Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake served on a cake stand

Easter cake recipes

43 Recipes

Bake a special teatime treat over the Easter holidays to share with family and friends. We've got traditional Simnel cakes, chocolate nests, cupcakes and more.

Triple chocolate & peanut butter layer cake

5

(3 ratings)

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 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Lemon sponge cake

5

(2 ratings)

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 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter nest cake

3.962965

(27 ratings)

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 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot patch cake

4.846155

(13 ratings)

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 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon drizzle simnel slices

4

(10 ratings)

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 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter brownie bites

5

(6 ratings)

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

Sticky banoffee loaf with toffee sauce

3.666665

(6 ratings)

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 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simnel cake

5

(6 ratings)

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 hours and 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Sticky chocolate cake

4.375

(8 ratings)

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 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Mini Egg cake

5

(3 ratings)

A great bake to make with kids, this all-in-one orange flavoured Mini Egg bundt is the perfect dessert for an Easter celebration with friends and family
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Bunny cupcakes

5

(1 rating)

These cute bunny cupcakes are a great Easter activity for kids, and they're ideal for party platters. These super sponges will be snapped up...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate Easter egg cheesecake

4.25

(4 ratings)

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 hour
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Simnel loaf cake

5

(2 ratings)

Celebrate Easter with our stunning simnel loaf cake. Hidden marzipan along with a toasted marzipan and cherry decoration makes this a showstopper dessert
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easter egg brownies

4.04348

(23 ratings)

Loaded with chocolate eggs and chicks, this is the ultimate Easter centrepiece - an 'eggstra' special treat for afternoon tea or dessert...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

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

Simnel Battenberg cake

4

(2 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

Flowerpot chocolate chip muffins

4.666665

(3 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

Duck egg sponge cake

4.76923

(13 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

Brooklyn blackout cake

4.785715

(14 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

Morello cherry & almond traybake

4.666665

(3 ratings)

This fruity cake uses ground rice and almond extract for a cheaper bake - perfect for a cake sale or as a teatime treat
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Hazelnut latte cake

3.882355

(17 ratings)

Give coffee cake the ultimate upgrade - layer with chocolate hazelnut frosting, add a creamy topping and sprinkle with crushed nuts
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

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