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Easter Nest Doughnuts

These super cute Easter Nest Doughnuts are a really quick and effective treat to try this Easter
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Decoration10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: doughnuts
Servings: 6 doughnuts
Calories: 284kcal


For the doughnuts

  • 140 g plain flour
  • 25 g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 150 ml milk
  • 30 g unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the decoration

  • 100 g softened butter
  • 200 g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 6 large white marshmallows
  • Chocolate eggs


For the doughnuts

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease a doughnut tin with butter
  • In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder then set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the butter and sugar then add the eggs, vanilla 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 doughnut 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 doughnut 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 cocoa powder and vanilla extract then gradually add the milk until you have a consistency that is firm but pilable.
  • Fit a piping bag with a grass tip piping nozzle and fill it with the chocolate buttercream. Leave it to one side.
  • Take the marshmallows and place them in the centre of the doughnut holes, then pipe around the doughnut with the buttercream continuously to build it up to form a nest.
  • Finish with some chocolate eggs and then serve.


Serving: 1g | Sodium: 99mg | Calcium: 63mg | Vitamin A: 170IU | Sugar: 34g | Fiber: 3g | Potassium: 154mg | Cholesterol: 14mg | Calories: 284kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Fat: 6g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 56g | Iron: 2mg
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