Easter Bird Nest Bundt Cakes With Peeps

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.

Bird nest bundt cakes for easter dessert

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

Servings: 9 small cakes

Bundt Cake Ingredients:

  • Bakers’ Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • 10 Tbsp. of butter, softened
  • 2 cups of sugar
  • 1 package of vanilla pudding. I was able to find one at Target that didn’t have artificial colors or flavors.
  • 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cup of milk
  • 2 ¼ tsp. of baking powder
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla

Frosting Ingredients:

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

Other Ingredients:

  • Edible Easter grass in green. Also at Target.
  • Candy eggs
  • Peeps!

Bird nest bundt cakes for easter dessert


1. Preheat the oven to 350.

2. 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!

3. Add in your eggs and vanilla and mix well.

4. Add in your pudding, flour, baking powder and milk. Mix well.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. When done remove them from the oven and let them cool for at least an hour.

8. Add your cream cheese frosting with a small spatula.

9. 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.

10. Add your eggs and either serve your Peeps on top or alongside.

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

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  • robin masshole mommy April 03, 2017 05.19 pm

    Oh my gosh, these are almost too cute to eat. I know what I am bringing to Easter dessert this year!

  • Karen April 03, 2017 05.19 pm

    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!

  • Janel Berchielli (@JanelB) April 03, 2017 08.14 pm

    OMG these are adorable. Almost too cute to eat. What they have edible grass, very cool.

  • Vicky April 03, 2017 10.33 pm

    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!

  • Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh April 03, 2017 10.38 pm

    These are so cute! I love the “grass”, and I know that all the kids will find these fun!

  • Ana De-Jesus April 03, 2017 10.51 pm

    I love bundt cakes and this Easter version is a delight to behold. I want me some of that right now and its nearly midnight here in the UK!

  • thekusilife April 04, 2017 12.35 am

    I think these little bundt cakes are the cutest! I think this is the perfect treat for a Spring party. Thank you!

  • GingerGoose Boutique April 04, 2017 12.51 am

    These are adorable and look so wonderfully tasty! I love peeps and this is a unique way to share them!

  • Kim April 04, 2017 01.34 am

    My son would go nuts over these! They are adorable and I love coconut. Yum! So festive

  • annalisanuttall April 04, 2017 07.19 am

    My niece would go crazy over this. What a great little Easter treat. xx

  • Rhian Westbury April 04, 2017 11.11 am

    I’ve never seen these made with icing, they look so cute, I always see the rice krispy versions made at Easter. x

  • Amanda Love April 04, 2017 11.40 am

    Mini bundt cakes? I am so in! I love the idea and I think these are so adorable to serve during Easter! The kids will love them.

  • Victoria April 04, 2017 01.23 pm

    These look so cute! I am definitely going to make these with my little cousin

  • thecoffeemom0617 April 04, 2017 01.56 pm

    these are too cute! They would be perfect to make to take to my family easter celebration this year.

  • Donah @SJB April 04, 2017 03.09 pm

    I don’t know if I’d be able to eat these mini bundt cakes. They look so adorable. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  • Blythe Alpern (@blythea) April 04, 2017 08.56 pm

    These are almost too cute to eat. I love the festive green color. It is so much fun and the perfect representation of spring.

  • Amy Desrosiers April 04, 2017 09.25 pm

    Ok, you win the award for the cutest thing I found on the interwebs today. These are sop stinkin cute and yummy I am sure.

  • The Belly Rules The Mind April 04, 2017 10.04 pm

    These are so good. Off late I haven’t been baking a lot. You have decorated them so well.

  • cvnxena April 05, 2017 09.48 am

    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.

  • Jalisa Marie April 05, 2017 05.26 pm

    These are way too cute. These are definitely great for the kiddos and Easter parties.

  • planningthemagic April 05, 2017 11.12 pm

    These are absolutely the cutest things ever. I mean every Easter needs these, they look so great.

  • Sona Sethi April 06, 2017 04.27 am

    Wow! Looks so bright, colorful and delicious! An absolute delight to bring up the appetite.

  • Krystle Cook April 06, 2017 01.57 pm

    These are so cute! I will have to get everything and make them with the kids.

  • Lauren Bellows April 06, 2017 05.08 pm

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

  • Mommy Engineering April 07, 2017 01.51 am

    These are so adorable! I can’t wait to try them! Although they won’t look nearly as good as this!

  • Kiley April 07, 2017 02.15 am

    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).

  • thelavenderladies April 07, 2017 02.25 am

    These are precious and actually look doable! I’m not very creative! Haha!

  • Shannon April 07, 2017 02.38 am

    Oh my word! How cute are these?!

  • toughcookiemommy April 07, 2017 03.27 am

    These bundt cakes are perfect for Easter since they are garnished with Peeps. My mother loves Peeps so I know she would like these.

  • nbanuelosblog April 07, 2017 06.28 am

    These are so cute!!

