Growing up, I do not remember many food traditions from Easter. Of course, we dyed and hid Easter eggs and had Easter baskets filled with wonderful chocolate bunnies and Easter eggs. I do remember having ham for lunch but other than that the only other thing I remember is those itchy Easter dresses we wore as we hid our Easter eggs.
I do remember seeing bunny cakes when I was growing up and I thought they were the greatest things ever. My Mother never made one and I think it is because we had so many Easter treats the last thing in the world we needed was cake. I thought I would make one someday for my daughter but then I messed up greatly and made a carrot cake first. That is what she always wanted for Easter so we had that as a family tradition. I saw the following recipe for a bunny cake in my Holiday House Traditions published by the Hickory Junior Woman’s Club. It stirred memories for me and it seems easy to make. I would recommend using a favorite layer cake recipe for this as I have found cake mix to be more delicate and tear more easily.
As I was reading my April issue of Good Housekeeping, I saw the recipe below for bunny pancakes. I think this is the cutest idea ever and I think a kid of any age would love them.
I think I just talked myself into making the bunny cake for Easter. I think it is just too cute to pass up. I can imagine using a lemon layer cake recipe with a cream cheese frosting and then adding the coconut. YUM!!
Spring, Easter and bunnies. Doesn’t it all go together beautifully? Thanks for stopping by and I wish you a very Happy Easter!