Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts
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Easy Easter Dessert Idea: “Bunny in the Hole” Cake Donuts

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Easy Easter Dessert Idea: “Bunny in the Hole” Cake Donuts – Such a cute and creative recipe idea to make instead of the cupcakes and cookies!

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Spring is my Jam:

When I was out and about doing my weekly grocery shopping at Walmart the other day, I couldn’t help but head in to the seasonal isle and shop for colored candies and treats for Easter. The minute I see that isle decked out, I know Spring is coming, and I go completely overboard with stocking up.  When I got home, I wanted to use some of the “goodies,” to create an Easter related dessert for you all, to give you an idea of something fun to create this year.

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I’m smitten with these little Easter treats, not only because they’re super cute, but because they’re so easy to make!

Easy Easter Dessert Idea: “Bunny in the Hole” Cake Donuts

First, you can’t go wrong with chocolate cake. (I’ll go ahead and admit right now that I ate a few of these for breakfast the next morning. Because wait until you see what I put inside them.)

Full recipe below, but let me walk you through with photos in case you’re a “visual,” like myself…

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Right? For a little extra “hidden,” fun, I used the M&M’S® Milk Chocolate, and M&M’S® White Chocolate (New & WM exclusive) in the chocolate cake donuts. (Just wait until the end when you see the goodness of what this looks like when bit in to!)

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

While the M&M® cake donuts are baking, it’s a great time to assemble the little bunnies and create your “grass,” out of green food coloring and coconut. (NOTE: Wait to color your coconut and icing, until your bunnies are assembled.)

The “pink,” Starburst® Jelly Beans turned out to be the PERFECT shade, and shape to create the “feet,” for our little bunny.

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Bunny Tutorial

Full recipe & tutorial below, but I’ll go ahead and fill you in here too. 

• Use a little white frosting and coconut before coloring it green, to coat the little marshmallows, and to secure the jelly beans and marshmallows.

• Using a thin layer of frosting, cover part or most of the small marshmallows with frosting, and then dip in to the white coconut.  (This will give the marshmallow more of a “bunny tail,” look. Not necessary, but super cute, don’t you think?)

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

• Pressing down on two other miniature marshmallows, secure a pink Jelly Bean to each, using the white frosting.

• Secure the “bunny tail,” to the end of a big marshmallow.  Set bunny pieces aside, and allow donuts to finish baking/cooling before assembling.

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Donut Grass

While the donuts are baking, and you’re finished creating your “bunnies,” dye your coconut and leftover frosting, with green food coloring.

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

This is when I have to test my patience and refrain from eating this entire pan.

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Allow the donuts to completely cool, so the frosting will not melt when applied.

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts
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Easy Easter Dessert Idea: “Bunny in the Hole” Cake Donuts

This festive dessert recipe is perfect for Easter! Chocolate cake donuts with icing, coconut, and a "bunny but" are fun for the kids but taste good too!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut chocolate desserts, easter desserts, easter desserts for kids
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 cake donuts
Calories 392 kcal
Author Jessica

Ingredients

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix mixed according to package directions
  • 1/4 cup M&M’S® Milk Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup M&M’S® White Chocolate
  • 12 pink Starburst® Jelly Beans
  • 1 16-ounce container white frosting
  • 1 bag shredded sweetened coconut divided
  • green food coloring
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 36 small marshmallows

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions.

  3. Spray nonstick cooking spray into donut pan.
  4. Sprinkle a portion of M&M'S® Milk Chocolate and M&M'S® White Chocolate into the batter, reserving the remainder for the additional donuts to bake if applicable.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and place donuts on a cooling rack.

  6. While cake donuts are cooling, arrange bunnies.

Bunny Assembly:

  1. Take the pink Starburst® Jelly Beans, secure one to a small marshmallow, using frosting as the "glue." Repeat for 24 mini marshmallows

  2. With the 12 remaining mini marshmallows, spread a thin layer of frosting on them, and dip into white coconut flakes to create a "fuzzy" bunny tail.

  3. Then secure the "bunny tails" to the large marshmallows. Set "bunnies" aside.

  4. Tint the remaining coconut and frosting with the green food coloring.

Donut Assembly:

  1. Once donuts have cooled, spread green frosting on top of each donut. (Leaving a little to use to secure the bunny feet to the donut.)
  2. Sprinkle green coconut on top of the frosting, gently pressing down to secure the "grass."
  3. Using a dab of frosting, secure the bunny "feet" to the grass.

  4. Place large marshmallow/bunny tail in the hole of the donut.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Easter Dessert Idea: “Bunny in the Hole” Cake Donuts
Amount Per Serving (1 donut)
Calories 392 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 359mg 15%
Potassium 191mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 37g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 6.8%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Didn’t those turn out so stinking cute?  I just love easy ways to make a little something for holiday’s.

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

Awww, how cute and easy are these! Easter Dessert Idea: "Bunny in the Hole" Donuts

I so hope you enjoy this dessert idea for Easter! Remember, if it’s not easy, I’m not making it.  So you can always count on easy recipes around here!

Also, when shopping for goodies this year, remember that Walmart is the go-to Easter destination this spring.  The whole isle gets me every time!

 

Have fun shopping this Spring, and visit MyConfectionCorner.com for more ideas!

 

Awww!!! These are adorable for Easter! It's an easy Easter dessert idea too! Bunny in the hole cake donuts.

2 thoughts on “Easy Easter Dessert Idea: “Bunny in the Hole” Cake Donuts

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  1. Kelly says:

    These are absolutely adorable. what a creative idea for the donuts. #client

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you so much Kelly!

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