Baked donuts are one of my favourite treats, they are lovely light and moist little cakes that are so versatile when it comes to flavour and decoration! I've created these Chocolate Baked Donut Easter Nests for the perfect spring time dessert. They are a delicious chocolate baked donut, dipped in melted chocolate, covered with crushed flake bar and decorate with mini eggs.
They are absolute chocolate heaven, and if you're going to overdose on chocolate then Easter is a great time for it! The great thing about baked donuts is that they are much lighter than deep fried ones, so even though they are super chocolatey they are also much less heavy. The decoration for the donuts is super easy and would be great fun to do with kids too!
How to make Chocolate Baked Donut Easter Nests...
To start I mixed together caster sugar, milk, oil, and eggs. In a bowl I stirred together self raising flour and cocoa powder.
I poured the egg and milk mixture into the flour mixture, and whisked everything together. Then I divided the batter between the tins.
The donuts baked for 12 minutes. Once they were cool I dipped them in melted chocolate and decorated with crushed flake bars and Mini Eggs.
Do you need a donut tin to make this recipe?
The simple answer is yes! I highly recommend investing in a donut tin* (or two!), they are not expensive and they’re easy to obtain from Amazon, plus there are so many yummy baked donut recipes on my blog that you’ll be able to make with them!
How long do baked donuts last for and can they be frozen?
Although baked donuts will last for a few days if stored in an airtight continer in a cool place, they are best the day they're made. You can freeze the donuts without any of the decoration. Wrap them up well, with a small square of baking paper between each donut, and freeze for up to 3 months.
Tips for making the Chocolate Baked Donut Easter Nests:
- If you can't get hold of Flake Bar, you can use grated chocolate, chocolate curls or sprinkles to create the nest effect.
- I used Cadbury Mini Eggs to decorate the donuts, you could use any small Easter chocolate eggs that you like.
- I dipped the donuts in melted dark chocolate, if you prefer you can also dip them in melted milk or white chocolate.
Recommended equipment & ingredients*
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Chocolate Baked Donut Easter Nests
For the donuts
- 175 g Caster sugar
- 30 ml Vegetable oil
- 175 ml Milk
- 2 Eggs large
- 200 g Self raising flour
- 25 g Cocoa powder
- 200 g Dark chocolate
- 2 Flake bars crushed
- 36 Mini eggs
- Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4 and grease two 6-hole donut tins with butter
- Mix together the caster sugar, milk, vegetable oil and eggs in a bowl with a whisk
- Add the self raising flour and cocoa powder and whisk in
- Divide the batter between the trays. You can put the batter into a piping bag to make it a bit neater to dispense into the trays, but you can do it with a spoon too
- Bake them for 12 minutes, then remove them from the tin (I use a spoon to gently prise them out) and leave to cool on a cooling rack
- Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl. You can melt it in the microwave, make sure to use a microwave safe bowl. Heat the chocolate for 30 seconds, stir it, then heat in 10 second bursts, stirring in between
- Set the donuts onto a rack with a baking tray underneath to catch any drips of chocolate
- Dip the top half of the donuts in the dark chocolate and place back on the rack
- Sprinkle the crushed flake bars over the donuts while the chocolate is still wet
- Add three Mini Eggs in the centre of each donut
- Store leftover in an airtight container and eat within 3 days
If you like this, check out more of my Donut recipes!
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