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36 Easter Sweets & Desserts to Wow Your Guests

We have the prettiest, tastiest Easter desserts, from simple coconut macaroons and candy bark, to fancy cakes, cheesecake, flourless cakes, tea cakes, chocolate mousse, and tarts. Chocolaty, fruity, nutty, we have something for everyone. We are ready for spring!

Easter Egg Coconut Nests

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These cookies are a simple coconut macaroon, with candy covered chocolate eggs nestled in the middle. Get the recipe for Coconut Macaroon Nests.

The BEST Gluten-Free Lemon Bars

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We stand by our statement – these are the absolute BEST gluten-free lemon bars anywhere! An easy, crisp, buttery crust (with a secret) and a tangy lemon topping. Always a crowd pleaser. Get the recipe for Gluten-Free Lemon Bars.

Viennese Farmer Cheesecake

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This cheesecake is based on farmers cheese and is a lighter version of our NY-Style cheesecake (although we love that one, too!) Get the recipe for Viennese Farmer Cheese Cake.

Clementine Almond Cake

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This cake combines poached whole oranges or clementines with ground almonds, eggs, sugar, and baking powder. It doesn’t use butter or creaming techniques like a layer cake, and you might doubt the approach – but trust us! You will be rewarded with a spectacular cake!  Get the recipe for Clementine Almond Cake.

Lemon Almond Cake

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How about a lemon version? Lemons and almonds have a natural affinity! Get the recipe for Lemon Almond Cake.

Lemon Meringue Cake

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This cake puts a spin on the classic lemon meringue pie. It features yellow cake, lemon curd filling, and toasted meringue on top. Get the recipe for Lemon Meringue Cake.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

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Whipped egg whites create a light texture in this flourless chocolate cake. It’s made with Dutch-processed cocoa, dark chocolate, and a hint of espresso powder. Get the recipe for Flourless Chocolate Cake.

Lemon Crumb Cake

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Most people think “cinnamon” when they think “crumb cake”. One taste of this one and it might become your new fave, with lemony flavor throughout – and a ribbon on lemon curd! Get the recipe for Lemon Crumb Cake.

Fresh Strawberry Tart

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Strawberries galore! Loaded with fresh strawberries and a glaze made from berries, this tart delivers maximum strawberry flavor. Get the recipe for Fresh Strawberry Tart.

Meringue Nests with Yogurt Lemon Curd

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These crispy, low-fat meringue nests are perfect for filling with fruit, sorbet, ice cream, or lemon curd. Get the recipe for Meringue Nests with Yogurt Lemon Curd.

Carrot Cake

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Easy to make and packed with shredded carrots, brown sugar, raisins, nuts, and cinnamon, this carrot cake is moist and delicious. It can be enjoyed with or without lactose-free cream cheese frosting. Get the recipe for Carrot Cake.

Vanilla Almond Tea Cake

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This cake is infused with ground almonds and vanilla, and it looks extra special with a dusting of confectioners’ sugar. Get the recipe for Vanilla Almond Tea Cake.

Strawberry Rose Tart

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A visually stunning tart featuring fresh strawberries arranged to look like roses on top of creamy pastry cream and a sweet, crisp tart crust. Get the recipe for Strawberry Rose Tart.

Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats

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These adorable treats are sure to spark excitement! Whether you’re seeking a fun activity with the kids or a delightful alternative to plain chocolate eggs, these Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats are a perfect choice. Let your creativity shine by making various decorations. Get the recipe.

Easter Bunny Bark

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This Easter Bunny Bark recipe is as easy as it gets, requiring only four ingredients and a few minutes to make. The combination of chocolate bark and Easter Mini Eggs is a surefire hit for all ages. It’s gluten-free and makes a wonderful treat for sharing with family or gifting. Get the recipe.

Homemade Chocolate Peanut Butter Eggs

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Indulge in these homemade Peanut Butter Eggs reminiscent of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups but made with wholesome ingredients. They’re perfect for Easter gifting or anytime enjoyment. Whip up a batch quickly, even if you’re a last-minute gift maker. Get the recipe.

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Easter Nests

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Add a burst of color and joy to your Easter table with these delightful Chocolate Easter Nests. Whether enjoyed at home or shared with loved ones, they’re a delightful addition to any Easter celebration. Plus, they’re gluten-free, egg-free, nut-free, and dairy-free. Get the recipe.

No-Bake Butterscotch Haystacks Recipe

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These easy butterscotch haystacks are not only delicious but also resemble Easter nests. With a crunchy peanut butter base and chocolate eggs nestled inside, they’re a no-bake dessert that kids can help make. Get the recipe.

