Baked Carrot Cake Bunny Donuts for Easter

A fun and delicious treat that will make both the young and the older smile

Cute little easter bunnies, who doesn´t love them? :) If I would have to name one favorite animal, it would have to be bunnies. When I was still in primary school, we were taken to a farm and I fell in love with their little baby bunnies and since then I have had a big bunny crush :) I don´t have any animals at home, but that is because I don´t want any living, in a small city apartment. But let me tell you a little secret, once we have a house, I will definitely get some little bunnies :)  This probably explains why almost all my easter recipes are with bunnies and no other animals. I guess I need to do something about it.. But until then, lets enjoy this bunny cuteness :)

If you are not a fan of cakes, this recipe is perfect for you. You can whip up the batter for the donuts using just one bowl and a whisk, no special machines needed. Also once you go baked donuts, you will be hooked! Been there, done that :) I had to get a donut pan when I saw it in a local store, as I always wanted to try making oven baked donuts, and that was just a perfect time to get one (I use this pan). Since then I have been making all kind of baked donuts, Lemon Blueberry Baked Donuts, Pumpkin Baked Donuts and Banana Donuts. I would also like to give you a little tip, get two of these pans right away, it will save you time and you will do it at some point anyway. I only got one first to test how it works and if I will need it, and every time I was making donuts (and that was and still is, often) I always cursed myself for bying just one, so I went and ordered myself a second one and now I am happy :)

I just realized I got a bit carried away.. Lets get back to these delicious carrot cake donuts in a form of cute little bunnies.​ As mentioned above the recipe is very easy and quick to make and well if you don´t care that much about decoration, they also taste good even without the cute look. But if you are making them for easter or for a bunny themed birthday party, then check the video below for step-by-step tutorial on how to make the cute bunny faces. And on this note if you are looking for a cake to go with the donuts you might want to check my recipe for Easter Bunny Cake or this tutorial for Fat Easter Bunny Cake

Happy Baking lovelies!

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RECIPE

Baked Carrot Cake Bunny Donuts

A fun and delicious treat that will make both the young and the older smile

​INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium eggs

  • 120ml kefir (or buttermilk)

  • 2tsp vanilla paste/extract

  • 30g melted butter (cooled)

  • 1 medium grated carrot

 

  • 200g flour

  • 50g almond meal

  • 2tsp baking powder

  • pinch of salt

  • 1tsp cinnamon

  • 150g sugar

 

  • 200g melted white chocolate

  • 1tbsp coconut oil (if needed)

  • wafer paper, fondant and sprinkles for decoration

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl mix flour, almond meal, baking powder, cinnamon and a pinch of salt.

  2. In a separate bowl break the eggs and whisk them lightly with a whisk.

  3. Mix kefir with vanilla paste and whisk in with the eggs. Add the melted and cooled butter and whisk again.

  4. Grate the carrot and add it to the wet ingredients. Swap the whisk to a spatula and fold the grated carrot into the wet ingredients.

  5. Add the dry ingredients and the sugar to the wet ingredients and fold in until well combined.

  6. Mix the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients, first folding in shortly and then mixing well so that there are no lumps in the batter.

  7. Butter two donut pans, transfer the batter into a piping bag for a less messy result, and pipe the batter into the donut pan 2/3 full.

  8. Bake the donuts in 220°C in the middle shelf of the oven for about 15 minutes or until the donuts start to get golden from the top. You can also check if the donuts are baked through by pressing them with your finger and if they bounce back, then they are done.

  9. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a couple of minutes. Then remove the donuts from the donut pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.

  10. Melt the white chocolate in a water bath or in a microwave. If the chocolate is not runny enough you can add a little coconut oil to make it runnier.

  11. Dip the cooled donuts into the chocolate glaze and decorate with sprinkles and fondant details while the glaze is still wet. Then allow the glaze to set before attaching the ears. (Detailed instructions for decoration in video tutorial)

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