Spring Bunny Cake
- 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 cups sugar
- 6 eggs room temperature
- 1 ¼ cups sour cream
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup green “jimmies” sprinkles
- 3 cups unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 7 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
- green and pink food colouring
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 1 cup mini marshmallows
- 2 mini chocolate chips
- egg chocolates
Bake the cake:
- Place the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla and eggs one at a time, mixing with each addition.
- In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and salt. Add this to the butter mixture in 2 additions, alternating with sour cream.
- Pour some batter into one cavity of a greased and floured small rabbit-shaped cake pan. (The cake pan is linked in the description box of the YouTube video and if you don’t want to purchase one, you can use a mini loaf pan instead.) Add the green sprinkles to the remaining cake batter and mix to combine. Pour the remaining batter into a greased and floured 9-inch round spring form baking pan, or any deep cake pan.
- Bake the cakes at 350F, the rabbit for 15-20 minutes and the round cake for 60-70 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack. Cool completely.
Make the buttercream:
- Beat the butter with an electric mixer until it is pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. Add the confectioner’s sugar once cup at a time, then beat for 5 minutes, or until fluffy.
- Dye about 2 tbsp of buttercream pink, 1/3 of the buttercream bright green and leave the remaining buttercream white.
Assembly & Decoration:
- First, decorate the rabbit. Slice any excess cake off the bottom of the rabbit so that it sits flat. Place some white buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a star-shaped piping tip (#15, 16 or 17). Pipe dollops over the entire rabbit, adding extra buttercream around the ears, feet and tail. Place the pink buttercream into a piping bag fitted with a small, round piping tip. Pipe the rabbit’s nose and inside of its ears. Stick mini chocolate chips onto the rabbit to create its eyes. Set the rabbit aside.
- Flatten the top of the round cake by slicing off the rounded top, then slice it into 3 layers. Set aside. Combine 1 cup white buttercream with the strawberries, white chocolate chips and marshmallows. Spread ½ of the buttercream filling between each layer of the cake.
- Coat the entire surface of the cake in a thin layer of green buttercream. Place the rabbit on top of the cake. Place the green buttercream in a piping bag fitted with a #234 grass piping tip. Pipe grass over the entire cake. Scatter some chocolate eggs onto the grass and enjoy!
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