Baking Round-up: Easter bakes

With Easter less than a week away what could be better than to have a round-up of delicious Easter bakes just in time for you to pick your favourites. I can’t think of a better way to spend some of the Easter holidays than having fun baking.  I know that’s what I will be doing at some point, then enjoying the spoils of my work with the family.  

Fun Easter Bakes

These  Bunny Butt Cupcakes from Only Crumbs Remain have to be the most adorable Easter cupcakes I have come across and I really like these cupcakes decorated with Malteser easter bunnies from A strong Cup of Coffee.  Lemon Easter Egg Baked Do’nuts from The Baking Explorer look pretty and I think are a little unusual.  I love these Coconut Macaroons topped with mini eggs from Searching for Spice and who could resist these White Chocolate and Mini Egg Blondies from Jo’s Kitchen Larder. 

My days of last minute baking for school cake stalls are long gone but I’m still tempted to try this Emergency Cake Sale Cream Egg Rocky Road by Woman in Progress. I guess not technically a bake. There is no cooking but I’m going to let that slide because it looks so good. These rice crispies Yummy Chocolate Nests from Boo Roo and Tiger Too are not strictly a bake either but I won’t tell if you don’t.   For sme fun biscuits, try these Fried Egg Biscuits from a Strong Cup of Coffee or these Easter Bunny Biscuits from the Free From Farmhouse.

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Traditional Easter Bakes

It wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns. Did you know that Hot Cross buns originated in St Albans in Hertfordshire? No, neither did I!  This easy version of the original  Alban Bun by Mummysphere can easily be made with children. I always make a batch of hot cross buns as they remind me of when I was a child growing up in a bakery!  My Traditional Hot Cross Buns remind me of the ones my dad made. I also sometimes play around with the flavours, as I did with my Pecan, Cinnamon and Orange Hot Cross BunsTin and Thyme snuck some chocolate flavour into her choc hot cross buns by making the crosses from cocoa powder.

There is no need to miss out, if you have a restricted diet. These free from hot cross buns by The Intolerant Gourmand are dairy free, egg free,  gluten free and nut free. 

If you have any spare hot cross buns then this Heavenly Hot Cross Bread and Butter Pudding from Glutarama sounds well just heavenly. This version is gluten free and vegan but could easily be adapted if you are not on a restricted diet.  Funny, its usually the traditional recipes being adapted for restricted diets, but it works both ways I guess!

Originally associated with Mothering Sunday,  Simnel Cake is now more often associated with Easter.  Glutarama uses a cake mix to make a pretty Simnel Slices which are diary, egg, gluten and soya free. Or you could make these Mini Simnel Cakes from Easy Peasy Foodie which are also gluten free.

These Easter Biscuits from My Boys Club are a traditional biscuit given as gifts on Easter Sunday.

Other Easter Bakes

Apply to Face Blog has given a yummy Milk Chocolate Tart the Easter treatment by topping with mini eggs and it looks fab. If you are looking for a show stopper, this Mini Easter Egg Nest Cake from Mummy Mishaps should do the trick. For something a little simpler but equally delicious you could try this Carrot Cake Banana Bread from The Petite Cook.

I certainly had lots of yummy Easter themed bakes (and a few of non-bake bakes) to choose from for this round-up. The question now is which will be your favourite. Next month I am looking for your tray bake cake recipes.  Email me a link to your recipes with BritMums Baking Round-up in the title (click on the mail link below in my bio). I will also put a reminder on the facebook page nearer the time, where you can drop your links. I look forward to seeing your bakes. Have a lovely Easter.

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About Jacqueline Bellefontaine

Jacqueline has been a cookery writer and food stylist for over 20 years and is a member of the Guild of Food Writers. She is the author of 18 cookbooks and now writes her own blog, where she shares the recipes she cooks at home for family, friends and fun. Jacqueline started her food writing career on a weekly magazine and as a result, likes to champion good basic home cooking. The daughter of a master baker she is passionate about home baking and is happiest in the kitchen knocking up a cake or baking a loaf of bread. Jacqueline has two grown sons and lives with her husband in Central London.

7 Comments

  1. 25 March 2018 / 14:28

    I’m loving all the delicious Easter Round Ups, this is no exception. It amazes me that each year bloggers create even more and new and exciting recipes. Thank you so much for including a couple of my recipes x

    • 05 April 2018 / 17:39

      I know each year there are some great Easter Bakes. I love seeing what everyone is making.

  2. 09 April 2018 / 17:05

    thank you for including one of my bakes. I love baking at easter – so many ideas, so little time…..ah well always next year now! great round up x

    • 09 April 2018 / 18:47

      You are welcome Jenny. You hit the nail on the head so little time where does it all go.

  3. 10 April 2018 / 10:13

    It seems like Easter is long gone now although leftover chocolate and kids still at home indicate that Easter break is still on lol! Delicious round up Jacqui and thanks for including my blondies! 🙂

    • 10 April 2018 / 10:31

      It does stretch on a bit, doesn’t it? Your blondies help make the Easter break more delicious! 🙂

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