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.

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
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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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19 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
25 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Duck eggs make this sponge extra light and fluffy - cover in a rich buttercream for a showstopping Easter bake or stunning birthday cake

1 hr and 35 mins
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Try an alternative take on hot cross buns for Easter. These are made with a chocolate-enriched dough, and are studded with milk and white choc chunks

1 hr
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8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

A zesty twist on an Easter favourite, serve with creamy lemon curd and watch these tasty hot cross buns disappear

1 hr and 15 mins
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10 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

More child-friendly than a simnel cake, this Easter extravagance is made with chocolate and truffles instead of marzipan

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

22 mins
Easy
102 ratings 3.6 out of 5 star rating

A slice of this madeira-style cake is wonderful with a morning cup of tea or coffee

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
255 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Take indulgent, fudgy chocolate brownies to the next level with a layer of salted caramel running through the centre of each bite.

50 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Children will love to make these yummy double chocolate chip cakes topped with rice paper flowers - perfect for a kids Easter baking project

25 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This rich, dark sponge is filled and coated with a thick chocolate custard, then finished with crumbled cake - best eaten chilled

1 hr and 10 mins
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan

1 hr and 15 mins
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11 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Layer up two types of chocolate ganache on a biscuit base to make a stunning marbled tart - perfect as a dinner party dessert

50 mins
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6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Flecked with dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and plump raisins, these buns make an extra-special Easter treat

1 hr and 5 mins
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31 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

This American, pull-apart sweet treat is sticky, spiced and stuffed with pecans - an indulgent breakfast, brunch or dessert to share

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
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A sticky and delicious sponge with decorative candied carrot topping - enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or tea

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
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The flavour of everyone's favourite boiled sweet in a delicious dessert. Forced rhubarb adds a pop of colour and sweetness to this tart. Check out our

1 hr and 40 mins
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12 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Inspired by the classic Bakewell tart, the raspberry jam and almond flavours of this sandwich sponge complement the stunning pink graduated frosting

2 hrs and 45 mins
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3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

This teatime treat is a cross between a fruity spring-like Simnel cake and a Bakewell tart - great with a cuppa

1 hr and 50 mins
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22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Give this celebration sponge a showstopping finish by piping spikes of ganache on top and filling with salted caramel butter icing

2 hrs
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12 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Puréed fruit imparts much of the colouring in this rosy hued cake, that combines raspberries, cocoa and a good helping of cream cheese frosting

55 mins
Easy
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This delicate tonka bean and orange-infused panna cotta pairs beautifully with vibrant pink forced rhubarb - the perfect dessert if you want to impress

45 mins
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