Top 10 Baking Treats for This Easter

Spring is just around the corner — and with it comes; easter, bunnies and lots of yummy chocolate treats in which you've realised those New Years resolution diets just aren't worth it. Arguably, life is for living and not depriving yourself of your favourite foods - besides everything is healthy for you in moderation.

As a child my easter was filled with chocolate eggs and rice crispy nests topped with a few mini eggs. Me & my sister used to see who could eat the most eggs before one of us got sick. As the chocolate queen of our family...I always won! I swear I could still divulge two whole easter eggs and not feel sick.

Whilst these traditional easter treats are still a favourite...nowadays, thanks to the likes of Pinterest and other social media sites, we are presented with so much more creative yummy bakes that we never would have thought of! For example creme egg brownies? What awesome person created such a thing?

So we have been searching high on low on the internet and have found the top 10 Baking treats for this easter which will wow your family and friends and put you in line to enter the next British bake off!

1. Creme Egg Brownies

Ok, so I don't think any of you could look at these with out licking your lips or thinking how yum they look. Creme egg brownies are a massive hit at the minute as they have all that chocolatey goodness with extra chocolate yumminess and our favourite creme egg icing.

Trust me they taste as good as they look. The perfect recipe for these is on the BBC good food website. Follow either of these links to make these delicious treats:

Cook Bake Eat : https://www.cookbakeeat.com/cadbury-creme-egg-brownies-scrumptious-recipe/

http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/user/3204381/recipe/delicious-creme-egg-brownie

2. Creme Egg Rocky Road

Whilst rocky road is one of my favourite cake treats, when I came across this Creme egg rocky road, I literally went to heaven. The creme egg rocky road is another chocolate sensation that some amazing person came up with. It's so easy, and looks fantastic, plus it is a great one to make with your kids, as you just need to mix the ingredients together and keep in the fridge to chill!

After trying a couple of the recipes we found online: the best by far was by the Tamin Twins - check out their recipe: http://www.tamingtwins.com/2016/01/29/creme-egg-rocky-road/

3. Hot Cross Buns

A hot cross bun is a spiced sweet bun made with currants or raisins and marked with a cross on the top. These gorgeous treats had to go in this blog as it is Christian tradition to eat warm 'hot cross buns' on Good Friday. As such, they mark the end of Lent, and the different parts of the hot cross bun have certain meanings; including the cross representing the crucifixion of Jesus and the spices inside reminding Christians of the spices put on his body.

These are now avaliable at our Luke Evans Bakery shop in Riddings!

Or if you want to try making your own homemade version, we recommend this recipe by BBC food: http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/hotcrossbuns_397

4. Creme Egg Cupcakes

Ok, I promise this is my last creme egg recipe...but I couldn't leave these out of the top 10 easter bakes. These gorgeous Creme Egg cupcakes taste just as good as they look — if not better! A simple recipe that really does look wow upon finish!

Netmums recipe we found was our favourite version (Top Left) on how to make them, check out their recipe at: http://www.netmums.com/recipes/creme-egg-cupcakes

5. Iced Biscuits (one for your kids to get involved with).

5. Iced Biscuits (one for your kids to get involved with).

Iced Biscuits are a great way to get your children involved in baking some delicious easter treats. Although simple, they are a childhood favourite and they can be made as extravagant as your icing skills will let you!

For a great recipe check out BBC Food - http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes/icedbiscuits_3054

6. Cheesecake Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs.

This recipe could not be any easier; there's no baking involved and it takes hardly any time to create these cute Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs with a 'yolk' made of passionfruit sauce.

For a great recipe check out:

http://www.food.com/recipe/cheesecake-filled-chocolate-easter-eggs-477328?photo=359113​

7. Rice Krispy Easter Treats

As one of the easiest easter recipes, there are so many different Rice Krispy cake options to choose from, plus — they really aren’t that messy, so perfect for the kids! With just three ingredients: butter, marshmallows and cereal, you can get create small and large cakes or even little easter eggs!

Recipe: http://www.ricekrispies.com/recipes/hidden-surprise-easter-egg-treats

8. Bunny Peakaboo Cake

An ordinary loaf but with a wonderful bunny surprise! Whilst we all love cake, sometimes we need a little bit more excitement, especially when there is a special occasion like Easter. These Easter cakes are just so darn cute and bunny cutters are easy to find this time of year, so we fully recommend giving this a go, topped with any flavour! — Your family will love it!

Recipe: http://thebearfootbaker.com/2015/03/easter-cake-bunny-peekaboo-cake/

9. Easter Mini Egg Cake

For a table decoration piece which will make everyone think wow, make this fabulous Easter Mini Egg Cake - Its easier than it looks! Make your favourite sponge to construct the cake or simply buy one from your local bakery, and cover in a generous helping of buttercream icing, then add your chocolate eggs by pressing them into the buttercream. If you can resist temptation to cut a slice straight away, leave the icing to harden a little, and then tuck in!

For a great recipe check out: http://blog.hobbycraft.co.uk/make-mini-easter-egg-cake/

10. Easter Cupcakes

There are thousands of recipes for the perfect Easter cupcakes. All are equally as brilliant as the other and make it very easy to make some wonderful treats for your family and friends this Easter. Whether you buy pre baked cupcakes from your local bakery, use a packet mix or bake from scratch, you can make them as fabulous as you like with different decoration ideas extensively across the internet!

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