Silvana's top 10 Easter bakes

Our recipe editor, Silvana Franco, picks out her favourite Easter bakes

Silvana Franco

Easter is the perfect time to dust off your pinny and grab your rolling pin for some baking fun for all the family.  While no Easter bake-­off is complete without classic hot cross buns and Simnel cake, woolly sheep cupcakes and fun-filled fruit soldiers with lemon-cream eggs are a great way to entertain your little ones and get them involved during the holidays. So hold on to your apron strings and take your pick from some of my all-time favourite Easter baking recipes.  

 

Classic Easter bakes 

Simnel cake 

Easter Sunday wouldn't be complete without a traditional Simnel Cake at the centre of the table. Classically, it's a light fruit cake layered and decorated with marzipan, then gently toasted on top until golden brown. This delicious version is spiced up with with cinnamon and ginger and is very simple to make.

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Fun for all the family 

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Contemporary Easter bakes