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Easter Bunny Bundt Cake

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Description
Enjoy a fun, colorful Easter with this creative bunny cake!

Recipe Difficulty
Moderate

Preparation Time
15 minutes

Bake Time
55 to 65 minutes

Decoration Time
25 minutes

Serves
16 servings


Ingredients
Cake:
  • 1 bag MILKY WAY®: Midnight Minis
  • 1 bag DOVE®: Brand Milk or Dark Chocolate Eggs
  • 1 bag STARBURST®: Brand Original Jellybeans
  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) devil's food cake mix
  • 1 box (3 ounces) chocolate instant pudding
  • 1 can (16 ounces) milk chocolate frosting
  • 1 can (16 ounces) vanilla frosting
  • Green food coloring
Bunny Cookies:
  • 1 bag M&M'S®: Brand MINIS®: Milk
  • Chocolate Candies
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 roll (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/8 cup decorating sugar each pink, orange and yellow
  • 1 tube white decorating frosting
  • Bunny cookie cutters, or downloadable template (brightideas.com)

Preparation
    1. Cake - Prepare cake mix according to package instructions. Stir in chocolate pudding powder.
    2. Fold 2 cups of chopped MILKY WAY®: Midnight Minis into batter before pouring into a grease and flour Bundt pan.
    3. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 45 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and cool completely.
    4. Invert cake, remove from pan and cover completely with chocolate frosting.
    5. Tint vanilla frosting green and spoon into a resealable plastic bag with a snipped small corner. Pipe "grass" on top and a few patches at the base of the cake.
    6. Bunny Cookies - Meanwhile: knead flour into cookie dough and roll to scant 1/4-inch thickness. Press out 12 large and 12 small bunnies with cutters or downloadable template. Transfer to a parchment lined cookie sheet.
    7. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for approximately 10 to 12 minutes, or until golden. Remove and cool completely.
    8. Lightly brush corn syrup on cookies and sprinkle with desired color of decorating sugar. With a dot of frosting, attach M&M'S®: Brand MINIS®: Milk Chocolate Candies as eyes.
    9. Using photo as your guide, arrange cookies and candy around cake.



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