Angel Food Bunny Cake With Buttercream Frosting ~ Doesn’t this Angel Food Bunny Cake With Buttercream Frosting look fabulous! This cake has been a tradition in our family for years. It’s the most requested cake that all of the young cousins wanted and still want as young adults to have for their birthday.
We usually just had this Angel Food Bunny Cake at birthday time but since it has these cute marshmallow bunnies on it, this cake can be served at Easter time too! Making this cake was a team effort in our family. Grandma baked the angel food cake and I made the frosting and frosted the cake. Then Grandma added the bunnies. The birthday girl/boy in the family had the most important job of being the consultant of the project. They got to choose the frosting colour. Over the years we have had pink, yellow, green and purple cakes. This pretty blue colour was the most popular. The other job they had was to assist with applying the marshmallows. They had the important job of giving each bunny a different look by deciding which way the ears should go!
This Angel Food Bunny Cake With Buttercream Frosting is really easy to make. There isn’t a lot of fuss in preparing it. Just a lot of fun! The cake is made from a cake mix so just follow the package instructions. I recommend baking the cake the day before the big day and wrapping it with plastic wrap. An angel food cake takes a good 1-½ hours to cool before it comes out of the tube-baking pan. I find letting it sit for a while makes it easier to put the frosting on the next day.
I have provided the recipe for the Butter Cream Frosting. It only takes minutes to make in an electric Mixmaster. Have fun creating a really pretty colour with the food colouring!
When I frost the cake I start in the middle hole, then go around the sides and finish with the top of the cake. This recipe makes about 3 cups of frosting and you will use it all up.
The marshmallow bunnies are really easy to make. You will need about six jumbo marshmallows. With a pair of sharp scissors cut out five circles from each marshmallow. I find it helpful to rinse the scissors in cold water and wipe with a paper towel every so often because the scissors will get sticky. Each bunny is made with three marshmallow circles. One circle is for the body, one for the head and one will be used to make the ears. The ears are made by cutting one circle in half and pinching each half together slightly to make it look like a bunny ear. Then evenly place eight bunnies around the sides of the cake. Be sure to have fun making the ears go different ways on each bunny! Some can have their ears flop sideways, point straight up and some can have one ear go up and one flop down!
The final task to do is to give each bunny a pair of eyes. I just used a toothpick to dab two dots on each bunny with blue food colouring.
That’s it. That’s how to make an Angel Food Bunny Cake With Buttercream Frosting! Super easy and fun to make! It’s a delightful birthday or Easter cake! But be prepared. It’s my experience that every child will want a piece of cake with a bunny on it!
This Angel Food Bunny Cake with Vanilla Cream Frosting is a birthday tradition in our family. What kind of cake does your family enjoy for special occasions?
Here are some other family traditions we have you might be interested in reading about too…
- 1 package Angel Food cake mix
- 6 large marshmallows
- Buttercream Frosting:
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 4-1/2 cups confectioners (icing) sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 5 to 6 teaspoons milk
- food colouring
- Follow Angel Food cake mix package instructions.
- Prepare frosting by creaming butter until light and fluffy in a large mixing bowl. Beat in confectioners’ sugar and vanilla. Add enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Add a few drops of food colouring to achieve desired colour.
- Cut six marshmallows into five circles each. To make each bunny use one circle for the body and a second one for the head. Cut a third marshmallow circle in half and slightly pinch each half into an ear shape.
- Apply eight bunnies evenly around the angel food cake. Create different looking bunnies by making the ear parts go in different directions as in pointing upwards downwards and lop-sided.