The Best Buttery California Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

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Indulge in a slice of sunshine with this zesty California lemon pound cake. Featuring a moist crumb and tangy lemon glaze, it’s perfect for brunch or satisfying your sweet tooth any time. Get the recipe.

Pear Ricotta Cheesecake

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Experience a symphony of flavors with this pear and ricotta cheesecake. With its smooth buttery crust, velvety ricotta, and aromatic pears, each bite is pure perfection. Get the recipe.

Moist & Easy Carrot Cake

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This easy-to-make carrot cake with oil yields an incredibly moist result. Topped with creamy cream cheese buttercream and infused with cinnamon spice, it’s a crowd favorite for any occasion.  Get the recipe.

Easter Confetti Cake

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Try your hand at this festive Easter Confetti Cake made with a doctored box cake mix and homemade buttercream frosting. Plus, PEEPS! It’s easy to make and delicious to eat. Get the recipe.

Easter Trifle

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Indulge in this flavorful and colorful Easter Trifle, featuring layers of cake, pudding, whipped topping, and Easter candies. It’s an easy dessert that everyone will enjoy. Get the recipe.

No-Bake Lemon Lasagna

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This Lemon Lasagna features layers of no-bake cheesecake, tangy lemon pudding, and homemade whipped cream, all on a cookie crust. Get the recipe.

Easy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

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Enjoy the light, fluffy texture of traditional cheesecake infused with fresh strawberry flavor. This no-bake recipe comes together in under 20 minutes, making it perfect for summer events. Get the recipe.

White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Bars

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Savor the creamy richness of cheesecake paired with tangy raspberries in these delightful bars. Baked on a graham cracker crust, they’re quick to prepare and perfect for any gathering. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Mousse Filled Easter Eggs

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An easy three ingredient chocolate mousse piped into the tops of hollow Easter eggs, this Easter treat minimum effort and maximum impact. Get the recipe.

Mini Egg Chocolate Granola Bites

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So quick and easy, Mini Egg Chocolate Granola Bites are the perfect Easter treat or gift! Ideal for kids to make! Get the recipe.

Easter Funfetti Cake Recipe From Box

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Easily make a Funfetti cake from a box mix and decorate it for Easter or any holiday with this easy cake recipe. Get the recipe.

No-Bake Mini Egg Cheesecake

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Need a showstopping Easter dessert that’s nice and easy to make? Try this no bake mini egg cheesecake recipe! A crunchy biscuit base, light and creamy chilled cheesecake filling and lots of Cadbury mini eggs. Get the recipe.

Mini Egg Cookies

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Are mini egg cookies the ultimate Easter cookie? I think so! Stash away a few packets of mini eggs to make this gorgeous Mini egg cookie recipe – soft, thick, chewy vanilla cookies with lots of chocolate chunks and Easter mini eggs! Get the recipe.

Cadbury Caramel Egg Brownies

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Cadbury caramel egg brownies –  gooey, rich chocolate brownies with a Cadbury caramel egg center!  The ultimate Easter sweet treat for caramel lovers! Get the recipe.

Pretty Gourmet Marshmallow Pops for Easter (or Anytime)

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Here’s a fun and easy way to turn regular marshmallows into a beautiful gourmet treat. Using pastel candy melts, we made these marshmallow pops for Easter, but you can create these colorful pops for Valentine’s Day, the Fourth of July, Halloween, Christmas, or birthdays. Get the recipe.

Shortcake Poke Cake

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This Strawberry Shortcake Poke Cake is an easy twist on a classic favorite. White box cake mix, strawberry pie filling, and whipped topping come together to deliver the essence of strawberry shortcake in this simple yet delicious dessert. Get the recipe.

Mini Egg Chocolate Rice Crispy Cake

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Photo credit: Camilla Hawkins.

Mini Egg Chocolate Rice Crispy Cake is so simple yet so delicious. Striking and yet easy enough for a child to make. It’s great for Easter, Mother’s Day, or a Birthday party! You can decorate any way you like. We used chocolate eggs, but how about jelly beans? Get the recipe.

Easter Cupcakes

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These Easter cupcakes with toasted coconut bird’s nests, make a perfect dessert for any spring brunch. A light coconut almond cupcake topped with cream cheese frosting with a hint of almond are topped with toasted coconut and mini bird eggs. They are a delightful addition to an Easter party, and great for bake sales, too. Get the recipe.

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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