It’s almost time to celebrate Easter, so start planning with this new and improved epic list of Easter dessert recipes!
Easter dessert recipes are the perfect way to celebrate the arrival of spring and indulge in all things sweet and colorful.
From classic chocolate bunnies to creative and whimsical treats, there’s no shortage of options to satisfy your sweet tooth.
One of the most popular Easter desserts is Hot Cross Bun, a spiced and fruit-filled bread that’s marked with a cross on top.
This delicious treat is perfect for sharing with friends and family, and it’s also a great way to start your day.
For those with a sweet tooth, there are plenty of options to choose from below.
Chocolate Easter truffles are a must-have, with their brightly colored shells and delicious chocolate centers.
You can also find all kinds of Easter-themed treats right here, from our favorites, the Peanut Butter Buckeye Hedgehogs to the Bunny Butt Sweet Cheese Ball, you are sure to have a little fun and a lot of inspiration in this epic list!
If you’re feeling creative, you can try your hand at making your own Easter treats with this awesome list of Easter Dessert Recipes from around the web!
Cupcakes, candies, and cakes can be decorated with pastel-colored frosting and festive sprinkles, while cookies can be cut into fun shapes like bunnies, eggs, and flowers.
Whatever your preference, Easter Dessert Recipes are a fun and delicious way to celebrate the season and enjoy some sweet treats with your loved ones.
So why not indulge a little and try out some of these delightful desserts this Easter?
If you’re looking for the perfect cake to celebrate Easter with, look no further!
Prepped with tender lemony cake layers spread with a tasty strawberry jam with fresh berries on top, this cake is a surefire crowdpleaser!
As a bonus, you can also make it a couple of days before, and store it in the fridge to be let loose at the right time!
Ingredients include: Shortening, baking powder, cake flour, milk, and lemon juice.
Did you know that it’s best to serve cupcakes fresh out of the oven?
In the first half hour, oven-baked cupcakes retain a moist inside that just screams freshness!
Couple that with a delicious buttermilk glaze and your cupcakes will wow your family and friends this Easter!
Ingredients include: All-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, ground cinnamon, and vanilla extract.
This easy lemon raspberry cake is filled with juicy raspberries and topped with a cookie streusel!
Prepare to be bombarded by recipe requests!
Ingredients include: Unsalted butter, granulated sugar, eggs, sour cream, and cake flour.
This chocolate cake is truly a feast for the eyes and the palate!
It’s almost surprising that it’s so easy to make!
Perfect for the budding baker to show off their skills this Easter!
Ingredients include: Devils’s food cake mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, sour cream, vegetable oil, and eggs.
There’s a story that says that this cake was presented as a gift at a wedding, and it garnered more attention that the wedding cake itself!
Whether or not that’s true, what we can be sure of is it’s delicious!
And it’ll be perfect for any of your celebrations!
Ingredients include: Chocolate cake mix, instant chocolate pudding mix, canola oil, butter, and confectioners’ sugar.
This is a different take on the classic southern dessert!
It incorporates coconut in every angle, giving it a tasty, all-flavor.
You may pair it with any frosting you wish, but it works best with the author’s version of creamy coconut frosting.
Ingredients include: Toasted sugar, baking powder, coconut oil, coconut flour, and all-purpose flour.
These peanut butter Easter eggs have it all!
From a sweet, salty, crumbly peanut butter filling, to a creamy coating of chocolate on the outside with a touch of pastel colors for that Easter touch!
Once you start making these, you’ll never get them store-bought again!
Ingredients include: Graham crackers, peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and unsalted butter.
8. Easter Oreos
In this recipe, we transform your regular Oreos into something truly magical!
With a coating of melted chocolate and decorated with everything from bunnies to chicks and Easter eggs, they’ll look amazing on your dessert platter this Easter!
Ingredients include: Oreos, Belgian white chocolate, oil-based candy color, assorted sprinkles, and pink sanding sugar.
