Get hopping!  Easter’s on its way!

Looking for an egg-cellent (and tasty) activity to make with young ones? I bake this adorable gluten-free Easter bunny cake each year with my kiddos. What a perfect finale to your egg hunt party or holiday meal!

Gluten-Free Easter Bunny Cake with Cream Cheese & Coconut Icing

2 (15-ounce) boxes of Betty Crocker Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix2 sticks (1 cup) butter (softened)4 teaspoons vanilla6 eggs1 1/3 cups water3 containers of Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Gluten-Free Cream Cheese Frosting3 (14-ounce) bags of sweetened shredded coconutPink food coloringBlue food coloringGluten-free jelly beansGluten-free gumdrops

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottoms and sides of two 9-inch round cake pans with butter or olive oil spray.
  2. In a large bowl, beat cake mixes, butter, vanilla, eggs, and water with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour evenly into pans.
  3. Bake for approximately 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  4. Place one cake in the center of the large platter for bunny’s head. Place other cake on cutting surface; cut two football-shaped pieces from each side of cake to use for ears. Place ears on top of bunny’s head. Place remaining piece under bunny’s head for the bow tie.
  5. Reserve 3 tablespoons frosting. Frost entire cake–except insides of ears–with remaining frosting. To reserved frosting, stir in 1 drop pink food color; frost insides of ears with pink frosting.
  6. In a small food-storage plastic bag, shake 1/2 cup of the coconut with 1 drop blue food color. Carefully sprinkle blue coconut over bunny’s bow tie.
  7. Sprinkle remaining (un-dyed) coconut all over bunny’s head and edges of ears, leaving centers of ears pink.
  8. Make whiskers, eyes, and mouth with jelly beans. Use gumdrops for the nose and bow tie buttons.

Baskets filled with (gluten-free) Easter joy!

Unsure what candy is safe and what is gluten-filled? Never fear! Before you fill those baskets with sweets, stop by my 2019 Gluten-Free Easter Candy List for a comprehensive listing of gluten-free candy.

From the Hold The Gluten family to yours, enjoy your Easter holiday!