Now is the perfect time to share these Winnie the Pooh cake donuts: that silly willy nilly ol’ bear is back in the Christopher Robin movie!
Winnie the Pooh- what’s not to love, amiright? Insert all the heart-eyed emojis here because Pooh Bear is just the sweetest!
He’s the fluffy friend of everyone and I am so excited to see the new Christopher Robin movie coming out in August. Get your tickets now on Fandango through this affiliate link:
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Oh, my feelings! He’s my sentimental favorite from childhood!
I love how the love for these characters spans generations- and now my kids get a chance to grow up knowing Winnie the Pooh in a whole other way than I did.
To celebrate, I’m sharing this beary adorable Winnie the Pooh cake donut recipe. I think your family is going to love how these cake donuts turn out.
Oh, Bother! Winnie The Pooh Cake Donuts
These cake donuts are so stinking cute- and actually pretty easy to make, too!
Be sure to let things cool as directed because that is definitely the secret to making these Winnie the Pooh cake donuts look great.
Winnie the Pooh cake donut ingredients:
- 1 C flour
- 1/3 C sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp unsalted sweet cream butter, melted
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 C + 1 1/2 tbsp whole milk
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Winnie the Pooh cake donut Vanilla glaze
- 1 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 4 tbsp whole milk
- Yellow and Red gel food coloring
- Black cookie icing
- 1 bag of yellow candy melting wafers, you will need 30 candy wafers in total
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Winnie the Pooh cake donut Directions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and spray a doughnut baking pan with Pam baking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
In a small bowl, whisk together egg, milk, butter, and vanilla extract.
Combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
Spoon batter into doughnut pan and bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 6 minutes before removing and placing the doughnuts onto a wire rack.
Repeat steps until all batter are used.
Vanilla glaze Directions
In a large bowl combine the powdered sugar, vanilla, salt, and milk and mix until combined.
If the glaze has powdered sugar clumps still, mix in another tbsp of milk.
Split the glaze into two bowls.
In one bowl add in a few drops of yellow gel food coloring and mix until combined. You will want to try and get the yellow glaze to match the yellow candy melts.
In the second bowl, mix in a few drops of the red gel coloring. Add in a few more drops of red until you get Pooh’s bright red shade. Cover and set aside.
Winnie the Pooh Cake Donut Decorating Directions
Make sure that your wire rack is on top of a larger cookie sheet so that when you pour the yellow glaze onto the doughnuts, the glaze will not drip onto the counter.
A super important step here!
Grab a cooled doughnut and cut a slit into the side of the doughnut for pooh’s ears.
Lightly push in a candy melt into the slit.
Repeat step with the other side of the doughnut and remaining doughnuts.
Place the doughnuts onto the wire rack and pour the yellow glaze onto the doughnuts.
Allow yellow glaze to dry for an hour before adding the red glaze
Once the yellow glaze has slightly hardened, take a large knife, spatula or anything that is flat and carefully place in the middle of the doughnut.
Do not touch the doughnut because this is going to act as a shield for when you pour the red glaze on
Carefully pour the red glaze onto the lower half of Pooh’s doughnut
Using the black icing, pipe on his face details.
Allow to dry for an hour before enjoying!