Easter Rabbit Cakes

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

These Easter rabbit cakes were made from the same rabbit cake pan, so I had to bake each cake one at a time, allow the first cake to thoroughly cool before I could remove it from the pan, wash the pan and then bake the second cake.  There are so many more cute rabbit cake pans available now, I was planning on getting a new one but just didn’t get around to it.

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

I used different flavors for each cake.  I actually made these cakes for Easter last year.  I had plans of baking two again this year, but well, I just simply didn’t have the time.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

I made this brown rabbit cake first.  The cake was flavored with coffee and frosted with coffee-flavored buttercream to match.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

This white rabbit was made of yellow vanilla cake and frosted with vanilla buttercream frosting.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

I used a star tip to apply the frosting on both cakes.  I frosted the cakes directly without any crumb coating underneath.  I made the eyes on each rabbit cake different to give them a look and personality apart from the other.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

As an aside, I thought I would mention I created a gallery so that the things I have baked so far can be easily viewed at a glance.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

And speaking of galleries, here I am on vacation visiting my favorite art gallery, the building in the foreground.  The gallery is immense, and houses a number of the world’s art treasures.  The architecture of the building, inside and out, is breathtaking.  Even a long holiday isn’t enough to appreciate all the beauty within.  One can get lost admiring works of art ranging from the 1600s to the Impressionists in the 1800s to early 1900s.  Renoir, Degas, Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Seurat, they are all there; and of course, my favorites, Cassatt, Whistler, Sargent and many more.  The mood in the gallery even on a busy day is serene and quiet; it’s a refuge from the noise of the city outside.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

Turning back to cakes, I’ve seen taller rabbit cake pans that I think would make a really cute cake.

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

Seeing these pictures again makes me remember how much fun I had making the cakes, and how fitting they were for for Easter.

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

This is kind of a funny shot of the rabbits’ rear ends.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

I will have to make a rabbit cake or two again sometime and will plan to get a new rabbit cake pan just for a different look.   Until then…

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

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And happy baking!

 

Easter Rabbit Cakes
 
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Serves: 10
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Recipe for the Vanilla Rabbit Cake
Ingredients
Yellow Cake:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
Preparation
Yellow Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray rabbit cake pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  3. With a flat paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth.
  4. Gradually add the sugar.
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Switch speed to medium low and add ⅓ of the sifted dry ingredients mixing well. Alternate with about ½ of the milk and continue to mix. Repeat the procedure ending with the dry ingredients beating only until batter is smooth and creamy.
  7. Pour batter into rabbit cake pan, and bake as directed depending on style of cake pan used. My cake pan required 1 hour of bake time.
  8. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool before removing from pan.
Buttercream Frosting:
  1. With a flat beater attachment, cream the butter until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add shortening and continue to beat until well blended.
  3. Add salt continuing to beat on medium speed.
  4. Add powdered sugar gradually beating well.
  5. Add milk and continue to beat until smooth.
  6. Add vanilla and beat until well blended.
  7. Add corn syrup and beat until fully incorporated.

 
Easter Rabbit Cakes
 
Author:
Serves: 10
Prep time:
Bake time:
Total time:
 
Recipe for the Coffee Rabbit Cake
Ingredients
For the Cake:
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons espresso coffee
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Coffee Buttercream:
  • 1 ½ cups butter at room temperature
  • ½ cup shortening (I used Spectrum)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons instant espresso dissolved in ½ cup hot water
  • 8 cups powdered sugar
Preparation
For the Cake:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray rabbit cake pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Sift the flour and baking powder together.
  3. Microwave milk for a few seconds just until slightly warm. Dissolve coffee in milk.
  4. With a flat paddle attachment, cream the butter until smooth.
  5. Gradually add the sugar.
  6. Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  7. Switch speed to medium low and add ⅓ of the sifted dry ingredients mixing well. Alternate with about ½ of the milk mixture and continue to mix. Repeat the procedure ending with the dry ingredients beating only until batter is smooth and creamy.
  8. Pour batter into rabbit cake pan, and bake as directed depending on style of cake pan used. My cake pan required 1 hour bake time.
  9. Remove from oven and allow cake to cool before removing from pan.
Coffee Buttercream:
  1. Note: once the coffee is dissolved in hot water, bring the mixture to room temperature first before adding it to the butter.
  2. Cream butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add salt, vanilla and dissolved coffee. Mix until well incorporated.
  4. At low speed gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until well blended.

 

 

SugaryWinzy Easter Rabbit Cakes

Easter Rabbit Cakes

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