It just wouldn't be Easter each year if my Mom didnt make her family-famous bunny cake. My sister and I always joined her in the kitchen to help decorate the bunny's face and of course, eat the extra jelly beans. Now that I have a daughter, I'm excited to carry on this tradition with her although I may have to make a few tweeks here and there (the husband's not a fan of coconut and I like the idea of adding chocolate…maybe spring-colored peanut M&M's in place of the jelly beans…). This recipe is so easy to make and can be as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Here's how you do it:
1. Bake 2 8- or 9-inch cake rounds. You can use a boxed mix or your favorite recipe like this Vanilla Cake.
3. Assemble the bunny placing the ears at the top of one cake round and the bow tie at the bottom (as shown in the picture). Frost the entire bunny covering the top and sides. You can use a container of white frosting or make your own. Sprinkle with flaked coconut, if desired.
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