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Bird Nest Bundt Cakes

5 from 2 votes
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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


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


  • 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.