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Beautiful Bunny Cake

Fabulously moist and yummy carrot and walnut cake – a favourite with all bunnies!

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12 people

Baking ingredients

  • 200 g grated carrots
  • 300 ml sunflower oil
  • 300 g light brown sugar
  • 100 g chopped walnuts
  • 450 g self-raising flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 grated orange zest
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 3 mashed bananas (very ripe)

Decorating ingredients

  • 2 lb Ready to Roll Icing (various colours)
  • 1 lb rich vanilla buttercream (butter, icing sugar and vanilla extract)


Step 1

Combine all cake ingredients. Pour into a lined 7in circular cake tin and level top.

Step 2

Bake at 160°C/gas mark 3 for 1hr 10 mins.

Step 3

Allow to cool. Split in two and sandwich together with buttercream. Cover surface of cake with buttercream.

Step 4

If you are using a cake board, knead a roll out green icing to cover it and use additional colours of icing to decorate with carrots and flowers.

Step 5

Knead and roll out green icing in a circle that is wide enough to cover the cake, then gently lift over and smooth down. Place your covered cake onto the cake board.

Step 6

Knead and roll out chocolate flavour icing, and cut a circle for the top and centre of the cake to look like a rabbit hole. Attach to the green icing with a little water.

Step 7

Knead white icing until it is smooth and roll into one large ball for the bunny rabbit's head and two smaller balls for the front paws.

Step 8

Roll out more white icing and cut two ovals for the back paws and stick these to the front side of the cake with a little water.

Step 9

Cut two ear shapes from white icing, shape by hand and attach to the back of the head with a little water.

Step 10

Knead and roll out pink icing to use for the nose and back paw prints, and attach these with a little water. Do the same with black icing (or an alternative colour of your choice) for the eyes. Finish the head by marking in a smile and adding the head and paws to the chocolate icing on top of the cake.

Step 11

Using a darker shade of green icing, push this through a clean garlic press or a clay extruder to create grass for around the bunny. If you have time you could also roll individual blades of grass by hand, or stipple the icing with a clean brush.

Step 12

Decorate the edges of the cake with flowers in your choice of icing colours.