A simple and delicious white cake with a fun Easter bunny surprise inside— sure to be a huge hit with young and old alike!
For as long as I’ve been reading food blogs on the Internet, I’ve been in awe of the incredible cakes shared on I Am Baker (like this one, or this one, and this one too). If you are a follower of Amanda’s blog then you know as well as I do of her immense talent as a baker and artist.
So when I heard about her new cookbook, Surprise-Inside Cakes, I couldn’t wait to check it out.
As I flipped through the book I was blown away by every amazing cake, but this bunny cake completely stole stole my heart. I was originally thinking of featuring an easier recipe from the book, but then I thought what the hell? I can totally do this.
And I did it! Thanks to Amanda’s very clear instructions and step-by-step photos. I must have looked over the recipe a hundred times and it paid off, the whole thing went off without a hitch.
You may think surprise cakes are too complicated, but I promise anyone can make one. All you need is attention to detail and confidence in yourself and the instructions. You’ll also need a free afternoon, they can take a while!
Not only did this little bunny cake turn out as adorable as I’d hoped, but it tasted great too! I think Amanda’s white cake recipe may be my go-to from now on. I almost felt a little guilty devouring the bunny’s cute nose and eyes, but they were too tasty not to.
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A few notes about this recipe:
>> Amanda’s instructions for this cake indicate that you’ll need to use two recipes of white cake, however I had enough with just one.
>> When I make this again I’ll go ahead and make two recipes so that I’ll have enough batter for another cake layer at the bottom. I can’t stop seeing the bunny’s nose as a mouth, and I think that will help solve that problem.
>> Look for candy melts and gel food coloring at a baking or craft supply store. These items cost me about $5 total.
>> It’s a good idea to make 4 bunny ears in case 1 or more break in the process.
>> Read the instructions beginning to end before starting this cake. That will hopefully minimize any frustrations.
>> As thorough as I tried to be with the recipe and instructions below, Amanda’s book does a much better job explaining the process. Plus there are a lot of other great tips for baking and building layer cakes. So check it out!
Disclosure: I was given a free copy of “Surprise Cakes: to review, though I was not compensated for this post. All opinions are 100% my own, as always.
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