Easter baking recipes: Let’s celebrate!

Easter baking recipes made easy. YOU’s Eleanor Maidment brings you all the classics – and more.

Easter chocolate fridge cake recipe

The beauty of a fridge cake is that it is easily adaptable: add whatever nuts and dried fruit that you please.

easter chocolate fridge cake
Ellis Parrinder

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Cappuccino cake recipe

A very simple loaf cake with a heady hit of coffee and a light-as-anything whipped mascarpone topping.

cappuccino cake
Ellis Parrinder

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Cinnamon apple hot cross buns recipe

Lightly spiced and with a wonderfully soft crumb, these buns are best served while still slightly warm, split open and spread with cold, salted butter.

cinnamon apple hot cross buns
Ellis Parrinder

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Passionfruit tart recipe

A glorious spring tart with a silky-smooth passionfruit filling. To save time, you can use shop-bought ready-rolled shortcrust pastry.

passionfruit tart
Ellis Parrinder

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Berry and cream shortbreads recipe

You can use any berry jam in the filling of these pretty sandwiched shortbreads.

berry and cream shortbreads
Ellis Parrinder

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Carrot and coconut layer cake recipe

This makes a fabulous centrepiece and the flavours of carrot and coconut go fantastically well together.

carrot and coconut cake
Ellis Parrinder

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Recipes: Eleanor Maidment. Photographs: Ellis Parrinder. Food styling: Lou Kenney. Styling: Charlie Phillips