5 Eggcellent Easter Recipes 

Easter has always been one of my favourite holidays. It may be that it falls about the same time as my birthday. It may be that there are a bunch of public holidays on the weekend, which is gold (with added sparkly glitter) for a weekend worker like myself. It may be that it is a holiday celebration without all the pre-holiday present buying stress that Christmas seems to bring. Or it may be about the chocolate…

I don’t care what anyone says, Easter chocolate is the best chocolate and bunny ears are the best of the best. I just can’t get enough of the extra thick ear chocolate.

Bunny ears aside, there are lots of other foodie reasons to love Easter; spicy fruit buns, Easter egg themed desserts, and so much pretty pastel decoration. I am a sucker for pastels.

I thought I’d share with you some of the Easter recipes that have me swooning this year. So, without further choc-fueled babble, straight from some of my favourite foodie blogs, I bring you… 

Eggcellent Easter Recipes

 

Cadbury Creme Egg Brownies

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Speckled Egg Chocolate Easter Cupcakes

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Hot Cross Bombe

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Hot Cross Baked Easter Cheesecake

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Easter Egg Cookie Cake with Pink Buttercream

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Jess from Sweet Menu is my go-to girl for all things cookie and biscuit (and a whole lot of other sweeties as well). Whilst all cookies/biscuits are fab, there is something just so indulgent about a giant cookie. When that giant cookie is an Easter Egg Cookie Cake with Pink Buttercream, I don’t think there is even a word to describe the level of indulgence (thesaurus.com was no help).  I’m very tempted to make this but I’m a bit concerned, with our biscuit eating skills, that my love and I might just get through the whole thing in one sitting.

 

What are you getting up to this Easter? And more importantly, which bit of the chocolate bunny do you eat first?

22 comments on 5 Eggcellent Easter Recipes 

  1. Jessica @ Sweet Menu
    March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm (3 years ago)

    What a lovely Easter round up! Thanks so much for including SM. I am going to check out all these other gorgeous Easter goodies now.

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    • Nicole Bilson
      March 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

      No thank YOU. Your gorgeous recipes always inspire me.

      Reply
  2. bakeplaysmile
    March 30, 2015 at 3:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh thank you so much lovely! Your creme egg cake still blows me away! Holy moly.. that baked cheesecake looks amazing! And yes, you’re so right – Easter chocolate is the best chocolate. 🙂

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    • Nicole Bilson
      March 30, 2015 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

      I knew you’d agree. Thanks for letting me link up your recipe lovely one 🙂

      Reply
  3. ironchefshellie
    March 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm (3 years ago)

    awwwww thank you for your lovely words!!!

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    • Nicole Bilson
      March 30, 2015 at 9:13 pm (3 years ago)

      You are very welcome. They are all true 🙂

      Reply
  4. Dannielle @ Zamamabakes
    March 30, 2015 at 9:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Great round up Nicole, so much deliciousness, how amazing this little foodie world is, love it!
    The ears I always eat the ears first!!
    Happy Easter! xx

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  5. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    March 30, 2015 at 9:45 pm (3 years ago)

    So much deliciousness in one post! I’m still salivating over those Creme Egg Brownies. I’m also a big fan of Iron Chef Shellie, her food and photography are just swoonsome!

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    • Nicole Bilson
      March 30, 2015 at 10:13 pm (3 years ago)

      So swoonsome. There’s quite a bit of Iron Chef Shellie fangirl out there. Well deserved I say 🙂
      So many talented blogger peeps.

      Reply
  6. Lynn | The Road to Honey
    March 30, 2015 at 10:45 pm (3 years ago)

    What a great roundup. I still can’t get over that hot cross bombe. It is a feast for the eyes. And let’s talk about those Cadbury creme eggs in that brownie, shall we? Gooey on the inside and caramelized and crunchy on the out. . .sign me up!

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  7. GiGi Eats Celebrities
    March 31, 2015 at 5:28 am (3 years ago)

    I want! I need. I MUST HAVE!!! Oh man, these foods make easter even MORE FUN!

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  8. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    March 31, 2015 at 10:15 am (3 years ago)

    Oh I do love how fun and festive these are, not to mention how amazingly delicious they look. My cuisine this Easter will be much more basic, we’re going camping (God save me)!

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  9. Nicole @ The Builders Wife
    March 31, 2015 at 11:26 am (3 years ago)

    These all look so delicious! I forget every year, how much I love Easter baking!!

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    • Nicole Bilson
      April 9, 2015 at 3:45 pm (3 years ago)

      I know. Easter is so much fun and much less stressful than christmas

      Reply
  10. Blah Blah Magazine
    March 31, 2015 at 9:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Lordy, I just fell over at the thought of the Bombe. I’m off to stalk Shelley too x

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    • Nicole Bilson
      April 9, 2015 at 3:43 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh I know! Her talent is redic!

      Reply
  11. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    April 1, 2015 at 4:15 pm (3 years ago)

    What a gorgeous collection of recipes, looking at these has made me very hungry!

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    • Nicole Bilson
      April 9, 2015 at 3:40 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh easter, so much chocolate, so little time 🙂

      Reply
  12. lauracoytedoug
    April 2, 2015 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    That brownie!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Nicole Bilson
      April 9, 2015 at 3:36 pm (3 years ago)

      I know! She’s a talented lady that Swah.

      Reply
  13. Jem @ Lost in Utensils
    April 6, 2015 at 1:53 pm (3 years ago)

    Those are some creative Easter recipes! Thanks for sharing Nicole 🙂

    Reply

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