Carrot loaf cake with white frosting and carrot icing pattern

Easter baking 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.

24 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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11 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
9 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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
13 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star 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 hr and 45 mins
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Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
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Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
186 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

50 mins
More effort
26 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
21 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
31 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Easter with our stunning simnel loaf cake. Hidden marzipan along with a toasted marzipan and cherry decoration makes this a showstopper dessert

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Easter with a springtime seasonal bake. This classic simnel cake is packed with dried fruit and spices and topped with marzipan

3 hrs
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Vegetarian
5 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
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Vegetarian
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star 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 hr and 55 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 50 mins
Easy
5 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star 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
Vegan
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