Easy but impressive Easter cake ideas

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Easter cake recipes to indulge in over the bank holiday, including a classic chocolate Easter celebration cake and traditional simnel cake

It’s nearly that time of year again, and what better way to get into the Easter spirit then baking a delicious Easter cake?

Try our collection of Easter cake recipes to indulge in over the bank holiday, including a classic chocolate Easter celebration cake, lemon and lime drizzle cake and pretty cardamom, rose and rhubarb cake.

Our pick of Easter cake ideas will make an impressive centrepiece when you’re expecting a crowd at lunch on Easter Sunday, especially this brand new twist on traditional Simnel cake; our chocolate Simnel cake recipe.

It wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns, but we’ve given ours an interesting twist – forget the traditional recipe and try our orange chocolate chip hot cross buns instead. They combine two of our favourite flavours , chocolate and orange, which come together in the most wonderful way in these fluffy hot cross buns!

There’s also a traditional Simnel cake recipe, which is a light fruit cake made finished with a layer of marzipan and decorated with 11 marzipan balls to represent the 12 apostles, minus Judas.

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Meanwhile, we’ve got everything from quick and easy bakes like our lemon and marzipan drizzle cake to some real show-stoppers, such as our stunning chocolate ombre cake or our glamorous chocolate cake recipe.

After 40 days of Lent, and especially if you’ve given up chocolate, it’s time for a really indulgent chocolate cake recipe. Try our dark chocolate and almond torte or our chocolate fudge cake, which will really hit the spot if you’ve managed to go the whole time without chocolate!

However, if you’re saving yourself for chocolate Easter eggs, make a cake that’s a bit lighter and fruitier. Try Rachel Khoo’s melon charlotte, which is really unusual and super delicious.

Scroll down to see our Easter cake recipes. Which will you be making?

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