Remodelaholic | Easy Baked Donuts Recipe with Easter Bunny and Chick Frosting

Remodelaholic | Easy Baked Donuts Recipe with Easter Bunny and Chick Frosting

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Easy Baked Donuts Recipe for Easter

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These homemade baked donuts are so easy that the kids can make them! All you need is a cake mix, butter, eggs, and milk. Then follow the decorating instructions below to frost your homemade cake donuts to be fluffy yellow spring chicks or classic white Easter bunny donuts.

No fancy decorating tools or skills needed! Just sprinkles, a #4 round decorator’s tip, a #3 round decorator’s tip, and disposable decorator bags.

How to Make Baked Donuts

To make baked cake donuts at home, you’ll need a donut pan. This pan set has a large donut pan and a mini donut pan, plus the piping bags and a spatula to make it easy!

Then just mix up the donut batter until smooth. Fill a large pastry bag and pipe the batter into the pans. (You can also use a large zipper plastic bag with a corner snipped off.)

One boxed cake mix will make 12-15 full sized baked donuts and about 24-30 mini donuts.

Want to make homemade donuts without a donut pan? Try this muffin tin donut hack: Roll a small cylinder of tin foil and place it in the center of a the well of a muffin tin. Grease the pan and the tin foil “donut hole”. Then pipe the donut batter around the cylinder and bake as usual.

More baked donut recipes from scratch: chocolate berry baked donuts   //  pistachio and cranberry baked donuts

How to Frost Baked Donuts

Homemade baked cake donuts are delicious with or without frosting — but we all know that kids love frosted donuts (with sprinkles!)

The key to frosting homemade donuts is dipping the donut into the frosting, rather than trying to spread the frosting on the donut.

Scoop half a can of frosting into a microwave safe bowl and heat for about 30 seconds. Stir the warmed frosting well to remove any chunks, and stir in any desired color food coloring.

Dip the top half of the cooled donuts in the frosting. Allow the excess to drip back into the bowl, shaking gently if needed. Turn the donut right-side up and shake gently side to side to level the frosting.

Set the donuts on a mesh cooling rack to allow the frosting to drip off the edges if needed. (A cookie sheet or wax paper under the cooling rack makes for quick cleanup.)

Each can of frosting will decorate about one batch of donuts, depending on how much frosting you use for the added decorations below. If you’re decorating with multiple colors of frosting, you’ll need about half a can for each color to have enough frosting to adequately dip the donuts.

We recommend this decorator food coloring set.

How to Decorate Easter Bunny Donuts

To frost an Easter bunny donut:

Attach the tail, ears, eyes, and nose using the leftover warmed white frosting.

To make the sprinkle marshmallow tail, put a mini marshmallow on a toothpick and dip it in warmed frosting to coat all sides. Immediately dip the marshmallow into the white non-pareil sprinkles, roll to cover, and set aside to cool.

To make the cut marshmallow ears, cut one mini marshmallow in half diagonally. Immediately dip the cut part into a small bowl of pink sprinkles.

How to Decorate Spring Chick Donuts

To frost a spring chick donut for Easter dessert:

Cake Mix Baked Donut Recipe and Decorating Instructions

Makes 12-15

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 15-17 minutes

Baked Donut Ingredients

Frosting and Decorations for Easter Bunny Donuts

Frosting and Decorations for Spring Chick Donuts

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Coat doughnut pan with non-stick cooking spray AND wipe out excess with paper towel
Mix all donut ingredients together until smooth
Add batter to a disposable decorator bag or resealable bag
Pipe batter into doughnut pan, filling ½ full
Bake at 325 degrees for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the doughnut comes out clean
Cool in pan for 10 minutes, remove and cool completely on wire rack

Frosting for Easter Bunny Donuts

Add about ½ of the can of frosting to a microwave safe bowl
Heat about 30 seconds
Add white food coloring for a more vibrant frosting
Add wire rack on top of baking sheet – to catch the drips
Mix well, the consistency needs to be runny but not too runny or hot
Turn doughnut upside down and dip top into the melted frosting
Gently shake off excess
Turn right side up and shake side-to-side to level frosting
Place on wire rack until firm

Decorations for Easter Bunny Donuts

Add white nonpareil sprinkles to a small bowl
Add a mini marshmallow to a toothpick (for dipping) and dip into melted white frosting
Immediately dip into sprinkles and set to dry
Add pink nonpareil sprinkles to a small bowl
Cut 1 mini marshmallow in half diagonally
Immediately dip cut part into the sprinkles and set to dry
For face – turn mini chocolate chip upside down and insert into doughnut for eyes
Add a very small amount of frosting to the heart sprinkle and add to doughnut for nose
Dip bottom of “tail” into frosting and add to doughnut
Dip bottom of ears into frosting and add to doughnut
Set aside to dry

Frosting and Decorations for Spring Chick Donuts

Repeat frosting process as for bunnies, but coloring the frosting yellow
To decorate – add a small amount of frosting into 3 bowls and color each with dark orange (for beak and feathers), and 2 shades of orange for feathers
Add frosting to decorator bag fitted with a #4 tip for the feathers and #3 tip for the beak
For face – turn mini chocolate chip upside down and insert into doughnut for eyes
Pipe on beak with dark orange frosting

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About Cass

Cassity started Remodelaholic with her husband, Justin, to share their love for knocking out walls together. Since then, Remodelaholic has become a great community and resource for all those wanting to know how to make their builder-grade home BEAUTIFUL on a budget!

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