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Easter Bunny Poke Cake

This Easter Bunny Poke Cake is poked with Jell-O, topped with a fun whipped “grass” frosting and topped with bunny Peeps and Cadbury eggs. A fun, flavorful Easter cake!

AN EASY AND FUN BUNNY INSPIRED RECIPE

If you know anything about me, poke cakes are my thing. I love making them and we have so many variations on the site already. But I wanted to get a little creative for Easter and decided to whip up this fun and colorful Easter Bunny Poke Cake. Starting with a boxed white cake mix, poked and poured with a blue raspberry Jell-o and topped with a light whipped topping. Then it’s all decorated with fun Peeps and mini Cadbury chocolate eggs. So if you’re looking for an easy, show-stopping dessert to grace your dessert table, you need to make my Easter Bunny Poke Cake recipe!

Finished Easter Bunny Poke Cake topped with bunny peeps and mini Cadbury eggs.

TIPS AND TRICKS ON HOW TO MAKE AN EASTER BUNNY POKE CAKE:

  • I use a boxed white cake mix for this recipe but you can also use yellow or French vanilla. Or you can make a homemade cake.
  • You can find mini Cadbury chocolate eggs at your local grocer usually down the seasonal aisle. If you can’t find them, M&M’s make mini chocolate Easter eggs or you can swap for pastel colors M&M’s, if desired.
  • I used a Wilton #233 tip to pipe the grass frosting on top.
  • You can use liquid, gel or paste food coloring for this recipe. I think gel or paste food coloring (in Kelly Green) will give you the richest color.
  • Any shape peeps will work for this cake but the bunny themed ones are what make it a little cuter!
  • Use any flavor of Jell-o that you would like. I think a pink colored Jell-o (like watermelon or pink Starburst flavor) would look cute with this too.
Easter Bunny Poke Cake Recipe on plate showing jello inside Pinterest image

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)

  • white cake mix plus ingredients to prepare
  • blue Jell-o
  • water
  • heavy whipping cream
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • green food coloring
  • bunny peppes
  • mini cadbury eggs
  • sprinkles

HOW TO MAKE AN EASTER BUNNY POKE CAKE:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees and prepare a 9″x 13″ pan by spraying generously with non-stick spray and set aside. Prepare the cake according to box instructions and bake approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool for about 15 minutes on a wire rack, then use a large straw to poke holes all throughout the cake. 

Finished cake with holes poked in it.

In a bowl, stir together the boiling water and Jell-o until the powder is completely dissolved. Use a spoon to fill the holes with the Jell-o. 

Jello being poured over holes in cake with a spoon.

Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the Jell-o to set.

Finished cake with jello set in holes.

Meanwhile, prepare the whipped topping by adding the heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment. Whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and green food color and mix until combined. Add more green color if desired. Once you get desired color, whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form and the frosting starts to clump in the whisk. Add the topping into a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #233 tip. Hold the piping bag vertical above the cake and apply gentle pressure to pipe while releasing pressure and pull the bag away from the cake to create a grass effect. Continue to cover the entire top of the cake. 

Close up of Easter Bunny Poke Cake topped with grass frosting, peeps and Cadbury eggs.

Add 12 bunny peep marshmallows 3 down and 4 across the cake and add 2 mini Cadbury eggs per bunny. Sprinkle with your favorite easter sprinkles and serve! 

Slice of Easter Bunny Poke Cake Recipe on plate with bite taken out.

HOW TO STORE:

Since the topping contains whipped cream and the cake contains Jell-o, this needs to be stored in the refrigerator. Cover cake with plastic wrap and it should keep for up to 3 days.

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Easter Bunny Poke Cake

Easter Bunny Poke Cake

This Easter Bunny Poke Cake is poked with Jell-O, topped with a fun whipped "grass" frosting and topped with bunny Peeps and Cadbury eggs. A fun, flavorful Easter cake!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
COOLING/ASSEMBLY: 2 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 15.25 ounce box white cake mix
  • ingredients needed to make cake: usually eggs, oil and water found on the back of the box
  • 1 box blue raspberry Jell-o mix or your choice of flavor
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • green food coloring
  • 12 bunny Peeps
  • 24 mini Cadbury chocolate eggs
  • pastel sprinkles of choice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F degrees and prepare a 9"x 13" pan by spraying generously with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Prepare the cake according to box instructions and bake approximately 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
  • Allow the cake to cool for about 15 minutes on a wire rack, then use a large straw or the end of a wooden spoon to poke holes all throughout the cake.
  • In a bowl, stir together the boiling water and Jell-o powder and mix until the powder is completely dissolved. Use a spoon to fill the holes in the cake with the Jell-o.
  • Place the cake in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours to allow the Jell-o to set.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the whipped topping by adding the heavy whipping cream into the bowl of a stand mixer equipped with a whisk attachment. Whip on high speed until soft peaks form. Add in powdered sugar, vanilla, and green food color and mix until combined. Add more green color if desired.
  • Once you get desired color, whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form and the frosting starts to clump in the whisk.
  • Add the topping into a piping bag fitted with a Wilton #233 tip. Hold the piping bag vertical above the cake and apply gentle pressure to pipe while releasing pressure and pull the bag away from the cake to create a grass effect. Continue to cover the entire top of the cake.
  • Add 12 bunny peep marshmallows 3 down and 4 across the cake and add 2 mini Cadbury eggs per bunny. Sprinkle with your favorite easter sprinkles and serve!

Notes

  • I use a boxed white cake mix for this recipe but you can also use yellow or French vanilla. Or you can make a homemade cake.
  • You can find mini Cadbury chocolate eggs at your local grocer usually down the seasonal aisle. If you can’t find them, M&M’s make mini chocolate Easter eggs or you can swap for pastel colors M&M’s, if desired.
  • I used a Wilton #233 tip to pipe the grass frosting on top.
  • You can use liquid, gel or paste food coloring for this recipe. I think gel or paste food coloring (in Kelly Green) will give you the richest color. 
  • Any shape peeps will work for this cake but the bunny themed ones are what make it a little cuter!
  • Use any flavor of Jell-o that you would like. I think a pink colored Jell-o (like watermelon or pink Starburst flavor) would look cute with this too.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

Nutrition

Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 315mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 42g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“The Country Cook” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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  1. Hi, I am lactose what can I use instead of heavy cream. I would love to make the Easter cake with my Granddaughter.
    Thank you.
    Denise