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 at How To Cook That,  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.

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake - All that's Jas

The instructions are pretty straight forward 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.

Who doesn't like surprises? Nested inside a flavorful lemon cake is a surprise blue velvet… Click To Tweet

Ingredients:
Makes 1 cake loaf

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 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.

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.

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 24×15-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.

cake mix - All that's Jas

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake - All that's Jas

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake - All that's Jas

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

Easter layered cake - All that's Jas

 

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

Rating: 51

Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

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

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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Recipe featured at Olives n Okra, The Crafting NookTauni Everett, Lou Lou Girls, A Savory Feast, and  Tidy Mom

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Jas works full-time at the American Red Cross. In her free time she develops recipes, writes short stories, and learns photography. She is a cookbook publisher (Balkan Comfort Food), daughter, wife, mom, and grandma. She's a dog lover, gardener, and do it yourself-er. Jas never sleeps.
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64 thoughts on “Surprise Easter Bunny Cake

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  3. Nina

    How cute is that! You are truly ambitious to make such a gorgeous cake for your family ;o) I seem to run out of time and energy to do some of the fun stuff . . . . I guess I need to slow down a bit and just play once in a while. Thanks for sharing this sweet recipe! Nina @ Vintage Mama’s Cottage

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    • allthatsjas Post author

      Thank you, Nina! I think Easter might be the only holiday I find time to “play” and I thank the spring for it. It gives me that energy needed. Now Christmas is a complete different story, lol. Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

      Reply
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  5. Lou Lou Girls

    Hello fabulous! I’m stopping by to let you know that your adorable cake will be featured at our party that starts tonight at 7. Woo Hoo!!! Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight so we can party again! Lou Lou Girls

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  9. Maria

    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!

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    • allthatsjas Post author

      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

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    • allthatsjas Post author

      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!!!

      Reply
  10. Beverly

    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.

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    • allthatsjas Post author

      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 🙂

      Reply
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