Easter weekend means more time for baking, and more people to share it with. So get your cake tins ready for our best-ever Easter baking recipes

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Easter means chocolate, Easter eggs, and a whole lot of delicious baking. It's time to get involved with some of our best Easter baking recipes, from gluten-free hot cross buns and Easter cupcakes, to a jam and custard layer cake.


1. Chocolate Easter egg bread

Imagine waking up to this on Easter morning. Cute little mini eggs plaited through a rich bread dough and sprinkled with hundreds and thousands. Now just try not to have second helpings.


2. Surprise chocolate fairy cakes

Classic chocolate fairy cakes with fudge frosting, mini eggs and a melted white chocolate surprise centre.


3. Easter bunny shortbread biscuits

Pretend you're the Easter bunny with these super-cute Easter bunny biscuits that are ready in less than an hour.


4. Nutella bread

Happy Easter Nutella lovers! This is all your Easter dreams come true with lashings of Nutella baked into bread.


5. Jam and custard cake

A family favourite baked into a cake. Treat everyone to a slice of jam and custard cake for Easter afternoon tea.


6. Surprise inside Easter bunny cake

Give kids a real surprise when they cut into this Easter cake. This clever 'surprise inside' cake is easier than it looks (promise).


7. Easter bunny cookies

What will you nibble on first – the ears or the tail?


8. Frances Quinn's Easter egg cakes

Are they fried eggs? Nope, they're little lemon cupcakes from Great British Bake Off winner, Frances Quinn.


9. Chocolate nests

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best.


10. The ultimate Easter chocolate cake

Here's an Easter baking showstopper to let your imagination go wild.


11. Mini egg rocky road bites

You don't even need to turn the oven on to make these colourful Easter treats.


12. Hot cross scones

Two delicious British classics combined to create one delicious baked treat. You’ll love these hot cross scones.


13. Gluten-free hot cross buns

Everyone gets to enjoy Easter hot cross buns with this glorious gluten-free recipe. Brush with warm apricot jam to get that shiny finishing touch.


14. Hot cross buns

A firm Easter favourite – why not have a go at creating your own? Toast hot cross buns to perfection and spread with your favourite jam for extra deliciousness.


15. Hot cross bun and butter pudding

Just in case you have any leftover hot cross buns, this is our favourite way to eat them.


16. Easter cupcake swirls

Practise that perfect icing finish with these traditional Easter cupcakes.


17. Chocolate cheesecake

What to eat first? Devour the biscuity base or go straight for the smooth, chocolatey topping? Either way, your baking endeavours will be fully rewarded with this decadent Easter chocolate cheesecake.


18. No-bake chocolate tart

A dense and deliciously rich chocolate tart that doesn't even need to go in the oven.


19. Carrot cake cupcakes

Adorable individual carrot cakes couldn't get much more Eastery (or delicious).


20. Simnel cake

A fruity simnel cake is an Easter classic to share with the family, with ground mixed spice, stem ginger and a golden marzipan topping.