Bunny Butt Cake


You won't believe how easy it is to assemble this adorable bunny-butt-shaped cake. You don't even need any special baking pans--just a round cake pan and a muffin tin are used to make the cute bunny butt and little bunny feet. Shredded coconut and fresh berries complete the look in a snap for an Easter dessert everyone will rave about.

Prep Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 5 mins
1 cake
Nutrition Profile:



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup white whole-wheat flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup butter or coconut oil, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • ¾ cup buttermilk


  • 8 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened

  • cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract


  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 large strawberry, sliced

  • 6 small blueberries


  1. To prepare cake: Position racks in the middle and upper third of oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 3 (1/2-cup) muffin cups with paper liners. Coat a 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.

  2. Whisk all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking soda, salt and baking powder in a medium bowl.

  3. Beat granulated sugar and butter (or coconut oil) in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until well combined after each addition. Add lemon zest and juice; beat until combined. With the mixer on low, alternately mix in the dry ingredients and buttermilk, starting and ending with the dry ingredients and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed, until just combined.

  4. Fill each prepared muffin cup halfway with the batter, then add the remaining batter to the prepared cake pan. Place the cake on the center rack in the oven and the cupcakes on a rack above it. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes for the cupcakes and 30 minutes for the cake. Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Let the cake cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.

  5. Meanwhile, prepare frosting: Combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar and vanilla in a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

  6. To assemble and decorate cake: Halve the cake vertically. Frost the top of one half and set the other half on top. Stand the layers upright on their cut end. Trim 1/2 inch from the bottom of one of the cupcakes, then use a toothpick to attach it, cut-side down, to the top center of the cake for the bunny tail. Use more frosting to cover the cake and cupcake. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.

  7. Frost the two remaining cupcakes. Use toothpicks to attach them to the bottom of the cake. Press a strawberry slice and three blueberries into each cupcake to create feet.

    cake on a stand


To make ahead: Refrigerate cake for up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
16g Fat
40g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Serving Size 1 slice
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 40g 14%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 22g
Added Sugars 20g 40%
Protein 6g 11%
Total Fat 16g 20%
Saturated Fat 11g 54%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 388IU 8%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Folate 40mcg 10%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Calcium 44mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Magnesium 6mg 1%
Potassium 96mg 2%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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