This recipe for Easter egg chocolate-covered strawberries is by far one of the easiest to cook up on this list!
So easy, that you can recruit your kids to make them: not only will they have fun making and decorating them, they’d be able to enjoy eating them afterward!
Just be sure to leave enough for Easter dessert!
Ingredients include: Strawberries, white melting chocolate, and gel food coloring.
These light and flaky eclairs are filled with a delicious chocolate filling and topped with icing sprinkled with all the pastel colors of Easter.
We wish you the best of luck with trying to eat just one!
Ingredients include: Milk, salt, eggs, all-purpose flour, and confectioner’s powdered sugar.
This chocolate trifle is quick, it’s easy, and it’s definitely a show-stopper!
It makes for a perfect last-minute dessert and is one that novice chefs will surely love to hone their skills on.
Ingredients include: vanilla custard, dark chocolate chips, Nutella, Swiss roll cake, and Oreos.
The first time I laid eyes on this dessert, I could not stop gushing at how cute it is!
Cuteness aside, it’s no slouch in the flavor department as well, as it is loaded with all of the popular favorites such as cream cheese, cake, and funfetti!
Use toasted coconut for the fur and M&M’s for the feet!
Ingredients include: Cream cheese, sprinkles, white chocolate chips, sugar, and Funfetti cake mix.
13. Easter Dirt Cake
This Easter Oreo dirt cake is fun!
Choc-full of Oreo cookies, pudding, and cool whip, makes for a wonderful addition to your Easter Sunday spread!
Ingredients include: Oreos, cream cheese, powdered sugar, Cool Whip, and vanilla extract.
14. Bunny Mini Cakes
Aren’t they adorable?
These bunny mini cakes are so cute your guests won’t know whether to eat them or to stare at them all day!
More importantly, they’ll look amazing on your Easter spread!
Ingredients include: White cake mix, buttercream frosting, food coloring, jumbo marshmallows, and pink sparkling sugar.
This lemon coconut cake has an impressive 3 layers of coconut cake topped off with lemon curd and a lemon cream frosting.
It’s refreshing and absolutely delicious!
Impress your guests by having this scrumptious cake on your table this Easter!
Ingredients include: Cream of tartar, sugar, almond extract, cornstarch, and Greek yogurt.
Dazzle your family with this recipe for the Easter KitKat Cake!
From the overloaded, gooey center filled with Cadbury cream, to the pastel colors on the outside, and to the mini eggs crowning the top, everything about this cake screams Easter!
Ingredients include: Cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, ghee, and heavy cream.
Here we have a recipe for the classic layered coconut cheesecake!
With the top and bottom coconut layers sandwiching the cheesecake in the middle, it’s a perfect base to coat with a cream cheese frosting for that “naked” cake look.
Top it off with some pastel Easter eggs to seal the deal!
Ingredients include: All-purpose flour, baking powder, butter, coconut oil, eggs, and cream cheese.
It’s cute and tasty, and who doesn’t love the fluffy bottom of Easter’s favorite animal?
The cake is shaped like a bunny with its butt in the air, complete with cute marshmallow bunny feet and a fluffy tail made of cotton candy!
This playful and adorable presentation makes the cake a perfect centerpiece for Easter celebrations, and is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Additionally, the cake itself is a delicious and moist vanilla cake and a white frosting of your choice!
Ingredients include: Cake mix, icing, cotton candy, and phyllo dough grass.
19. Easter Poke Cake
Even prettier when you cut into it, this sheet cake couldn’t get any easier.
If you aren’t familiar with the concept of a poke cake, your cooled cake gets punched with holes, then an instant vanilla pudding mix is poured over before it sets.
Ingredients include: Vanilla cake mix, eggs, vegetable oil, milk, Cool Whip, and food coloring.
Who’s coming to Easter brunch? Surprise your elders with our homemade and surprisingly moist and delicious Prune Cake recipe.
