20+ Greatest Easter Dessert Recipes

For those who’re searching for Easter dessert recipes to function the finale at an Easter meal, I’ve you coated. Mild and contemporary springtime flavors abound, like lush lemon, fluffy coconut, and juicy berries. And it’s possible you’ll be shocked at how simple it’s to make selfmade Easter goodies, like these chocolate peanut butter Easter egg candies and chocolate buttercream Easter egg candies.

And if carrot cake is on the menu (a sure somebunny’s favourite!), I’ve a number of variations.

collage of Easter desserts including coconut cream pie, Easter cookies, no bake cheesecake, lemon bars, carrot cake, jellybean topped cookies, and coconut cake.

Easter Dessert Concepts

As a broadcast baking cookbook author, I’ve made my justifiable share of seasonal and vacation treats. I notably love Easter desserts as a result of they’re full of contemporary flavors, florals, a lot of lemon and coconut, plus loads of fairly pastel colours.

Whether or not you’re planning an Easter brunch or dinner, my group and I do know first-hand that internet hosting, cooking, and/or baking provides lots to your plate (actually). Plus, it could actually really feel overwhelming to pick out a dessert for a vacation! We wish to make it simpler so that you can discover reliable recipes that prove proper and all the time style scrumptious.

*On the primary attempt.*

The next listing consists of a few of my highest-rated Easter dessert recipes—from show-stopping muffins to simple kid-approved goodies—every reviewed and liked by bakers around the globe. I’ve a number of Easter dessert concepts, so hop to it!

My favourite? Easter sugar cookies are all the time a specialty, and a enjoyable solution to spend the afternoon, particularly when you’ve got younger bakers searching for an exercise.

Easter egg sugar cookies

Are you fascinated with brunch? My Easter brunch recipes web page has all my favorites for the vacation.

20 Favourite Easter Dessert Recipes

decorated Easter cookies on pink baking sheet including bunnies with marshmallow tails, Easter eggs, and carrots with orange and green icing.

Easter Sugar Cookies

These festive Easter Cookies are smooth and buttery with hints of vanilla and almond. Fairly in pastel shades, they’re embellished like PEEPS-inspired bunnies, Easter eggs, and carrots. I’ve a pair icing recipes you possibly can select from relying how detailed you wish to get with adorning.

slice of carrot cake with cream cheese frosting on a plate

My Favourite Carrot Cake Recipe

This well-liked carrot cake units the usual for carrot muffins in all places. It’s deeply moist, full of toasted pecans, and topped with traditional cream cheese frosting. Most of its taste comes from brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and carrots.

slice of coconut cream pie on a plate

Do-it-yourself Coconut Cream Pie

I examined this recipe till it was perfected with a creamy lush coconut filling, crispy pie crust, mounds of candy whipped cream, and toasted coconut on prime. That is a lot greater than vanilla pudding with coconut!

Slice of lavender butter cake with purple frosting and blackberry jam

Stunning Blackberry Lavender Cake

Blackberry and lavender flavors come collectively on this fantastically moist and tender blackberry lavender cake. The reverse creaming methodology ensures a smooth crumb and the lavender milk and soaking syrup promise an fragrant, however not overpowering taste.

chocolate brownies with coconut cheesecake swirl

Coconut Cheesecake Brownies

These coconut cheesecake brownies mix a simple selfmade brownie batter with a coconut cream cheese swirl. They’re the proper selection in the event you want a enjoyable & crowd-pleasing brownie recipe! 

Easter cake decorated like a nest with a Bundt cake, coconut, and Easter chocolate egg candies on pink serving dish.

Coconut Easter Nest Cake

This lovely springtime nest cake is straightforward sufficient for cake adorning learners (and when you’ve got any fledglings in your nest, they love to assist). Prime the subtly candy coconut Bundt cake with creamy lemon cream cheese frosting, feathery sweetened coconut, and, after all, loads of candy-coated chocolate eggs!

