Healthy Easter cake recipes for gluten-free, low-fat, dairy-free and low-sugar diets: Simnel cake, hot cross buns, St Clement's cake and Mini Egg chocolate mousse
Following a healthy diet doesn't have to mean missing out on treats over the Easter weekend. Whether you're looking to keep sugar to minimum or cut back on gluten, we have a delicious tea time recipe for you.
Gluten-free Simnel Cake
Make this traditional cake your centrepiece this Easter. Packed with rich spices, fruit and with a layer of marzipan running through the centre and over the top, this Simnel Cake combines indulgent ingredients which were traditionally forbidden during Lent. This gluten-free version makes it ideal for Coeliacs or those looking to avoid wheat.
Dairy-free Mini Egg Chocolate Mousse
Dinky pastel-coloured Mini Eggs are synonymous with Easter celebrations. This creamy recipe is surprisingly dairy-free and ready to serve in a matter of minutes.
Nadia Sawalha's low-sugar Hot Cross Buns
Traditionally eaten on Good Friday, the appearance of Hot Cross Buns in shops signals the start of spring although that might not be the case this year. Home-baked buns are best and this recipe is a guilt-free, low-sugar version.
Nadia Sawalha's low-sugar St Clement's Cakes
These low-sugar versions of the classic dainty cakes are packed full of zesty spring-like flavours and are the perfect accompaniment for a cup of tea.