Whether you’re celebrating with close family or entertaining a crowd, these Easter dessert recipes are the perfect way to round out your table! Try a new variation on carrot cake, learn to make your own copycat Cadbury eggs, whip up dessert bars with mini Easter eggs on top, and so much more. There are even a few recipes the kids can help you make! This collection of delightful spring desserts is sure to add colorful cheer to your day.
Looking for some Easter dessert recipes to round out your holiday table? Whether you’re hosting or joining family, this list is full of tasty treats that will add some springtime color to any celebration!
Love carrot cake? From cupcakes to bundt cakes to blondie bars, there are plenty of variations that will have your mouth watering! Want something that incorporates mini Easter eggs? Try the rice krispie Easter baskets or mini egg cheesecake. Craving something entirely different? From coconut cake to Easter bunny chow, this list has you covered.
No matter which recipe you choose, one thing’s for certain: your dish will be the star of Easter brunch. The kids won’t be the only ones begging to eat dessert first!
1. Apricot Nectar Cake
Lemon cake with a twist will become one of your favorite springtime desserts! Apricot nectar in the cake base as well as the icing adds such a delicious flavor that really takes the box cake mix to the next level.
2. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Who says you can’t get your daily serving of veggies from your dessert? These amazing from-scratch cupcakes include real grated carrot and are topped with the most amazing cream cheese frosting!
3. Key Lime Pie
You won’t be able to resist the delicious graham cracker crust filled with a tart, sweet, and super-creamy filling! And to make things even easier, you can use key lime juice instead of squeezing all those limes yourself.
4. Coconut Cake
Have you ever had an old fashioned southern coconut cake? Super moist and tender, this cake is made with coconut milk and topped with sour cream buttercream. Sprinkle shredded coconut around the outside for the perfect Easter or springtime treat!
5. Banana Pudding Poke Cake
What do you get when you combine cake mix, banana pudding, Cool Whip, and Nilla Wafers? The most delicious poke cake you’ve ever tried! The flavors get even better in the refrigerator, so this is a great one to make ahead.
6. Carrot Bundt Cake
Don’t be fooled: this is no ordinary carrot cake recipe! A cheesecake filling wrapped in carrot cake and topped with a decadent cream cheese frosting makes this bundt cake as beautiful as it is delicious.
7. Panna Cotta
If you’ve never tried making this traditional Italian dessert at home, you might be surprised at how easy it is to whip up! The chilled sweet custard looks so elegant served in glasses, or you can invert it onto a plate and top with fruit sauce.
8. Carrot Cake Cheesecake
This dessert is incredible enough for any special occasion and delicious enough that you’ll want to make it for EVERY occasion! Cheesecake batter and carrot cake batter are layered perfectly so you get a little of both in every bite.
9. Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Get ready for a cheery cake that’s just about guaranteed to put a smile on anyone’s face! It’s made entirely from scratch, but you’ll be delighted at how this easy cake recipe can be made with just a few ingredients. So soft, super moist, and always a crowd-pleaser!
10. Lemon Meringue Pie
If you’ve been worried about making this dessert in the past, put your fears aside! The homemade lemon filling and sweet meringue take some time, but the process is easy to follow, and the result is SO worth it.
11. Creme Eggs
After one bite, you’ll want to stuff the kids’ Easter baskets with the store-bought kind and keep these copycat Cadbury eggs all for yourself! They’re also perfect to make any time of year when you can’t find Cadbury eggs in the store.
12. Mini Easter Egg Cheesecake
These delightful little desserts will be the star of your Easter brunch! Mini cheesecakes with a graham cracker crust topped with chocolate ganache, toasted coconut, and mini Cadbury eggs are downright irresistible.
13. Easter Brownies
Treat yourself to rich, fudgy brownies with a festive Easter twist! Simply prep the brownie batter, pour into the baking pan, then add the Cadbury mini eggs on top. Bake until gooey and delicious!
14. Easter Trifle
Looking for a show-stopping dessert that can double as a centerpiece? This trifle includes layers of colorful cakes, vibrant pudding, and Cool Whip with edible Easter decor on top as the finishing touch!
15. Lemon Bars
Whether it’s Easter, Mother’s Day, or a day of the week that ends in “y,” you can never go wrong making a batch of lemon bars! The soft citrus center combined with a dusting of powdered sugar on top is always a winner.
