Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Recipe

Dessert Recipe

Check out this EASY Easter bunny cake recipe. It's made with cake mix, pumpkin, and M&Ms candies!

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This Easter bunny carrot cake recipe is absolutely delicious.

And all you need is a bunny pan, a few M&M’s for decoration and you’ve got the perfect Easter dessert! 

Easter Bunny Shaped Carrot Cake with M&Ms. Easy to make using cake mix and perfect for Easter celebrations!

What’s your favorite Easter candy? We love M&M’s of all kinds and recently found M&M’s Easter candies at Walmart.

We had to try them in our pumpkin carrot cake recipe and snazzed it up for Easter with a bunny cake pan, too! 

Bunny Carrot Cake Recipe

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Easter in our house is usually pretty laid back, as there are no children here so there usually aren’t any Easter baskets (sometimes though!).

However, we are only human, so we do splurge on Easter candy around Easter time.

And one of our favorite candies to have around Easter (and all the other holidays) are M&M’s.

In particular, we love Peanut M&M’s and Milk Chocolate M&M’s. And this year we found carrot cake M&M’s!

So, naturally, we had to try them out. And what better way to do so than include them in our pumpkin carrot cake recipe?

Can’t find the carrot cake variety? No worries, regular milk chocolate M&M’s will work too!

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Recipe, M&M's Easter Bunny Carrot Cake decorations

Easy Carrot Cake Recipe

Who loves cake? Yes. Everyone does.

But, who loves an easy-to-make pumpkin carrot cake with carrot cake M&M’s candies baked in and M&M’s Milk Chocolate used as decorations? Okay, everyone loves that too.

So, I’m going to show off my super simple Pumpkin Carrot Easter Bunny Cake Recipe right here on the blog!

Equipment needed

Easter Bunny Shaped Cake From Round Cakes

No bunny-shaped cake pan? That’s OK! You can make your own bunny shape.

Simply cook the cake in two round pans and cut one of the cakes to form the bunny shape!

Check out this easy tutorial video.

How to Decorate a Bunny Cake for Easter

Of course, M&M’s are a favorite treat in every house, but it’s these seasonal flavors that really put the pep in our step.

Because who doesn’t love to try new flavors?!

The last time we used M&M’s in a recipe it was for our St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes.

But today, we’re trying the carrot cake M&M’s flavor and adding them to our wicked easy Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Recipe!

Aside from the carrot cake M&M’s, we’re also using milk chocolate M&M’s and M&M’s Peanut – all of which are available in pastel colors for Easter!

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Recipe, M&Ms Carrot Cake Collage

Easter Bunny Cakes

To make this recipe super simple, we used a carrot cake mix and followed the instructions in our recipe below.

Then, we simply mixed in carrot cake M&M’s for added flavor and texture.

It’s a fun way to jazz up a boring boxed cake mix.

However, if you’re not a big fan of carrot cake mix, you can also use a spice cake mix.

Likewise, it’ll give you a big punch of flavor without the carrot pieces.

Since it does have a similar flavor, your bunny cake from the cake mix will be delicious and appeal to more people.

Don’t forget your Easter Bunny cake pan!

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Recipe, easter bunny cake idea with M&M's

This recipe is so simple and easy to make, your two-year-old could do it with their eyes closed.

Okay, that’s not recommended. But you get the idea.

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake Recipe, easter bunny cakes pictures
Easter bunny carrot cake, carrot cake with carrot cake M&M's candies.
5 from 7 votes

Easter Bunny Cake Mix Carrot Cake

Quick and Easy Easter bunny shaped carrot cake with carrot cake m&ms
Servings 12
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
0 mins
Total Time 45 mins


  • Mixing bowl
  • Bunny cake pan


  • 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 ½ 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!
Author: Scrappy Geek
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. deb pelletier says:

    5 stars
    We did the the easter bunny cake , and loved it. thank you.

  2. Hi Caryl, thanks for stopping by! If you’re not a fan of pumpkin or spice cake, I would suggest adding the M&Ms Carrot Cake to a carrot cake mix to give it an extra punch of flavor. I don’t think they would change the taste of a yellow cake mix to carrot cake, they’re more of a fun, extra flavor boost 🙂

  3. Caryl Stephens says:

    I don’t like pumpkin or spice cake. Can I use a regular yellow cake mix and add the carrot cake M&M’s and get a carrot cake taste?

  4. Hi Sharon, thanks for stopping by!! 🙂 No eggs, oil or water. Simply a can of Pumpkin and a box of spice cake mix that you’d find in the baking aisle at your market! The pumpkin acts as the ‘wet’ ingredients. It’s a “two ingredient” cake, plus the M&Ms of course! Yes, great idea with the coconut, that would work nicely for the bunny fur as well! 🙂

  5. Sharon Florence says:

    Do you add the eggs,oil,water to mix and pumpkin?coconut sprinkled on cake would also look like fur without having to pipe icing

  6. 5 stars
    This is so cute! I think I need a bunny shaped cake pan so I can make one too!

  7. Our Family World says:

    I have never made a cake like that. It sounds like it would be so good and I know my kids would get a kick out of it.

  8. That is seriously the cutest bunny cake I’ve ever seen! My son would LOVE this! What a fun Easter treat!

  9. Ooh! Pumpkin carrot cake sounds really good! I love the rabbit even though I could eat that cake on any occasion!

  10. 5 stars
    This is too cute. My husband would absolutely love this for Easter!

  11. Look how cute, almost to cute to eat. Thank you for sharing.

  12. I don’t know how old your kids are, but this is easy to make, perhaps they could make it for you!! 🙂

  13. 5 stars
    Oh my kids would love if I would make something like this for them. It is not only adorable; it sounds delicious.

  14. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    This is such a cute cake. I will have to make one for the kids this Easter. I love to get the Cadbury cream eggs this time of the year.

  15. I’m sure they would! Thanks for stopping by, Ellen 🙂

  16. Thank you, Amy! 🙂

  17. They do, and they’re great! Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  18. It came out awesome and tasted great! Everyone loved the M&M’s® Carrot Cake baked in!

  19. An M&M carrot cake sounds so good! I’ll have to try this recipe out!

  20. I love this cake for Easter!

  21. I want to try the carrot cake M&Ms! They sound tasty!

  22. Amy Desrosiers says:

    5 stars
    You did such a great job! I am loving this Bunny Cake, and the M&Ms look delish!

  23. Vera Sweeney says:

    I had no idea that they made carrot cake M&Ms now! Your cake turned out amazing I love the color the M&Ms add to the cake!

  24. Wow what a great job! My kids would definitely love that!

  25. Heather {Brie Brie Blooms} says:

    5 stars
    What a fun cake! I love the bunny ears and I’m sure that cake batter was yummy! #client

  26. Debra @A Frugal Friend says:

    This is too cute and I love that my 7 year old would totally be able to help me with this in the kitchen!!! Great idea for a bunny cake!

  27. 5 stars
    What a fun way to celebrate Easter with the new M&M’s® Carrot Cake and a bunny cake! Super fun! #client

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