Carrot loaf cake with white frosting and carrot icing pattern

Easter baking recipes

65 Recipes

Get baking for the Easter weekend. We've got traditional simnel cakes, hot cross buns, chocolate nests, Easter biscuits and plenty more tempting treats.

Carrot patch cake

4.5

(24 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

Easter biscuits

4.5

(6 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

Easter simnel cake

4.9

(10 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

Lemon curd & orange cake

4.142855

(7 ratings)

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

4.083335

(12 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

Carrot cake monkey bread

4.25

(4 ratings)

Put a twist on the classic American monkey bread with Easter flavours. It’s made to be pulled apart and eaten with your hands – like a monkey would!...
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Hot cross buns

4.515955

(188 ratings)

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

Rhubarb & custard blondies

4.31579

(19 ratings)

Add custard powder to blondie mix for an extra fudgy texture. Pair with rhubarb for a classic flavour combination, or try swirling in some jam or compote
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter egg cookies

4

(21 ratings)

Create the perfect cookie with a soft, chewy centre and crisp outer edge. Mini eggs, white and dark chocolate chunks make them an indulgent Easter treat
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter brownie bites

4.875

(8 ratings)

Tucked inside these scrumptious brownie bites are mini eggs - they're a perfectly sized sweet treat that's fun to make with the kids in the Easter holidays...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy Easter biscuits

4.75

(4 ratings)

Celebrate Easter and the start of spring with these easy currant biscuits flavoured with lemon and nutmeg. They're perfect served with a cuppa...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon drizzle simnel slices

4.09091

(11 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

Sticky banoffee loaf with toffee sauce

3.75

(8 ratings)

Bake a mash-up of sticky toffee pudding and banana loaf. Leftover cake will keep for a few days and is great with a cuppa – and the sauce is delicious with ice cream...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate chip traybake

4.214285

(14 ratings)

Bake these chocolate chip squares for the family. Easy to make, this traybake is ideal for cooking (and eating!) with kids
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter nest cake

4.03125

(32 ratings)

Bake a showstopping cake for Easter. This one is so easy and the kids can decorate it by filling the pretzel nest with their favourite chocolate eggs
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon sponge cake

4.3

(20 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

Simnel loaf cake

5

(4 ratings)

Celebrate Easter with our stunning simnel loaf cake. Hidden marzipan along with a toasted marzipan and cherry decoration makes this a showstopper dessert
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simnel cake

5

(1 rating)

Celebrate Easter with a springtime seasonal bake. This classic simnel cake is packed with dried fruit and spices and topped with marzipan
  • 3 hours
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Hot cross cinnamon buns

4.8

(5 ratings)

Combine a hot cross bun with a cinnamon swirl to make these moreish hot cross cinnamon buns. Perfect for Easter, they're topped with a cream cheese icing...
  • 50 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate egg baked tart

4.588235

(17 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

White rabbit biscuits

5

(1 rating)

These adorable bunny biscuits will hop off the plate faster than you can bake them. They make a great Easter activity for kids or an extra special gift
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb buckle

4.235295

(17 ratings)

This vanilla and rhubarb buckle, a brighter cousin to the traditional American-style teatime cake, is perfect for the cold months when forced rhubarb shines
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Vegan hot cross buns

5

(5 ratings)

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

Sticky chocolate cake

4.3125

(16 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

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