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Spring baking recipes

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Try one of our favourite spring baking recipes, bursting with seasonal flavours. Try a classic carrot cake, a rhubarb and custard sponge or a simnel-spiced traybake.


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  • Carrot cake monkey bread served on a cake stand

    Carrot cake monkey bread

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.11 ratings

    Put a twist on the classic American monkey bread with Easter flavours. It’s made to be pulled apart and eaten with your hands – like a monkey would!

  • Easter simnel cake served on a cake stand

    Easter simnel cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.45 ratings

    Bake this classic Easter simnel cake. Top with 11 balls of marzipan – said to represent 11 of Jesus’s disciples, leaving off Judas – or with spring flowers

  • Carrot cake served on a white cake stand

    Easy carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.345 ratings

    Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

  • Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

    Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.26 ratings

    This rhubarb sponge with orange and lemon zest can be served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or cool as a cake - a spring dessert or afternoon tea treat

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2638 ratings

    It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

  • Lemon layer cake with soft cheese icing on a cake stand

    Easy lemon layer cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.24 ratings

    Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

  • Rhubarb crumble cake

    Rhubarb crumble cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.56 ratings

    Pretty pink fruit ripples through this light sponge cake with crunchy crumble topping - a spin on classic comfort baking

  • Hot cross buns on a baking tray

    Hot cross buns

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.248 ratings

    Follow master baker Paul Hollywood's ultimate step-by-step guide to creating perfectly decorated fruit buns

  • Rhubarb & custard cake

    Rhubarb & custard cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.243 ratings

    This recipe tastes even better with homegrown rhubarb

  • Easter egg cookies displayed in a circle

    Easter egg cookies

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.33 ratings

    Create the perfect cookie with a soft, chewy centre and crisp outer edge. Mini eggs, white and dark chocolate chunks make them an indulgent Easter treat

  • Simnel loaf cake served on a plate

    Simnel loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Celebrate Easter with our stunning simnel loaf cake. Hidden marzipan along with a toasted marzipan and cherry decoration makes this a showstopper dessert

  • Rhubarb and ricotta bread & butter pudding

    Rhubarb and ricotta bread & butter pudding

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.9 ratings

    This indulgent spring bread and butter pudding is full of seasonal rhubarb and rich ricotta, perfect for entertaining a crowd with a sweet tooth

  • Carrot cake cookies

    Carrot cake cookies

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.15 ratings

    A universal favourite, in cookie form! Give your standard carrot cake an upgrade with these bite-sized, biscuity treats

  • Simnel battenberg cake

    Simnel battenberg cake

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.3 ratings

    This stunning Easter bake has pink and yellow squares of light sponge, sandwiched with apricot jam and is topped with balls of marzipan

  • Bara brith

    Bara brith

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.39 ratings

    Good Food reader, Win Morgan shares her recipe for this traditional Welsh tea bread loaf with mixed spice - serve sliced and spread with butter

  • Chocolate cherry bakewell cake

    Chocolate cherry bakewell cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.21 ratings

    An irresistible almond sponge, studded with juicy cherries and chocolate chunks. It'll keep in your cake tin for a few days – if it lasts that long!

  • Bunny carrot cake

    Bunny carrot cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    A sticky and delicious sponge with decorative candied carrot topping - enjoy a slice with a cup of coffee or tea

  • Rhubarb & orange cake

    Rhubarb & orange cake

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.57 ratings

    Make the most of seasonal fruit in this rustic bake with almond topping - serve it warm from the oven, as a pudding, or with afternoon tea

  • Simnel cherry tart

    Simnel cherry tart

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.3 ratings

    This teatime treat is a cross between a fruity spring-like simnel cake and a bakewell tart – great with a cuppa

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