With the Easter break just around the corner, many of us will be looking forward to indulging our love for all things creative to celebrate the holiday. Whether you’re taking your Easter fun outdoors with a well-timed picnic or setting the scene indoors with an eggcellent Easter tablescape, the following Easter bakes will make the perfect centrepieces!
Chocolate and marshmallow traybake
Who doesn’t love a traybake? This recipe from Odlums is ideal for getting the entire family involved in some Easter baking, and you get to enjoy the finished product in as little as 35 minutes!
The chocolate and marshmallow traybake is not only deliciously sweet and beautifully textured, but it also makes use of any leftover Easter eggs and biscuits. You can even up the Easter vibes further by adding shards of Easter eggs and mini eggs to the top of your traybake treat for extra crunch.
Easter rocky road
Another great way to use your leftover Easter treats, this extra special rocky road recipe from Olive makes light work of that Easter baking project. In just two steps, a total baking time of 15 minutes and an overnight stint in the refrigerator, you, your family and your guests can enjoy a chocolatey Easter extravaganza.
When creating your own version of the rocky road classic, anything goes so be as creative as you like to enjoy a delectable bake with a solid Easter twist.
Chocolate and spice hot cross buns
This chocolate and spice hot cross buns recipe is a twist on an Easter classic. Zesty, fresh, intensely chocolatey and bursting with all the flavours of Easter, this bake will excite traditional hot cross bun lovers and those who don’t even like the original recipe.
Hot cross bun recipes like this one are extremely versatile too, with even leftover and dried out buns able to be transformed into alternative Easter treats with a few tweaks. Delicious shares some of their ideas for making the most of those hot cross bun leftovers:
“…don’t let them go to waste! Tear them up and bake into Paul A Young’s fantastic brownies or pop them under the grill with cheese and bacon for an epic sweet-meets-savoury breakfast treat. We love swapping bread for hot cross buns in a classic bread and butter pudding, too. The buns bring subtle sweetness and spice that make this British pud all the more warming!”
Easter bunny lemon cupcakes
Spark your child’s love of baking with this super cute, surprisingly simple and extra tasty Easter bunny lemon cupcake recipe from BBC Food. As well as making great treats for little (and big) kids, these holiday favourites are ideal Easter gifts for friends and relatives.
The subtly tangy cupcakes are topped with luscious lemon buttercream, and you can use marshmallows, sugar pearls, jelly beans and other Easter treats to get creative with your bunny designs.