Egg-citing Easter recipes

Bake up a treat for all the family this Easter

Family baking Easter recipes

With the Easter holidays fast approaching, we challenged all our lovely fans on Facebook and Twitter to show us their best spring bakes for the chance to win a bundle of cake decoration goodies.

You definitely didn’t disappoint, so we thought we’d share some of your best creations to inspire other families who are planning to whip up some tasty treats together in the kitchen this Easter.

Easter nest cakes

Nest cakes like these from Kirsty on Twitter are the ultimate Easter classic, since they’re so simple that children of all ages can get involved, yet still deliciously chocolatey! Simply melt 200g of chocolate, 75g of butter and 4 tablespoons of golden syrup then mix in 200g of your favourite cereal, from Cornflakes and Rice Crispies to extra-crunchy Shredded Wheat. Decorate with colourful mini eggs to complete the birds’ nest effect.

Spring has sprung biscuits

Jules on Twitter shared these gloriously colourful spring biscuits, complete with adorable sunflower smiles and Easter bunnies. Mix up a simple biscuit dough using 200g flour, 100g caster sugar, 90g butter an egg and half a teaspoon of ground ginger, then roll out and cut to shape using Easter themed cookie cutters. Set the oven to 170°C and bake your biscuits for 10-12 minutes.

Use your biscuit cutters to cut shaped sections of ready-roll icing to perfectly fit your biscuits, stuck in place with a little jam. For the finishing touches, mix 150g of icing sugar with 1-2 tablespoons of water and a few drops of your chosen food colouring, then use a piping bag to add delicate details to your cookies.

Decorated egg cake

This egg-cellent idea comes from Hannah on Facebook, who baked up boldly-coloured Easter lemon cakes that are bound to impress. Create a zingy lemon cake batter using 225g each of self-raising flour, butter and caster sugar, mixed with four eggs, a teaspoon of baking powder, a few tablespoons of lemon juice and the grated rind of half a lemon.

To achieve the patterned effect, transfer a few spoonful’s of batter into a small bowl and add a few drops of food colouring. Once mixed, pipe your design into the bottom of an egg-shaped cake tin and place in the freezer for an hour, then cover with the remaining cake batter and bake for 20-25 minutes at 180°C.

Chocoholic’s dream cake

There’s a reason why Easter is a chocolate lover’s favourite time of year! Recreate this decadent chocolate cake from Charlotte on Twitter by mixing up a batter using 200g each of caster sugar, butter and self-raising flour, plus four eggs, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, two tablespoons of milk and a teaspoon of baking powder.

Bake in two 20cm cake tins for 20-25 minutes at 190°C then sandwich together with chocolate buttercream made by combining 100g melted milk chocolate, 200g butter, 400g icing sugar and 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder. Top with tempting Easter treats like caramel-filled eggs and chocolate rabbits for a truly indulgent family feast.

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