Easter jellybeans in sugar cookies

Jellybean Sugar Cookies

You want simply 9 simple elements to make these smooth drop sugar cookies. No rolling pin or cookie cutters required! Press a number of jellybeans into the nice and cozy cookies after baking for a easy but festive Easter deal with nobunny might resist.

slice of lemon blueberry cake on a plate

Lemon Blueberry Layer Cake

This tremendous well-liked lemon cake is moist and smooth, someplace between a vanilla layer cake and pound cake. Silky cream cheese frosting is the proper completion to this zingy blueberry-speckled magnificence—it actually tastes like spreadable cheesecake.

squares of Easter bunny bark

Easter Bunny Bark

A lot enjoyable for the youngsters… and adults! For those who love Easter sweet, and don’t have a number of time, throw collectively this easy Easter dessert. Nobody can resist a style, belief me.

carrot cake cupcake with cream cheese frosting

Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These carrot cake cupcakes are every part you’re keen on concerning the cake—excellent spice taste, tremendous moist crumb, and velvety cream cheese frosting—in a portioned cupcake wrapper!

Lemon meringue pie slice on a silver plate

Basic Lemon Meringue Pie

My lemon meringue pie recipe has a billowy and toasty meringue topping, a balanced candy/tart lemon filling, and an additional thick and flaky pie crust. I labored on this recipe for a very long time, making a minimum of a dozen meringue pies till it was excellent.

chocolate covered peanut butter Easter eggs

Easter Egg Peanut Butter Candies (GF)

Everybody’s favourite dessert taste mixture comes collectively in these simple no-bake chocolate peanut butter Easter egg candies! They’re like a selfmade model of the favored Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, solely a bit softer and sweeter, which makes the crisp coarse salt on prime a beautiful addition.

Easter buttercream chocolate eggs

Easter Egg Buttercream Candies (GF)

A step away from the peanut butter model! You possibly can taste the buttercream filling with a wide range of extracts, and even add shredded coconut. Give them a dunk in chocolate and let every chunk fully soften in your mouth.

stack of lemon bars with shortbread crust

Lemon Bars With Shortbread Crust

Discover ways to make the BEST lemon bars with a buttery shortbread crust and creamy thick lemon curd filling. Everybody wants this recipe. No must cook dinner the filling on the stovetop, both.

Coconut cake on a wood and marble cake stand

Fluffy & Moist Coconut Cake

Do-it-yourself with love for coconut fans in all places, this coconut cake is flavorful, smooth, and additional moist. Not a coconut lover? This cake will convert you.

pineapple upside down cake

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

With its caramelized brown sugar fruit topping and smooth, buttery cake under, this pineapple the other way up cake is a enjoyable retro favourite. The fruit juices seep down into the cake, including much more luscious taste and texture.

hands holding a banana cream pie set on a marble countertop.

Do-it-yourself Banana Cream Pie

Creamy and clean from-scratch custard joins bananas, whipped cream, and a buttery flaky pie crust to make one epic banana cream pie. This traditional dessert is a superb make-ahead possibility as a result of the layered magnificence must set earlier than garnishing and serving.

strawberry coconut macaroons

Strawberry Coconut Macaroons (GF)

Scrumptious gluten-free strawberry coconut macaroons are moist and chewy on the within and barely crisp across the edges. Speckled pink with contemporary, candy strawberries, these cookies are extremely simple!

slice of cheesecake swirl carrot Bundt cake

Cheesecake Swirl Carrot Bundt Cake

This carrot Bundt cake is wealthy, tender, and flavorful identical to my unique carrot cake recipe, and rippled via every slice is a creamy ribbon of cheesecake. No difficult assembling, piping ideas, or frosting methods required!

Slice of no bake cheesecake with a strawberry on top

Good No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

And 1 extra! By following this simple no-bake cheesecake recipe, you’ll be gifted with a clean, mild, and creamy dessert that units up fantastically within the fridge. (One other preferrred make-ahead dessert!)

And don’t neglect about traditional sizzling cross buns, which might be served any time of day!

Hot cross buns in baking pan

Gluten-Free Easter Dessert Concepts