Easter is around the corner, but this year without the usual Easter cakes and celebrations in schools and churches, it could be all too easy to forget the Easter Bunny’s due to arrive this Sunday 12 March.

The biggest Christian festival of the year, Easter is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the cross and happens at the end of Lent.

Fret not however, we can all still celebrate at home this year, as we have got five fantastic Easter cake recipes here to try. Children will love to bake these with you and munch on them afterwards.

1. Hot Cross Buns

No they were not invented by some angry rabbits as we had previously thought – a 12th-century monk introduced the cross to the hot bun. According to the story, this British monk baked some buns and marked them all with a cross, in honour of Good Friday. Over time they gained popularity and eventually became a symbol of the Easter weekend. So easy to make with the kids, hot cross buns are also something you can experiment with by adding orange zest or chocolate chips. Here is a great recipe.

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2. Easter Bunny Pancakes

Not strictly an Easter cake, however these little rabbits are just perfect for a family breakfast this Easter morning. They are so fun to make and also healthy to eat. Older children will love having a go at flipping the pancakes too. Here’s how to make them.

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3. Flowerpot Chocolate Chip Muffins

Kids will adore making these double chocolate chip cakes in mini pots, topped with rice paper flowers. So instagrammable, they are perfect for a mini Easter baking project this weekend. Here’s how to create them.

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4. Mini Egg Nests

A classic you may well have made at school yourself; these super simple crispy Easter cakes are the perfect teatime treat. You only need three ingredients, so that means less shopping too. Here is the recipe.

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5. Simple Simnel Cake

A Simnel Cake was traditionally given by servant girls to their mothers when they returned home on Mothering Sunday. Now this yummy bake has become a classic Easter cake. Traditional and tasty, this is one Grandma will love you for too. Find the recipe here.

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So there you have it, five easy Easter Cakes to bake with the kiddie-winks. Here are some more ideas of what do to with toddlers at home.

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