Mason jar bunny cakes

Easter is one of the holidays that has become a whole lot more fun with little kids in the picture. Eggs, bunny cake, and their crazy joy over the simplest of things makes my heart burst this time of year. My girl and I spent an afternoon in the kitchen this weekend testing and creating a few fun recipes for Kraft that I am excited to share this week.

This first rendition is our take on their classic angel flake coconut cake re-maid into an Easter bunny cake. Although, we followed the recipe to a T (and loved it!), there is nothing classic about the presentation of our cakes. Layered in mason jars with paper bunny ears… This bunny cake fits perfect with the very classy taste of my five year old and will definitely be our kid’s table treat this Easter. The bunny cake pudding filling appearance makes it a fool-proof recipe and an easy one for the littles to help with.

Bunny Mason Jar Layer Cake

Mason jar bunny cakes

Bunny Mason Jar Cake

To make the mason jar bunny cake you will need; pkg. (2-layer size) yellow cake mix, 2-2/3 cups Baker’s Angel Flake Coconut (7-oz. pkg.), divided, 1-1/4 cups  cold milk, divided, 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Coconut Cream Flavor Instant Pudding, 1 pkg.  (3.4 oz.) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding, 1/4 cup  powdered sugar, 1 tub  (8 oz.) Cool WHhip Whipped Topping, thawed.

Mason jar bunny cakes

Star by heating the oven to 350°F.

Make the bunny cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, stirring 2/3 cup coconut, 1/4 cup milk and dry coconut pudding mix into batter before pouring into prepared tins. Cool cakes in pans 10 min. Remove from pans to wire racks; cool completely.

Meanwhile, beat dry vanilla pudding mix, sugar and remaining milk in large bowl with whisk 2 min. (Pudding will be thick.) Stir in COOL WHIP. Refrigerate until ready to assemble cake. If your five year old is around, watch that whisk!

Mason jar bunny cakes

Mason jar layered bunny cakes

Stack bunny cake layers in the mason jars, filling with layers of heaping spoonfuls the pudding mixture and sprinkling the remaining coconut throughout. Top the jars with the remaining pudding mixture. Press remaining coconut into pudding mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour.

To make the paper bunny ears, enlist the help of a kid. Cut two larger bunny ear shapes out of scrapbook paper, cut two smaller shapes for the inside. Use double tape to connect the two shapes. Place the bunny ears directly into the bunny cake jars to create these cute layered bunny cakes!

dessert goodie basket

I look forward to sharing more fun recipes we created this week with our Kraft dessert goodie gift basket.

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