Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

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Need an Easter Bunny Cake to surprise your kids and family with? This one has a cute little bunny surprise inside and tastes amazing at the same time!

 

This Easter cake with a bunny in the middle is adorable.

 

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

 

No matter how great my Easter dessert turns out I never make the same one twice. I just love to surprise my granddaughters with a different one each year. There’s no greater satisfaction than to see their little faces smile and their eyes open wide in wonder. Such was the case last year with this surprise Easter bunny cake.

 

I got the inspiration from this video on how to make a rainbow tie-dye surprise cake and I made some adjustments.
I don’t have step by step photos simply because I truly believed I could get away with only one lemon cake box, but I couldn’t.

 

The poor bunny ears were left exposed and I had to run to the store to buy one more, as suggested in the recipe. In the midst of all that I had no time, or desire quite honestly, to take photos.

 

The instructions are pretty straightforward and the video does help with the visuals, so I hope you’ll give this surprise Easter bunny cake a try. The surprise shape and the colors could be anything your heart desires. Do make ahead.

 

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How To Make Surprise Easter Bunny Cake:

Who doesn't like surprises? Nested inside a flavorful lemon cake is a surprise blue velvet bunny. Fun for everyone! #Easter #bunny #cake Click To Tweet

 

ESSENTIALS

for Surprise Easter Bunny Cake


 

How to Make Surprise Easter Bunny Cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Make blue velvet cake batter, according to package directions. Bake in a 9×13 baking pan for 30 minutes or follow package directions. Cool the cake in pan completely. Remove it from the pan and level the top using a serrated knife. Lay the cake on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Using a bunny cookie cutter, or shape of your choice, cut the bunnies out of the cake.
  3. Line a large loaf pan with non-stick aluminum foil leaving the sides longer than the pan (handles). My loaf pan was 9×5-inch and I left those “handles” really long. I also had to occasionally press them as to keep the shape of the cake even. I’d strongly suggest you find at least a 12″ loaf pan. Disposable foil pan would work fine. Grease and dust with flour.
  4. In a large bowl, combine both of the lemon cake mixes according to package directions. Pour a thin layer of cake mix into the loaf pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes or just enough to firm up so it can keep the bunnies from sinking to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Pour about a cup of the batter down the center of the cake.
  6. Line the bunnies on the top in a single row. Pour the remaining batter gently over bunnies. Smooth the batter.
  7. Bake for 70-90 minutes, rotating pan 180 degrees after 40 minutes until a skewer or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  8. Cool the cake in pan for 15 minutes. Using foil handles, lift the cake out of the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. With a serrated knife cut off the dome of the cake and some of the sides, if you want a more even look. Apply frosting on the top and sides of the cake.
  9. Roll out fondant to 24×15-inches. Cover cake with fondant and trim off the excess. With scissors, cut off the corners and press together. Decorate the cake as you desire. Keep refrigerated.

 

These blue and lemon cake box mixes are easy to make.

This Easter themed cake topped with carrots and a bunny is festive.

This pastel Easter bunny cake is bright and cute.

 

Other popular Easter desserts at my house were chocolate Easter eggs with cheesecake filling, and this layered cake (recipe not on the blog):

 

This multi colored layered cake is great for Easter.

 

Print Recipe

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

Who doesn't like surprises? Nested inside a flavorful lemon cake is a surprise blue velvet bunny. Fun for everyone!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time2 hrs 10 mins
Resting Time45 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Author: Jas

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 box Blue Velvet or flavor of your choice Cake Mix
  • 2 boxes Lemon or flavor of your choice Cake Mix
  • Eggs oil, and water according to package directions
  • 1 package Vanilla Cake Frosting
  • 1 package - 24 oz. pink Fondant or color of your choice

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make blue velvet cake batter, according to package directions. Bake in a 9x13 baking pan for 30 minutes or follow package directions. Cool the cake in pan completely. Remove it from the pan and level the top using a serrated knife. Lay the cake on a baking sheet and place it in the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Using a bunny cookie cutter, or shape of your choice, cut the bunnies out of the cake.
  • Line a large loaf pan with non-stick aluminum foil leaving the sides longer than the pan (handles). My loaf pan was 9x5-inch and I left those "handles" really long. I also had to occasionally press them as to keep the shape of the cake even. I'd strongly suggest you find at least a 12" loaf pan. Disposable foil pan would work fine. Grease and dust with flour.
  • In a large bowl, combine both of the lemon cake mixes according to package directions.
  • Pour a thin layer of cake mix into the loaf pan. Bake for 5-10 minutes or just enough to firm up so it can keep the bunnies from sinking to the bottom of the pan. Pour about a cup of the batter down the center of the cake.
  • Line the bunnies on the top in a single row. Pour the remaining batter gently over bunnies. Smooth the batter.
  • Bake for 70-90 minutes, rotating pan 180 degrees after 40 minutes until a skewer or cake tester inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Cool the cake in pan for 15 minutes. Using foil handles, lift the cake out of the pan and place on a wire rack to cool completely. With a serrated knife cut off the dome of the cake and some of the sides, if you want a more even look. Apply frosting on the top and sides of the cake.
  • Roll out fondant to 24x5-inches. Cover cake with fondant and trim off the excess. With scissors, cut off the corners and press together (see the end of the video provided). Decorate the cake as you desire. Keep refrigerated.
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NUTRITIONS:

