Easter Bunny Cake

This Easter Bunny Cake is an adorable Easter treat that’s so easy to make, anyone can do it. It’s adorably festive and makes a great addition to any Easter table.

slice of bunny cake on a white plate with a full cake on a cake stand

If you’ve read any of our holiday recipes, you know that we’re not afraid of putting in some serious work if it yields something amazing. Of course, that doesn’t mean that we WANT to do that! That’s why this Easter cake is so great. It makes a festive dessert that’s full of Easter spirit, not work.

Looking for something special to bake this Easter? Look no further than this delicious strawberry and lemon cake, made with no eggs! This three layer Easter bunny cake with vanilla buttercream is the perfect treat at your Easter brunch!

It’s a perfect addition to your holiday festivities that will have your family and friends raving about it for days!

uncut bunny cake on a white cake stand

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of ingredients.
  • It’s incredibly easy to make.
  • It’s loaded with tender, moist strawberry and lemon cake and rich, buttercream frosting.
lemon cake mix, strawberry cake mix, and a bottled of 7up

🛒Ingredients

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This delicious cake only uses a few simple ingredients to make. You can find all the cake ingredients at your local grocery store, and there’s a link for the Easter bunny face and ears in the ingredient list here. Be sure to check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact amounts.

🔪 How to Make Easter Bunny Cake

Making this cake is a super simple affair. It uses boxed cake mix and just a few ingredients, so even beginners can make it with ease.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease three 6-inch baking pans.

powdered mix in a glass mixing bowl and 7up being poured into the cake

Step 2: Make the Cake

Combine the strawberry cake mix with a can of lemon-lime soda in 1 bowl and the lemon cake mix with a can of lemon-lime soda in another bowl.

Step 4: Divide the Batter

Divide the batters evenly into the 3 baking pans. 1 layer will be lemon, 1 will be strawberry, and 1 will be a strawberry-lemon swirl.

Step 5: Bake

Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cakes to cool completely before removing them from the pans.

cake layers on a white cake stand being frosted with vanilla frosting

Step 6: Construct the Cake

Using either storebought or homemade vanilla buttercream frosting, frost the cake. Place the lemon cake layer on a serving plate. Then, spread a generous amount of frosting over the top. Place the swirl cake on top of the frosting and spread a generous layer of frosting over it. Finally, add the strawberry cake layer and frost the entire cake.

Step 7: Add the Ears and Face

Add the bunny ears on top of the cake. Then, add the nose and eyes. Enjoy!

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Brown Bunny – Use chocolate cake mix and chocolate frosting to make a brown bunny.
  • Plain – Keep things simple and use white, yellow, butter, or vanilla cake mix in place of the fruity cake mixes.
  • Pastel – Use plain cake mix and add food coloring to each batch of batter for more Easter color.
  • Soda – Use any brand of lemon-lime soda you like.

If you think this looks good, check out our easy pineapple coconut poke cake.

slice of bunny cake on a white plate with a full cake on a cake stand

🥄 Equipment

  • Mixing bowls
  • (3) 6-inch cake pans
  • Spatula or frosting knife

🥫 Storage

Store this cake covered at room temperature for up to 3 days. It will last for up to a week in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. For longer storage, chill the cake and wrap it tightly in a double layer of plastic wrap, then a layer of foil and freeze for up to a month.

💭 Tips

  • You don’t have to worry too much about reserving frosting for this cake. It uses a healthy amount os a good layer between each cake layer is great.
  • Be sure your cake is completely cooled before frosting or the frosting will just melt and slide off the cake.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why is buttercream frosting safe at room temperature?

Buttercream is loaded with sugar, which stabilizes the diary products used in the frosting, keeping it safe for a few days at room temperature.

Can I make this cake the day before?

Cakes that are fully covered in frosting like this one will remain moist for a couple of days if left unsliced because the frosting traps the moisture. Feel free to make this cake the day before you plan to serve it.

How do you cut cake cleanly?

If using a smooth-bladed knife, run it under hot water, wipe it dry, and immediately make your cuts. If using a serrated knife, press it gently into the cake while making a gentle sawing motion, letting the knife do the work.

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🧾Recipe Card

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Easter Bunny Cake

This Easter bunny cake is so easy to make, absolutely delicious, and super festive. It’s an adorable Easter treat that anyone can make!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 623kcal

Equipment

  • mixing bowls
  • (3) 6-inch cake pans
  • Spatula or frosting knife

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounces strawberry cake mix
  • 15.25 ounces lemon cake mix
  • 24 ounces 7 Up or another lemon lime soda
  • 32 ounces Vanilla Buttercream frosting
  • Easter bunny face and ears

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease three 6 inch baking pans.
  • In a large bowl, combine the strawberry cake mix with one can of 7 Up (or other lemon lime soda).
  • In another bowl, combine the lemon cake mix with the remaining can of 7 Up.
  • Divide the batter into 3rds, you will have one layer that is strawberry, one layer that is lemon, and the middle layer is strawberry and lemon swirl, then add cake batter to all three pans.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Allow cakes to cool completely before removing them from pans.
  • Prepare your Vanilla Buttercream Frosting according to package instructions or use your favorite recipe.
  • Once cooled completely, carefully remove each layer from its pan and set aside on parchment paper or cutting boards.
  • Place one layer on your desired serving tray and spread a generous amount of frosting over top using an offset spatula or knife.
  • Place the second layer on top of the first layer and spread more frosting over top as you did before, repeating with the third layer when done.
  • Spread remaining frosting over the entire cake until you reach the desired look.
  • I placed the swirl layer in the center of the cake, but you can stack them however you like.
  • To make the Easter Bunny face and ears, begin by adding ears on top, then the nose, and eyes. Voila—your bunny is complete!

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 116g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 650mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 87g | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg

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