Self-taught baker, food photographer and cookbook author Alix Carey, otherwise known as @mykitchendrawer on Instagram, shows us how to make a super cute and simple bake for Easter – Bunny Bottom Donuts.
These carrot cake baked donuts, dipped in cream cheese icing and decorated with a marshmallow bunny tail and feet, are the perfect way to get the kids cooking in the kitchen over the Easter weekend.
For the carrot cake donuts
- 140 g plain flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ½ tsp ground ginger
- ½ tsp nutmeg
- 1 large egg
- 100 g caster sugar
- 30 g unsalted butter melted
- 150 ml milk
- 2 carrots, finely grated
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the decoration
- 50 g softened butter
- 100 g icing sugar
- 50 g cream cheese
- 50 g white chocolate, melted
- 12 large white marshmallows
- 50g desiccated coconut
- Heart Sprinkles
For the donuts
Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a donut tin with butter
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, spices, baking powder and salt then set aside.
In a separate bowl, beat together the butter, sugar then add the eggs, vanilla, carrots and milk and whisk together until fully combined.
Make a well in the large dry ingredients bowl and pour in the wet ingredients then gently fold the two together until just combined.
Fill donut holes with batter ¾ way full using a spoon or a piping bag (much easier).
Bake for 8-10 minutes until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean and you can see them peeling away from the tin. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.
For the decoration
Cream together the butter and icing sugar until well combined.
Add the cream cheese and beat until smooth and creamy.
One at a time, dip each donut face down into the cream cheese mixture and leave to one side.
For your bunny tails, take 6 marshmallows and dip them into the melted chocolate then sprinkle with desiccated coconut. Leave them to set in the fridge for 5 minutes.
When they are set, place them in the centre of the donut holes.
Then with the remaining 6 marshmallows, cut them in half and lay two halves underneath the bunny tails for their feet. Finish with some heart sprinkles to resemble their pink paws.
We carrot wait to see your Bunny Bottom Bakes!
Make sure to tag us in your creations on Instagram with the hashtag #bakingbuddies.
View Alix’s kitchen and #Wrenovation here.