Last-Minute Easter Desserts
You’ve got the ham, Grandma’s bringing the rolls, and your sisters are bringing the scalloped potatoes and asparagus salad. Who’s in charge of dessert? Looks like it’s you! Before you break out the chocolate bunnies, take a look at these simple and beautiful recipes. These last-minute Easter desserts come together with a minimum of time and fuss and will end your meal on a sweet note—no raiding the kids’ Easter baskets necessary.
Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Icebox pies are a smart idea when you’re short on time and need a dessert to feed a crowd. This one, with its creamy, light pink strawberry filling, will look right at home on your Easter table.
Coconut-Carrot Cake with Coconut Buttercream
This sheet cake still impresses in under 3 hours.
Recipe: Coconut-Banana Pudding
This big-batch recipe serves 16 people—perfect for a large Easter gathering, and can be made in advance. A touch of coconut extract in the homemade custard adds a tropical vibe to this classic Southern dessert.
Lemon Sherbet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
Cupcakes are a favorite for birthdays and other family celebrations and they work just as well for an Easter meal, when topped with lemony buttercream in pretty pastel shades.
Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Want the drama of a cake without having to frost all those layers? Slice up this tempting bundt cake and enjoy the best of both worlds. We turned our legendary Hummingbird Cake into a easy-to-make bundt, complete with a rich cream cheese glaze.
Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake
Make the most of sweet spring strawberries with this slice-and-serve sheet cake. The cake is made with chopped berries (and strawberry-flavored gelatin, for that bold pink hue) and the creamy frosting is also full of sweet berries.
Recipe: Easter Cookies
These cute iced cookies might seem time-consuming but they couldn’t be easier to whip up and take about 15 minutes to bake. Older kids can even make this five-ingredient cookie dough and decorate the cookies.
Recipe: Icebox Cheesecake
This easy recipe is just as easy to make as those no-bake cheesecake box mixes, and tastes ten times as good. Top with fresh berries or your favorite sliced fruit.