12 Easy Easter Baking Ideas | Recipes | Matchbox

Easter doesn't feel like it yet without some traditional Easter baking!

As a family-centred business, you can always expect some family-friendly recipes up our sleeve. So to welcome Easter 2022, we've pulled together some fun Easter baking ideas that anyone in the family can join to make!

12 Fun & Easy Ideas for Easter Baking 

There are tons of options on what to bake for Easter, but one of the foolproof ways to impress everyone in the weekend gathering is through some stunning Easter cupcakes.

In this list, we're taking you through a fair share of cupcakes, as well as a few other Easter sweets we know you'll love. All you need is the right bakeware and a dash of creativity!

Mini Carrot Cupcakes | Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

1. Mini Carrot Cupcakes

Cupcakes are one of the most crowd favourite Easter desserts thanks to how easy and fun they are to make (and really, you can only make so many variations of hot cross buns).

First up, try a batch of scrumptious mini carrot cakes! Topped with a homemade cream cheese frosting, carrot cake should definitely be top on your list when looking for Easter recipes. They're tasty and bunny-themed which makes them perfect for Easter, especially with cute carrot toppers.

Learn how to them with our Matchbox Member Pete's Famous Carrot Cake recipe!

Mini Hedgehog Cupcakes | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

2. Mini Hedgehog Cupcakes

Want to make something that doesn't involve the average Easter bunny? In any occasion, these mini hedgehog cupcakes will make your Easter desserts a cute surprise! 

For the base, you can simply make your favourite chocolate cupcake recipe. Want to know how to achieve these adorable-looking toppers? Learn how to make these Mini Hedgehog Cupcakes and we're sure you'll be the superstar baker in the family. 

Classic Pastel Cupcakes | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

3. Classic Pastel Cupcakes

This will be your next favourite easy Easter recipe — we guarantee it. These classic pastel cupcakes are so delightfully simple to make, with only three different icing colours and a traditional swirl design. A perfect solution if you're looking for easy desserts for Easter!

As long as you have a good mixing bowl and muffin pan, the possibilities are endless. For the topping, you can use a round tip attached to any piping bag (one for each colour), or try different shaped icing tips for a little variety.

 

Yellow Daffodil Cupcakes | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

4. Yellow Daffodil Cupcakes

Flowers are also a gorgeous way to bring in a special touch to your Easter Sunday brunch. Lucky for you, these daffodil cupcakes are surprisingly easy to master! 

Using the Wilton Petal Tip #103, all you need is a classic vanilla cupcake base and some icing colour to make these daffodils come to life. After attaching your tip to a piping bag, simply pipe rows of petals in a circular pattern going from the outside of the cupcake to the centre.

 

Berry Topped Cupcakes | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

5. Berry Topped Cupcakes 

No matter what sort of Easter baking recipes are out there, berry-filled sweet treats are always perfect for Australian weather. Topped with fresh whipped cream, they're perfect treats for any holiday or occasion (even slightly reminiscent of a Christmas pavlova!)

We also love how colourful they look when served on the table, and how versatile the recipe is — you can use any of your favourite berries, or even add some zest or sprinkles to jazz it up! Find the full recipe here.

Carrot Garden Cupcakes | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

6. Carrot Garden Cupcakes

Does carrot-themed cupcakes count as healthy easter baking? ;) Either way, these carrot garden Easter cupcakes are super creative (and a surprise once you bite into them!)

It's also very easy to achieve that effect — simply cut a hole in the centre of your mini chocolate cakes using a knife for better results, and pipe orange buttercream frosting to fill! Not sure how to make the icing? Our Buttercream Frosting recipe has you covered. 

 Mini Carnation Cupcakes | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

7. Carnation Mini Cupcakes

If you're having people over and need baking recipes for Easter that will serve a whole bunch of them, mini cupcakes are the way to go.

They're petite enough that everyone will most likely still grab one even after the Easter roast, and stunning enough to impress — like these sweet carnation floral designs. The small size of each cupcake makes it baby- or kids-friendly for the family gathering, or they can even be nice treats for afternoon tea! Here's how you can ace these Carnation Mini Cupcakes

 

Caramel Easter Brownies | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

8. Caramel Easter Brownies

Want to try something different than cupcakes? Try our Blissful Caramilk Easter Brownies to make the best use of your Easter chocolate! This decadent dessert is still a must-have for us as it's filled with chocolate-y goodness for everyone in the family.

Top it with some chocolate eggs or a drizzle of peanut butter and you have a fudgy, delicious brownie everyone will want seconds for! Here's how to make these Easter brownies at home.

 Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

9. Lemon Curd & Blueberry Loaf Cake

If you want something a little more filling, an Easter loaf cake is really the way to go. This lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake recipe can be your next go-to for any holiday or celebrations, like dinner gatherings or birthday parties!

This beginner-friendly Easter recipe only takes a few steps. Preheat your oven to 180ºC, grease and line your loaf pan and use a mixer to beat butter, sugar, and lemon rind together. Once it's pale and creamy, add 1 egg at a time and stir in flour, yoghurt, coconut, lemon juice, and the blueberries.

Pour one-third into your baking pan, add lemon curd and swirle into a marble pattern, and then pour the rest of the batter. Pop it into the oven and you're done! Rest assured, it'll be one of the best Easter cake recipes you've tried of all time. 

Easter Egg Donuts | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

10. Easter Egg Nest Donuts

And finally, Easter cupcakes are one thing, but Easter donuts? Now that's how you level up your Easter treats. We can't go without telling you about these Easter Egg Nest Donuts, a cheeky way to serve clever Easter egg-themed bites to the breakfast or dessert table!

The chocolate filled donut holes make a perfect spot for a piped bird nest — all you need is the right icing tip. and sprinkle some jelly beans or candy mini eggs at the centre. Here's how to make your Easter donuts.

 Almond Coconut Cupcakes | 12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Matchbox

11. Almond Coconut Cupcakes

These coconut cupcake toppers are reminiscent of snowy hilltops, perfect to celebrate Easter and welcome the winter in Australia! The flavour profile of these almond-coconut cupcakes are tropical with a healthy dash of sweetness, and it's so easy to add to your regular cupcake base recipe — just a splash of coconut milk and almond extract! Find the recipe here.

12 Fun Easter Baking Ideas | Vegan Pink Lemonade Cupcakes | Matchbox

12. Vegan Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Now this one's really special. If you're low on vegan cupcake ideas but want to cater to everyone in the party, try these easy & delicious vegan pink lemonade cupcakes! You can use a rosey icing colour to fancy it up, or alternatively you can top them with fresh fruit. In any case, you'll probably win host of the year for being the one to remember making your friends vegan cupcakes for Easter. Find out how to make them here!

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However way you like to celebrate Easter, putting some baking recipes for Easter to the test is a wonderful way to spend time with your friends, family, or kids for the weekend. Any recipe you find here will make for a nice Sunday with the family as you mix, bake, and decorate away in the kitchen.
 
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Have fun baking!
With love,
The Matchbox Team
 
Images & recipes courtesy of Wilton Cakes and taste.com.au

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