Carrot loaf cake with white frosting and carrot icing pattern

Easter baking recipes

60 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

4.90909

(11 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

4.25

(4 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

Simnel cake

5

(2 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

Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

5

(1 rating)

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

Hot cross buns

4.560285

(141 ratings)

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

Easter egg cookies

4.75

(4 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

5

(4 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

0

(0 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

(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

Sticky banoffee loaf with toffee sauce

3.666665

(6 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

Easter nest cake

4.076925

(26 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

0

(0 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

0

(0 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

Hot cross cinnamon buns

4.666665

(3 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

4.533335

(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

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

4.142855

(14 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

0

(0 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

4.285715

(7 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

Duck egg sponge cake

4.727275

(11 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

Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

4

(7 ratings)

A zesty twist on an Easter favourite, serve with creamy lemon curd and watch these tasty hot cross buns disappear
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Easter chocolate truffle cake

4.125

(8 ratings)

More child-friendly than a simnel cake, this Easter extravagance is made with chocolate and truffles instead of marzipan
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Vanilla chick biscuit pops

5

(1 rating)

Kids will love to help bake these cute cookie pops this Easter, topped with buttercream, desiccated coconut and chocolate chips
  • 22 mins
  • Easy

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