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Bunny cake recipe! Discover how easy it is to make this Easter cake with just a few ingredients. This post has been compensated by Collective Bias and it’s advertiser MARS Inc. #MMsCarrotCake #CollectiveBias M&M’s are just that good!

This carrot cake Easter bunny recipe is absolutely delicious.

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 Cake Recipe

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.

One of our favorite candies to have around Easter and all the other holidays are M&M’s.

We love Peanut M&M’s and Milk Chocolate M&M’s and this year we found M&M’s Carrot Cake!

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!

M&M's Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Easy Carrot Cake Recipe

Who loves cake? Yes. Everyone does.

But, who loves an easy-to-make pumpkin carrot cake with 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!

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Easter Bunny 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.

M&M’s Decoration

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.

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.

Today, we’re trying the M&M’s Carrot Cake flavor and adding them to our wicked easy Bunny Shaped Pumpkin Carrot Cake Recipe!

Aside from the M&M’s Carrot Cake, we’re also using M&M’s Milk Chocolate and M&M’s Peanut – all of which are available in pastel colors for Easter!

M&Ms Carrot Cake Collage

Carrot Cake Mix Bunny Cake

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

Simply mixing in M&M’s for added flavor and texture.

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

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

It’ll give you a big punch of flavor without the carrot pieces.

It does have a similar flavor, so 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 ingredients

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.

Bunny cake recipe with frosting and M&M's

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M&M's Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Recipe with Cake Mix

Scrappy Geek
Quick and Easy Pumpkin Carrot Cake Easter Bunny Recipe
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


  • 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!

I know you and your family will enjoy this cake as much as we do. It’s a great, simple and fun way to celebrate the Easter Holiday!

Easter bunny cake, carrot cake with M&M's candies.

What’s your favorite Easter treat?

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