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.

Chocca mocca caramel cake


(53 ratings)

A delight at any time, but especially when strewn with chocolate eggs for Easter
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate Easter Danish


(13 ratings)

Everyone loves a Danish pastry, especially when it’s chocolaty and big enough to share
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Simnel muffins


(42 ratings)

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

Simnel spiced breakfast loaf


(3 ratings)

Toast a slice of this celebration bread and top with butter to give hot cross buns a serious run for their money
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Easy Easter brioche


(9 ratings)

This light, easy-to-make brioche will keep for two days, and is delicious with apricot jam.
  • 2 hours and 40 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & orange hot cross buns


(3 ratings)

The whole family will love this fruity, spiced Easter bake - get the kids in the kitchen to help mixing, kneading and glazing
  • 1 hour and 7 mins
  • Easy

Simnel share ’n’ tear buns


(3 ratings)

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

Easter chocolate mousse cake


(1 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 hour and 50 mins
  • A challenge


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