Bunny Cake with Coconut Frosting

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This coconut-vanilla bunny cake will delight kids, and it's very easy to make as a family project. Using gluten-free vanilla cake mix helps you focus on the fun of carving and decorating it with your kids

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Ingredients
- Serves 12 +
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3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Milk
1 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill® Super-Fine Unbleached Cake Flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
4 1/2 cup Powdered Confectioners Sugar
30 tablespoon Butter
1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
3 tablespoon Milk
3 cup Bob's Red Mill® Shredded Coconut
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STEP 1
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch round cake pan with parchment paper or oil and flour pan well; set aside.
STEP 2
Cream Butter (6 tablespoon) and Granulated Sugar (3/4 cup) until light and fluffy (about 7-10 min).
STEP 3
Separate the Egg (3) whites from the yolk.
STEP 4
Meanwhile, combine Milk (3 tablespoon), egg white, and Vanilla Extract (1 teaspoon) in a small bowl and set aside.
STEP 5
Sift together Bob's Red Mill® Super-Fine Unbleached Cake Flour (1 1/2 cup), Baking Powder (1 1/2 teaspoon), and Salt (1/4 teaspoon) and set aside.
STEP 6
Add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the butter and briefly mix to combine, followed by 1/2 of the liquid. Continue to alternately add remaining flour and liquid and mix until combined, taking care not to over-mix the batter.
STEP 7
Transfer batter to the prepared cake pan and spread to evenly fill pan and smooth top. Bake until set and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 25-30 min. Let cool thoroughly, at least 1 hour. Meanwhile, prepare frosting.
STEP 8
Combine Powdered Confectioners Sugar (4 1/2 cup) and soften Butter (24 tablespoon) and mix on low for 1 minute to combine. Increase speed to medium and mix until light and fluffy, 3-5 minutes.
STEP 9
Add Vanilla Extract (1 tablespoon) and whole Milk (1/2 cup) mix until combined, about 1 minute more. Set aside frosting and shredded coconut until ready to assemble cake.
STEP 10
Divide cake in half down the center. Spread a generous layer of frosting on one half of the cake.
STEP 11
Flip the unfrosted half over onto the frosted half so the halves line-up evenly.
STEP 12
Cut out a small (about 1-inch) notch about 1/3 of the way up one end of the body and about 1/3 of the way into the cake towards the center. Flip the notch over and attach to the opposite end of the cake with frosting to create a tail.
STEP 13
Frost entire cake, adding extra frosting to the sides of the bunny "body" to form a rounded shape.
STEP 14
Sprinkle Bob's Red Mill® Shredded Coconut (3 cup) over the cake, pressing in lightly to secure. Add paper ears and a tiny pink nose, if desired. Enjoy!
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ljcarrieri
This was a fun cake to make for Easter!
Candy Wills
These are just too much cuteness!
Linda Sharp
So adorable! I have to try to make this.
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