Easter Rocky Road Recipe

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...

Looking for the best easter cakes? Try our Easter baking recipes for easy Easter desserts. 

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We’ve got all your springtime baking needs right here, from Easter cake ideas to Easter biscuits and more Easter treats such as super fun rocky roads, Creme Egg brownies and homemade donuts filled with special Easter spice. We also, of course, have a foolproof hot cross buns recipe to treat your friends and family to.

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!


Carrot cake cheesecake

Love carrot cake? Love cheesecake? We’ve combined these well-loved classic puds so you never have to choose. Packed with plenty of spice, zest of an orange and crunchy pecans, this recipe is sure to impress your friends and family at Easter.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Recipe

Butterscotch and pretzel millionaire shortbread

These indulgent squares of millionaire shortbread will go down a treat at Easter. The butterscotch gives this classic childhood favourite a real grown up taste and we’ve drizzled extra chocolate on top.

Millionaire Shortbread Recipe with Butterscotch and Pretzels

Coconut and pink grapefruit slices

Check out our pretty coconut slices with tangy pink grapefruit. These sweet squares are easy to make and go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa. An easy alternative Easter bake.

Coconut Slice Recipe with Pink Grapefruit

Jammy simnel flapjacks with scorched marzipan

Need an easy flapjack recipe? Check out these super simple gooey simnel flapjacks. Packed with cherries, mixed spice and almonds these easy bars make an ideal Easter treat to feed the family.

Gooey Flapjack Recipe with Marzipan

Carrot, pistachio and toasted marshmallow cake

Want an easy carrot cake recipe for Easter? Try our gluten-free carrot cake with pistachios and almonds for a showstopping Easter bake.

Carrot and Pistachio Cake with Marshmallow Icing

Candied bacon banana bread

Make our easy candied bacon banana bread recipe for an indulgent Easter treat. The combination of crisp, salty bacon with dense banana bread is a winner. Try it toasted with butter and a drizzle of maple syrup for an Easter Sunday breakfast.

Banana Bread Recipe with Candied Bacon

Creme Egg brownie Easter cake

The best Easter cake to make for your favourite chocolate lovers. 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


Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Check out our indulgent Jamaican ginger and caramel cake for a show-stopping Easter cake idea. This layer cake makes for the perfect celebration cake, what’s more, it’s gluten free too. More birthday cake and celebration cake ideas here…

Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Hot cross kanelbullar

This recipe mashes up a classic Scandi cinnamon bun with spicy hot cross bun flavours – perfect for impressing guests over Easter bank holiday.

Kanelbullar Recipe (Swedish Cinnamon Rolls)

Chocolate Easter cake

Looking for great Easter cakes ideas? Check out this quick and easy basic chocolate sponge cake that you can top with your favourite Easter treats. Why not try adding mini eggs, Creme Eggs and your favourite chocolates for ultra indulgence? This moist chocolate cake is a super simple, all-in-one cake for all those chocolate lovers out there.

Easy Sponge Cake Recipe for a Basic Chocolate Sponge Cake

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.

Easy Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Easter rocky road

Check out this super simple, super fun and super moreish rocky road packed with Easter treats. Perfect for an easy Easter baking project with the whole family.

Easter Rocky Road Recipe


Baked Easter spiced donuts

The best Easter treats! 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 our favourite donut recipes right here…

Baked Donut Recipe (Plus: How-To Video)

Stem ginger cookie sandwiches with caramelised white chocolate ganache

Make these easy Easter biscuits for a touch of white chocolate for a change. Check out these soft, chewy ginger cookies with creamy white chocolate ganache. These cookies make a great sweet treat to go with your afternoon tea.

inger Sandwich Cookies Recipe with Caramelised White Chocolate

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.

Easy Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Jammie Dodgers blondies

Check out these super easy super fun blondies using a children’s classic biscuit, Jammie Dodgers. These fudgy moreish white chocolate blondies are a great alternative to a traditional chocolate brownie, and will go perfectly with your afternoon cuppa.

White Chocolate Blondie Recipe with Jammie Dodgers


Tahini, cardamom and date cinnamon rolls

Check out these easy cinnamon rolls. Tahini, cardamom and dates give these rolls a lovely creamy twist. Bake for a weekend breakfast or for a great mid-morning snack.

Vegan Cinnamon Rolls Recipe With Tahini, Cardamom and Dates

Parsnip and maple syrup cake

Change up your carrot cake and make this easy parsnip cake. Darina Allen’s impressive cake recipe is super moist, delicious and easy to make. Make extra crisps to nibble with drinks.

Parsnip Cake Recipe with Maple Syrup


Vegan banana bread

Check out our moist vegan banana bread. This recipe is super moreish and easy to make, it goes perfectly with your morning tea.

Easy Vegan Banana Bread Recipe

Chocolate and peanut butter snack cakes

Impress your friends and family with these fun and quirky chocolate snack cakes with peanut butter. These individual mini cakes may take a bit of time to make, but they’re well worth the wait. Plus, keep them in an airtight container and they’ll last for up to 3 days.

Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe with Peanut Butter


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.

Chocolate Blackout Cake

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.

Creme Egg Scotch Egg Recipe (Plus: How-To Video)

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 With Hot Chocolate Sauce (Plus How To Video)

Peanut butter fudge brownies

A foolproof traditional brownie recipe topped with indulgent peanut butter fudge. These easy decadent brownies are the ideal dinner party treat to serve with coffee, or an indulgent afternoon snack.

Peanut butter brownies

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.

Chocolate Babka Buns Recipe with Pistachio

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 here…

Raspberry and pistachio linzer tart


Chocolate, tahini and honey celebration cake 

Check out this vegetarian chocolate celebration cake with tahini and honey. This indulgent layer cake is a real crowd pleaser and looks impressive too.

Chocolate Celebration Cake Recipe with Tahini and Honey

Lime, mint and milk chocolate cake

Check out this stunning loaf cake with fresh mint and zesty lime from baker, Edd Kimber. This seriously moreish recipe makes for a show-off sweet treat to serve your friends and family.

See more of our loaf recipes here…

Mint Chocolate Cake with Lime

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.

Chocolate Bundt Cake Recipe with Tahini

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!

Monkey Bread Recipe with Bourbon

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 Muffins Recipe with Almond Butter

Pistachio swirl Easter biscuits

Looking for an easy Easter biscuits idea? Make our 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 Pinwheel Cookie Swirl Recipe

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.

Nutella Cake Recipe with Baileys Cream Recipe

Pear and ginger upside-down cake

Try our pear and ginger upside-down cake; it’s moist, light and delicately sweet. Impress your friends and family this weekend with our easy-to-make cake.

Pear and ginger upside-down cake

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 Recipe

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.

Carrot Cake Recipe with Muscovado Sugar

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.

Check our more of our biscuit recipes here, too…

Almond Biscotti Recipe With Double Chocolate

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 Recipe with Pecan Brittle

Chocolate and passion fruit Easter cake

Check out this stunning chocolate cake with a creamy passion fruit curd. This moist and indulgent creation is a real showstopper and will make for an epic celebration dessert. Just look at that shine!

Chocolate Passion Fruit Cake Recipe

Hot-cross-bun amaretto sour

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.

Hot-Cross Amaretto Sour