Easter cakes and bakes shouldn’t be forgotten when it comes to the Easter weekend feast. And, there are so many options, from Simnel cake recipes and hot cross buns to easy Easter biscuits and spring-themed treats.
There are lots of foods traditionally eaten at Easter but chocolate has to be top of the list, which is why we’ve included some amazingly chocolately treats in our collection of Easter cakes, including our Easter chocolate fudge cake.
Baking an Easter cake is the perfect oportunity to ‘pimp’ a classic treat – like our top-rated chocolate cake recipe – and decorate it with your favourite Easter sweets. We love these ideas for baking with Mini Eggs and also have plenty of Creme Egg recipes as well, including these Creme Egg brownies – shown in our video below.
Our best Easter cake ideas
This rich chocolate nest cake is ingeniously decorated with pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate and a handful of Mini Eggs to make a very convincing Easter nest.
If you're a fan of Mini Eggs you really should take Easter as an excuse to make this epic Mini Eggs cake. You can just imagine the kids? faces when you bring this out to eat!
Get the recipe: Mini Eggs cake
This delicious, gooey and rich Mini Egg brownie tart is one of our favourites in this collection. It is so simple to make and is a naughty Easter treat especially when served warm with ice cream or fresh pouring cream.
Get the recipe: Mini Egg brownie tart
Great British Bake Off winner Nadiya Hussain takes traditional Simnel cake to the next level with fresh fruit in the cake and freeze-dried berries to give the marzipan that vivid colour.
Get the recipe: Nadiya Hussain's red berry Simnel cake
This mouth-watering Easter chocolate fudge cake is decorated with heaps and heaps of Mini Eggs. Mini Eggs and crumbled Flakes give this Easter chocolate fudge cake a gorgeous-looking (and tasting!) topping.
Get the recipe: Easter chocolate fudge cake
Impress your friends and family this Easter by making this amazing Creme Egg cake. It's so simple to make and tastes just as good as it looks!
Why just have Easter nests when you can have an Easter nest cake? Take a regular sponge cake, cover it with melted chocolate and press Easter nest mix along the edges then fill with as many mini eggs as you can fit on.
Get the recipe: Easter nest cake
Traditional Simnel cake is usually decorated with 11 marzipan balls to represent the Apostles, but this Mini Eggs Simnel cake recipe uses chocolate Mini Eggs instead!
Get the recipe: Mini Eggs Simnel cake
With its layers of carrot cake sandwiched with a light vanilla mascarpone and lemon curd filling, this Easter passion cake is sure to make a great impression.
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Top a delicious chocolate cake with seasonal decorations to turn it into a delicious dessert for Easter Sunday. This Happy Easter cake is the perfect recipe for your family celebrations.
Get the recipe: Happy Easter cake
Give the kids a special treat in the lead up to Easter by making some of these brownie bars. Pop into their lunch boxes or have ready as an after school treat!
Get the recipe: Mini Egg chocolate brownie bars
This step-by-step recipe takes you through how to make a simnel cake with easy to follow pictures. With a sweet fruit sponge and laced marzipan topping this cake is really delicious.
Get the recipe: How to make simnel cake
Hot croissant ring cake is so easy to make with ready-to-roll pastry and warm spices in a ring tin, topped with a sweet glaze. Who needs hot cross buns when you can make this beauty instead?!
Get the recipe: Hot croissant ring cake
You'll be known as baker extraordinaire when you serve up these homemade hot cross buns at Easter. Delicious straight out of the oven with a little butter and a big cup of tea.
Get the recipe: How to make hot cross buns
Once you've mastered the art of basic hot cross buns you can play with the flavours. These blueberry hot cross buns will make a lovely breakfast treat on Easter Sunday.
Get the recipe: Blueberry hot cross buns
We just love this classic recipe with a chocolaty twist by celeb chef Lisa Faulker. Learn how to make your own delicious hot cross buns with this easy recipe. Give these buns an fun twist by dotting with Mini Eggs.
Get the recipe: Lisa Faulkners choc chip hot cross buns
You wouldn't even know these vegan hot cross buns are egg- and dairy-free. Moist and delicious, they're warmly spiced with fresh lemon and currants and are delicious fresh out of the oven.
Get the recipe: Vegan hot cross buns
There'll be lots of chocolate and lots of hot cross around the house so why not combine the two to make this chocolate hot cross bread and butter pudding - it's the perfect dessert for Easter Sunday lunch.
Get the recipe: Chocolate hot cross bread and butter pudding
For a unique Easter treat, make these cupcakes which are packed with fruit and look just like the real deal hot cross buns. Don't tell the traditionalists but we think they're better than the real deal.
Get the recipe: Hot cross bun cupcakes
If you've got a breadmaker, use it to make this hot cross bun loaf - it's a tasty twist on the Good Friday tradition of hot cross buns and equally delicious with a cuppa.
