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Rich chocolate cake, topped with a decadent Easter egg and cute chocolate nest

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The ultimate Easter egg chocolate cake

This decadent chocolate cake takes no prisoners. It's got everything from a chocolate finger fence to a shredded wheat nest, and it comes topped off with a giant Easter egg (but of course). It might take you the entire Easter holiday to eat, but that just means more time to admire its chocolatey greatness.

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Mini Easter cupcakes in a decorated egg box

If you're a sucker for presentation, it doesn't get cuter than these colourful cupcakes in their very own papier-mâché egg box. Better than anything you've ever seen on Art Attack, this is the only way to get crafty with piped icing and PVA glue (though we promise not together). 

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Royal icing nests

These delicate delights are made by carefully piping icing on to egg-sized balloons and leaving them to dry. Feather them with toasted coconut and fill with chocolate mini eggs.

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Very chocolatey salted caramel and hazelnut pavlova

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Very chocolatey salted caramel and hazelnut pavlova 

With chocolate truffles, Maltesers and salted caramel sauce to get through, this indulgent twist on a classic is the perfect antidote to the 'I gave up chocolate for Lent' misery.

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Pastel fondant fancies

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Pastel fondant fancies

These pretty bakes are ideal for Easter gifting or, you know, just storing in the fridge for when you need a sugar hit. Let's face it – they're so dainty one or two (or even three) really doesn't count. 

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Easter basket cake

What's made of stringy marshmallow, dusted with green shimmery sprinkles and nearly as big as you? This impressive basket cake, of course. Though it also calls for leftover eggs from your Easter egg hunt – rather optimistic don't you think?

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Hot cross doughnuts

Hot cross buns are so last year. Now, it's all about the 'cross-nut'. Soft pillowy dough, fruity jam filling and a light dusting of cinnamon sugar make these an Easter game-changer. 

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Mini egg rocky road bites

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Mini egg rocky road bites

A simple no-bake treat that means even junior chefs can get stuck in. Just don't expect these mallowy morsels to hang around for long.

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Spring pastel confetti cake

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Spring pastel confetti cake

If you're entering an Easter baking competition, this colour explosion could be your secret weapon. 

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Salted caramel popcorn ice cream cake

Quite a mouthful to say, never mind to eat, this cake is a proper Easter show-stopper. Sandwich buttery vanilla sponge with salted caramel ice cream, then top with a leaning tower of salted caramel popcorn and yet more salted caramel sauce. Phew! 

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Pearlised Easter egg cake pops

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Pearlised Easter egg cake pops

Already a cake pop master? Take things to the next level by coating egg-shaped cake balls with candy melts to add an impressive pearlised sheen. Or coat with icing and dust with shimmery edible lustre. 

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Warm chocolate truffle 'cup' cakes

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Warm chocolate truffle 'cup' cakes 

Made with Belgian milk chocolate and crème fraîche, these creamy cocoa cups are way easier to make than you might think. Simply mix ingredients together and microwave for less than two minutes for a chocolate hit like no other. 

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Easter bunny cookies

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Easter bunny cookies

What better way to reward the kids after Easter egg hunting than with these bunny-shaped cookies? They're easy to make so little bakers can hop to it, too.

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Chocolate orange Simnel cake with pistachio marzipan

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Chocolate orange simnel cake with pistachio marzipan

Swap your traditional simnel cake recipe for this colourful creation – go on, we dare you.