If you’ve already overdone it on the chocolate Easter eggs you’ll be pleased to know there are plenty of alternative desserts to tuck into this Easter period.
While many restaurants are offering full-blown meal kits for Easter, smaller bakeries and brands are offering all sorts of Easter letterbox cakes, cakes and buns with nationwide UK delivery.
From Hot Cross Bunnies to a Chocolate Chip Croissant Loaf, we’ve found the very best and most indulgent Easter letterbox cakes, bakes and buns for a delicious Bank Holiday weekend.
The best Easter letterbox cakes, bakes and buns with nationwide UK delivery:
If you’ve ever had the pleasure of tasting Shuk’s babka before (either from their Borough market location or through their DIY at home kits), then you’ll know you’re in for a special Easter treat with their Hot Cross Babka Kit. Super easy to make, it combines Shuk’s classic secret babka dough recipe with earl grey-infused dried fruit, a little citrus, mixed spices and crème patissiere.
Not only are Primrose Bakery offering a super decadent Mini Egg Pinata Cake but have also launched adorable Easter cupcakes too. From Creme Egg to Malteser Bunny and Hot Cross Bun flavour cupcakes, order a gift box for a taste of each.
Honeywell Biscuit Co.
This Hot Cross Bunny Baking Kit from Honeywell transforms a classic Easter treat into a fun, family-friendly activity. The kit includes pre-weighed dry ingredients, just add butter, milk and an egg.
Crêpeaffaire has launched a DIY Easter Egg Hunt Pancake Kit. Simply follow the clues provided to be rewarded with (DIY) pancakes. The box contains 250g luxury crêpe & pancake mix, Mini Eggs, Nutella, Smarties, Golden Syrup, white chocolate, sugar sprinkles and a Cadbury Creme Egg.
Packed with currants, sultanas and cranberries and glazed with lightly spiced syrup with a hint of candied orange peel, you can’t go wrong with Gail’s hot cross buns.
This all-butter, tear-and-share croissant loaf from PAUL is perfect for breakfast on Easter Sunday morning. Choose from Chocolate Chip Croissant Loaf with dark chocolate chips, Pistachio Croissant Loaf topped with chopped pistachio nuts or Cinnamon Croissant Loaf.
Cutter & Squidge
This Mini Easter Chocolate Hamper is anything but mini. Containing one Chunky Easter Cookie Box, one Billionaire Filled Easter Egg and one pack of Easter Chocolate Bark, this is pure indulgence delivered to your door.
Mon Dessert has launched a fun and whimsical Easter Bunny Cream Tart showstopper that is, they promise, surprisingly easy to make. The cake mix is entirely plant-based and the kit comes with lots of different toppings including meringue kisses, Mini Eggs and decorative springtime silk flowers. Adorable!
This Easter, Crosstown has launched a Spiced Hot Cross Bun doughnut. Made with spiced dough, filled with deliciously creamy cinnamon custard and topped with a Seville orange glaze and spiced cross and candied orange peel, this would be perfect with a cup of tea.
Doughnut Time has gone all out this Easter and launched Dippy Dough DIY Sticks. Containing 12 Dippy Dough Cinnamon Sticks, Salted Butter Caramel Dip, Chocolate Ganache Dip, Vanilla and Orange Fondant and an Oreo Crumb for dipping. Prepare to get messy!