Get the recipe: Hot cross bun loaf
It's not just sweet treats you can bake for Easter - how about some Easter bread? This tasty recipe is made with cinnamon and orange zest and topped with colourful eggs.
Get the recipe: Easter bread
Do you remember making these when you were a child? Make our easy Easter nests with your own kids.
Get the recipe: Easter nests
These crisp and gooey meringue nests are sure to put a smile on the kids? faces when served as dessert on Easter Sunday. Top with Mini Eggs or take it one step further and top with gooey Creme Eggs instead.
Get the recipe: Mini Egg chocolate meringue nests
For a really filling, comforting pud, classic bread and butter pudding is always a winner - but then along comes Essentials magazine's recipe for chocolate bread and butter pudding!
Get the recipe: Chocolate bread and butter pudding
We know you love rocky road but how about trying our special recipe for Easter rocky road? Made with Mini Eggs, sultanas and marshmallows, this sweet treat is a great way to use up any leftover chocolate after Easter, too (if you've not eaten it all, of course!).
Get the recipe: Easter rocky road
Melted chocolate and cereal is such a simple but wonderful combination. These tasty chocolate cornflake nests are the perfect base for some mini eggs.
Get the recipe: Chocolate cornflake nests
Delicious chocolate brownies with more chocolate - yes please! These Easter egg brownies smoosh Creme Eggs and mini eggs into slightly under-cooked brownies and sticks them back in the oven for them all to melt together.
Get the recipe: Easter egg brownies
This chocolate cupcake-muffin crossover is a brilliant alternative to hot cross buns at Easter. Just decorate these cupcakes with colourful Mini Eggs.
Get the recipe: Mini Egg cupcakes
Melt some chocolate, pour in some Rice Krispies and shape into eggs - these Rice Krispie chocolate eggs are that simple to make.
Get the recipe: Rice Krispie chocolate eggs
Yum - these chocolate cupcakes are really easy to make and so moreish. For Easter, decorate them with Mini Creme Eggs or use Smarties if you're asking them for kids' parties at another time of the year.
Get the recipe: Creme egg cupcakes
Made with ground almonds, breadcrumbs, marzipan, double cream and chocolate, and decorated wth foil-wrapped mini eggs, this Easter chocolate torte looks really special
Get the recipe: Easter chocolate torte
Shape your cake into an Easter egg and cover with chocolate to make this delicious Easter egg cake.
Get the recipe: Easter egg cake
Chocolate and orange are a match made in heaven and this chocolate orange Easter cake recipe tops it with extra chocolate and a chocolaty nest - beautiful!
Get the recipe: Chocolate orange Easter cake
Chocolate cake, covered in chocolate and topped with more chocolate - what's not to love about this chocolate truffle cake?
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Bake up some gingerbread and turn it into this Easter gingerbread cottage. Usually popular around Christmas, this little house is given a fresh spring twist.
Get the recipe: Easter gingerbread cottage
Roll up those sleeves and get create with your Mini Eggs. These delicious, buttery cookies can be made in minutes and eaten as soon as they come out of the oven ? if you like your cookie warm of course!
Get the recipe: Chunky Mini Egg cookies
Easy Easter baking with the kids! Whip up a batch of these Easter egg biscuits and let them go crazy with the icing.
Get the recipe: Easter egg biscuits
Striking but simple, these vanilla Easter cupcakes make the perfect base for whatever seasonal decorations you wish to try out on top.
Get the recipe: Easter vanilla cupcakes
A touch of floral essence will bring a lovely spring taste to your bakes, this orange and elderflower cupcakes recipe is the perfect base for a Easter-themed topper.
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These pretty little biscuits make the perfect project to do with the kids in the Easter holidays. Decorate them in any colour combination you fancy.
Get the recipe: Spring meadow biscuits
Take your garden egg hunt to the next level by making our Easter egg hunt cupcakes, complete with arrows and written instructions in icing to help little hunters find their eggs.
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Instead of giving Easter eggs this year, bake these spiced Easter cookies. They're cheap to make, using standard baking ingredients so you just need cookie cutters and coloured icing to decorate.
Get the recipe: Spiced Easter cookies
A fun one to make with the kids, Kirstie Allsopp's Easter biscuits couldn't be more simple. Follow along with her step-by-step video as she shows you how.
Get the recipe: Kirstie Allsopp's Easter biscuits
Hello there! These cute Easter bunny cupcakes are easy to make at home. Our step-by-step recipe shows you how to make the toppers with just a few pieces of fondant.
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Our lemon and poppy seed cupcakes will be a big hit with the kids thanks to the little birds' nests and chicks on top.
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Lambs are just one of the animals associated with Easter so we think these super cute sheep cake pops are perfect for Easter - just make them nice and small so they look like baby sheep!
Get the recipe: Sheep cake pops