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Easter baking recipes

65 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.

Duck egg sponge cake

4.545455

(22 ratings)

Duck eggs make this sponge extra light and fluffy - cover in a rich buttercream for a showstopping Easter bake or stunning birthday cake
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • More effort

Lemon & marzipan hot cross buns

4.125

(8 ratings)

A zesty twist on an Easter favourite, serve with creamy lemon curd and watch these tasty hot cross buns disappear
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Easter chocolate truffle cake

4.125

(8 ratings)

More child-friendly than a simnel cake, this Easter extravagance is made with chocolate and truffles instead of marzipan
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Vanilla chick biscuit pops

5

(1 rating)

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

Salted caramel brownies

4.67757

(214 ratings)

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

Flowerpot chocolate chip muffins

4.75

(4 ratings)

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

Brooklyn blackout cake

4.82353

(17 ratings)

This rich, dark sponge is filled and coated with a thick chocolate custard, then finished with crumbled cake - best eaten chilled
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Simnel battenberg cake

4.333335

(3 ratings)

This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate & spice hot cross buns

4.666665

(6 ratings)

Flecked with dark chocolate, cinnamon, orange zest and plump raisins, these buns make an extra-special Easter treat
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • More effort

Monkey bread

4.958335

(24 ratings)

This American, pull-apart sweet treat is sticky, spiced and stuffed with pecans - an indulgent breakfast, brunch or dessert to share
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate checkerboard hot cross buns

4.666665

(3 ratings)

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 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Bunny carrot cake

5

(1 rating)

A sticky and delicious sponge with decorative candied carrot topping - enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or tea
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb & custard tart

5

(2 ratings)

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 rhubarb guide for more handy rhubarb facts...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Edd Kimber’s Bakewell ombre cake

4.4

(10 ratings)

Inspired by the classic Bakewell tart, the raspberry jam and almond flavours of this sandwich sponge complement the stunning pink graduated frosting
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • A challenge

Simnel cherry tart

4

(3 ratings)

This teatime treat is a cross between a fruity spring-like Simnel cake and a Bakewell tart - great with a cuppa
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • More effort

Raspberry red velvet cake

4.22222

(9 ratings)

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

Fruity simnel squares

4.31579

(19 ratings)

This easy twist on the classic fruit sponge makes plenty of squares - all decorated with marzipan eggs
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Hot cross bread & lemon pudding

4.391305

(23 ratings)

Use up your leftover fruit buns in this sumptuous spin on traditional bread and butter pudding - a great spring bake
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Easy Easter nests

4.59091

(22 ratings)

These easy chocolate nests are the perfect Easter treat. They're simple enough for kids to get involved and they need just three ingredients...
  • 33 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate Krispie chick

4.42857

(7 ratings)

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

Hot cross cookies

4.666665

(21 ratings)

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

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