• Makes 12
  • 45 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


Easter muffins are a great alternative to hot cross buns and are great anytime – even after Easter!

Ingredients (makes 12 Muffins)

  • 125 grams Butter (melted)
  • 2 cups Self raising flour
  • 2 teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon Mixed spice
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cup Milk
  • 2 cups Mixed fruit
  • 2 tablespoons Orange juice


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line muffin tin.
  2. Sift the flour, cinnamon and spice together then stir in the sugar.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together the melted butter, eggs, milk and orange juice.
  4. Add the egg mixture to the bowl with flour, sugar and spices. Mix until just combined.
  5. Gently stir in the mixed fruit.
  6. Spoon mixture into muffin cases and bake for around 20 minutes.
  7. Let cool. You can also add the cross over the top in icing for a more traditional hot cross bun effect.


I am not great with recipes that contain yeast so this alternative to hot cross buns is a perfect solution!

  • Cinnamon and spice with some extra goodness from the choc chips sounds lovely thanks


  • Made these for Easter and were loved by all who loved fruit in their cakes. Too bad for the others were plenty of other things to eat.


  • I imagine these would taste a bit like fruitcake too. Love your take on this.


  • Such an easy way to to make a hot cross like cake.


  • going 2 make these just printed off the recipe so I could know what 2 put in them



  • A perfect alternative to hot cross buns Thankyou


  • This looks so good! just in time for the weekend!!


  • Delicious. They look perfect to have with a cup of tea anytime of the year!


  • A great one and easy to make even without a cross.


  • Love your Easter muffins ..well done, they look delicious.
    You could even add a cross if you wish, great for the yeast intolerant folk which my hubby is one.
    Thanks for sharing. :-)


  • Thanks for the sweet looking recipe – these Easter muffins look so yummy.


  • A great recipe for Easter, yes but more importantly fantastic all year round, thanks for sharing!.


  • A wonderful muffin recipe to enjoy any-time! Thanks.


  • What a great Hot Cross Bun alternative! Would love to try these with choc chips too. Yum! Thanks for sharing!


  • oh are these basically a hot cross bun but in a muffin? If so then thank you so very much, my girls have been mad for hot cross buns now I can make these for them all year long!


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