Because Easter is such a special time, I want to share one of my family's favorite Easter traditions with none other than my KEYPER family. I realize that Easter is going to look a little different this year, but my hope is that each one of you can find joy this Easter right in your own homes.
So, how does KEYPER do Easter? The answer. . .
Bunny Cake: A KEYPER Family Tradition
This Easter treat hops to you straight from the kitchen of KEYPER inventor, Sally Robinson. Did I mention that Sally is my mom? Mom began baking the bunny cake over 40 years ago for me and my sisters. Today, baking the bunny cake is a cherished activity I share with my children. To prove the tradition stands the test of time, I included a photo I captured of my mom, my children and my nephew after we created everyone's favorite bunny.
How to Bake the Bunny Cake:
- One box of your favorite white cake mix
- All ingredients listed on the mix box
- Two 9-inch circular cake pans
- 3-3/4 confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter (softened)
- 3/4 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Food coloring of choice
- Follow instructions on cake mix box to prepare cake batter.
- Grease 9-inch cake pans.
- Distribute cake batter evenly between each 9-inch cake pan.
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Allow cakes to cool.
- Place first cake on a flat surface. This will be the bunny's head.
- Place the second cake on a flat surface. This will be the bunny's ears and bowtie.
- Cut two convex shaped ears from each side of the second cake, as depicted in the illustration, and place the ears at the top of the bunny's head.
- The concave piece of the second cake is the bunny's bowtie. Place the bowtie at the bottom of the bunny's head.
- Combine confectioners sugar, butter, milk and vanilla extract in a large bowl and mix with mixer at low speed until ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
- Beat with mixer at medium speed until creamy.
- If desired, add more milk until frosting is at spreading consistency.
- Frost your bunny white.
- Mix food coloring with frosting to create desired colored frosting for decoration.
- Apply colored frosting with a plastic baggie by cutting a small hole in the corner of the plastic baggie.
- Add any additional candies for decoration, such as gum drops or jelly beans.
Finally, cut a a slice and enjoy! Whether you bake the bunny cake with your family or right by yourself, this recipe always brings fun to the kitchen and the table. Thank you for allowing me to share our tradition with you. We would love to learn about your Easter traditions in the comments.
Happy Easter, and don't forget:
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