Easter baking ideas

Fill your home with the scents of simnel cake and homemade hot cross buns. Our Easter baking ideas for buns, cakes and tarts will have everyone asking for the recipe.

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Carrot and cheesecake layer cake

Celebration cake recipes

Carrot and cheesecake layer cake

Four layers of carrot cake sponge are sandwiched between a chocolate and vanilla marbled cheesecake...

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Coconut macaroon nests

Easter baking ideas

Coconut macaroon nests

Martha Collison’s brand new idea for Easter nests, using a coconut macaroon, are moreish so...

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Orange hot cross bun loaf

Easter baking ideas

Orange hot cross bun loaf

A twist on the Easter tradition of hot cross buns, these orange and anise hot...

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Oaty maple and pecan flapjacks

Afternoon tea recipes

Oaty maple and pecan flapjacks

This classic flapjack recipe champions one of nature’s sweetest treat: maple syrup. Filled with crunchy...

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Easter meringue wreath

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Easter meringue wreath

Get ready for a cracking Easter with a meringue wreath that’s sure to be a...

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Chocolate and marshmallow mini egg traybake

Easter baking ideas

Chocolate and marshmallow mini egg traybake

”This chocolate traybake is a sweet delight with different textures and flavours all in one....

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Gâteau à la crème

Easter recipes

Gâteau à la crème

Raymond Blanc’s classic French dessert recipe is part of Easter tradition at his restaurant Belmond...

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Easter biscuits

Easter recipes

Easter biscuits

Our Easter biscuits recipe is easy to make and they look ever so pretty decorated...

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Chocolate nest Easter cake

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Chocolate nest Easter cake

Martha Collison‘s chocolate nest Easter cake is double the trouble with a white chocolate sponge,...

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Whisky and pistachio simnel cake

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Whisky and pistachio simnel cake

Traditional simnel cakes can often be heavy or too sweet, but Debbie Major’s take on...

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Mini egg ice cream chocolate layer cake

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Mini egg ice cream chocolate layer cake

It’s the perfect Easter combination – Cadbury’s mini eggs, chocolate cake and ice cream all...

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Hot cross buns with marmalade vodka whipped butter

Easter recipes

Hot cross buns with marmalade vodka whipped butter

It wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns. We’ve taken them to the next level...

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Hot cross cheese and bacon toasties

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Hot cross cheese and bacon toasties

Make Easter a little more decadent with these moreish hot cross bun toasties. Gone in...

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Sour cherry and chocolate simnel cake with hazelnut marzipan

Easter cakes and bakes

Sour cherry and chocolate simnel cake with hazelnut...

John Whaite’s modern take on a classic simnel cake tops a rich chocolate and cherry...

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Hot cross bun brownies

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Hot cross bun brownies

Chocolatier Paul A Young transforms this classic chocolate bake into a treat for the Easter...

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Hot cross bun loaf

Easter recipes

Hot cross bun loaf

Debbie Major’s hot cross bun loaf is flavoured with aromatic saffron. It’s best served with...

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Gluten-free chocolate and raspberry cake

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Gluten-free chocolate and raspberry cake

We teamed up with Doves Farm to bring you this gluten-free chocolate cake recipe made...

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Carrot bundt cake with honey and cream cheese icing

Carrot cake recipes

Carrot bundt cake with honey and cream cheese...

Try something new to a classic carrot cake; our gorgeous bundt cake is perfect for...

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Malted chocolate cake

Chocolate cake recipes

Malted chocolate cake

Mary Berry’s malted chocolate cake recipe is made with a malted icing and topped with...

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Simnel cake

Easter cakes and bakes

Simnel cake

Edd Kimber’s simnel cake recipe is made using ground almonds and cooked on a low...

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Golden saffron hot cross buns

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Golden saffron hot cross buns

Dan Lepard’s tips and tricks will ensure you’re well equipped to make this hot cross...

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Chocolate and Malteser cake

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Chocolate and Malteser cake

This decadent chocolate and Malteser cake would be perfect for a special occasion, birthday or...

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Simnel-spiced salted caramel Easter eggs

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Simnel-spiced salted caramel Easter eggs

Paul A Young’s Easter eggs are made with a crisp chocolate shell filled with spiced...

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Citrus golden-fruit simnel cake

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Citrus golden-fruit simnel cake

This version of the traditional Easter cake recipe uses only golden-hued fruits, such as apricots,...

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