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 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 is marinated in garlic, lemon and herbs then slow roasted for all that wonderful flavour over crunchy, sticky potatoes
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 gets its wow factor from the distinctive shape of the tin as the sponge recipe is actually very easy
Simnel cake is a traditional rich fruit cake recipe made for Easter topped with a layer of marzipan and 11 marzipan balls
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
This slow-roasted lamb shoulder is flavoured with garlic, rosemary and wine, and takes just 15 minutes to prepare
Slow-cooked lamb delicately flavoured with za'atar, works perfectly with our low-carb cauliflower couscous
Give roast leg of lamb a Middle Eastern twist with, a blend of Baharat spices and roasted root vegtables
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
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 sponge cake filled with apricot and raspberry jam looks impressive as a delicious spring cake that everyone cake enjoy
Melanie Wood's Earl Grey cake is delicately flavoured with ground tea leaves and liberally drizzled with an Earl Grey and lemon icing
A spicy fruity stuffing helps to make a leg of lamb stretch so much further, and it's very simple to carve
An indulgent lemon and herb stuffed shoulder of lamb roast, perfect for entertaining
Easter recipe collections
Easter cake recipes to indulge in over the bank holiday, including a classic chocolate Easter celebration cake and traditional simnel cake
Our Spring dessert recipes are full of clean, fresh flavours and are ideal served after dinner to friends and family!
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 for your Easter menu, including spring starters, roast lamb recipes and impressive Easter cake recipes
Lamb is a firm family favourite so make it the centrepiece of your menu this weekend with our delicious new ideas
Celebrate the royal baby by serving up a stunning centrepiece cake