This Mini Egg Chocolate Loaf Cake is a moist and rich chocolate cake topped with Mini Eggs, which are a classic Easter candy.
The beautiful pastel-colored candy makes the cake look festive and fun, and it’s sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Ingredients include: Butter, brown sugar, eggs, instant coffee granules, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
Easter Cake Mix Cookies are a delicious and easy-to-make treat that is perfect for celebrating the holiday season.
These cookies are made using a boxed cake mix, simplifying the baking process.
With just a few additional ingredients, you can create soft and chewy cookies that are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Ingredients include: Yellow cake mix, eggs, water, oil, and M&Ms.
Egg Sprinkle Cookies are a delightful treat that is perfect for Easter or any springtime occasion.
These cookies are made using a sugar cookie base and then topped with colorful sprinkles and fondant.
The cookies are soft and buttery, with a satisfying crunch from the sprinkles.
Their adorable appearance and delicious taste are sure to impress all your guests.
Ingredients include: Butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, and corn syrup.
Just a few spots of pastel food coloring and the clever kisses that make these blossom cookies go hand in hand with holiday, and you have a fun Easter treat!
Ingredients include: All-purpose flour, salt, butter, baking powder, cream cheese, and sugar.
Dipped tender “knot” cookies are enveloped in luscious lemon glaze.
Just lightly sweet, these uncinetti go wonderfully with a cup of hot coffee or tea.
Ingredients include: All-purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, milk, and lemon.
Our own tried-and-true Italian Hangover Cake will be a great Easter dessert choice!
Let’s be honest, most of us home cooks aren’t breaking out the pastry bag on a Tuesday night.
While it will make these Birds Nest Meringue Cookies super pretty, plop the meringue down on parchment paper and use the back of a big spoon to create the center “nest.”
They will be just as cute and delicious.
Ingredients include: Eggs, lemon juice, sugar, butter, cocoa powder, and milk.
Another good one from Crafty Morning, this one may be a bit easier to share with the kids in the kitchen.
Stir up some rice krispie treats, get some disposable kitchen gloves, and shape these sweet, fun Easter Dessert Recipes nests and fill to your liking.
Ingredients include: Butter, marshmallows, crisp rice, edible grass, and egg candies.
Colorful layers of cake piled high in individual servings of Easter treat heaven!
Who could ask for more?
They’re like mini Easter trifles.
Sub out the rich buttercream frosting for a lighter whipped cream if you want.
Ingredients include: White cake mix, food coloring, buttercream frosting, and sprinkles.
It’s cheesecake meets Easter egg in the confectionary collab!
These are chocolatey eggs with a crumbly Lotus biscoff biscuit mixture stuffed with a no-bake cheesecake filling.
The recipe is written in metric form though, so if you need help with conversion, you can find it here.
Ingredients include: Biscoff, cream cheese, heavy cream, dark chocolate, and Easter Egg shells.
They’re cereal bars, they’re cereal bark, they’re candy, they’re treats.
Whatever you want to call them, they look sweet and heavenly and completely doable in a pinch when you are running low on time and energy.
Pull a kid or two into the kitchen and have fun with this one!
(Aprons sold separately!)
Ingredients include: Marshmallows, butter, Chex cereal, sprinkles, and M&Ms.
So this recipe gives you lots of options for swapping these truffle candy flavors in and out, mix and matching to your heart’s content.
The fillings and coatings are spelled out for you, and even the shapes can change as you wish.
Ingredients include: Cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, white chocolate, and milk chocolate.
I love these, but I’m a HUGE fan of peanut butter.
We made these last year for a family Easter party, and they were a big hit.
We used toothpicks to create tiny pinholes for the eyes and nose so that you don’t have to press too hard with the chocolate jimmies.
The toothpicks also help hold them while you dip into the yummy chocolate coating.
If you didn’t relate cute peanut butter hedgehogs to Easter Dessert Recipes before, you will now!
Ingredients include: Peanut butter, confectioner’s sugar, butter, milk chocolate, and chocolate jimmies.
