Five Favourite: Easter treats

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Hands up if you’re looking forward to the long weekend? Yip, me too!

With a massive four days off to look forward to, Easter is the perfect time to get into a bit of baking – whether you have friends coming over, kids to entertain or are simply looking for a creative way to use up some of those leftover Easter eggs (if there’s ever such a thing!).

To help make life a little easier for you this long weekend, I’ve rounded up my five absolute ‘must-try’ Easter recipes – from cheesecake and cupcakes to truffles and fudge, there’s bound to be something to get you inspired.

Happy Easter – and enjoy!

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Creme Egg cheesecake

This Creme Egg cheesecake is undoubtedly one of my favourite cheesecakes – the base is rich and chocolately, the filling smooth, flavoursome, creamy and – of course – packed with mini Creme Eggs. Top that off with generous swirls of milk chocolate whipped cream and a mound of chopped mini Creme eggs and you’re left with one of the best desserts ever.

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Burrowing bunny truffles

These adorable bunny truffles are great for making with kids over the long weekend – let’s be honest, what’s not to love about transforming basic Oreo truffles into super cute Easter bunnies? All you need is some mini-marshmallows, white sprinkles  and, if you want to draw little bunny-feet, an edible marker.

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Cheesecake chocolate eggs

This idea comes from the wonderful Raspberri Cupcakes – and it really is an amazing idea. These delicious individual chilled cheesecakes are packaged up inside a chocolate egg shell and look absolutely gorgeous. Plus there’s no baking involved, the recipe is quick and easy and the finished desserts are heavenly Good, huh?

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Creme Egg fudge

This is one truly decadent recipe and an absolute dream for chocolate-lovers. Imagine a creamy, soft chocolate fudge made with a block and a half of milk eating chocolate, stuffed with chopped mini Creme Eggs and finished with a scattering of even more chopped mini Creme Eggs. Yeah, it’s amazing.

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Hot cross surprise cupcakes

A few years ago I got together with Lydia from Lydia Bakes to create these rather special hot cross surprise cupcakes. They really are true Easter decadence – not only do you get an Easter egg, icing and lollies to feast on, you still have a beautifully fluffy, spiced cupcake to enjoy. Magic!

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  • Katie

    That creme egg cake looks amazing. I will have to try it sometime. The long weekend was the best wasn’t it?

    • Kirsten

      Thank you Katie! Oh, the long weekend was wonderful – luckily there’s not too long now until another one :)