54 Divine Easter Desserts
Every holiday meal needs a showstopper dessert to top off the celebration. Whether you do Easter brunch, lunch, or dinner, we have a mouthwatering selection for you to choose from for your Easter celebration. Many of our divine Easter desserts showcase one of our favorite fruits, the beautiful and luscious strawberry. Your guests will happily dig into Strawberries and Cream Cake, Strawberry Mousse Cake, Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake, Strawberry-Orange Trifle, or Mini Strawberry Tarts. And that is just the beginning! If you prefer something beyond strawberries for an Easter dessert, try the Banana Pudding Cheesecake, a delightful twist on the classic favorite, or our Best Carrot Cake, which is so fabulous it has become an Internet sensation. Fanciful desserts such as Bunny Tail Bon Bons, Easter Egg Shortbread Cookies, or colorful and citrus-flavored Lemon Sherbet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting will charm children of all ages. Browse our full selection to find the Easter dessert perfect for your party.
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
Serve a slice of spring with this pretty pastel cake.
Easter Egg Cookies
Chocolate Truffle Pie with Amaretto Cream
Start with refrigerated pie crusts to make prep for this pie a breeze. Slivered almonds mixed into the batter give each sweet bite a crunch.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting
Swap your usual carrot cake for this big-batch recipe that's sure to feed the whole crowd.
Chocolate Bundt Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Bundt Cake
Your Easter guests won't believe this tasty bundt is made with boxed cake and brownie mix...that is if you decide to tell them.
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Fresh ingredients combine to create sweet spring flavor in these gorgeous cupcakes.
Coconut Cream Cake
Recipe: Coconut Cream Cake
Look for packaged coconut shavings in your grocer's natural foods section.
Strawberry Dream Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Dream Cake
You'll fall in love with this too-good-to-be-true strawberry cake. Fluffy whipped frosting made with marscapone cheese, sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla and almond extracts is the perfect finishing touch. We love the presentation of cake slices with upright strawberries between the layers. When it comes down to the details, this sweet confection takes the cake.
Coconut Pound Cake
Recipe: Coconut Pound Cake
You won't have to worry about room for leftover cake in the fridge with this tasty treat. It's sure to be a crowd favorite.
Recipe: Easter Cookies
You Easter egg hunt won't be complete without a bouquet or two of these easy cookies.
Bunny Butt Cookies
Recipe: Bunny Butt Cookies
You can bet your little bunny butt that these adorable cookies will be the star of your holiday spread.
Coconut-Carrot Cake with Coconut Buttercream
This sheet cake combines two seasonal favorites so no one is disappointed.
Lemon Sherbet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
These citrus treats are too good to keep to yourself. Make an extra batch and bring to a friend for the sweetest surprise.
Rose Petal Cupcakes
Recipe: Rose Petal Cupcakes
Coordinate petal colors with your Easter party's decor for a display almost too pretty to eat.
Vanilla Layer Cake with Flower Cuff
A fresh flower is all you need to take this easy vanilla layer cake to the next level.
Naked Lemon Cake with Flower Crown
With a light, sweet flavor that tastes a good as it looks, this lemon cake will be the center of attention at any celebration.
Hummingbird Cupcakes with Candied Pineapple Wedges
Treat your Easter crowd to two dozen of what just might be the easiest version of our Hummingbird Cake recipe ever.
Mini Confetti Cakes
Recipe: Mini Confetti Cakes
Little hands will love these mini cakes.
Pound Cake Cupcakes
Recipe: Pound Cake Cupcakes
A Thumbelina version of the tube-pan classic, these Pound Cake Cupcakes are pretty enough for a fairy-tale princess—and only a muffin tin away.
Coconut-and-Pecan Strawberry Shortcakes
For a creative, updated take on shortcake, we added coconut and pecans to the dough.
Mini Strawberry Tarts
Recipe: Mini Strawberry Tarts
These sweet treats start with a pistachio crust. A dreamy mixture of cream cheese, lemon juice and zest, and whipped cream are folded together before filling the individual tarts. Toss the fresh strawberries in sugar, just before topping the tarts, to give them just a hint of added sweetness.
Heavenly Angel Food Cake
Recipe: Heavenly Angel Food Cake
The rich, moist texture of this divine angel food cake is unlike any other. Made from scratch in minutes, it's spread with frosting that's a lemon lover's dream.
Easter Egg Rice Krispies
Recipe: Easter Rice Krispies Treats
A pretty party decoration and delightful Easter treat all in one recipe.
Hot Cross Buns
Recipe: Hot Cross Buns
Bake the traditional English nutmeg-and-cinnamon-spiced Hot Cross Buns on Good Friday or for Easter breakfast. Lemon icing is easily piped through a zip-top bag to form the traditional cross on top.
