Barnaby Bunny Cake

Happy Easter! 

Today I am sharing my all time favorite dessert to make for Easter, the Barnaby Bunny Cake. My mom has been making one since she was little and it quickly became a tradition. It is so simple to make and so festive. We brought one to our Easter brunch and it was a hit! 


  • Vanilla Cake Mix
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Coconut
  • Jellybeans, I used Brachs 
  • Red food coloring
  • Licorice 


  1. Bake cake mix according to box. Make sure to use round cake pans!
  2. Let cake cool. Then move to a cookie sheet or tray for decorating.
  3. Leave one round cake the way it is while cutting the other into 3 pieces: 2 ears and a bow tie. 
  4. Frost cake completely.
  5. Cover with coconut. We usually leave the bow tie without coconut incase not everyone likes it.
  6. Die some coconut red for the ears, see picture below!
  7. Add jelly beans for the eyes and nose.
  8. Add licorice for the mouth.
  9. Enjoy! 


We added some of the cake balls that I posted yesterday around the cake for some extra decoration! I hope you all had an amazing Easter.

Stay tuned for some spring recipes in the next few weeks!



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