This bunny cake can be made with your favorite cake recipe or from a box cake mix. I used an apple cake recipe for mine with a cream cheese icing.
Some of us make a bunny cake recipe around Easter time. I make this small bunny below and sometimes a larger Easter bunny. As tradition has it the Easter bunny brings baskets of eggs although I would be more readily to believe the chicken brings the basket of colored eggs. But what do I know! Supposedly, the reasoning behind the Easter rabbit is that the rabbit gives birth to large litters and it is a sign of fertility or new birth in the spring. As with most Christian holidays, there is also a pagan side and the Easter bunny is that to Easter. This bunny cake recipe can be made with your favorite cake recipe like a coconut cake recipe, chocolate cake recipe or even from a box cake mix recipe; the idea is in the shaping of the cake. I used an apple cake recipe for mine with a cream cheese icing.
Watch Me Make a Bunny out of a Cake
APPLE CAKE RECIPE
Preheat oven to 350F degrees.
Grease and flour a loaf baking pan.
In a large mixing bowl cream the butter, eggs, vanilla and sugar.
Sift together the flour, soda, cinnamon and salt; Add alternately with the buttermilk to the creamed mixture; beat until well blended.
Fold in the apples and nuts.
Spoon into prepared loaf pan and bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until a pick comes out clean.
Cool for 20 minutes before removing from pan.
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING RECIPE
Beat all together until creamy and fluffy; Frost cake.
Cover top and sides of cake with cream cheese frosting recipe then cover with coconut.
Cut ears and tail from construction paper and decorate with jelly bean candy.
LAZY DAISY CAKE RECIPE (also called hot milk cake recipe)
This very old Lazy Daisy Cake recipe came from a period of time when we were not so prosperous. I am not sure how old but my family occasionally baked it during the Depression. Back then it was even hard to have the flour, sugar and especially any coconut. As you can see the size of the cake was smaller than what we normally make today. Large families were grateful to each have a bite of this delicious delicacy.
To make a bunny cake recipe from this, cool after baking for 10 minutes; remove from pan to a baking tray. Spread with the broiled frosting recipe and broil. When cake is cool, cut the cake in half; stack one half on top of the other half turning the top with coconut topping down. (The two toppings make a nice filling) Frost cake with cream cheese frosting recipe; cover with coconut and decorate.
Preheat oven to 350F degrees; grease and flour 8 inch square pan.
Combine eggs, sugar, vanilla and beat until thick.
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture.
Heat milk with butter just to boiling point and add to the mixture.
Pour into prepared pan and bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until pick comes out clean.
Cool and frost with broiled coconut frosting recipe below.
BROILED COCONUT FROSTING RECIPE
Combine all ingredients and spread on cooled cake; place under broiler until brown and bubbly.
NOTE: Watch cake carefully under broiler, it will burn quickly.