Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter Bunny Cake

Written by, Bernadyn Nettles

Bunny Cake or Bunny Cookie

We did not eat a lot of dessert for Easter especially since we knew the kids were already going to be eating tons of treats from their Easter eggs and basket.  A few weeks ago we did make this Easter bunny cake after we bought the bunny cookie pan.  This pan is not too big, a good size for a sugar cookie or a cake.  We decided to go with a cake since we had cake mix on hand.  The cake came out very thin so if you do want to make it for a cake, I would recommend making at least three layers to make a nice thick cake for a few people to enjoy.  

Spring dessert, bunny cookie pan
 


How To Make Easter Bunny Cake


What You Need:
  • Bunny cookie pan (I found mine at Joann's Craft Store)
  • 1 box of cake mix, your preference.  I used Duncan Hines French Vanilla
  • Easter-themed sprinkles
  • Easter egg jelly beans, optional
  • Brown Sixlets candy (for eyes and nose)


Spring, Dessert, Cookie

Directions:

  1. Grease cookie pan
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Follow directions on cake mix box
  4. Pour batter into cookie pan, do not fill to the top.
  5. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean after inserted into center of cake.
  6. Place in freezer to let it cool faster and get firm if you are making another layer of cake using the same bunny pan.  If not, you can let it cool on a cooling rack first, then, transfer into freezer for about half an hour before frosting.
 To Make Frosting:

You can use store-bought frosting if you like or make this homemade recipe:

French Vanilla Buttercream Icing

Ingredients:
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons Nestle Coffee Mate No Sugar French Vanilla Creamer
Directions:
  1. Beat butter and French Vanilla Creamer on medium speed until well combined
  2. Add in 1 cup at a time of powdered sugar and beat.
  3. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl with a spatula and make sure it is all incorporated.

Cookie, Spring dessert

Spread icing onto cake, if you have a few layers, fill each layer with icing first.  Smooth out frosting and cover cake with sprinkles.  Add the Sixlets chocolate for eyes and nose.  Include jelly bean eggs, if you like.

We will be trying to make a bunny cookie next!

What treats or dessert did you have for Easter?  Share your favorites with me in the comments, I'd love to hear it!

Happy baking!














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