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Pull-Apart Bunny Cake
 
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Ingredients

Cake

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix

1 1/4 cups water

1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, melted

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

Frosting

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

5 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

5 to 6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

Decorations

2 cups sweetened flaked coconut

1 to 2 drops red food color

Assorted candies

Miniature marshmallows

Chocolate chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into 24 muffin pan cups; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine all cake ingredients in bowl; beat at low speed until moistened. Increase speed to medium; beat until well mixed. Evenly fill prepared muffin cups with batter; bake 18-20 minutes or as directed on package for cupcakes. Cool completely in pan. Reserve 12 cupcakes for another use.

  3. STEP 3

    Form bunny head and ears by arranging 11 cupcakes very close together on a 14x12-inch rectangular or 13-inch round serving tray as shown. Remove 1 remaining cupcake from baking cup, cut in half horizontally.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine all frosting ingredients in bowl except whipping cream. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Increase speed to high; beat, adding enough whipping cream for desired frosting consistency.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1/2 cup coconut in plastic container with cover; add 1 drop red food color. Cover container and shake, adding additional food color if necessary until coconut is tinted desired pink color; set aside.

  6. STEP 6

    Frost over cupcakes and spaces between them to create bunny head. Frost cut side of each cupcake half; place frosting side down onto row of 3 cupcakes for “bunny cheeks”. Frost cheeks.

  7. STEP 7

    Sprinkle pink coconut over bunny cheeks and along outer sides of each ear. Sprinkle white coconut onto all remaining areas.

  8. STEP 8

    Create eyes, nose and mouth using assorted candies, miniature marshmallows and chocolate chips.

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Tip #1

- Another option for decorating bunny face is to sprinkle white and pink decorator sugars over frosting instead of coconut.

Tip #2

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

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