We are planning a quiet Easter weekend filled with family and friends and feasting. Luckily I come from a family of cooks and bakers so I know there will be plenty of delicious dishes filling the tables at whichever house we are at. I am crossing my fingers hoping that my little sister makes her chocolate caramel slice on Saturday night and I know that my Aunt will have a table groaning with salty antipasti, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit and oh so much cheese for Sunday lunch. The most nourishing thing about each of these occasions will be the company surrounding me.
I will be bringing baked goods to these occasions (did you really expect anything else?), so if you are looking for a little inspiration, here are my top ten recipes perfect for Easter baking (and sharing), and come back tomorrow for a quick, cute gluten free cookie recipe that will be welcome in any Easter basket.
Ten: Lemon Cream Cheese Pound Cake – this bundt is simply stunning displayed as the centerpiece of your Easter brunch.
Nine: Coffee Banana Date Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream – pack a basket of these and share the happiness.
Eight: Peanut Butter Lindt Ball Filled Chocolate Cakes – a sweet and salty surprise inside!
Seven: Violet Crumble Brownies – oh do make these. Better than a Crunchy Easter egg in my opinion…
Six: Coconut Blondies (gluten free) – these tummy friendly treats will disappear very quickly, trust me…
Five: Chocolate Chip Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze (gluten free) – miniature doughnuts perfect for some Easter fun. Try using pastel sprinkles on top!
Four: Espresso Hazelnut Flourless Chocolate Cookies – not easy to say, but easy to make and super easy to eat!
Three: Ricadonna Cupcakes with Ricadonna Buttercream – add a little sparkle to your Easter lunch with these bubbly cupcakes!
Two: Citrus Poppy Seed Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting (gluten free) – this tall pretty cake looks impressive but is simple to make and the bright cream cheese frosting is worthy of licking the bowl.
One: Gluten Free Chocolate Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream – dress yourself up in your fanciest Easter bonnet and bring along some fancy cupcakes too!
Plenty of sweet inspiration for your Easter baking. Come back tomorrow for some pastel sweet treats, perfect for last minute baking, or making with kids!
Tell me dear reader, what are you making for Easter? Or have you been cooking up a storm for Passover instead?