18 chocolate-packed Easter bakes you’ll want to eat right now
Good news, chocolate lovers: Easter is on its way. We’ve rounded up the best of our seriously chocolatey Easter bakes to celebrate. These brownies, buns, tarts and sponges are crammed with milk, white and dark chocolate.
Plus, your favourite Easter chocs get involved too. Think Mini Egg ice cream cake, Creme Egg cupcakes, DIY Easter eggs and more chocolate-packed delights.
The long Easter weekend is the perfect opportunity for a spot of baking. If you fancy rustling up some Easter treats you’ve come to the right place. These insanely chocolatey cakes, biscuits, buns and puds are all worthy of a place on your Easter table.
Chocolate and Malteser cake
It doesn’t get more decadent than layers of chocolate Malteser cake, covered in a rum, malt and white chocolate icing, then topped with Mini Eggs.
Sweetshop crispy treats
Crunchies, Curly Wurly bars, Rice Krispies, marshmallows and Mini Eggs come together to form a treat for serious sweet-lovers.
It’s an Easter triple-threat, and that’s just the topping. Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs and chocolate nests perch on top of fluffy vanilla cupcakes.
There’s a lot going on here. A chocolate-sponge roulade is rolled and filled with caramel, double cream, broken Easter chocs, nuts and chocolate biscuits. Top with melted chocolate and more Easter chocs and prepare for wows from your Easter guests.
Decorate chocolatey meringue nests with malted chocolate cream, a Creme Egg and a generous scattering of your favourite small Easter chocs for an easy pud.
It’s the brownies and buns crossover we’ve all been waiting for. Chocolatier Paul A. Young’s recipe combines fudgy brownie batter with toasted hot cross bun chunks and a sprinkle of nutmeg.
Channel your inner Willy Wonka by making DIY Easter eggs. The chocolate shell is filled with rocky road and jelly beans. You could also add Mini Creme Eggs or Mini Egg chunks.
Martha Collinson’s Easter cake features a white-chocolate sponge, filled and covered with dark choc buttercream. Not enough chocolate for you? It’s topped with a chocolatey Easter nest filled with Mini Eggs.
Give chocolate cookies an Easter twist with this easy recipe. The dark chocolate cookies are packed with Mini Egg chunks, mini marshmallows and freeze-dried strawberries.
Can’t decide between dark and white choc? Have both with these irresistible puds. The dark chocolate shell conceals a silky white chocolate centre.
This fun dessert is topped with a colourful array of Easter faves: Malteser bunnies, M&Ms eggs and golden Galaxy eggs. Customise it to include your favourite treats.
Regular brownies not chocolatey enough for you? Add a meringue hat to transform the classic chocolate bake into an impressive Easter dessert.
Love those chocolate hot cross buns from the supermarket? Make your own with our tried-and-tested recipe.
A classic chocolate sponge is filled with luscious dulce de leche caramel and whipped cream, then decorated with small Easter eggs. Perfect for sharing with guests over the long Easter weekend.
This spectacular layer cake alternates a delicate sponge with creamy toffee filling. It’s topped with a rich dark and milk-chocolate ganache and festooned with Daim bars.
Chetna Makan has come up with a fun Easter traybake for all ages. Get the kids involved making the simple chocolate sponge. Top with gooey marshmallow frosting and Mini Eggs. (N.B Cadbury’s recommends that whole Mini Eggs should not be consumed by children under the age of 4).
If your favourite childhood Easter egg was a Mars egg (complete with branded egg cup or mug), then this is the bake for you. A biscuit-base shell is filled with nougat filling, caramel and silky chocolate ganache.
Give our ice-cream cake a crack this Easter. Three layers of chocolate sponge sandwiched with vanilla ice cream and Mini Eggs – what’s not to love?
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