Looking for the best easter bakes? Try our Easter baking recipes then check out our easy Easter desserts. For dinner inspiration, check out our Easter dinner recipes and vegan Easter recipes. Make sure to use up any leftovers from Easter weekend with our Easter leftovers recipes.


Looking for the best Easter gifts for friends and family this year? We've picked out the best Easter gifts, or treat friends or family to an afternoon tea with an Easter twist.

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. Looking for the best Easter products? Check out our favourite supermarket hot cross buns and best luxury Easter eggs to buy.

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!

Easter baking recipes

Classic 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.

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Easy Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Easter blondies

Gooey, sweet blondies get an Easter update thanks to the addition of chopped mini chocolate eggs.

A tray of blondies cut into squares with a cup of tea and a bowl of mini eggs with a pink background

Chocolate hot cross buns

Chocolate and hot cross buns are the two best things about Easter, so we’ve combined them to make these brioche-style buns, studded with chocolate chips and finished with a salted caramel cross.

An oven tray of chocolate hot cross buns on a wooden board with a green background

Easter simnel cake

Whip up this traditional fruit cake for your bank holiday Easter baking treat.

Easter Simnel Cake Recipe

Creme Egg brownies

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

Cheesy hot cross buns

For a cheesy update on a sweet Easter staple, why not give these cheesy, cayenne-pepper-flecked hot cross buns a go?

A baking tray of hot cross buns topped with melted cheese on a grey linen cloth

Creme egg cupcakes

These super-chocolatey Creme Egg cupcakes, with their yolk-yellow frosting, are sure to go down a treat with friends and family on any occasion.

A cake stand piled with chocolate cupcakes with halved creme eggs on top, with a grey stone background

Easter cheesecake

Celebrate Easter with this super-chocolatey cheesecake, embellished with crushed biscuits and chocolate eggs to take it to the next level.

Easter Cheesecake Recipe with chocolate mini eggs on top

Easter biscuits

Loaded with Malteser’s Mini Bunnies, Galaxy Golden Eggs and M&M’s Eggs, these easy biscuits make a fun Easter baking project for the whole family.

A selection of Easter cookies topped with coloured M&M eggs, Maltesers bunnies and golden eggs

Easter cupcakes

Bake a batch of chocolate cupcakes and top with vanilla buttercream and Cadbury Mini Eggs for an easy Easter treat.

A batch of chocolate cupcakes, topped with buttercream, chocolate shavings and mini eggs

Easter lemon and elderflower almond cake

Serve up a pretty, seasonal bake this Easter with elderflower cordial soaked almond sponges, creamy lemon curd filling and edible flowers to decorate.

Lemon and elderflower layer cake topped with icing and edible flowers

Chocolate Easter cake

This Easter classic has a special ingredient for keeping the sponge really moist. Top with chocolate Matchmakers and mini chocolate eggs to complete the look.

Chocolate layer cake with chocolate icing and chocolate decorations

Jamaican spiced Easter bun

Flavoured with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger and mixed spice and studded with raisins, mixed peel and cherries, this sweet Jamaican bun makes a great alternative to hot cross buns this Easter.

A loaf-stye bun with a dark brown glossy glaze with two slices cut off, on a white board with a blue background

Easter biscuits

Bake a batch of these moreish Easter biscuits for family and friends, flavoured with a touch of cinnamon and mixed spice, studded with currants and finished with a sprinkling of sugar.

Easter biscuits on a white plate with two mugs of tea on a grey stone background

White chocolate Easter cake

Take your Easter baking to the next-level with this showstopping Easter inspired white chocolate cake. We've decorated ours with broken white chocolate eggs and crunchy mini eggs, but you can get creative with your favourite Easter treats.

White Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe

No-knead hot cross buns

Looking for an easy hot cross bun recipe? Try our addictive buns for a hassle-free Easter bake that the whole family can enjoy. Toast and slather in butter to make the most of this traditional Easter treat.

