Bird Nest Bundt Cakes For Easter Dessert

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With Easter just around the corner, and my house being the designated “host” house this year, I have been thinking up ways to add extra, special touches to the holiday celebration. We rarely get to stay home for a holiday so I’m excited about this and I think the kids will be too. And, just because we are staying home doesn’t mean it has to be less magical.

I came up with these cute, small bundt cakes as a way to delight my daughter. I love making holidays special for her (and my son too but he doesn’t really get it yet). My husband says I make them more complicated because of all the things I like to “create.” However, if it were just like any other day then we wouldn’t be creating memories that will last a lifetime. My family gave me holiday memories to aspire to and I want to do the same for my children.

I’m planning on having a late brunch and just because the food will be breakfast-type fair doesn’t mean we will be forgetting about dessert! These little Bird Nest Bundt Cakes will be a part of our Easter celebration this year. Check below for the full recipe.

Bird nest bundt cakes for easter dessert




Bird Nest Bundt Cakes

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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bundt cakes, easter dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 9 small cakes
Author: Rachel Quenzer

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding I was able to find one without any artificial ingredients or colors at Target.
  • 10 Tbsp. of butter melted
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup of milk
  • 2 1/4 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp. of olive oil or cooking spray

Frosting Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup of melted butter
  • 1 tsp. of vanilla
  • Green food coloring

Additional Ingredients

  • Edible Easter grass Also found at Target in the Easter aisle
  • Candy eggs
  • Peeps

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Combine your butter and sugar with a hand mixer until it is well blended. If your butter isn’t soft enough yet you can put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Be careful not to burn it!
  • Add in your eggs and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add in your pudding, flour, baking powder and milk. Mix well.
  • Use the cooking spray or olive oil to prep your bundt cake pan. Make sure it gets into all the areas of the cake form. Be careful here because some sprays can cause excess browning. Also, if your pan is dark it can cause excess browning. Luckily, you frost the whole cake here.
  • Cook at 350 for 15 minutes. Check them to see if they are cooked through at this point. If not, stick them back in for 3 or 4 more minutes. Total cook time should not exceed 20 minutes.
  • When done remove them from the oven and let them cool for at least an hour.
  • To create your frosting, mix all the ingredients together and mix well with a hand mixer until it is smooth and creamy. Add food coloring as desired to get a green color you like. 
  • Add your cream cheese frosting with a small spatula or pipe it on. 
  • Cut your edible Easter grass to about 1-inch pieces. It’s easier to manage once it isn’t so long. Then place it randomly all over the frosted bundt cakes.
  • Add your eggs and either serve your Peeps on top or alongside.




Bird nest bundt cakes for easter dessert




I hope you guys love this recipe as much as we do! This is my favorite kind of frosting and this cake is so perfect and moist you won’t be sorry you made it.

I usually have to make cakes a few times to get them where I like them but I was immediately happy with this. My husband went and took his third one for the day! Time to cut that guy off.

Happy eating, friends!

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Bird nest bundt cakes for easter dessert


66 COMMENTS

  1. I had to read and re-read that they make EDIBLE Easter grass! Wow! Pretty creative stuff for baking today! These are really adorable – almost too cute to eat!

  2. These are just the cutest Easter treats! I was stumped about how you made the grass. Had no idea there was such a thing as edible Easter grass. Clever!

  3. I love these nest ideas they are so sweet! They are the perfect little party treats for easter egg hunts and when the kids come over.

  4. These look FABULOUS! My kids would love them…I’m going to have to see if our local target has the edible grass!

  5. These are absolutely adorable. I am going to have to make these with my kids–if they will just stop eating all the cadbury eggs (ok, I eat them too).

  6. Oooo I was trying to figure out what my easter treats were going to be this year, and I think these might just be in the running! xx

  7. These are to cute to be eaten. Actually I love the festive cuteness. My whole family and all six of my grandchildren will be here for Easter dinner and these would fancy up dinner a bit then give an added treat after.

  8. These are too cute! I had to laugh when I read about your husband saying you make things too complicated, mine says the same!!! We just want it to be special : )

  9. These are absolutely adorable, love how cute they look and the pictures are just perfect. I am going to have to make these with my kids this weekend.

  10. Love love love this idea!! I was contemplating doing a Easter brunch for my kids on Friday since they don’t have school. Definitely going to do it and make these!

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