Chocolate Éclair Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Éclair Cake
A cake that's just as worthy of celebration as the classic eclair, this chocolate confection is stunning, simple, and worth the extra effort.
Chocolate Zucchini Cakes
Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Cakes
Spiked with a triple hit of chocolate (we're talking intensely rich sour cream-fudge frosting here), these are definitely not your garden-variety zucchini cakes.
Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Recipe: Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Save your self a step Easter day by making the lemon curb topper up to two weeks in advance.
Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
Recipe: Banana Pudding Cheesecake
This sinfully sweet dessert is the perfect blend of fresh bananas, creamy cheesecake, and crunchy vanilla wafers.
Recipe: Crepe Cake
Elegant and fruity, this layered twist on a classic crepe will look gorgeous on any holiday table.
Strawberry Gelato with Almond Shortbread and Elderflower Crème
Top off this homemade strawberry gelato with our almond shortbread and elderflower crème, and your guests are sure to be impressed.
Texas Skillet Cake
Recipe: Texas Skillet Cake
Slice it up or eat it straight out of the skillet. This twist on the Lone Star State classic will be anything but left alone on your dessert table.
35th Anniversary Hummingbird Cake
Over-ripe bananas (yellow peels splotched with brown flecks) are best for baking. You won't get the same depth of flavor or moistness without them.
Strawberry-Pretzel Icebox Pie
Best Carrot Cake
Strawberry Mousse Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Mousse Cake
Pretty in pink, this mousse cake recipe is perfect for a shower, family get-together or party.
Buttermilk-Lime Mini Cakes with Vanilla-Mascarpone Buttercream
Create petite white cakes for your celebration by cutting your sheet cake into rounds with a biscuit cutter.
Easter Bunny Cake
Recipe: Easter Bunny Cake
This cute Easter centerpiece is one bunny you'll be happy to bite into after brunch.
Key Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
Capture the sunshine of the Florida Keys in this classic citrus cake.
Recipe: Strawberry-Blueberry Cupcakes
Loaded with blueberries, these cupcakes are good enough to eat unfrosted. Top them with fresh strawberry icing, and they become an irresitable addition to your Easter spread.
Mama's German Chocolate Cake
Recipe: Mama's German Chocolate Cake
Dressed to impress, the rich frosting with pecans and flaked coconut is the star of this recipe.
Easter-Egg Shortbread Cookies
Green Tea-Honeysuckle Cake
Recipe: Green Tea-Honeysuckle Cake
Spring-green ribbons of matcha-flavored batter and a homemade honeysuckle glaze elevate a basic vanilla butter cake to gourmet status. Bonus: It tumbles from the pan perfectly fluted and party ready.
Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake
From pineapple to cream cheese, the same ingredients first featured in the 1978 version of this popular layer cake still shine in our new version— simplified by baking in a Bundt pan.
Strawberries and Cream Cake
Recipe: Strawberries and Cream Cake
We used 6 (8-inch) disposable aluminum foil cake pans, so we could fill all the pans at once. This way, if you bake the layers in batches, the second batch is ready to go in the oven as soon as the first is done.
Recipe: Easter Cookies
Try this Easter dessert with a simple five-ingredient dough that can be made up to three days ahead and stored in the fridge.
Bunny Tail Bonbons
Package these white chocolate-cheesecake truffles in clear plastic boxes as a sweet takeaway for guests. Chilled, they'll keep for one week.
- Recipe: Bunny Tail Bonbons
Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake
Securing parchment paper with masking tape (it won’t melt at the low temp) makes it easy to spread picture-perfect layers of meringue.
Nutter Butter-Banana Pudding Trifle
This homemade pudding is divine, economical, and uses on-hand ingredients. Tip: The pudding has thickened enough when a distinct trail is left in the mixture when you stir with a spoon. The cookies will soften the longer the dessert chills.
Pineapple-Coconut Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting
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Recipe: Strawberry-Orange Trifle
The sweetness of strawberries combined with a hint of tart from the orange segments makes this dessert absolutely delightful.
Strawberry-Fromage Blanc Tartlets
Miniature ready-made phyllo shells make these tiny treasures a quick-and-easy gourmet fix.
Layered Carrot Cake
Recipe: Layered Carrot Cake
For this healthier version of carrot cake, we reduced the fat in the batter by using less vegetable oil and sugar, yet it is still as moist as traditional cakes. We also reduced the butter and used reduced-fat cream cheese for the frosting, without losing the flavor!
Grand Marnier Cakes
Recipe: Grand Marnier Cakes
The orange liqueur glaze gives this simple orange pound cake an explosion of flavor.