bunny cake for easter with a slice cut out

Easy Easter Bunny Cake Recipe

Make a festive bunny cake for Easter with this easy recipe!

Recipe By: Madeline


  • 1 box yellow or white cake mix
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 containers vanilla frosting
  • Pink frosting or twizzlers for decorating
  • Sprinkles for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a 9×13 pan with parchment paper. Mix cake mix, whole milk, eggs, sour cream, and vegetable oil in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Pour into the baking dish and bake at 350F for 25 minutes. Make sure a toothpick comes out clean in center of cake to ensure its baked. Cool cake completely.
  3. When cake is completely cooled, remove from pan and place on a cutting board. Starting halfway down the cake longways, cutaway the sides to make a squat oval shape for the face. Then, cut ears out of the top half of the cake. This doesn’t need to be perfect because it will get covered with icing.
  4. Place cake on a serving tray and place in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes. While the cake is chilling, whip the jarred icing with a  hand mixer until fluffy and increased in volume.
  5. Fill a piping bag with icing and use a star tip or grass tip. Use the white icing to pipe “fur” all over the bunny. 
  6. Use pink icing and sprinkles to decorate the bunny’s ears, eyes and nose. 


  • Cake must cool completely before being cut into bunny shape
  • Bunny shape must be chilled in the fridge before decorating
  • Use a star tip or grass tip on a piping bag to create the look of fur
  • Sprinkles can be used to fill in the ears
  • Make a bunny face with dyed frosting, jelly beans, M&Ms or twizzlers
  • Best if served immediately, but you can store in the fridge for up to 24 hours before serving
  • Save cake scraps and use them to make cake pops!
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