The best Easter baking recipes

Easter is the perfect time of year for baking projects. Find our seasonal recipes for cakes, cookies, breads, brownies and other crowd-pleasing treats.

Our best ever Easter baking recipes

Delicious desserts and seriously chocolatey treats are our forte. So needless to say when Easter rolls around, we make the most of an abundance of chocolate in our baking. Whether you're entertaining for friends or just have the weekend baking bug, we've got showstopping cakes and cookies that will really hit the spot.

Classic cakes

Chocolate Easter tart
Every special occasion calls for a showstopping dessert. If you're looking for an elegant, stunning pud for a family gathering, look no further. Our Easter chocolate tart is studded with golden Galaxy eggs – who could say no to a slice of that?

If you want a traditional sponge with a light, creamy frosting and delicate white chocolate flavour, our frosted Easter cake is a sure-fire winner. For an extra dose of extravagance, this Easter chocolate truffle cake features simnel spices and a homemade truffle topping – a great option to please tricky eaters of all tastes.  

Brownies and blondies

Easter blondies
A traybake is a great simple bake for all occasions and our easy malted milk blondies have it all: a little crunch, squidgy sponge and a drizzle of smooth white chocolate. For the extra-loaded Easter dessert of your dreams, these Easter egg brownies make a centrepiece and a half. Pile on the chicks, slice and enjoy.

Hot cross bakes

Hot cross buns
The traditional hot cross bun can't be beaten. Learn from the dough master himself and follow Paul Hollywood's classic recipe for perfectly decorated fruit buns. We're no stranger to clever twists on classics, so why not try one of our alternative recipes? Read up on the most inventive things to do with hot cross buns in our guide. 

Simnel spice

Simnel muffins
Use nutmeg, mixed spice and mini eggs to make a batch of our simnel muffins. The orange drizzle and marzipan middles make them the perfect Easter treat. Keep it simple with our simnel loaf cake, a clever take on the traditional recipe. Or, try combining Chelsea buns, simnel cake and hot cross buns with this genius share 'n' tear bun centrepiece. 

Biscuits and cookies

Bunny biscuits
Who doesn't love an adorable cookie with their afternoon cuppa? These bunny biscuits tick all our biscuit boxes. They're a great baking activity for kids to get involved in and make a lovely alternative Easter gift. Or, make a batch of our hot cross cookies and watch them disappear as soon as they're cool. 

Creamy cheesecakes

Easter cheesecake
Everyone loves a cheesecake. A double chocolate cheesecake topped with creme eggs? Even better. This luxurious baked sensation has a bourbon biscuit base, smooth milk chocolate filling and plenty of Easter cheer. Maybe you want a mix of traditional flavours and modern bakes? These hot cross bun cheesecakes should fit the bill.

Expand your Easter baking repertoire with our collection of seasonal bakes, then pair with a classic Easter roast and a simnel sour or two by exploring our classic Easter recipe collection

What's your favourite showstopping Easter bake? Let us know in the comments below...

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