Nutrition Facts
Surprise Easter Bunny Cake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Sodium 1129mg47%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 127g42%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 67g74%
Protein 5g10%
Calcium 327mg33%
Iron 3.2mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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138 Comment

  1. Reply
    Maria
    March 10, 2016 at 6:34 am

    What a neat idea, Jas! Such a great variation of dessert for easter. I love that there’s one surprise after another as well. Thanks so much for sharing this with us. Will be pinning and sharing across my social media next week!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 10, 2016 at 8:56 am

      Thank you, Maria, and have a wonderful day! 😀

  2. Reply
    Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    March 9, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    So adorable!! I need to make this for our Easter dinner!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 10, 2016 at 8:54 am

      Thank you, Morgan! 🙂

  3. Reply
    Katherines Corner
    March 9, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Wow! you are a cake making rock star my friend! So happy to see you sharing, I pinned to my everything easter board. I think of your often my sweet friend. xo

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you, my sweet friend! I only squeezed in few recipes as to keep the blog from being completely idle. Hope to come back in full swing in a few months 😀 XOXO

  4. Reply
    Lindsay
    March 9, 2016 at 10:44 am

    OMG this looks too amazing too eat!!! Wow! Thanks so much for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 1:27 pm

      Thank you and thanks for hosting 🙂

  5. Reply
    Sam @ Living The Dutch Dream
    March 9, 2016 at 3:46 am

    This is so pretty, my kids would love this. I have pinned it for later 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 8:27 am

      Thank you, Sam! Kids are very fond of it 🙂

  6. Reply
    Pamela Shank
    March 8, 2016 at 2:57 pm

    This is so beautiful!!!! Your foods and your photography are always beautiful

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 9, 2016 at 8:25 am

      Thank you so much, Pam! That means a lot 😀 Hope your day is beautiful!

  7. Reply
    Helen Fern
    March 8, 2016 at 10:35 am

    You make it seem so easy!! Maybe I’ll have to try it! Thanks for sharing on the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2016 at 11:53 am

      Thank you, Helen! 🙂

  8. Reply
    Teresa
    March 8, 2016 at 6:23 am

    Your cakes are beautiful! What talent you possess. I may try to step up to the plate and make one for Easter; my grandkids would love it! Thank you for sharing them with us.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2016 at 9:31 am

      Thank you, Teresa. I wouldn’t call it talent, just determination LOL. I actually dislike baking but like to be challenged and there’s nothing I’d do to make my granddaughters happy 😀
      Your festive chicken looks amazing and I can’t wait to try it (after lent). Thanks for stopping in!!!

  9. Reply
    Beverly
    March 7, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    This is so adorable! It looks amazing. Thanks for the great tutorial on how you made it. Thanks for ppartying with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 8, 2016 at 9:27 am

      Thank you Beverly and thanks for hosting! 🙂

  10. Reply
    Michelle James
    March 7, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Love this darling little cake. Shared to FB. Thanks for linking up at #HomeMattersParty

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 7, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      That is so sweet of you, Michelle! Thank you very much 🙂

  11. Reply
    Leslie Ibanez
    March 7, 2016 at 10:36 am

    This is adorable, and my kids would love it. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 7, 2016 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you, Leslie! Hope your week is wonderful!

  12. Reply
    Wendy
    March 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Surprise Inside cakes are such fun! Your bunny cake is adorable!Using cake mix makes this doable for everyone! Pinned!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 6, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Thanks, Wendy! You are absolutely right – using cake mix is the only way I would ever make this cake. It’s complex enough without baking it from scratch. Thanks for pinning 🙂

  13. Reply
    Cara
    March 4, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    Such an adorable cake! I will have to try this soon, thanks for sharing! 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thanks so much, Cara! 😀

  14. Reply
    Katie @The Semisweet Sisters
    March 4, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    So pretty! LOVE IT!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you, Katie! 🙂

  15. Reply
    Tracey Lee
    March 4, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    What a fabulous idea. I LOVE the blue bunny cake, and I always wondered how you did this. Thank you for sharing. 🙂

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 7:20 pm

      Thank you, Tracey! Yeah it’s a year late, but who needs an Easter recipe right after Easter, am I right? LOL Thanks for stopping in!

  16. Reply
    [email protected]
    March 3, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    This cake is so much fun! Thanks for sharing it with the Thursday Blog Hop!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 4, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Thank you, Pam! Have a great weekend!

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  18. Reply
    Jasna
    March 1, 2016 at 3:41 pm

    I can imagine how little eyes go wide and sparkly when they realise there is a bunny inside a cake. Beautiful surprise for anyone!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 2, 2016 at 11:41 am

      😀 You bet! Thank you for finding the time to stop in, Jasna! Hope your projects are on schedule 😉

  19. Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    March 1, 2016 at 9:29 am

    How adorable! You are so crafty! I think this is a show stopper Easter Dessert!

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 1, 2016 at 2:02 pm

      Thank you, Bam! 🙂

  20. Reply
    Ann
    March 1, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Welcome back, Jas! I hv missed you. that cake is a beauty – too cute to eat!! X.

    1. Reply
      allthatsjas
      March 1, 2016 at 8:32 am

      Hi Ann, just making sure you guys don’t forget me, not fully back yet 😀 Thanks for stopping in and have a grand day!!!

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