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Best Easter baking recipes

Our best ever Easter bakes are all super easy to make and super delicious to eat! Perfect for a spot of Easter weekend baking. Try Creme Egg brownies, hot cross buns, or our special Easter spiced donuts...

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Roast lamb, chocolate and lots of delicious baking: three vital ingredients for any Easter celebration. We’ve got all your springtime baking needs right here, from a beautiful frosted white chocolate Easter cake to Creme Egg brownies, sticky hot cross buns, homemade donuts filled with special Easter spice, and some more traditional cake ideas if you’re entertaining people with simpler tastes… who could say no to our carrot cake, after all?

Remember, we’ve also got a whole section totally devoted to Easter recipes right here if you need inspiration for Easter Sunday roasts, or what to serve at a Good Friday dinner party. Happy Easter!


 Hot cross buns

One a penny two a penny Hot Cross Buns! Try our foolproof recipe this Easter, made juicy with golden sultanas, fragrant with nutmeg, and sticky with marmalade.

Hot cross buns


Easiest ever chocolate fudge cake 

This chocolate fudge cake recipe is super easy and quick to make so it is perfect for when you need to bake a last minute simple yet decadent cake for a special occasion. You don’t need to use a chocolate with a high % for this, just standard dark chocolate is fine.

chocolate fudge cake

Baked Easter spiced donuts

If you haven’t made these donuts yet, you haven’t lived. Bit of an exaggeration, but seriously: our ginger and Speculoos-spiked donuts are i.n.c.r.e.d.i.b.l.e! You can check out all our donut recipes right here

Baked Easter spiced donuts


Creme Egg brownie cake

Chocolate cake + Cadbury’s Creme Eggs = HEAVEN. Whip up our chocolate traybake for a special Easter treat, or make it any time of the year (we certainly do)! And remember, we have many, many more brownie recipes to try right here

Creme egg brownie cake


Brooklyn blackout cake

Edd Kimber has put his own twist on this American classic by flavouring the custard filling with white chocolate and cardamom and, to keep the original’s chocolate flavour intact and the look of the cake the same, decorating the outside with a silky-smooth chocolate frosting. Find more of our best chocolate cake recipes here.

Brooklyn Black Out cake recipe

Scotch Cadbury creme eggs

Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce… The Scotch Creme Egg! We’re talking Cadbury Creme Egg, coated in chocolate brownie crumbs and sprinkles. And yes, it is as delicious as it looks. Take a look at our best ever indulgent desserts collection for more ideas.

Scotch creme eggs

Nutella pancakes with boozy hot chocolate sauce

These light and fluffy Nutella pancakes are simply delicious and come drizzled in a smooth and creamy hot chocolate sauce. Adding booze to the sauce is optional but highly recommended for an extra treat! Includes a nifty how-to video. Click here for more of our best ever pancake recipes.

nutella pancakes

Chocolate and salted pistachio babka buns

Edd Kimber has crossed the flavours of a babka with the look of Swedish cinnamon buns to create these chocolate and salted pistachio babka buns. You can make these with regular pistachios, but if you want to push them a little further it’s worth tracking down vibrant green blanched slivered pistachios from Middle-Eastern grocers.

Babka Buns

Raspberry and pistachio linzer tart

This delicious raspberry and pistachio linzer tart takes a while to make, but it’s well worth the effort. It looks fantastic and is the perfect jammy treat to go alongside a cup of tea come Easter Monday morning, along with our other traybake recipes

Raspberry and pistachio linzer tart


Tahini bundt

This recipe from Edd Kimber combines chocolate, tahini and sesame brittle for a really indulgent cake. If you’re not sure how this will taste, think peanut butter and chocolate but with more depth.

Choc and Tahini Bundt

Drunken monkey bread

Sweet enriched bread dough doused in a sticky bourbon sauce – what’s not to love? Serve it warm so it pulls into individual pieces easily. We know it’s not an ‘official’ Easter-time recipe, but it’s just the kind of thing we’d want to eat at this time of year!

Drunken monkey bread


Chocolate marble cake
 with mocha glaze

This chocolate marble cake with mocha glaze looks really impressive and tastes just as good – bake it and put on the table for Easter, or try one of our chocolate cake recipes

Chocolate marble cake
 with mocha glaze


Banana and almond butter muffins

These delicious banana and almond butter muffins make a healthy breakfast for Easter weekend. Replacing normal butter with almond butter really cuts down the calorie count as well as adding flavour.

Banana and almond butter muffins


Pistachio swirl biscuits

Easy pinwheel biscuits: made with cocoa and pistachio, these nutty treats are quick to bake. Make plenty they won’t last for long when the family spots them. We plan to serve them on Good Friday, to get everyone in the chocolatey Easter mood!

Pistachio swirl biscuits


Sunken Nutella cake with Baileys cream

This indulgent sunken Nutella cake with Baileys cream is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, especially if it’s dessert on Easter Sunday. We’re pretty sure it will follow your main of roast lamb quite well! Got some Baileys left over? Use it up in one of our Baileys recipes right here

Sunken Nutella cake with Baileys cream


Cherry blondie tart

Readymade pastry makes this easy, but it’s still special enough to serve to friends and family. Cherries and white chocolate (because Easter is all about white chocolate, too) are a surprisingly good combo.

Cherry blondie tart


Muscovado carrot cake

We know you love this classic olive magazine recipe – it’s been one of our most popular recipes for years! Everyone loves the spiced flavour of carrot cake. We’ve added muscovado sugar for a richer flavour, golden sultanas and pecans for texture and a shot of syrup to sweeten the frosting. If you’ve got people round at Easter time who prefer traditional bakes, we’d definitely suggest this beauty.

Muscovado carrot cake


Custard cream blondies

Ever thought of adding custard creams to your blondie mixture? It’s genius! If you don’t like milk chocolate brownies, this is a great alternative for a bit of Easter indulgence.

Custard cream blondies


Double chocolate almond biscotti

These double chocolate almond biscotti make great edible gifts at Easter time. Or be wonderfully selfish and make them as a little treat to have with your morning coffee.

Double chocolate almond biscotti


Coffee cake with pecan brittle

Classic coffee cake is one of our all-time favourite afternoon treats. In this recipe, we’ve given it a modern twist to include deliciously crunchy pecan brittle. Another classic cake to try over the Easter holidays, if you’ve got fans of traditional baking visiting. We have plenty more coffee baking recipes here.

coffee cake with pecan brittle


Hot-cross-bun amaretto sour

Hot Cross Bun Cocktail

The drinks industry is shifting its focus to reducing waste and increasing sustainability, and that’s the inspiration behind this recipe. Use hot-cross buns that may be a little past their best to make this easy Easter-spiced twist on amaretto sour.

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Make this quirky cocktail to drink with your Easter bakes. We have plenty more cocktail recipes here.