16. Carrot Cake Cookies
These copycat Crumbl carrot cake cookies are so addicting, they should probably come with a warning. They taste exactly like a slice of carrot cake with just the right amount of spice and a homemade cream cheese frosting on top!
17. Strawberry Shortcake
If you’re planning the ultimate spread for your Easter brunch, then you simply must include these thick sweet biscuits with golden, flaky layers complete with strawberry sauce and whipped cream on top!
18. Strawberry Pie
This old-fashioned recipe’s short ingredient list and vibrant strawberry flavor are why it’s stood the test of time! A combination of sliced strawberries and strawberry jello makes it such a fresh and delicious dessert.
19. Italian Easter Cookies
Also known as uncinetti, which means “crochet” in Italian, these quick and easy cookies topped with a simple lemon glaze are a breeze to make. You can also have the little ones help you decorate for some family fun in the kitchen!
20. Carrot Cake Bars
If blondies and carrot cake had a baby, it would be these irresistible dessert bars! Just the right amount of cinnamon and a generous swirl of rich cheesecake make these bars the perfect Easter treat.
21. Easter Poke Cake
This is the kind of colorful dessert that will have everyone oohing, aahing, and going back for seconds! Instant white chocolate pudding, whipped cream, and a little food coloring is the secret behind this show stopping poke cake. Try topping with jelly beans for extra fun.
22. Easter Bunny Chow
Think puppy chow or muddy buddies, but make it Easter! With the pastel candies, this easy recipe is perfect for the holiday or any kind of spring get together. Best of all, you can mix up a batch in about 10 minutes!
23. Easter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone is going to fall in love with these soft and chewy bakery-style chocolate chip m&m cookies! They’re extra thick and loaded with semi-sweet chocolate chips and M&Ms for ooey-gooey perfection.
24. Easter Rice Krispie Treats
A few simple tweaks will turn your run-of-the-mill marshmallow treats into adorable little Easter baskets! This festive dessert is topped with Easter egg candy for bites that are almost too cute to eat. Almost.
25. Carrot Cake Truffles
Delicious carrot cake mixed with cream cheese frosting is coated in white chocolate for the perfect springtime dessert! They’re basically cake pops without the stick. I recommend topping with carrot sugar candies to really complete the look!
26. Hot Cross Buns
Nope, we’re not talking about the song we all inexplicably learned how to play on the recorder! Sweet yeast dough spiced with cinnamon and raisins is traditionally served on Good Friday but can be enjoyed all throughout spring.
27. Easter Bread
Italian twisted bread rolls are lightly sweetened and rise beautifully while achieving a lovely golden brown color. After the bake, place a dyed Easter egg right in the center for a crowd-pleasing treat.
28. Peeps S'mores Dip
This 2-ingredient dessert uses Easter peeps to make a fun and festive s’mores dip! The colors are simply delightful, and the melted chocolate below is heavenly. Serve with graham crackers or pretzels for dipping!
29. Fruit Tart
What could be more lovely to add to your Easter table than an assortment of seasonal fruit atop chilled pastry cream nestled inside a traditional tart crust? Brush the fruit with a melted apricot glaze to give it a unique finishing touch!
30. Banana Pudding
Sometimes, you just can’t beat a classic. Layers of creamy pudding, banana slices, and Nilla Wafers come together for a dessert that’s simple to assemble but guaranteed to keep you coming back for more!
Mini pavlovas are crisp on the outside, marshmallow soft on the inside, and perfect for topping with fresh fruit. While this dessert is perfect for your Easter brunch, it would also be a romantic way to round out a Valentine’s meal!
32. Robin Egg Fudge
Looking for a recipe you can make with the kids? They’ll love helping you crush the robin egg candy into chunks before you mix the pieces into the vanilla malt fudge! Just don’t be surprised when this delicious, colorful treat disappears in a flash.
Did you try any of these easy Easter desserts? Let me know in the comments.
More Easter Recipes
Easter Dessert Recipes
- 1 pound fresh strawberries
- 8 ounces white chocolate
- colorful sprinkles
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
- Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and keep microwaving in 15 second intervals until it's melted.
- Pick up the strawberry by the green leaf or stem. Carefully dip into the melted chocolate. Place on the baking sheet and then sprinkle with the colorful sprinkles.
- Repeat the process until you have dipped all of your strawberries.
- Let rest until chocolate sets and hardens, about 15 minutes.
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