Easter baking: 10 essential recipes for all the family to devour

Feast your eyes on these hot cross buns, spectacular sponges and decadent chocolate cakes from our cookery experts

Cakes, buns and muffins to celebrate Easter week. Photograph: iStock

Cakes, buns and muffins to celebrate Easter week. Photograph: iStock

Easter isn’t just about foil-wrapped chocolate eggs; there are great things to bake too. We’ve raided the Irish Times recipe archive to bring you 10 wonderful seasonal bakes, special occasion cakes, and traditional Easter treats.

Lots of them are easy enough to be baked by children looking for a holiday project, and there are a couple that are just challenging enough to spark interest in more advanced bakers.

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