Baby Bunny Cakelets for Easter

Help yourself to a Baby Bunny Cakelet, a mini dessert with Easter on its way!

 I couldn’t resist this Nordic Ware Mini Easter Bunny Cakelet Pan (also referred to as a Baby Bunny Cakelet Pan) as I was hopping down the bunny trail at T.J. Maxx a couple of weeks ago. It was priced at $16.99 and is available online ranging from $30 – $38.

The cake pan came with a recipe for 6 mini bunny cakes, but I used a doctored cake mix instead. To doctor any flavor cake mix, substitute buttermilk for the water, use 4 eggs instead of 3, and the same amount of oil called for in the mix.

(You’ll end up with a little extra batter using a doctored cake mix, enough 6 bunny cakelets and about 3 cupcakes.)

I made two recipes using a French Vanilla Cake Mix and a German Chocolate Cake Mix. (Tip: If you want to make one recipe, you can divide your batter in half. Add 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder to half of vanilla or white cake batter for 3 chocolate bunny cakes and 3 vanilla cakes.)

Use a baking spray with flour (I used Baker’s Joy) spraying your pan well and fill your cavities 3/4 full with your batter. Tap your pan on the counter a few times to help eliminate any air bubbles in your batter.

 Bake your bunny cakelets at 350 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the cake center. Cool cakes in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes. Turn out on rack and cool completely.

Trim the bottoms of mini cakes if needed so they sit level. (A light dusting of powdered sugar on the bottom the cakes will prevent them from sticking to your cake plate after trimming.)

Nibble on the trimmed cake. . .Baker’s treat (=^Y^=)

I still had a few air bubbles but a dusting of powdered sugar helps to cover your imperfections or use a simple glaze on your cakelets if you prefer:

1 cup confectioners sugar
2-6 tablespoons milk, to desired consistency
1/2 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract

For a bunny tail, add a dollop (technical term :) of frosting to mimic a cottontail and sprinkle the tail with flaked coconut.

If you told yourself sternly: “no more cake pans!” you can make a batch of  Bunny Tail Bonbons, aka White Chocolate-Cheesecake Truffles for a sweet ending to your Easter gathering.

Notes: Tablecloth from HomeGoods, Napkins from World Market

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  29 comments for “Baby Bunny Cakelets for Easter

  1. Michelle
    March 31, 2017 at 7:07 am

    So cute and so yummy!🐇Need to look for that pan! 😎🌴

    • Mary Boger
      March 31, 2017 at 5:44 pm

      No More Cake Pans!!! Well maybe just this one….lol. Too darned cute
      not to hop on home with. Thanks for the recipe tips.

  2. Ellen Stillabower
    March 31, 2017 at 7:15 am

    Sooo cute!!! 🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇🐇

  3. March 31, 2017 at 7:32 am

    Too cute!

  4. March 31, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Mary, your bunny cakelets are too cute…a perfect ending for an Easter brunch! Have a wonderful weekend!

  5. March 31, 2017 at 8:25 am

    They are almost too cute to eat Mary! Love the powdered sugar dusting and the frosting cotton tail!
    Hoppy weekend!

  6. Cyndi Raines
    March 31, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Glad you caved and purchased the cake pan, what darling bunnies! Thanks for all the helpful tips, especially about using one box, but dividing in half and adding cocoa, that’s really smart. Also appreciate the tip on improving the cake mix with an extra egg and buttermilk, I’ll try that for sure. You’re the best!

  7. Donna
    March 31, 2017 at 8:55 am

    So cute! I got that same tablecloth at Home Goods this year. Love it!

  8. Karen
    March 31, 2017 at 9:01 am

    They are SOOOOO cute and I am loving the recipe! The bunny tails also might be a part of my Easter dessert menu-thank you!

  9. March 31, 2017 at 9:34 am

    I know, those Nordic Ware mini Bundt pans are so hard to resist, Mary, especially at discounted prices. The little bunnies are adorable and I love their frosted tails, too. Thanks for the tips on doctoring the cake mix. I’d love to try a nibble of both the chocolate one and the vanilla. 🐰

  10. March 31, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Oh, Mary. I had splurged maybe a month ago for that pan online and was happy to find it for 23.99+shipping. Nordicware is always worth the investment. I will use you recipe additions…..SO darn CUTE!. I’m also going to make rice crispy treats in these, well, my version anyway. Thanks for the first-run trial, grins, Sandi

  11. barbara
    March 31, 2017 at 10:52 am

    I just bought the bunny pan that you featured last year with the chicken salad. They are all too cute. Thanks for all of the great ideas.

  12. March 31, 2017 at 11:01 am

    Well, of course, that bunny pan hopped into your arms. It is adorable! One can’t have too many cake pan, dishes, bunnies, . . . I love visiting you, dear friend. You make my day!

  13. March 31, 2017 at 12:17 pm

    Oh, Mary! I laughed when I saw this post because I couldn’t resist either and my pan arrived yesterday. I did not, however have a recipe included, and that makes me a bit grumbly, but perhaps it’s on the W-S website. I do appreciate the tip on using a cake mix because I just happen to have one of those. Great post!

  14. Kimberly Hastings
    March 31, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    I can’t tell you how many times I have said NO more cake pans, but I did buy the bunny pan last year at twice the price of yours or more. I’m getting it out to make your cute bunnies!

  15. March 31, 2017 at 4:05 pm

    I LOVE little custom pans like these! I need a set for sure. Too cute!

  16. Marion
    March 31, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Yum! The mini cakes look delicious. I’ll take a vanilla one minus the almond extract(allergic).
    arion

  17. Marilyn
    March 31, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    The cakes look so good. The chocolate ones are my kind of cake.
    Marilyn

  18. Joan
    March 31, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    Thank You for sharing the recipe. The cakes are cute.
    Joan

  19. Molly Thomas
    March 31, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Have just ordered the Bunny cake pan and plan to make the bunnies for “grands” next weekend. I suggest using Cotton Candy of different colors for the tails. You might also use some of the cotton candy to nest the bunnies on, adding a small amount of colored green coconut.

  20. April 1, 2017 at 7:05 am

    Oh Mary….these are just toooo-toooo-sweet!! I giggled at your use of the frosting to mimic a cottontail and when you sprinkled the tail with flaked coconut…just brilliant.
    It was literally “THE ICING ON THE CAKE” LOL

  21. April 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

    I got the pan last year but didn’t use it! I have to make a batch. I’ll try your recipe tweet!

  22. frenchgardenhouse
    April 1, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Mary, these are just so cute! I’m teetering on the edge, despite my “no more cake pans” rule! Thank you for sharing these darlings. Happy Easter! xo

  23. April 1, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    What an adorable idea! I must get that cake pan; I LOVE Bunnies! And you have shown them so attractively!
    Happy Easter!

  24. cheryl
    April 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm

    Those baby bunnies are so sweet..and I don’t own ANY cake pans..this will be my first..if there are any left..Wish me luck..!!

  25. April 6, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Excellent recipe. Looks delish! I’ve followed you as your page is very inspiring. I hope you do the same, as you may find mine the same, I practice naked cooking like jamie oliver, I’m conducting the half-blood princess project.

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