Looking for some thing different this Easter? How about rainbow graffiti Easter donuts?
They’re fun to make and to eat.
Easter donuts with rainbow graffiti icing
I lie in bed for ages some nights before I fall asleep.
There are the usual mum thoughts the don’t forget this for tomorrow, must buy x, must do y.
Then there’s household stuff and a few random worries but my brain also thinks that it’s a good time to get creative.
‘Oh, you’re not doing anything right now, what a great time to brainstorm!’
So it was at about 11 o’clock one night that I came up with the idea for Easter egg topped donuts.
It then turned to graffiti donuts which turned to rainbow graffiti Easter donuts.
This is one of those recipes where I wish I had super-pro photography skills.
I don’t think I quite do them justice.
What you’ll need to make this recipe
For the donuts:
- Butter – We like to use pure butter (the type you get in the block wrapped in foil) – leave to come to room temperature.
- Sugar – In this recipe we used raw sugar but, caster or rapadura would also be find.
- Egg – Free-range if possible.
- Milk – Full-fat dairy milk or can be substituted with coconut milk.
- Self-raising flour – Alternatively use plain (all-purpose/cake) flour and add 2 teaspoons of baking powder.
- Food colouring – We prefer to use a natural food colouring.
To make the icing & decorate:
- Icing sugar – also called confectioners sugar. If you don’t have any on hand, you can make your own.
- Water – preferably filtered.
- Food colouring – again, we prefer to use natural food colouring.
- Easter Eggs – hollow chocolate eggs about the size of a regular chicken egg.
How to make Easter rainbow donuts
- Make the donuts. We made rainbow donuts in this recipe but you can use any donut recipe you like (or buy them).
- Leave them to cool completely.
- Top with an Easter egg.
- Make the icing.
- Leave the icing to set.
Options for making Easter donuts
Use store-bought donuts – Krispy Kreme Easter donuts sound pretty good right? Don’t have time to bake them yourself? No worries! Just buy your favourite donuts, top with a chocolate egg and ice.
Use natural food colouring to make them a little less of a colour assault.
Here in Australia I like the Hopper’s natural food colouring. You can also get natural food colouring by Queen Fine Foods at Coles.
If you’re looking for something a little less out there, you might want to check out our Easter cupcake decorating ideas.
Variations & serving ideas for rainbow donuts
There are so many options for serving them so here are just a few:
- Feature them on an Easter dessert buffet table.
- Place them in a row down the centre of your table for an edible Easter table runner.
- Make mini versions (bake a little less time) and top with solid easter Eggs instead of the hollow version.
- Whip up a giant one – bake the batter in a ring cake tin (30-35 mins) and top with a giant Easter egg.
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Rainbow grafiti Easter donuts
- 60g(2oz) butter
- ½ cup raw sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- ½ cup milk
- Food colouring
- 2 cups icing sugar
- Food colouring
- Pre-heat the oven to 175C(375F) fan-forced and grease a 6-hole donut tin.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until creamy.
- Add the egg and mix is through then scrape down the sides.
- Add the vanilla and half the flour and beat just until it starts to combine then with the beater going add half the milk.
- Repeat with the remaining flour and milk.
- Scrape the sides and give it one last mix.
- Divide the mixture into as many bowls as you want colours and use food coloring to colour the batter.
- Using about half a teaspoon of batter at a time, blob it into 5 of the donut moulds alternating between colours.
- When you have used all the batter, use a toothpick to gently swirl the colours together.
- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until a cake tester inserted in a donut comes out clean.
- Leave them to rest in the tin for 5 minutes then gently remove from the tin onto a wire rack and let them cool completely.
- To make the icing, add enough water to the icing sugar to make it into a drizzle. You want it just runny enough that it will trickle off the spoon when you scoop some up but not so runny that it falls straight off the spoon.
- Divide it into a bowl for each colour then colour them as desired.
- Place a chocolate egg on top of each cooled donut then splatter with different coloured icing until you get the desired effect.
- Leave to dry then serve.
- Best eaten on the day of baking but ok the next day too.
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Love the effect of the marbled glaze on these! x
OOOO w colourful. have a great Easter Claire xx
You too Tania!