So called because of the stained-glass look of the cut candy slices, Easter Cathedral Candy has just three ingredients.
About 35 minutes from pulling out the ingredients to a half hour in the fridge to chill, you’ll have these on the dessert tray in less than an hour.
Almost too pretty to eat!
Ingredients include: Vanilla melting wafers, coconut flakes, and colored marshmallows.
Have you just finished your Easter dessert prep and realized you need more but there isn’t enough time left to make them?
These chocolate-dipped coconut cream eggs are the answer!
They’re super quick and easy to make and require no baking!
Ingredients include: Shredded coconut, butter, marshmallow creme, cream of coconut, and powdered sugar.
Indulge your inner child with a scoop of this delectable delight!
Divinities are totally fine on their own, but when combined with the classic Jell-O we all know and love, it takes off to a whole new level.
Ingredients include: Sugar, light corn syrup, egg whites, gelatin powder, and vanilla.
When you first taste these, you might think they as store-bought
They are 100% homemade!
White chocolate truffles are coated with a marbled sprinkle of pastel colors to make these beautiful and delicious egg-shaped treats!
Ingredients include: Heavy cream, white chocolate, vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and unsalted butter.
Looking for a fun and easy Easter or springtime snack idea?
Try making these Flower Pretzel Bites over at Freebie Finding Mom.
With only three ingredients – white candy melts, waffle pretzels, and pastel M&Ms – these sweet and salty treats are easy to make and perfect for snacking in moderation.
You can customize the M&M colors to your liking or what’s on sale.
Ingredients include: White candy melts, waffle pretzels, and M&M’s.
About to be your next favorite Easter Dessert Recipe, this one involves creating chocolate truffles in the shape of baby chicks, using brownie crumbs and cream cheese for the filling.
The truffles are then decorated with candy melts and sprinkles to create cute and festive chickie designs.
This recipe is perfect for making with kids, and it’s a great way to add a fun and festive touch to any Easter celebration.
Ingredients include: Cocoa powder, shredded coconut, yellow candy melts, light brown sugar.
The recipe uses only a few ingredients, including store-bought crescent roll dough and cinnamon sugar, and can be easily customized with fun shapes and decorations.
It’s a fun and easy Easter treat idea for making cinnamon sugar bunnies.
Using just a few simple ingredients and bunny-shaped cookie cutters, anyone can create these adorable and tasty treats that are perfect for Easter celebrations.
The step-by-step instructions and photos make it easy to follow along, too.
Ingredients include: Puff pastry, butter, sugar, white frosting, cinnamon.
The famous cookie bars made Easter-y, just bake up the traditional recipe and add some pastel M&Ms, and you have something pretty magical indeed.
Kid and big-kid approved, too.
It can’t get any easier and more beloved than these Easter treats.
Ingredients include: Graham crackers, sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.
For a delightful and decorative addition to your holiday table, try making these puff pastry and chocolate flowers using Pepperidge Farm frozen puff pastry.
Believe it or not, the hazelnut part isn’t just a code word for Nutella, this recipe uses crushed hazelnuts.
They are quick and easy to make, and will delight your guests with their beauty and deliciousness.
Get ready for lots of compliments and happy yum sounds!
Ingredients include: Puff pastry, egg, chocolate spread, hazelnuts, and water.
Part brioche, part donut, this is a glazed slice of heaven right here.
You know what they say, all good things are made with yeast, and this is no different.
Add this beautiful eye-feast to your list of favorite Easter Dessert Recipes.
Ingredients include: Sprinkles, powdered sugar, milk, dry yeast, and flour.
This Italian Easter bread recipe is a traditional, versatile bread that’s a nice touch for Easter brunch or breakfast.
It features a soft and fluffy egg bread that’s braided and topped with festive eggs and sesame seeds.
Add an icing dipper on the side for extra sweetness.
Ingredients include: Egg color kit, milk, yeast, butter, and vanilla.
