Easter indulging doesn’t just mean chocolate eggs. A delicious spring-themed cake from one of London's talented bakeries will make memorable centrepiece and can be ordered online to make things easier.
From a traditional Simnel Cake to a pastel-hued Speckled Egg Cake, here are our some of our favourites.
1. Peggy Porschen Speckled Egg Cake
Wonderful for spring-time parties, this intensely rich layer cake provides plenty to go around. The moist sponge, which comes in a variety of flavours including Vanilla Cloud and Glorious Victoria, is covered with a thick layer of pastel blue buttercream and decorated with a splatter of cocoa powder and a delightful crown of mini eggs. For signature style, why not add a sugar paste plaque with a message of your choice.
From £54.95, Peggy Porschen, Buy it now
2. Konditor and Cook Chocolate Caramel Cake
One for chocoholics, this mouth-watering April treat, a fluffy dark chocolate sponge filled with light chocolate buttercream, is both sophisticated and scrumptious. It’s finished with a glossy chocolate ganache topping and an eye-catching birds nest – which is created from dripping ganache glaze and mini eggs.
£20, Konditor and Cook, Buy it now
3. Hummingbird Bakery Easter Red Velvet Cake
If you haven’t yet tried one of the moreish creations from London’s American-style Hummingbird Bakery, then why not start with this indulgent Easter-themed offering. A deep red sponge, flavoured with a hint of cocoa, is smothered with cream cheese frosting and adorned with a bunny, mini eggs and the words ‘Happy Easter’.
From £33.95, Hummingbird Bakery, Buy it now
4. Primrose Bakery Mini Egg Piñata Cake
Far from traditional, this charming cake from the delightful Primrose Bakery tastes just as amazing as it looks. Layers of moist chocolate and vanilla sponge are topped with speckled white chocolate icing and filled with mini eggs. Adornments include a dusting of glitter, colourful sprinkles on the sides and a boarder of mini eggs.
From £55.55, Primrose Bakery, Buy it now
5. Melrose and Morgan Simnel Cake
Simnel cake has been enjoyed since the Middle Ages as a deliciously sweet and symbolic treat. This generously sized offering, traditionally adorned with 11 marzipan balls, comes from Primrose Hill's artisan deli and grocery shop, Melrose and Morgan. There's a good amount of rich fruit including apple-soaked sultanas, currants and glace cherries, but our favourite part is the lavish layer of lightly spiced marzipan frosting.
£20, Melrose and Morgan, Buy it now
6. Lola’s Easter Cupcakes
When it comes to small-sized cakes, Lola's seem to get it right every time. With a variety of cute edible decorations and frosting flavours, this tasty Easter batch ought to impress hungry little bunnies and certainly looks the part. Choose from either chocolate or vanilla sponges (or 3 of each) in regular or tiny sizes.
From £18, Lola’s Cupcakes, Buy it now
7. Carluccio’s Columba
Another chocolate-free option, this Italian Easter staple is a dense, buttery cake made from fresh yeast and packed with sultanas and candied peel. The Columba, which is baked in the shape of a dove, is classically decorated with hazelnut icing, sugar pieces and crunchy almonds. Carluccio’s recommends serving this right after Easter lunch with a glass of prosecco.
£14.95, Carcluccio’s, Buy it now