Bunny Cake with Round Cake Pans
You don't need a special template or baking pan for this easy Easter bunny cake, just a couple of round cake pans will do. I like to bake the cake from scratch, but you can also use a mix if you're short on time. You can use store-bought or cream cheese frosting as well.
- Serves: 20 persons
- 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups white sugar
- ⅞cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ teaspoons baking soda
- 1teaspoon salt
- 1cup milk
- rapeseed oil
- 2teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1cup boiling water, or more as needed
- 1⅛ cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1teaspoon vanilla extract
- 4½ cups confectioners' sugar, or more as needed
- 2tablespoons milk
- ¼cup sweetened flaked coconut
- 10assorted candy decorations
- 1ounce black gel food coloring
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two 9-inch springform pans.
Step 2Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Make a well in the center and add eggs milk, oil, and vanilla extract. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well combined, about 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water. divide batter between the prepared springform pans.
Step 3Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool in the pans on ire racks for 10 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto wire racks. Let cool completely, about 30 minutes.
Step 4Cream together butter and vanilla extract in a large bowl. Blend in confectioner's sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, until fully incorporated. Beat in milk until frosting is light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.
Step 5Place 1 whole cooked cake on a serving tray for the bunny's head. Cut 2 convex-shaped ears from each side of the second cake place. Place ears on each side of the head. Use the remaining concave-shaped piece for the bowtie; position it about 1/2 inch below the head.
Step 6Spread frosting over the entire cake. Sprinkle with flaked coconut to make the surface look like fur. Decorate the bunny face and bowtie with candy decorations and use the black decorating icing to draw on whiskers.