four-layer vanilla bunny cake

Easter is just around the corner, and it’s time to begin planning those brunches and dinners for everyone to enjoy after church!  And a day like this calls for a special dessert…

How about a four-layer vanilla bunny cake!

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

I’m sharing the recipe for the cake and buttercream frosting at the end of the post, but it is essentially a boxed cake mix with some extra ingredients added to enhance the flavor.  The fun part of this cake is decorating it after the layers are assembled and frosted.

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

I kept it simple by using just three items…edible green grass, gummy carrot candies, AND THE BEST PART…the chocolate bunny!

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

fou-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

Really, it’s all those small details that make it so appealing to the eye.  Now that sweet, creamy taste of the cake…that’s appealing to the mouth!  And the chocolate bunny…he’s really too cute to eat.  Maybe just nibble a bit on his ear…

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

four-layer vanilla bunny cake | polka dots and picket fences

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Four-Layer Vanilla Cake

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 white cake mixes
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vanilla

Frosting Ingredients

  • 3 sticks butter (room temperature)
  • 4-5 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-5 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

Cake Instructions

  1. In a bowl, mix the cake mixes together with the milk, vegetable oil, and eggs using a beater.  Add the vanilla.

  2. Pour the batter equally into four 9" round cake pans that have been greased and floured.  

  3. Bake as directed on the box. 

  4. Cool completely.  Place cakes in the refrigerator to cool.

Frosting Instructions

  1. Beat the butter until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the vanilla and mix.

  3. Add one cup of powdered sugar and one tablespoon of milk, alternating until you have added 4-5 cups of powdered sugar.  Add a little more powdered sugar or milk until you have the desired consistency.

  4. To assemble the cake, place the bottom layer on the cake stand that you will be using to serve the cake.  Top it with a light layer of frosting.  Repeat with all four layers.

  5. Cover the cake with a light layer of frosting.  Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to seal in the first layer of frosting.  Don't worry if there are crumbs showing, as you will cover those with the second layer of frosting.

  6. Remove the cake from refrigerator.  Frost the cake with the rest of the frosting and decorate it as you wish.

 

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