Hidden Easter bunny loaf recipe

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30 min


2 hr

Nutrition per portion

Calories 506 kCal 25%
Fat 29g 41%
  -  Saturates 17g 85%

This hidden Easter bunny loaf is such a lovely little treat at Easter time - kids and grown-ups will be really surprised by the chocolate bunny hiding in the loaf cake. It's the perfect cake to put a smile on someone's face, especially if you're having guests round over the Easter period, it'll really impress friends and family. You'll be surprised just how easy it is to make and although there's a bit of waiting involved, whilst your cake is baking, you can sit back with a cup of tea and relax!


  • For the chocolate loaf
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 125g golden caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
1tsp vanilla extrac
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100g self-raising flour
  • 40g cocoa
1-2tbsp milk

  • For the vanilla loaf
  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 large eggs

  • 2tsp vanilla extract

  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1-2tbsp milk
  • For the decoration
  • 3tbsp icing sugar


  • Heat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin with baking paper.

  • Cream together the butter and sugar until light. Add the eggs and vanilla, then fold through the flour and cocoa. Loosen with milk if needed.

  • Spoon into the tin and bake for 45-50 mins until the sponge is springy to the touch. Allow to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, slice the cake into 6 and stamp out a rabbit shape from each.

  • Grease and line the tin and make the batter for the vanilla loaf in the same way.

  • Spread a third of the batter onto the base and sides of the cake tin. Line the chocolate rabbits along the base of the tin and spread over the vanilla mixture, making sure to get it all around the rabbits.

  • Bake for a further 45-50 mins, until a skewer comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack and leave the cake to cool completely. Dust the top with icing sugar and serve.

Top tip for making Hidden Easter bunny loaf

You can try using other hidden shapes - how about chicks, eggs or little lambs?

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