Make donut holes with homemade buttercream icing into cute little love bugs, perfect for Valentines day treats, classrooms, or party platters. Starting with your donut hole recipe, its easy to get creative with icing hair, mini eyeballs and little edible feet. Full recipe on how to make homemade doughnut holes below!
With Valentines Day coming up, it’s totally an excuse to eat some delicious goodies. Starting with breakfast (cause Breakfast is the most important meal of the day) I wanted to share with you a totally adorable way to crack your kids up with a simple Donut Hole recipe and create Love Bugs!
These super cute little love bugs will light up the dessert table or a fun breakfast on a special day. Easily alterable to any color of “hair”, these little love bugs are as tasty as they are adorable.
Baked Donut Hole Recipe
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1½ cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 tablespoon pure lemon extract
Also Need: Cakepop Maker
Yes, you can buy premade donut holes, but why? Customizing your exact flavors is EASY and FUN, plus totally kid friendly. If you do not have one of these, a cake pop maker is a MUST HAVE for any kitchen. They make creating donut holes, cake pops, or even round muffins SO easy. A homemade treat or special breakfast is done in mere minutes and they come in perfect circles ready to decorate.
How to make Donut Holes
When you are baking you should mix together your wet ingredients first and then your dry.
So in this case, sugar and butter, then add eggs, milk, vanilla, and lemon.
Stir in your flour and baking soda, careful not to over blend.
Now your batter is ready. Just add to your cake pop maker according to instructions and boom!
FRESH AND HOMEMADE IN MINUTES!!
TIP: Feel free to use cake batter or muffin batter as well
Make love bugs with this Donut Hole Recipe with Homemade Buttercream icing, perfect for Valentines Day party platters or classroom trays
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 tablespoon pure lemon extract
- Also needed: Cake pop maker
- When you are baking you should mix together your wet ingredients first and then your dry.
- So in this case, sugar and butter, then add eggs, milk, vanilla, and lemon.
- Stir in your flour and baking soda, careful not to over blend.
- Now your batter is ready.
- Just add to your cake pop maker according to instructions and boom! FRESH AND HOMEMADE DOUGHNUTS IN MINUTES!!
TIP: Feel free to use cake batter or muffin batter as well.
Donut Hole Love Bug Assembly
Now we are going to take our homemade donut holes and turn them into love bugs for Valentines day!
Set up your donut holes and begin adding your frosting “hair”.
Buttercream Icing Recipe for hair
- 1 cup butter softened
- 3-4 cups icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- pinch salt
- 2-3 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
Mix together your wet ingredients and then dry, adding more sugar till you get the exact consistency you need.
Color your icing to customize love bug in the perfect shade of pink.
You will need this coupler in order to do the hair for the love bugs.
It’s definitely one you want to have in your baking drawer as its used a lot for Easter grass as well.
In this little cutey below, the hearts are made from fruit roll ups and the eyes are candy eyeballs.
He is also sat on a fruit roll up for “feet.”
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