Bunny Bum Cake Balls

Have a Hoppy Easter! These adorable bite-sized bunny bum balls will easily make your loved ones smile and are a cute treat to share. This recipe creates white chocolate covered strawberry cake balls that have all the flavor of a chocolate dipped-strawberry. 

Makes 20 cake balls

 

Things you'll need

Strawberry Cake
  • 10 large strawberries, diced small
  • 1 tablespoon plus 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
Decorations
  • 1/4 cup buttercream
  • 2 bags (12 ounces each) super white Candy Melts
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) pink Candy Melts
  • 10 mini marshmallows
  • White nonpareils

Equipment

  • One 8-inch cake pan
  • Piping bags
  • Bunny feet template
  • Piping tips: #1, #3
  • Hand mixer

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease and line the 8-inch pan.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the strawberries, 1 tablespoon of sugar and 1 tablespoon of water and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. 
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and the 1 1/2 teaspoons water. Add the mixture to the saucepan and stir constantly until thickened, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. 
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and the salt. 
  5. In a large bowl with a hand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until fully combined and lightened. 
  6. Add the egg whites to the butter mixture one at a time, mixing after each addition. 
  7. Mix in the vanilla and the cooled strawberry mixture.
  8. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour.
  9. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the toothpick comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
  10. Let cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then turn out and let cool completely.
  11. Using hand mixer, mix cake and the buttercream to create a dough texture, 3 to 5 minutes. 
  12. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Roll 1 1/2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and place on baking sheet. 
  13. Refrigerate the cake balls until firm, about 1 hour.

Time to Decorate!

  1. Melt 1 bag of white Candy Melts. Dip the cake balls in the melted candy with a fork, letting the excess candy drip off. Place back on the baking sheet.
  2. Bunny Feet: Place a bunny feet template on second baking sheet and lay wax paper over template. 
  3. Melt second bag of white Candy Melts, and scoop into a piping bag fitted with a #3 tip and pope the feet. You will need about 40 total.
  4. Melt the pink Candy Melts, and scoop into a piping bag fitted with a #1 tip and pipe pink paw print details on the flat side of each foot. 
  5. Bunny tails: Cut each mini marshmallow in half. Shape into balls, then roll in white nonpariels to coat. 
  6. Using melted white candy melts, attach feet and tails to top of cake balls.

 

 

Written By Rosanna Pansino

Rosanna Pansino Merch