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Easter baking recipes

76 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.

Want even more inspiration? Try our favourite Easter cupcake recipes and our top 10 Easter cake recipes to celebrate the season. Use up your chocolate with our clever leftover Easter egg recipes and make delicious treats in the process.

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  • Loaf cake with cream cheese frosting and carrots on plate with knife

    Carrot patch cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.32 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

  • Chocolate Easter traybake with mini eggs on top

    Easter traybake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.8 ratings

    Make this easy Easter-themed traybake with the kids. It features a chocolate sponge covered in fudge icing then decorated with Easter sweets and treats

  • Egg-shaped biscuits decorated with icing and jammy centres

    Easter biscuits

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.9 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

  • Easter simnel cake served on a cake stand

    Easter simnel cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.52 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

  • Two cheesecake-filled Easter egg halves

    Cheesecake-filled Easter eggs

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    Treat family and friends to this luscious Easter dessert with crushed biscuits and a creamy cheesecake filling packed into hollow chocolate eggs

  • Lemon curd & orange cake cut into slices

    Lemon curd & orange cake

    A star rating of 3.8 out of 5.28 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

  • Next level carrot cake with the first slice cut away

    Classic carrot cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Perfect a classic with our next level carrot cake recipe. It's been meticulously tested so you can bake the best version of this traditional cake

  • Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.28 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

  • Chocolate & vanilla celebration cake on a cake stand

    Chocolate & vanilla celebration cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

    Round off the Easter weekend with this stunning showstopper cake. The sponges taste even better after a day or two, so it’s a great get-ahead recipe

  • Carrot cake monkey bread served on a cake stand

    Carrot cake monkey bread

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 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!

  • A collection of chocolate spring cupcakes

    Chocolate Easter cupcakes

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Get the kids helping out in the kitchen to decorate these sweet Easter cupcakes. Choose from bunnies, chicks and sheep – they're all equally delicious

  • Marzipan chocolate loaf cake on a plate

    Marzipan chocolate loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.7 ratings

    Combine the nutty marzipan flavour with a rich chocolate cake to make the ultimate Easter treat. This easy recipe is perfect for baking with kids

  • Little carrot cakes served on a cake stand

    Little carrot cakes with orange & honey syrup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.12 ratings

    Bake these gorgeous carrot cupcakes made with a delicious orange and honey icing for an afternoon treat. Edible flowers make a lovely finishing touch

  • Hot cross buns on a baking tray

    Hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.255 ratings

    Follow master baker Paul Hollywood's ultimate step-by-step guide to creating perfectly decorated fruit buns

  • Rhubarb & custard blondies served on a tray

    Rhubarb & custard blondies

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.48 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

  • Easter egg cookies displayed in a circle

    Easter egg cookies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.34 ratings

    Create the perfect cookie with a soft, chewy centre and crisp outer edge. Mini chocolate eggs, white and dark chocolate chunks make them an indulgent Easter treat

  • Easter brownie bites on a wire rack

    Easter brownie bites

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.15 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

  • Easter currant biscuits served on a plate with a teapot

    Easy Easter biscuits

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.8 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

  • Traybake with icing and marzipan cut into slices on baking paper

    Lemon drizzle simnel slices

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.15 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

  • Loaf cake on board sliced with toffee and cream

    Sticky banoffee loaf with toffee sauce

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.10 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

  • Chocolate chip traybake cut into squares

    Chocolate chip traybake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.33 ratings

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

  • Chocolate cake topped with mini eggs and creme eggs

    Easter nest cake

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.40 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

  • Lemon sponge cake on a cake stand

    Lemon sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.40 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

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