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5 easy Easter recipe ideas to try now

PUBLISHED: 12:09 26 February 2016 | UPDATED: 12:16 26 February 2016

How to ice Easter biscuits | Easy Easter recipe ideas | Derbyshire Life (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

How to ice Easter biscuits | Easy Easter recipe ideas | Derbyshire Life (Getty Images/iStockphoto)


If you can't decide what to cook for Easter or just want to learn how to bake an Easter cake, we pick 5 step by step videos to please home bakers and Easter bunnies alike

"Brightly coloured Easter eggs, super cute Easter bunnies and a slice of delicious simnel cake" | Easy Easter ideas | Derbyshire Life

Brightly coloured Easter eggs, super cute Easter bunnies and a slice of delicious Simnel cake: even if you’re not a kid anymore, Easter is a time of excitement and celebration. Not only because it gathers the family together for a special Easter Sunday lunch, but because the Easter holidays are one of the only times of year when it is encouraged to eat chocolate!

If you’re hosting the festivities this year, but can’t decide what to cook for Easter, we’ve rounded up some top Youtube videos to help - whether you want to know how to make a bunny cake, the best Easter cake recipe or even how to make an Easter egg.

How to bake an Easter cake | easy easter ideas | Derbyshire Life (Getty Images/iStockphoto)How to bake an Easter cake | easy easter ideas | Derbyshire Life (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

1. How to bake a Simnel cake

A traditional recipe for the Easter holidays, Simnel cake is a delicious fruit cake topped with marzipan and decorated with toasted marzipan balls.

2. How to make an Easter egg

Foil-wrapped eggs line supermarket shelves in the run up to Easter, but if you want to give a homemade and unique Easter egg as a gift, try this recipe.

3. Easter bunny cake

Warning: this rabbit-shaped cake is so cute you may not want to eat it!

4. Easter chocolate nests

This simple recipe for Easter chocolate cornflake cakes is perfect for when you’re short on time, or looking for an easy recipe for children to make.

5. How to ice Easter biscuits

Check out these pro tips for decorating Easter biscuits

Like this? Discover more delicious recipes here.

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