Delicious ideas for spring baking at home


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Mother and two daughters baking at home in the kitchen

Winter is a time that welcomes baking. When the heat of the oven fills your home with warmth, and the smell of delicious baked goods. But baking is much more fun in spring – the warmer weather brings with it a new appetite for lighter, sweeter treats.

Whether it’s taking part in our tradition for indulgence at Easter, or creating something for a special occasion, there are many cakes and bakes to cook up in the spring. And it’s a fun activity that the whole family can enjoy together in the kitchen. Whatever the occasion, take a look at our spring baking ideas below and get some inspiration for your next baking session. From modern classics and tasty snacks to vegan specials and traditional Easter goods, you’ll be sure to find something that suits your sweet spot.

Golden Syrup Flapjacks

You can always rely on the humble flapjack. There are many different versions of this staple treat, but the taste of the classic golden syrup treat stays at the heart of each. Crispy on the outside, chewy in the middle, sweet on the palette.

Recipe here

Vegan Lemon Sponge Cake

A British classic that’s perfect to serve on a sunny day. This Vegan alternative includes no eggs or dairy but doesn’t sacrifice any of the zest or fluffiness. 

Recipe here

Lemon sponge cake on plate with fork

Hot Cross Buns

Delicious, soft and sweet, and a classic Easter tradition. Filled with raisins and spiced with cinnamon, Hot Cross Buns are best toasted with butter, in our opinion.

Recipe here

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake doesn’t sound like the sweetest treat on the menu – especially considering its popularity is owed to the rationing of sugar during the second World War. However, just one bite into a juicy slice topped with sweet icing is enough to prove it deserves its place among the best cakes to eat this spring.

Recipe here

Carrot cake sat on plate on blue table with fresh carrots next to it

Chocolate Nests

Quick and easy to put together, a chocolate nest topped with Mini Eggs is a suitably themed treat for Easter. Usually messy, but always fun to make, its simplicity makes it a great one to make with children in the kitchen, or at school. Try using white chocolate for a tasty alternative.

Recipe here

Easter chocolate nest eggs with mini eggs on plate with decorations

Simnel Cake

Originally made to mark the end of fasting during the Christian tradition of Lent, this fruity number is like a Christmas cake lightened up for spring; with some added marzipan thrown in for good measure. These days they aren’t quite as popular as a Hot Cross Bun, but if you like your Easter with a little more tradition, then you can’t go wrong with this authentic alternative.

Recipe here

Traditional Easter Simnel cake on plate with decoration behind it on table