Easter Recipes

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Easter recipes to wow your guests, including Easter starters, roast lamb recipes and impressive Easter cakes. Easter Sunday is on 5 April 2015 so make sure you have your Easter menu planned by then so you can relax and enjoy the bank holiday weekend, whether you're hosting a family gathering or entertaining friends.

Find your perfect roast lamb recipe with all the trimmings, whether it’s boned spring lamb with herb and pine nut stuffing or an up-to-date take on the traditional roast with slow-cooked lamb shoulder with spiced Middle Eastern rub. Then pick trimmings that will make the most of seasonal ingredients, including the sweetest new potatoes and leeks. Your Easter Sunday lunch will be real crowdpleaser.

Next up, choose your Easter dessert, whether it’s a light and zesty syllabub or a rich chocolate mousse. Pick from our impressive Easter cake recipes, including traditional simnel cake made with rich fruit cake and topped with 12 marzipan balls and a chocolate Easter celebration cake, made with four layers of sponge and chocolate and topped with a mix of chocolate eggs.

It’s not Easter without hot cross buns, but why not try a new version this year? Our mini chocolate and orange hot cross buns make a more interesting version, which will be perfect for afternoon tea over the Easter weekend. Or go for Easter biscuits to share, especially if you’re going to have kids visiting.

Looking for the best Easter eggs in the shops this year? Take a look at our Easter egg taste test 2015 for inspiration, as we’ve done all the hard work for you and tried the lot… It’s hard work, but someone’s got to do it!

Get it right this Easter and impress your guests with our wonderful Easter recipes that’ll take you from starter through to dessert.

Delicious Easter recipes

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella Cheesecake

Nutella cheesecake is so easy to make with Nutella and dark chocolate and scattered with chopped hazelnuts for an elegant dessert

Slow Roast Greek-style Leg of Lamb

Slow Roast Greek-style Leg of Lamb

Slow roast Greek-style leg of lamb is marinated in garlic, lemon and herbs then slow roasted for all that wonderful flavour over crunchy, sticky potatoes

Tom Kerridge: My perfect roast lamb

Tom Kerridge: My perfect roast lamb

How do you like your roast lamb? We asked TV chef Tom Kerridge how he makes the perfect roast lamb and what he said made us very hungry indeed

Mocha Chocolate Bundt Cake

Mocha Chocolate Bundt Cake

Mocha chocolate Bundt cake gets its wow factor from the distinctive shape of the tin as the sponge recipe is actually very easy

Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake

Simnel cake is a traditional rich fruit cake recipe made for Easter topped with a layer of marzipan and 11 marzipan balls

Easter Celebration Cake

Easter Celebration Cake

This Easter cake is simple to make, yet so stunning – a great alternative to the traditional Simnel cake with four layers of sponge and chocolate

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder

This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare

Slow Cooked Lamb with Cauliflower Couscous

Slow Cooked Lamb with Cauliflower Couscous

Slow-cooked lamb delicately flavoured with za'atar, works perfectly with our low-carb cauliflower couscous

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Vegetables

Roast Leg of Lamb with Baharat and Vegetables

Give roast leg of lamb a Middle Eastern twist with, a blend of Baharat spices and roasted root vegtables

Slow-Cooked Shoulder of Lamb

Slow-Cooked Shoulder of Lamb

A shoulder of lamb needs a slow cook or it will be tough. This one is full of Middle Eastern spices and makes a great summer Sunday roast

Sour Cream Cake with Lavender

Sour Cream Cake with Lavender

This sour cream cake with lavender yields a moist bake that will tantalise the taste buds toped with lavender icing and sparkles

Gluten free Easter Cake

Gluten free Easter Cake

Gluten free Easter sponge cake filled with apricot and raspberry jam looks impressive as a delicious spring cake that everyone cake enjoy

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Melanie Wood's Earl Grey cake is delicately flavoured with ground tea leaves and liberally drizzled with an Earl Grey and lemon icing

Persian-Style Stuffed Lamb

Persian-Style Stuffed Lamb

A spicy fruity stuffing helps to make a leg of lamb stretch so much further, and it's very simple to carve

Lemon and Herb Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce and Lamb Jus

Lemon and Herb Stuffed Shoulder of Lamb with Fresh Mint Sauce and Lamb Jus

An indulgent lemon and herb stuffed shoulder of lamb roast, perfect for entertaining

Easter recipe collections

Easter Cakes

Easter Cakes

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

Spring Dessert Recipes

Spring Dessert Recipes

Our Spring dessert recipes are full of clean, fresh flavours and are ideal served after dinner to friends and family!

Easter Taste Test 2015

Easter Taste Test 2015

We've tested a whole heap of Easter eggs to bring you our favourites, from classic favourites to the brand new and spectacular

Easter Recipe Ideas

Easter Recipe Ideas

Easter recipe ideas for your Easter menu, including spring starters, roast lamb recipes and impressive Easter cake recipes

Lamb Recipes

Lamb Recipes

Lamb is a firm family favourite so make it the centrepiece of your menu this weekend with our delicious new ideas

35 Showstopping Cakes

35 Showstopping Cakes

Celebrate the royal baby by serving up a stunning centrepiece cake