5 Festive Easter Treats: Hot Cross Buns, Cupcakes and More!

5 Festive Easter Treats: Hot Cross Buns, Cupcakes and More!

Easter treats aren’t just for kids. And though we’re not beyond snagging a chocolate or two from our kids’ Easter baskets, what we really look forward to are treats like Hot Cross Buns and festive holiday cakes. Here are a few recipes from BlogHer’s food bloggers that would brighten up any Easter table.

Hot Cross Buns

hot cross buns
Image: Courtesy of Foodness Gracious

Hot Cross Buns are usually eaten on Good Friday (just before Easter), as Gerry from Foodness Gracious explains. His buns go the traditional route, with the cross made from a simple flour and water mixture instead of the more newfangled frosting. After they’re baked, Gerry likes to split them in half and slather them in butter.


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Homemade Reese’s Easter Eggs

homemade Reese’s Easter eggs
Image: Courtesy of Something Swanky

The Interwebs swarm with recipes for Homemade Reese’s Easter Eggs, but even so, Ashton of Something Swanky admits that she couldn’t resist making these at home. They’re so easy to make and because they can be formed by hand, they don’t need a fancy mold. Aston’s foolproof recipe is sure to please all your Easter guests—kids and grown-ups alike.


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Easter Cupcakes

Easter Cupcakes
Image: Courtesy of Jamie Cooks It Up

Jamie from Jamie Cooks It Up gives a detailed tutorial on how to gussy up your standard cake mix cupcakes into Cute Easter Cupcakes. With just a few extra edible supplies, such as chocolate chips, jelly beans and coconut flakes, you can turn these everyday cupcakes into baby chicks, Easter egg nests and fluffy bunnies!


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Carrot Cupcakes

carrot cupcakes
Image: Courtesy of Worth Pinning

If you’re the type of person who likes to sneak vegetables into your desserts, these festive Carrot Cupcakes from Worth Pinning just might be the perfect thing for your Easter table. Just shred carrots and mix with cake flour and sugar and all the other usual ingredients. Once baked, top them with a cream cheese frosting and these super-easy carrots shaped from fondant or gum paste.


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Easter Cake

Easter cake
Image: Courtesy of Haniela’s

Haniela’s always has festive confections on her blog, no matter what the holiday. And she doesn’t disappoint with her Easter Cake Decorated With Buttercream, a gorgeous and colorful creation complete with buttercream carrots and a bunny cookie topper. This recipe looks complicated, and it is, but Haniela links to several how-to videos so you can successfully make this bakery-quality cake at home.

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