This heavenly bunny cake gets double-chocolate yumminess from chocolate cake mix and cocoa powder. It's moist, too, thanks to a surprising ingredient!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 16 servings
1 pkg. (2-layer size) chocolate cake mix (not pudding in the mix variety)
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1-1/3 cups water
1 cup MIRACLE WHIP Dressing
1 tub (12 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
Assorted candies, such as string licorice and ring-shaped hard candies
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Let's Make It
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 2 (8- or 9-inch) round cake pans. Line bottoms of pans with wax paper. Set aside. Place cake mix, cocoa, eggs, water and dressing in large bowl of electric mixer. Beat on low speed 30 seconds, stopping frequently to scrape bottom and side of bowl. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes. Pour evenly into prepared pans.
Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Immediately remove wax paper. Cool completely on wire racks.
Cut 2 oblong ovals from each side of 1 of the cake layers for the bunny's ears. Reserve remaining cake piece for the bow tie. Arrange cake pieces and the whole cake layer on large serving platter or cutting board covered with colored plastic wrap to resemble the bunny's head. Spread with the whipped topping. Decorate with candies. Store in refrigerator.
Enjoy a piece of this indulgent cake on a special occasion.
Check cakes for doneness at the minimum baking time to avoid overbaking.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Makes 16 servings.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.