Whether you’re Christian or not, there’s a good chance you’re going to be celebrating Easter in one way or another. It might not involve the all night masses that take place in some of the more devout countries of the world, but at the very least there will probably be some chocolate consumed on Easter Sunday.
Even if we find ourselves knee-deep in chocolate eggs and surrounded by overexcited children, most of us try baking some sort of cake to eat over the weekend. We’re spoilt for choice in terms of recipes – it seems the abstinence of Lent over the centuries made sweet-toothed cooks particularly creative – but it’s the richly flavoured cakes (particularly chocolate ones) that are always the most popular. If you’re after a little seasonal inspiration, we’ve got five ideas and plenty of recipes to keep you on a sugar high for the whole holiday.