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Top 10 Easter treats that are as beautiful as they are delicious

From hot air balloons to brioche bunnies, these Easter treat all have serious wow-factor

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Top 10 Easter treats that are as beautiful as they are delicious

Who doesn't enjoy a sweet treat come Easter?

Whether you're a self-confessed chocoholic, can't resist a slice of cake or have a preference for patisserie, we've got plenty of recipes for you to rustle up over the long weekend.

These bakes all have that 'wow' factor – which one takes your fancy?

Briony May's showstopping Easter cake 

GBBO's Briony May likes to make this beautiful sponge cake at Easter – and who could blame her? Needling only 20 minutes or so of prep, make sure you leave enough time for the decoration – pretty pink frosting, gold sprinkles, mini eggs and macarons. Delish!

Chocolate gravity cake

This chocolatey bake may leave you scratching your head in wonder, but our chocolate gravity cake is actually very simple.

Your friends on Instagram will be egg-stremely impressed with your baking efforts. Just make sure to take plenty of pictures before you get stuck in!

 

briony's chick cake pops

These cute chick cake pops are so easy to make, since no baking is required! Using readymade fairy cakes, dessicated coconut and icing, get the kids involved in making a batch as a fun Easter holidays activity.

Easter egg cake 

Want to really impress weekend guests? Make this incredible Easter egg cake. Complete with mini eggs and yolk (which is actually custard), this magnificent creation serves up to 35 people. 

Flowery egg tarts

These sweet little tarts are deceptively easy to make – just invest in a flower-shaped cutter to achieve that pretty shape!

Baa lamb muffins

Both adorable and delicious, these super cute baa lamb muffins will be cooed over, photographed, then gobbled up my kids and grown ups alike.

The bunny cake to beat all others

This bunny warren cake covered in coconut grass and fluffy marshmallow bunnies may look super impressive, but it's actually surprisingly easy. Check out the recipe for this seasonal showstopper here.

Chocolate balloon cake

This showstopping bake makes clever use of an Easter egg, with crumbly flakes, Mikado biscuit sticks and plenty of chocolate making up this cool chick's mode of transport.

Can't get your hands of a chocolate chick? A chocolate bunny, cow, or even your one of your little one’s toys would work.

Adorable Easter bunny brioches

These adorable mini bunny brioche make a great Easter morning breakfast, and only take 40 minutes to make! Serve with some butter, jam, or even chocolate spread if you truly want to get into the chocolatey Easter spirit.

Gluten-free Easter goodness

It may be hard to believe, but not every Easter bake has to be dripping in dark or milk chocolate. This fluffy gluten-free sponge cake is kept super moist thanks to lashings of coconut milk, all wrapped up in white chocolate frosting.

Okay, maybe you can’t have an Easter bake without chocolate after all…

 

Stock up on all your Easter goodies online, or pop into your local store