M&M's Easter Bunny Carrot Cake
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5 from 6 votes

Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Recipe with Cake Mix

Quick and Easy Pumpkin Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Author: Scrappy Geek


  • 1 15oz Can of Pumpkin
  • 1 Box Carrot Cake Mix
  • 2 10oz Bag M&M's Easter Candies
  • 1 Small Bag M&M's® Peanut
  • 1 can Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 tub Whipped topping thawed
  • 1 Bunny Cake Pan or two round pans - cut second cake to make ears


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix by hand, Pumpkin and Spice Cake Mix. Add 1/2 cup M&M's Easter candies and mix, Pour mixture into greased (we use butter) cake pan
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 35 minutes (bunny pan is deeper than conventional pans which may take the full 35 minutes to bake). Cake is done when toothpick is inserted 1 inch from side and comes out clean don't - be fooled by melted M&M's®!

Frosting & Decoration

  • Allow cake to cool completely, remove from pan
  • Fold whipped topping and cream cheese frosting until incorporated. Spread onto the sides of cake with spatula, use piping bag with large head to pipe poofies onto the bunny to make the appearance of fur.
  • Add blue food coloring to a small amount of the frosting, pipe on whiskers with narrow pipe tools
  • Use M&M's to create the inside area of the bunny ears, and eyes. Use M&M's Peanut Easter candies for the nose and tongue.


You may use spice cake mix in place of the carrot cake mix if you wish. Some people don't like that carrot cake has chunks of carrot in it. So you may use a different flavor cake mix if you wish!