Easter brings so many delicious flavours to the table; aromatic spices, rich chocolate, nutty marzipan and spring fruit and veg. Indulge in a slice of one of our favourite Easter cakes for a taste of the season. Keep it classic with a traditional simnel cake or make a modern showstopper with the likes of our Easter chocolate mousse cake.
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1. Easter simnel cake
Celebrate Easter with a true classic bake. Our simnel cake is packed with dried fruit, spices and mixed peel for a mouthful of delectable flavours. It’s topped with 11 marzipan balls to represent the Apostles. If you’re feeling daring, gently blowtorch the top of the cake to turn the marzipan a light golden brown. You can also put it under a hot grill to get the same effect.
For more simnel cake recipes, check out our collection. We’ve got muffins, sharing buns and even a simnel-inspired cocktail to toast the season.
2. Mini egg cake
Our delicate orange drizzle bundt with cream cheese icing is a true showstopper. Topped with everyone’s favourite Easter treats, this mini egg cake is beautifully moist and eye-catching. Show off your artistic flair with colour co-ordinated eggs or an original design.
Discover our top 5 ways with mini eggs for more egg-cellent inspiration for chocolatey treats.
3. Bunny carrot cake
Our bunny carrot cake is the perfect pairing for your afternoon cup of tea. This sticky sponge with candied carrot topping is easy to make but looks really impressive. Enjoy a slice warm from the oven with a dollop of crème fraîche to balance out the sweetness.
Dip into more of our fabulous carrot cake recipes, including vegan versions and marvellous muffins.
4. Frosted white chocolate Easter cake
This madeira-style cake takes just ten minutes to prep and is great for the season. One slice of our frosted white chocolate Easter cake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. It develops a deliciously dark golden crust as it bakes. Be sure to use full-fat soft cheese for an extra creamy icing.
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5. Bunny cupcakes
We’ve never seen a cuter cake! Whip up a batch of these easy bunny cupcakes with the kids – they’re super simple to make. The natural yogurt keeps the sponges mouthwateringly soft and the lemon zest adds a tasty citrus flavour. They’ll be snapped up in no time.
Need some more child-friendly recipes? Try our healthy Easter bunny pancakes or these pretty and pastel white rabbit biscuits.
6. Lemon drizzle simnel slices
Try a top traybake this Easter in the form of our lemon drizzle simnel slices. Combine two of our favourite classic desserts in one fruity affair. This marvellous mash-up is something a little different for your Easter table.
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7. Easter chocolate mousse cake
If you’re up for a challenge, whip up our decadent Easter chocolate mousse cake, complete with a delicate spun sugar nest. This rich, flourless sponge has a super smooth texture and the mousse is air-light. Go all out with the decorations, try your hand at white chocolate feathers, a decorative egg and a chocolate collar.
Use up any extra chocolate or leftover eggs with our Easter chocolate recipes, from brilliant barks to brownie bites.
8. Chocolate fudge Easter cakes
Nestle some eggs onto our easy chocolate fudge Easter cakes for satisfying tea time snacks. Spread on a spoonful of our milk chocolate frosting and decorate with your favourite seasonal sweets. Kids will love to get involved in making these brill bakes.
Take your pick from our best ever Easter cupcake recipes and try our fun and creative designs. Try these simnel-inspired cherry & almond Easter cupcakes or our spiced hot cross bun cupcakes.
9. Easter nest coconut & white chocolate cupcakes
These lovely little sponges are hard to say no to. Our Easter nest coconut & white chocolate cupcakes with clever baby bird decorations are perfect for a special occasion. Roll the icing in the lightly toasted coconut for a subtle nutty flavour and a little bit of texture.
Looking for more dazzling Easter egg cakes? Make more chocolatey nest toppings and make the most of delicious decorations in our ultimate collection.
10. Easter chocolate truffle cake
Our Easter chocolate truffle cake takes extravagant bakes to the next level. Top with our super simple digestive biscuit truffles and a swirl of chocolate icing. This cake has it all; a lovely light sponge coupled with a rich ganache and jammy filling. Very moreish.
Try even more chocolate truffle recipes for homemade gifts or an after-dinner bite.
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