  • Tabitha Shakespeare April 07, 2017 06.56 am

    These are so cute! They are absolutely perfect for easter!

  • Jennifer L. Corter (@jenngem) April 07, 2017 10.59 am

    These are absolutely incredible! I love them!

  • Amber Nelson April 07, 2017 09.39 pm

    Those look so delicious! How fun these would be to make for Easter!

  • Justine Y @ Little Dove April 07, 2017 11.33 pm

    These turned out SO cute Rachel! What a fun idea for Spring! And my kids love Peeps, so it’s a big win!

  • Annie March 26, 2018 12.57 pm

    Those are so cut! I didn’t know they made edible easter grass! That will be what I go to buy next at Target, thanks!

  • Lisa @Happylifeblogspot March 26, 2018 01.25 pm

    This is the cutest Easter recipe that I’ve seen this year. Absolutely love this idea!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 26, 2018 01.31 pm

    I bet the kids just love these!

  • Sarah Althouse March 26, 2018 01.54 pm

    These are too darn cute! Since I’m about to have a baby girl I can’t wait to make things like this with her later in life.

  • Megan B March 26, 2018 02.44 pm

    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

  • Amy-Lynn Vautour March 26, 2018 04.12 pm

    Those are freakin adroable! My mother-in-law used to do these cool things with rice crispies every year which this reminds me of.

  • Rachael Musser March 26, 2018 05.53 pm

    This is so precious!! I totally want to make this now!

  • Kristin’s Peppermints and Cherries March 26, 2018 06.55 pm

    Your dessert bird nests are so fun! It’s like an edible craft, and who knew there was such a thing as edible Easter grass?!!! Your photos are awesome too! 😉

  • Gladys Parker March 26, 2018 09.33 pm

    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.

  • Denisha March 26, 2018 10.21 pm

    These are seriously the cutest little Easter treats! I have got to pin for next year!

  • Dee Clarke March 27, 2018 12.31 am

    These take me back to my childhood. My mom used to make something similar. So festive. I will pin and attempt them next weekend for Easter dinner. Thanks!

  • Hey Sharonoox March 27, 2018 12.54 am

    What a cute bundt cakes! I really like the colors. So spring like. This would make perfect treats for Easter.

  • Kristy Bullard March 27, 2018 02.21 am

    These are so cute! Do you remember the name brand of the pudding you got at Target (the one without artificial colors) ? I need that in my life!

  • Britney March 27, 2018 03.05 am

    I’m not a big fan of peeps but these are awful adorable! I would love to have those at an Easter party.

  • Ashley March 27, 2018 03.17 am

    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 : )

  • Adriana March 27, 2018 03.43 am

    these are the cutest little things ever. i have to try this for easter

  • Luci March 27, 2018 05.28 am

    That is so cute. I will have to make a version of these with my niece. I know she will love to help me make these.

  • Sophie’s Nursery March 27, 2018 08.16 am

    These are adorable!! What a lovely idea 🙂 My daughter would love these, we will have to give them a go! x

  • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo March 27, 2018 11.31 am

    Awww, these are so adorable! I love the colors that you used! 🙂

  • Elizabeth O March 27, 2018 11.57 am

    These little Bundt cakes are so sweet. They would make the perfect edition to an Easter basket. They look delicious.

  • Kristi Ann March 27, 2018 12.37 pm

    OMG, how cute!! We are totally making these this weekend to bring to my parents for Easter!

  • Jenn March 27, 2018 01.41 pm

    I had no idea about the edible grass! These are adorable and are sure to be a hit!

  • Shoma Arora March 27, 2018 01.49 pm

    I have to try these cute baskets out soon!

  • courtney byers March 27, 2018 01.58 pm

    This is literally the cutest thing i’ve ever seen! You are so talented and creative. I will have to try these

  • Ashley | Honey & Pine March 27, 2018 03.15 pm

    Those are adorable. I love little nest desserts for Easter.

  • Brittany March 27, 2018 04.58 pm

    Oh yum these look so good! My kids would love it if I made these for Easter!

  • Preet March 27, 2018 05.53 pm

    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.

  • Evelyn, Path of Presence 🦋 March 27, 2018 07.15 pm

    I love your creativity! The colors are festive, perfect for Spring and Easter too. Can’t think of a better product than Peeps to add to this delicious creation. 💕 Xo, Evelyn, PathofPresence.com 🦋

  • Lisa Rios March 27, 2018 08.34 pm

    These are the cutest! I love the peeps as decor for the little cake/nests. I need to make these!

  • Clair March 27, 2018 10.56 pm

    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!

  • Marielle Altenor March 28, 2018 03.16 am

    Oh yum! I’ve never made bundt cake before. These are so adorable! Almost too cute to eat lol

  • Amanda March 29, 2018 11.43 am

    Omg! EDIBLE GRASS! I LOVE IT! I agree with you. We should be creating lifelong memories that way when kids get older they will do it with their kids.


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