Baking Ideas for Easter 2024

Easter baking is a lovely way to celebrate the holiday. It’s a great way to relax in the kitchen, and of course you get to share the results with loved ones. There are also many exciting Easter baking traditions around the world - so it’s a good time to explore new recipes.

In this guide, we'll discuss different Easter baking ideas, exploring cherished traditions and the sheer delight that comes with creating sweet, festive treats.

Whether you're a seasoned baker or eager to try your hand at something new during Easter, this guide should give you some new ideas and inspiration for your Easter baking projects.

TRY: Browse our full collection of Easter baking ingredients and tools here!

Sourdough Bread

sourdough bread

Sourdough bread, with its distinct flavour and texture, adds a special touch to your Easter table. The slow fermentation of a natural starter gives sourdough its character, setting it apart from breads with commercial yeast. Equip yourself with a preserving jar, dough scraper, banneton, lame, and Dutch oven for a seamless sourdough experience. Explore why sourdough, with fewer ingredients and a slower proving time, makes a delightful choice for Easter, offering a flavorful, chewy interior and a longer shelf life.

Black Sesame Challah

black sesame challah

Crafted from a blend of flavorful ingredients and adorned with a topping of black sesame seeds and flaky sea salt, this recipe promises a delightful fusion of sweet and savoury notes. 

Indulge in the unique fusion of flavours with this Italian-inspired Jewish challah recipe this Easter.

Italian Easter Bread - Colomba di Pasqua

colomba di pasqua

Straight from Italy, Colomba di Pasqua is an Easter bread shaped like a dove, symbolising peace and renewal. This soft, citrus-infused bread is adorned with almonds and pearl sugar, making it a deliciously festive centrepiece for your Easter brunch or dinner.

TRY: Read our ultimate guide on Colomba and How to Eat Colomba

Carrot Cake

carrot cake

A classic Easter baking project, carrot cake is moist, flavorful, and topped with a decadent cream cheese icing. Packed with shredded carrots, it has wonderful texture. The combination of spice and sweetness makes it a crowd-pleaser for any Easter celebration. And of course the carrots are a fun theme to play on, when it comes to decorating with Easter bunnies!

Hot Cross Buns

hot cross buns

These spiced buns from BBC Good Food are an Easter classic, and not as hard to make at home as you might assume. With a cross on top symbolising the holiday, their soft texture and aromatic blend of cinnamon and currants make them perfect for a festive breakfast or snack.

Creative Easter Delights (and kid-friendly!)

Bunny-Shaped Cupcakes

Hop into Easter with these adorable bunny-shaped cupcakes recipe from Tara Teaspoon. Easy to make and impossible to resist, these treats bring a playful touch to your celebration. Don't be surprised if they disappear as quickly as the Easter bunny!

Chocolate Easter Eggs

chocolate easter eggs

Crafted with love and precision, these homemade treats promise a rich and velvety chocolate experience. From melting the chocolate to moulding your eggs, every step is a celebration of creativity and sweetness. Discover the satisfaction of gifting or enjoying these handcrafted Easter delights, adding a personal touch to your festive celebrations.

Pastel-coloured Macarons

pastel-coloured macarons

Add a touch of elegance to your Easter spread with pastel-coloured macarons. These delicate and flavorful almond meringue cookies come in a rainbow of soft hues. A delightful treat for the eyes and the taste buds, these macarons are a chic addition to any festive gathering.
TRY: Raspberry Macarons, Pistachio Macarons, Feuilletine & Salted Caramel Macarons, & Truffle & Mushroom Macarons

Vegan Easter Bakes

Aquafaba Meringue Nests (with Passion fruit curd)

This recipe from Addicted to Dates is one of the must haves this Easter. Create adorable nests using aquafaba (chickpea brine) meringue as a base, filled with vegan chocolate eggs or fresh fruit for a cute and cruelty-free Easter treat. Using chickpea brine, these nests are light, airy, and perfect for holding your favourite Easter treats. Whether filled with fresh fruit or vegan candies, these nests are a cruelty-free delight that adds a touch of whimsy to your Easter celebrations.

Chickpea Flour Cookies

Craft Ambitious Kitchen's Easter egg-shaped cookies recipe using chickpea flour for a unique and gluten-free twist. Decorate them with vibrant icing for a pop of colour. These egg-shaped delights, crafted with chickpea flour, offer a unique twist to traditional cookies. Crispy on the outside and delightfully chewy inside, they're a flavorful and gluten-free option for a festive Easter treat.

Vegan Coconut Macaroon Nests

Have a twist on your macaroons this Easter using Allery Free Alaska's recipe. Transform classic coconut macaroons into charming nests by shaping them into little cups. Shaped like little nests, these coconut-packed delights are a sweet combination of chewy and crunchy. Fill them with vegan chocolate eggs or your favourite candies for a visually appealing and delectable addition to your Easter spread.

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