For many of us Easter weekend marks an annual milestone – the first tentative attempts at eating outside of the new year. With the roast lunch cleared away and (almost) all the hidden Easter eggs safely hunted, the time comes to stick the kettle on and bring out the Easter baking however drizzly the weather might be. The king of Easter cakes is, of course, the fruity Simnel cake, but with plenty of family and friends to feed having a few other sweet treats on hand is a safe bet. Browse our collection of Easter baking recipes to suit every taste, from cupcakes to sweet loaves.
Monica Shaw's Hot cross bun recipe would be perfect for either Easter breakfast or a tasty afternoon tea, or try Paul A Young's Hot cross bun brownie, a delicious chocolate brownie recipe which captures the look and flavour of hot cross buns. Anne Faber uses chocolate eggs as a fun garnish in her Red velvet cupcake recipe, and similarly Karen Burns-Booth's Chocolate fairy cakes are topped with rich buttercream and chocolate eggs. Looking from inspiration from further afield? Karen Burns-Booth's Flaouna recipe, a technical challenge from the 2015 series of the Great British Bake Off, is based on the Cypriot Easter bread, while Nisha Thomas shares an Italian sweet bread recipe for a stunning Easter table centrepiece.