Over the last year, baking has been one of the nation's favourite pasttimes, and the proof is (quite literally) in the pudding: never has the kitchen seen so much action, so we've rounded up some of the most fun Easter recipes for every generation to enjoy. Whether you're taking a break from screen time with the kids or gathering the grandparents to guide you over Zoom, put your skills to the test with these Easter Day treats.
Gravity-Defying Chocolate Cake
You don't need a Michelin star to achieve this magical masterpiece, and with five different chocolate ingredients, this decadent cake will delight both curious kids and impressed adults.
Simple Simnel Cake
This straightforward Simnel cake takes a traditional recipe and streamlines it – don't forget the eleven balls of marzipan on top, one for each loyal disciple.
Egg-cellent Sponge Cake
This three-dimensional egg-shaped sponge has the wow factor, and the custard yolk is the real icing on the cake.
CHOCOLATE AIR BALLOON
Put your culinary skills to the test with this beautiful hot air balloon-shaped chocolate cake (or make lots of miniatures for ultimate gifting brownie points).
Pretty pastel Mini Egg cake
With a springy sponge base, this double layered cake is as tasty as it is tonal. For the full effect, make sure you have plenty of Mini Egg packets before you begin.
Briony Williams' triple decker vanilla sponge
Beneath a generous coat of lemon curd buttercream, three layers of light vanilla sponge make Briony Williams' Easter recipe a true crowd-pleaser, plus you can freestyle with the decorations as much as you like.
Cracking Easter Cake
With a fault-line running through the middle, this Mini Egg-covered showstopper looks like it might be about to hatch a chick itself.
Gluten-Free Coconut Nest
The coconut lends a light, summery flavour to this fabulously frosted gluten-free option.
Bite-sized bunny cake
Making baby marshmallow bunnies for the top of this cake is the perfect task for children (but you might find yourself getting rather carried away, too...)