What is Easter without a bunny cake? Here, our step-by-step guide to making the fluffiest, most adorable bunny-shaped cake for Easter. 

By Emily Tylman
Updated: April 09, 2019

What is Easter without a bunny cake? Here, our step-by-step guide to making the fluffiest, most adorable bunny-shaped cake for Easter.

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Every Easter when I was growing up, my mom would make a bunny cake to celebrate the holiday. As a 7-year-old, it seemed like the coolest thing ever. So complicated. So colorful. So elaborate! Little did I know, all it took was two 8-inch-round cake pans, a knife, and some frosting. (There are a few types of bunny cakes—I grew up with the flat variety.) In other words, it's actually totally easy—and once frosted, the decorating options are endless. It’s basically a gingerbread house for spring. Here, a step-by-step guide on how to make your own.

© Justin Chapple

You will need:

Two 8-inch-round yellow cakes, chilled

3 cups white frosting

1 cup pink frosting

Sweetened shredded coconut, sprinkles and candies, for decorating

1. Put one cake on a work surface. Using a serrated knife, cut the cake to form 1 bow tie and 2 almond-shaped ears. (See below.)

© Justin Chapple
© Justin Chapple

2. Place the uncut cake in the center of an inverted baking sheet or a large rectangle platter. Arrange the 2 ears above the cake on the baking sheet and the bow tie directly below. (See below.)

© Justin Chapple

3. Using an offset spatula, frost the entire cake with the white frosting. (See below.)