Do You See…

Bunnies? 😉 It’s Easter Eve, so it’s certainly time to be seeing bunnies. I know we’ve been watching a couple of bunnies running and chasing each other through our pasture and yard this past week.

They’ve been practicing for Easter, no doubt. 😉

As part of the preparations for the Easter festivities tomorrow (big doings here — the kids are bringing our perfect little granddaughter here for Easter so she can meet some more of her family…a small brunch here, then a bigger shindig up at my in-laws), I got a hankering to make a bunny cake, just for fun. (And see, there’s even proof — there’s a pic!)

This is a quick and easy to do cake, as the fine folks from Kraft illustrate:

Me being me, though, I used a sugar-free yellow cake mix (Pillsbury has one made with Splenda), light Cool Whip, and sugar-free candies to decorate it (except for the “whips,” the thin strips of candy I used for the whiskers and to outline the tie). It came together easily and was really fun to do — the most challenging part was finding a tray large enough to hold it! (Do keep in mind, though, that the cake must be refrigerated — you need to keep room in your ‘fridge.)

This smells yummy as it bakes, and you can’t help but giggle as you decorate it. 🙂

Bunny Cake (Based on Kraft’s recipe — makes 16 or so servings)

  • 1 package (2-layer cake size) yellow sugar-free cake mix
  • 1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip light (I didn’t use all 8 ounces)
  • 1 (7 ounce) package flaked coconut (I didn’t use all of it)
  • Assorted sugar-free candies to decorate
  1. Prepare and bake cake according to package directions. LET COOL COMPLETELY.
  2. Use one layer for the face; cut the other layer into three pieces with a serrated knife to serve as the tie and ears.
  3. Assemble cake to resemble a bunny, using a small amount of light Cool Whip to attach pieces to each other.
  4. “Frost” the cake with light Cool Whip. (You can tint the Cool Whip with food coloring, if you like.)
  5. Sprinkle with coconut.
  6. Decorate with sugar-free candies.
  7. Keep refrigerated.

It’s so cute, it may well get you over your fear of the Killer Bunny (go on, take a look — relive some Monty Python!!):

And put you more in mind of Harvey (LOVE this movie — don’t you??):

Hoppy Easter Eve, y’all. 🙂

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About MissieLee

I love tasty food prepared in a healthy way with a budget in mind.
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