Quick Easter Cake Recipe: Simple & Fun Chocolate Bunny Cake for Easter by Donna John

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8 months ago

Quick Easter Cake Recipe: Simple & Fun Chocolate Bunny Cake for Easter

My sister-in-law made the cutest Easter cake using chocolate Easter bunnies, shredded coconut and jellybeans. So simple but so cute! This easy Easter cake recipe is a creative way to use that Easter candy and have a little fun with the kids.

The cake is made with a boxed cake mix, but if you have a favorite homemade cake recipe and the time, go for it! Shredded coconut is tinted green with food coloring for the grass. Simply place the coconut into a bowl or plastic bag and mix it with the food coloring until it turns green. Frost the cake with premade vanilla frosting or your favorite homemade vanilla or cream cheese frosting. Next, sprinkle the green coconut on the bottom of the cake to create the grass. Put chocolate Easter bunnies onto the cake and embellish with jellybeans. Adorable, right?

The fun bunny cake could be made ahead of time, or make it a family affair on Easter Day and decorate the baked cake after the big Easter egg hunt with all the goodies.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 to 30 minutes to bake cake
Total Time: 35 to 45 minutes
Servings: Makes 1 cake


  • box cake mix(es), plus ingredients to make it, or your favorite cake recipe
  • vanilla frosting (1 can for 13x9-inch baking pan and 2 for half sheet baking pan)
  • shredded coconut
  • green food coloring
  • chocolate Easter bunnies
  • jellybeans 

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Bake the cake according to package directions. Cool completely.
  2. Tint the coconut green by placing desired amount in a bowl or plastic zipper bag. Using a toothpick, add a little green food coloring. Knead or stir until color has evenly distributed. 
  3. Frost the cooled cake with the vanilla frosting.
  4. Cover the bottom of the cake with the tinted coconut to look like grass. 
  5. Place the chocolate covered Easter bunnies on the cake so they look like they're sitting on the grass.
  6. Add jellybeans.

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Donna John
I didn't get to take a picture before it was cut. :-)
Elisa Schmitz
What a fun, cute and creative idea. Your sister-in-law did a great job, Donna John ! #yum

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