove from heat and add vinegar, vanilla and 2 cups water.
In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda and salt. Add wet to dry and mix until smooth. Pour into prepared pans and bake for 35-40 minutes. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
Too decorate the cake you’ll need about 4 cups of basic frosting:
Easy creamy icing
1/4 cup soft butter
3 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 cups of icing sugar
1/4 cup soft butter
Cream butter with the milk and vanilla. Add icing sugar one cup at a time until you get a spreadable consistency, adding more milk if necessary.
In the photo below my kids decided the bunny needed a bit more attitude…
Ha! Ha! Love the kids' editorial efforts! I have Mom's old Betty Crocker book of cut-up cakes that hold a lot of memories as well. This bunny is one of them too.
Pingback: Top 25 Easter Bunny Cake Ideas - Home, Family, Style and Art Ideas
Pingback: 25 Best Easter Cake Ideas - Home, Family, Style and Art Ideas