This recipe owner has some specific recommendations for unbleached organic flour.
It’s got some helpful step-by-step instructions at the bottom of the recipe to help shape these lightly sweet bread muffins.
Ingredients include: Lemon, golden raisins, dry yeast, white flour, and sprinkles.
Polish Bobka Easter Bread is a delightful sweet bread from Poland that can be a great addition to Easter brunch or breakfast.
It looks like a bundt cake, but it’s a bit different.
With its light and fluffy texture and sweet flavor, this bread is a perfect complement to savory dishes like eggs and bacon.
Making this bread at home is easy and fun, and it can be a great way to add a personal touch to your Easter celebration.
Ingredients include: Cinnamon, egg yolks, lemon rind, golden raisins, and yeast.
Thick, thick, THICK with peaches, check out this incredible recipe for an easy, heat-free icebox cake.
Six ingredients plus an overnight in the fridge so the grahams turn to “cake,” and you’ve got gorgeous presentation and an Easter dessert recipe to remember.
Homemade caramel drizzle FOR THE WIN!
But a jar of thinned sundae caramel will do the trick too.
Ingredients include: Almond extract, graham crackers, lemon juice, heavy cream, and peaches.
Woo, Lana knows how to make some southern candy, y’all.
Check out this incredible recipe for Southern Pecan Pralines year-round, but add these to any Easter Dessert Recipes table, and it’s a crowd-pleaser.
Ingredients include: Buttermilk, light corn syrup, pecans, vanilla, and butter.
I was never a huge fan of “wet” chia until this recipe made its way to me.
I tweaked a couple of things and found that when given plenty of time to gel and add my favorite berry, this one is pretty spectacular.
And it’s fun made in individual mason jars or make a trifle bowl of it and decorate with lots of extra berries and some homemade whipped topping, too.
Ingredients include: Frozen or fresh strawberries, chia seeds, oat milk, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
These blueberry lemon crumb bars are just a bit different with a homemade blueberry lemon CHIA jam!
The crust and crumb topping are made with a simple mixture of flour, sugar, and butter, which can be easily mixed together by hand or with a food processor.
The filling is made with fresh blueberries, chia seeds, and lemon juice, which are cooked together and poured onto the crust.
Once baked, the bars can be easily sliced and served, making them a great choice for one of your new favorite homemade Easter Dessert Recipes.
Ingredients include: Blueberries, lemon zest, maple syrup, chia seeds, and baking powder.
This coconut key lime pie is a great dessert choice for Easter brunch.
The sweet and tangy key lime filling is refreshing, creamy, and light, making it a perfect complement to a heavier brunch menu.
The addition of coconut in the crust and topping adds a tropical twist, which is perfect for springtime and Easter celebrations.
Additionally, the bright color of the key lime filling adds a festive touch to any table, making this pie a great choice for Easter brunch or any springtime gathering.
Ingredients include: Coconut cookies, coconut oil, sweetened condensed coconut milk, and shredded coconut.
Lemon meltaway cookies are a great choice for Easter because of their light and bright flavor.
Lemon is a traditional springtime flavor that pairs well with other Easter treats, like chocolate eggs and bunnies.
The delicate texture and pastel-colored glaze also make these cookies a festive and fun addition to any Easter celebration.
Additionally, these cookies are easy to make in large batches, making them nice for sharing with friends and family.
Ingredients include: Butter, cornstarch, powdered sugar, lemon zest, and flour.
This easy Pineapple Pie Recipe is a sweet and tangy dessert that’s easy to make and sure to please, a big hit at family Easter potlucks.
Featuring a delicious filling made with pineapple, sugar, and cornstarch, and a flaky pie crust, this dessert is perfect for summertime gatherings and is sure to become a family favorite.
Ingredients include: Pineapple, condensed milk, lemon juice, Cool Whip, and graham cracker crust.
Lady Baltimore cake is a classic Southern dessert that’s been enjoyed for generations.
