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

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 392kcal
Author Jessica Burgess


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Prepare cake mix according to package directions.
  • Spray nonstick cooking spray into donut pan.
  • 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.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, remove from oven and place donuts on a cooling rack.
  • While cake donuts are cooling, arrange bunnies.

Bunny Assembly:

  • Take the pink Starburst® Jelly Beans, secure one to a small marshmallow, using frosting as the "glue." Repeat for 24 mini marshmallows
  • 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.
  • Then secure the "bunny tails" to the large marshmallows. Set "bunnies" aside.
  • Tint the remaining coconut and frosting with the green food coloring.

Donut Assembly:

  • 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.)
  • Sprinkle green coconut on top of the frosting, gently pressing down to secure the "grass."
  • Using a dab of frosting, secure the bunny "feet" to the grass.
  • Place large marshmallow/bunny tail in the hole of the donut.


Serving: 1donut | Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 54g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 359mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 20IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2.2mg