Quirky Easter baking ideas

Easter is a great time to get a little bit more creative in the kitchen. Photo: James Petts/Flickr.

Easter is a great time to get a little bit more creative in the kitchen. Photo: James Petts/Flickr.

It’s that time of year again. As the frosty days become less frequent, and the sun sets that little bit later in the evenings, we are again reminded of all the beauty that’s associated with the Spring season – one of those things being the annual celebration of Easter. Here are The Linc’s top quirky Easter baking ideas.

Cream egg brownies

If cream eggs are your go-to Easter treat, then cream egg brownies are the next step up. The chocolate sponge outer layer mixed with the gooey centre is sure to make your taste buds tingle.

Mini egg rocky road

If this title alone hasn’t got you running to the shops in pursuit of ingredients, I don’t know what will. It may not look like the most orderly or neat construction but, as they say, ‘imperfection is beauty’ and this little number is quite stunning. 

Easter nests

Easter nests really take us back to our school days. Photo: scotproof/Flickr.

Easter nests really take us back to our school days (Photo: scotproof / Flickr)

We all made them in school, which makes them an absolute classic. They may be a little messy to create, but the end product is definitely worth it, and will remind you of your days back in the classroom.

Hot cross bun loaf

To put a twist on the classic Easter snack, why not transform the hot cross bun into a loaf? Filled with cinnamon, raisins and sultanas, this provides a sweet and satisfying alternative to chocolate.

Gingerbread cottage

Almost too good to eat! Photo: Fil.Al/Flickr.

Almost too good to eat! (Photo: Fil.Al / Flickr)

…because having a little fun in the kitchen never hurt anyone! Getting together with friends, or family, to put your own stamp on a gingerbread house could be the foodie you need this Spring. 

Rainbow cake

There’s just something about an array of bright colours that makes baking (and eating!) all the more exciting. Using a variety of edible food colourings, you can create a rainbow effect, or even just pick our your favourite colours – the choice is all yours!

Chocolate, banana & walnut cake

One of the most underrated types of cake, the chocolate, banana and walnut loaf is a really scrumptious delicacy. The sweetness of the fruit, combined with the crunch of the walnuts provides a texture you just can’t compare, and a sweet surprise that you need to try this year.