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Easter cake 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.

14 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 45 mins
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1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Easter with a springtime seasonal bake. This classic simnel cake is packed with dried fruit and spices and topped with marzipan

3 hrs
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31 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
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24 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
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24 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
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19 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Use up overripe bananas to make this sticky toffee banana loaf. It’s even more indulgent with the toffee sauce and nut brittle

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
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8 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
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6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake these gorgeous carrot cupcakes made with a delicious orange and honey icing for an afternoon treat. Edible flowers make a lovely finishing touch

35 mins
Easy
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11 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa

35 mins
Easy
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13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
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18 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
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3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs
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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
4 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star 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 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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
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4 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Celebrate Easter with our stunning simnel loaf cake. Hidden marzipan along with a toasted marzipan and cherry decoration makes this a showstopper dessert

1 hr and 20 mins
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99 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
31 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Please the whole family with this fun pink marble sandwich cake. It's surprisingly easy to make – ideal for baking with children 

55 mins
Easy
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8 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
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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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
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
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