Roast lamb with vegetables on a serving platter

Easter recipes

70 Recipes

Find Easter recipes for entertaining and baking over the bank holiday weekend, from roast lamb with all the trimmings to classic bakes, including hot cross buns and simnel cake.

Healthy Easter lamb

3

(2 ratings)

Try a lighter take on roast lamb with this healthy Easter centrepiece. A trimmed leg of lamb is served with vibrant spring vegetables tossed in herbs and lemon
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Next level salmon en croûte

3.333335

(3 ratings)

Take salmon en croûte to chef standard. Succulent salmon, cream cheese and dill are encased in crisp puff pastry with a pickled cucumber side
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

5

(3 ratings)

Make a showstopping cake this Easter. Top chocolate sponge with peanut butter frosting, ganache drip, pretzel bark and chocolate eggs for a divine dessert
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Simnel cake

5

(6 ratings)

Bake this classic Easter simnel cake. Top with 11 balls of marzipan – said to represent 11 of Jesus’s disciples, leaving off Judas – or with spring flowers...
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Greek roast lamb

4.791665

(48 ratings)

If spring is in the air you don't want to be slaving over a hot oven, so make the most of seasonal lamb the easy way with this lazy roast...
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Duck egg sponge cake

4.5

(14 ratings)

Duck eggs make this sponge extra light and fluffy - cover in a rich buttercream for a showstopping Easter bake or stunning birthday cake
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Hot cross buns

4.54483

(145 ratings)

Follow master baker Paul Hollywood's ultimate step-by-step guide to creating perfectly decorated fruit buns...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort

Easter biscuits

4.4

(5 ratings)

Bake our easy Easter biscuits then choose from two options to decorate them – or you can halve the amounts of jam and icing sugar and make both...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot patch cake

4.588235

(17 ratings)

Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Herby spring chicken pot pie

4.545455

(11 ratings)

Minimise your washing-up with this delicious one-pan chicken pie with spinach and herbs and topped with crispy filo pastry. It's ideal for busy weeknights...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle simnel slices

4

(10 ratings)

Lemon drizzle meets almondy simnel cake in this Easter traybake. It's a fruity treat that you can slice and serve with ease when entertaining...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter chocolate bark

5

(2 ratings)

This attractive chocolate treat makes a perfect alternative gift instead of Easter eggs, and it's easy enough for kids to make too
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

One-pan lamb with hasselback potatoes

4.75

(4 ratings)

Enhance the flavour of roast lamb with herbs and garlic, or you could try slices of anchovy, slivers of chilli or nuggets of feta pushed into the slits
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns

4.5

(2 ratings)

Take a classic Easter treat to another level and bake our chocolate hot cross buns. Split the dough to make dark chocolate orange and white chocolate cherry buns
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Lemon sponge cake

4

(4 ratings)

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate egg baked tart

4.533335

(15 ratings)

A slice of showstopping Easter chocolate tart is the perfect way to finish a meal. This simple chocolate egg filled dessert is easier than you think
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Easter egg brownies

4.04348

(23 ratings)

Loaded with chocolate eggs and chicks, this is the ultimate Easter centrepiece - an 'eggstra' special treat for afternoon tea or dessert...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Hot cross bun & butter pudding

4.64

(25 ratings)

Like classic bread and butter pudding? Try this twist that uses hot cross buns instead – a great way to use up any Easter leftovers...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Sticky chocolate cake

4.375

(8 ratings)

Bake this super easy chocolate cake with just a handful of storecupboard ingredients. Use marmalade (or jam if you prefer) to keep it moist and fruity
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Ultimate roast potatoes

4.82237

(152 ratings)

This foolproof recipe will ensure even first timers get crispy skins and fluffy insides. Make sure your potatoes are perfect for Sunday lunch or even Christmas dinner
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Vegan hot cross buns

5

(1 rating)

What says Easter better than hot cross buns? Try this vegan version, using dairy-free spread and almond milk - cinnamon, mixed spice, sultanas and citrus bring all the traditional flavours
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Healthy Easter boiled eggs

0

(0 ratings)

Create fun creatures with simple and healthy boiled eggs for little children this Easter. They’ll love helping you make an edible spring scene and enjoy one of their five a day at the same time...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Saddle of lamb

5

(4 ratings)

A classic Easter favourite, this saddle of lamb is stuffed with crunchy shallots, garlic and pancetta for a depth of flavour guaranteed to please your guests
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

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