Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Bunny Cake

The kids and I made a Easter Bunny cake for yesterday's holiday.  The cake was tasty and the kids had a great time helping to make it and enjoyed being part of the dinner preparation.   This hasn't been a tradition at our house, but it's going to become one!

We made a yellow cake for the base and I wanted an easy recipe for the frosting.  I found one that fit my requirements of needing only a few ingredients that I had on hand and easy to make.  Here it is:

Fluffy White Frosting

1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
2 egg whites
1 tsp. vanilla
Dash of salt

In a saucepan combine sugar, cream of tartar, 1/3 cup water, and dash salt.  Cook and stir until bubbly and sugar dissolves.  In a mixer bowl combine egg whites and vanilla.  Add hot sugar syrup very slowly to unbeaten egg whites while beating constantly at high speed of electric mixer about 7 minutes or till stiff peaks form.  Frosts two 8-inch or 9-inch layers or one 10-inch tube cake. (It makes plenty of frosting!)

                         ~ From Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book

This makes a wonderful, fluffy, meringue-like frosting that is soft and spreads beautifully - and it best of all, it tastes delicious!

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P.S. The pig's arrival has been pushed back to Wednesday.  We spent the weekend moving the fence and their shed and everything is ready for them.


  1. Gosh, my mom used to make that kind of bunny cake at Easter when I was a kid. I had forgotten about it. Thank you for bringing back that memory.

  2. My youngest sister was born on Easter, and her birthday falls close to Easter fairly often, as a child she had a cake similar to this for her birthdays- what a nice memory- and what a fun activity for the kids!