No-Knead Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Brooklyn blackout Easter cake

Easter provides an excuse to eat as much chocolate as possible. Edd Kimber has put his own twist on this American classic by flavouring the custard filling with white chocolate and cardamom. Find more of our best chocolate cake recipes here

Chocolate Blackout Cake

Dirty chai chocolate layer cake for Easter

The best Easter cakes use plenty of chocolate... Inspired by the dirty chai (a masala chai latte with a shot of espresso), this showstopping cake boasts layers of chai ganache and chocolate ombre sponge.

Chocolate Layer Cake Recipe with Chai Ganache

Hot cross bun bread and butter pudding

Got leftover hot cross buns to use up? Make this ramped up version of the British classic pudding, perfect for Easter entertaining.

Hot Cross Bun Bread and Butter Pudding Recipe

Biscoff cake

Flavoured with your favourite biscuit spread and decorated with crumbled biscuits, this triple-layered showstopper is perfect for an Easter afternoon tea.

Biscoff cake with a slice cut out

Carrot cake loaf

Make this carrot cake loaf extra-special with brown butter soft cheese frosting, if you like, or simply leave it off if you’re short on time.

Carrot cake loaf topped with icing

Chocolate biscuit cake

There's no need to turn on the oven with this chocolate biscuit cake. Prepped in just 15 minutes, it’s a winner on so many levels.

Chocolate biscuit cake on a board with a slice cut off

White chocolate and raspberry cake

Impress with a three-tiered cake, piled high with white chocolate icing and tangy raspberries. It's quick to make and assemble – but just as quick to demolish!

Layered sponge cake with white chocolate and raspberries

Blood orange sticky iced buns

These pretty buns a more refined version of that cake shop staple, topped with a zesty blood orange icing and pretty edible flowers. Popular at Easter, you're sure to impress family and friends with these beautiful buns.

Orange Sticky Buns Recipe

Italian Easter cake

If you fancy baking something a little different this Easter, give this traditional Italian cake a go – it’s a yeasty bake that's a similar to a panettone.

A bready cake topped with nuts in the shape of a dove, sat on a wooden board with a pink background

Chocolate sponge 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

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

Try our sensational spiced doughnut recipe for Easter or any other occasion. Flavoured with ginger and Speculoos, these mini baked doughnuts are utterly moreish.

baked Easter donuts

Banoffee cake

We've taken a popular banana cake and given it a banoffee pie make-over. Our cake is packed with bananas, covered in creamy caramel buttercream and topped with caramelised bananas for extra indulgence.

Banoffee Cake Recipe

Scotch 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)

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

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)

Cuban bocado de principe

Switch up your baking game with this impressive Cuban cake topped with custard and dusted with cinnamon.

A cake in an oval dish on a blue wooden board with a pink background, with a portion taken out and placed in a small bowl

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.

Ginger Sandwich Cookies Recipe with White Chocolate

Edd Kimber's 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 for Easter.

Chocolate Babka Buns Recipe with Pistachio

Easy chocolate 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 Easter. More chocolate cake recipes here...


Chocolate and peanut butter snack cakes

Impress your friends and family over Easter 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.

Chocolate Snack Cake Recipe with Peanut Butter

Gluten-free carrot 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

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

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

Chocolate and tahini bundt cake

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

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 Bundt Cake Recipe with Mocha Glaze

Pistachio swirl 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.

sunken nutella cake

Argentinian tarta pascualina

Switch up your go-to Easter dinner with this Argentinian tarta pascualina – a great savoury, meat-free alternative to a roast joint for lunch.

A pie with a slice taken out, showing a whole egg cut in half in the filling, on a white table with a pink background

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

Chocolate and passion fruit layer 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

Easter cocktail

Use up hot-cross buns that may be past their best to make this easy Easter-spiced twist on an amaretto sour. We have plenty more cocktail recipes here.

Hot-Cross Amaretto Sour

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