Simple easter bakes - ricciarelli cookies

When it comes to Easter, our minds turn to one thing – chocolate, spice and all things nice! We have you covered with a gorgeous selection of seasonal treats from hot cross buns with a twist to gooey salted caramel brownies, plus a dairy-free cookie that you’re going to love.

Whether you’re a cake-making pro or a baking novice, we’ve got something for everyone. So round up the kids, roll up your sleeves and get your mixing spoons ready for a spring baking extravaganza.

 

Topped with caramelised marzipan, this traditional Easter cake is laced with cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg and bursting with dried fruit.

 

With their secret chocolate melting-middle, these next-level hot cross buns taste even better than they look. Swap your pastry brush for a sprig of rosemary, and serve warm from the oven glazed with a little honey.

 

Give ordinary bread dough an Easter makeover with this crowd-pleaser. Starring dried fruit and mixed spice, this recipe makes a satisfying tear ’n’ share that’s perfect with a cuppa. A great one to make with the kids.

 

For something special, this Chai-infused carrot cake hits all the right notes. Think warming spices, sweet currants, crunchy pecans, lashings of cream-cheese frosting and toasted coconut.

 

Chewy, chocolatey and super-easy to make, these addictive almond biscuits are an Italian classic. They also happen to be gluten-free, making them a great choice for those who can’t tolerate wheat.

 

For a fun spin on the classic, give these hot cross muffins a whirl. Made with naturally gluten-free buckwheat flour, plus cranberries, apple and a sweet orange icing cross, this is full-on Easter flavour without any of the proving time.

 

What could be better than chocolate brownies? Brownies rippled with homemade salted caramel, of course – the perfect Easter treat. Whip up a batch and watch them disappear.

 

If you’re nuts about nuts, you’ll love these crunchy dairy-free biscuits. Simply fold toasted pecans and hazelnuts into a heavenly cocoa mixture and bake to perfection. Job done.

For more Easter baking inspiration, check out our recipe collection here.