Vegetarian food blog featuring delicious and nutritious whole food recipes, creative baking and luscious chocolate.

Leftover Easter Egg Chocolate Ice Cream

Leftover Easter Egg Chocolate Ice Cream

A creamy but light and not overly sweet no churn choc-chip ice-cream flavoured with vanilla and a hint of mint. Ideal for using up all those leftover bits of Easter chocolate. Serve this leftover Easter egg chocolate ice cream with chocolate sauce if desired.

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Creme Egg Buns – Eat Your Heart Out Pain au Chocolat

Creme Egg Buns.

Sweet creme eggs wrapped in an unsweetened yeasted bread dough and baked. Warm or cold, these creme egg buns really are something else. Pain au chocolat, eat your heart out.

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Hot Cross Buns aka Choc Cross Buns

Bread & Buns, Easter | 30th March 2013 | By

You can’t go through the Easter period without hot cross buns. They’re traditional! Homemade are, of course, the best. These super delicious choc cross buns are made with a pre-ferment and have a chocolate cross painted on the top.

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Lemon & Apple Curd Cake and a Baking Disaster

Easter lemon & apple curd cake.

This lemon & apple curd cake is a basic sponge sandwich but with the addition of fruit curd. It’s filled with white chocolate and lemon & apple curd buttercream and topped with lemon icing. It’s a lovely fresh and lightly fruity cake which is perfect for Easter, but just as good at any other time of year.

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Easter Brownies – Simnel By Any Other Name

Simnel Easter Brownies

Quick to make and so delicious to eat. These simnel Easter brownies are rich, fudgy and decadent. And if you like marzipan, there’s a bonus chunk of it in every mouthful.

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Simnel Cake with Homemade Marzipan

Simnel Cake

Easter, Large Cakes | 5th April 2012 | By

This luscious simnel cake is a light fruit cake laden with homemade marzipan. As tradition dictates, it has a surprise squidgy layer of marzipan in the middle and a layer on top. It’s then decorated with eleven large balls of the stuff. Less traditionally, the cake contains pieces of chocolate. Scrumptious.

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Truffle Easter Eggs Or Cake Truffles At Any Other Time

Homemade Cake Truffle Easter Eggs

Have you thought about making your own Easter eggs? It can be easier than you might think. These homemade truffle Easter eggs have a nice crisp chocolate shell and a melt in the mouth filling. The filling is made from leftover cake crumbs, so they’re a brilliant ‘more food, less waste’ recipe. Shape them into balls, rather than eggs and you have cake truffles for any time of the year.

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Chocolate Easter Cupcakes and Crystallised Flowers

Amaretto Easter Cupcakes with Crystallised Flowers

Cupcakes, Easter | 28th April 2011 | By

Almost truffle like in their consistency and deliciousness, these chocolate amaretto Easter cupcakes are a real delight. Amaretto soaked raisins and a layer of marzipan surrounded by chocolate sponge and topped with amaretto chocolate buttercream. Crystallised spring flowers finish them off beautifully.

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Easter Nests or Crispy Crackolates

Crispy Crackolates aka Cornflake Cakes serving as Easter Nests complete with mini eggs.

Easter, No Bake | 26th April 2011 | By

These crispy crackolates are really just no-bake cornflake cakes and they make ideal kid’s fare. They’re super simple to make and you can easily form them into Easter nests, if desired. The recipe is also really easy to remember as there are only five ingredients and they all weigh equal amounts.

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Chocolate Guinness Cake

Chocolate Guinness Cake decorated with golden eggs for Easter.

A rich moist cake, which is dark in colour but light in texture. Traditionally a chocolate Guinness cake should be iced with a white chocolate topping, but this one has a dark chocolate ganache with a swoosh of Guinness in it. This works well as an Easter cake, though it’s good at any other time too.

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