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.

7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A crispy treat specially for Easter that kids will love to make during the school holidays

40 mins
Easy
22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Bored of buns? Try these cute cookies instead - sure to become a family favourite

30 mins
Easy
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4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

What's better than a chocolate cheesecake? A double chocolate Easter egg cheesecake with a crunchy bourbon biscuit base and topped with creme eggs

1 hr
More effort
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

These little Simnel cakes are really almondy, with pieces of marzipan in the mix - and they look gorgeous

45 mins
Easy
56 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of the long Easter weekend and fill the house with the smell of spiced buns baking

2 hrs and 20 mins
More effort
82 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

You've got all bases covered with white, milk and dark chocolate in these American-style cookies, best enjoyed warm with a cold glass of milk

25 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A quick Easter tart perfect for friends and family

35 mins
Easy
54 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A delight at any time, but especially when strewn with chocolate eggs for Easter

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
64 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

A chocolatey tea-time treat that kids will love to help out with

30 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try saying no to these little sponges with frosting and clever bird decoration made with chocolate eggs

1 hr
Easy
14 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Everyone loves a Danish pastry, especially when it’s chocolaty and big enough to share

1 hr and 25 mins
A challenge
42 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A new twist on a traditional recipe and perfect for getting the kids involved in the festivities

55 mins
Easy
4 ratings 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Toast a slice of this celebration bread and top with butter to give hot cross buns a serious run for their money

1 hr and 15 mins
More effort
12 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

This light, easy-to-make brioche will keep for two days, and is delicious with apricot jam.

2 hrs and 40 mins
Easy
4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

The whole family will love this fruity, spiced Easter bake - get the kids in the kitchen to help mixing, kneading and glazing

1 hr and 7 mins
Easy
4 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Don't choose between hot cross buns, Simnel cake and Chelsea buns - this ingenious Easter bake brings together all three

2 hrs
More effort
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A true chocolate showstopper for any Easter table. This gorgeous centrepiece has a flourless chocolate sponge base topped with rich chocolate mousse and a spun sugar nest

1 hr and 50 mins
A challenge
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