It features layers of fluffy white cake filled with a sweet and fruity mixture of chopped nuts, dried fruit, and frosting.
This elegant and decadent cake is perfect for special occasions, and is sure to impress with its delicate flavor and stunning presentation.
Ingredients include: Unsalted butter, milk, almond extract, shredded coconut, and oatmeal cookies.
This strawberry icebox cake is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that’s perfect for warm weather.
It features layers of graham crackers, whipped cream, and fresh strawberries, which all come together to create a sweet and refreshing treat.
With its beautiful presentation and scrumptious taste, this cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at any gathering or celebration.
Ingredients include: Cool Whip, strawberries, and graham crackers.
54. Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns are a classic Easter treat, spiced and fruity, and traditionally marked with a cross on top.
Served warm with butter and jam, these will take some time for proofing but fresh out of the oven will be mouthwatering and delicious!
In addition to their delicious flavor, hot cross buns are also rich in history and tradition, making them a beloved Easter staple.
Ingredients include: Yeast, caster sugar, sultanas, bread flour, and cinnamon.
The bottom line
The holiday is coming, and the long-awaited Easter celebration deserves some crowd-pleasing desserts to satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth and to conclude the meal.
If you find yourself struggling again to decide what Easter dessert recipes to serve to your guests, just take a quick look at this list!
From decadent cakes to creative pastry ideas, everything you need about Easter desserts is all here!
And whichever you choose, these Easter treats are bound to surprise as they are as delicious as they are colorful.
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- Easter Cocktails
- Easter Cookies
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- Easter Ham Recipes
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- Strawberry-Lemonade Layer Cake
- Carrot Cake Cupcakes
- Lemon Raspberry Cake With Crumb Topping
- Triple Chocolate Bundt Cake
- Chocolate-Strawberry Celebration Cake
- Triple Coconut Cake
- Peanut Butter Easter Eggs
- Easter Oreos
- Easter Egg Chocolate Covered Strawberries
- Chocolate Cream Filled Easter Eclairs With White Chocolate Icing
- Easy Chocolate Trifle
- Bunny Butt Sweet Cheese Ball
- Easter Dirt Cake
- Bunny Mini Cakes
- Lemon Coconut Cake
- Easter KitKat Cake
- Coconut Cheesecake Cake
- Adorable Bunny Butt Easter Cake
- Easter Poke Cake
- Mini Egg Chocolate Loaf Cake
- Easter Cake Mix Cookies
- Egg Sprinkle Cookies
- Easter Blossom Cookies
- Italian Easter Cookies
- Birds Nest Meringue Cookies
- Rice Krispie Nests
- Springtime Cupcake In A Jar
- Easter Egg Cheesecake
- Easter Crunch Bars
- Buttercream Easter Eggs
- Peanut Butter Buckeye Hedgehogs
- Easter Cathedral Candy
- Coconut Cream Eggs
- No-Fail Jello Divinity
- Marbled Easter Egg Truffles
- Flower Pretzel Bites
- Chickie Chocolate Brownie Truffles
- Cinnamon Sugar Easter Bunny Twists
- Easter Magic Cookie Bars
- Puff Pastry Hazelnut Chocolate Flowers
- Sweet Glazed Easter Bread
- Braided Egg Bread
- Easter Bread Muffins
- Polish Bobka Easter Bread
- Peach Icebox Cake
- Homemade Southern Pecan Pralines
- Strawberry Chia Pudding
- Blueberry Lemon Crumb Bars
- Toasted-Coconut Key Lime Pie Recipe
- Lemon Meltaway Cookies
- Easy Pineapple Pie
- Lady Baltimore Cake
- 3-Ingredient Strawberry Icebox Cake
- Hot Cross Buns
- Find your favorite treat from our Easter Dessert Recipes list.
- Gather all the ingredients you need, then it’s off like a herd of turtles!
- If you love it, don't forget to share where you got it!