13 Easter Bakes

22.3.16

...BECAUSE IF THERE WAS EVER A TIME TO BREAK THE DIET, IT'S NOW.

Bank holidays are made for baking.  So with Easter is creeping up on us and the thought of a 4-day weekend getting me all excited to spend some time in the kitchen (and devote 4 days to eating my way through the aftermath), I figured today I'd share some of the best seasonal recipes with you all.

I promise I'm not sponsored by Cadbury's!
BROWNIES
Let's start with the obvious.  100% brownies are one of the things that'll get me to eat them in a moment of weakness and I'm seriously considering whipping up a batch for the bank holiday weekend.  Of course I had to include that blogger favourite Creme Egg brownies, but the Mini Egg versions are another good alternative if Creme Eggs are a little too rich for you.

COOKIES AND COOKIE BARS 
Just like brownies, a gooey cookie (of any variation!) is another thing I just can't say no to.  Cookie bars are more of a tray bake version and are a fail safe way to make sure they stay squidgy, whereas the Mini Egg cookie cups are bite-sized mouthfuls of sugary goodness.  I shared my (very old!) recipe for Mini Egg cookies here, but think that this year I'll be giving the Creme Egg bars a try.

NO BAKES
Rocky Road-type fridge cakes are the ultimate lazy girl baking, and with the addition of chocolate eggs you've got the perfect Easter treat.   These Creme Egg ones take 15 minutes to prepare (plus setting time) and use only 4 ingredients, whilst the Mini Egg versions are ready and prepared in just 5 minutes.  No excuses not to whip up a batch!

QUICK AND EASY
The mug cake is a genius invention, ideal to make if you need something to satisfy your sweet tooth fast.  Check out the white chocolate and sprinkles recipe (you'll have to scroll down a bit to find it) or go for my preference, the deliciously decadent-looking Creme Egg mug cake.  Fighting the urge to make one right. now.

CAKES 
Edging towards the traditional, these cakes all have a seasonal twist guaranteed to give them the wow factor.  Check out the ombre pinata cake if you don't believe me!  The nest cake looks seriously impressive (although I'm wondering if there's an easier way to get a similar effect?) and the Creme Egg cheesecake looks pretty straightforward for such a mouth-watering result.

FRUITY
So who am I kidding?  There is zero chance of either of these making their way to my table, especially with an abundance of chocolate and Easter eggs about.  But there's also no denying that now things are getting brighter and warmer with the arrival of spring, now's the perfect time to start using fruit in your baking.  The strawberry cheesecake requires no baking and could have snuck its way into the No Bake category....the Eton Mess cake on the other hand is going to require some serious practice and dedication.  Worth it though.

Will you be giving any Easter baking a go?

3 comments

  1. So much yummy food! Thanks for sharing, I've been looking for some baking inspiration. =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

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  2. Some fab ideas here; I'll be baking this Easter also :-)
    Life inside the Locket

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