10 best Easter cakes

Whether you’re after family staples or more exotic offerings, there’s no shortage of choice this April

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It’s hard to think of a day that’s more focused on sweet delights than Easter Sunday. But it doesn’t have to be all about eggs or even chocolate, with a huge number of Easter-themed cakes now on offer.

To save you disappointment of winding up with something less than delicious, we’ve done some serious cake eating to bring you the best of them.

Ranging from traditional offerings, such as  Melrose & Morgan’s Simnel Cake, to cakes that are just really good fun, such as Tesco’s 3D Chick Cake, there’s something for everyone.

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Mention the words “Easter” and “cakes” and most people think of Simnel cake. If you want to keep up the custom, Betty’s is well spiced and beautifully finished with soft sweet marzipan. For something less conventional, Hummingbird Bakery’s Easter Red Velvet cake is ridiculously good. After something cheaper? Marks & Spencer’s Chocolate Nest Cake is both enchanting to look at and scrumptious to eat.

Buy now

1. Marks & Spencer Easter Bunny Carrot Cake, £12

3. Sainsbury’s Bunny Cupcake, £1.35

3. Betty’s Apostle Simnel Cake, £25

4. Hummingbird Bakery Easter Red Velvet Cake, From £31.95

5. Tesco 3D Chick Cake, £6

6. Waitrose Simnel Cupcake, £1.20

7. Marks & Spencer Chocolate Nest Cake, £10

8. Carluccio’s Colomba Cake, £13.95

9. Melrose & Morgan Simnel Cake, £12.50

10. Vorrei Colomba Cake, £19.50

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