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75 Delicious Easter Desserts We Can’t Wait to Make This Year

End the holiday with one or two of these festive sweets!

cute sheep cupcakes on a pink background
Mike Garten

Easter will be here before you know it and there’s a lot to do as you prepare for the big day. You might have to find materials for Easter crafts and egg painting activities, put together fun Easter baskets for the kids, and get festive Easter decorations up around the house. Of course, you may also be celebrating Easter with an Easter brunch or Easter dinner at your house. And it’s not an Easter party without dessert! That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best Easter desserts that are sure to impress.

From festive Easter cookies to luscious springtime cakes, these Easter desserts are the perfect finale to any meal. Some of them are practically too gorgeous to eat, but trust us, they’re way too delicious to resist. We’ve included vegan desserts, fruity desserts, chocolate desserts, and plenty of other options that will keep everyone happy.

Once you’ve dessert sorted (since it’s obviously the most important part of any menu), you can start figuring out what Easter appetizers and Easter sides you’ll serve at this year’s party. And of course, it’s not a party without some festive Easter music. The kids will love showing off some of their funny Easter jokes, and if you need to keep them busy while you bake, you can always turn on a family-friendly Easter movie.

easter desserts meyer bunny lemon cookies with flowers on a cake stand
Mike Garten
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Meyer Lemon Bunny Cookies

These bunny cookies are almost too adorable to eat. But with sweet sugar cookies infused with lemon zest and tails made of shredded coconut, who can resist?

Get the Meyer Lemon Bunny Cookies recipe.

easter desserts lemon buttercream sandwich cookies on a red background
Mike Garten
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Lemon and Buttercream Sandwich Cookies

The "yolk" in these sugared egg-shaped cookies is actually a dollop of lemon curd. With buttercream frosting and a dusting of sugar, these would make a great addition to any Easter spread.

Get the Lemon and Buttercream Sandwich Cookies recipe.

easter desserts waffle cookies strawberry buttercream
Mike Garten
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Waffle Cookies With Strawberry Buttercream

These cookies would be perfect at any Easter brunch. The best part is they come together quickly, perfect if you need a last-minute dessert.

Get the Waffle Cookies with Strawberry Buttercream recipe.

a close up of rainbow meringue sandwiches easter desserts
Mike Garten
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Rainbow Meringue Sandwiches

What better way to celebrate Easter than with these colorful desserts? Dainty meringues and thick cream cheese frosting are a perfect match.

Get the Rainbow Meringue Sandwiches recipe.

a sheet of pink swirl homemade marshmallows
Mike Garten
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Homemade Marshmallows

Who needs store-bought marshmallows when you can make these fluffy, melt-in-your-mouth ones at home? Swirl in some pastel food coloring to make them perfect for spring.

Get the Homemade Marshmallows recipe.

roasted strawberry tart with cream
Mike Garten
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Roasted Strawberry Tart

Perfectly flaky puff pastry is topped with fluffy whipped cream and yogurt, along with tender, juicy roasted strawberries in this dessert. It's the perfect springtime desserts.

Get the Roasted Strawberry Tart recipe.

easter desserts white chocolate dipped madeleines
Mike Garten
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White Chocolate-Dipped Madeleines

These cookies would be such an elegant addition to any Easter brunch. And they don't take long to make: just dip some store-bought madeleines in white chocolate and sprinkle chopped cranberries and pistachios on top.

Get the White Chocolate-Dipped Madeleines recipe.

a close up of blondies easter desserts
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Blondies

Mix things up with a big batch of blondies. Even chocolate lovers will enjoy these delicious dessert bars that taste like toffee and vanilla.

Get the Blondies recipe.

easter desserts apple pie with stenciled crust
Mike Garten
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Apple Pie with Stenciled Crust

Get ready for all the "oohs" and "ahhs" when you bring this gorgeous pie out to the Easter table. A pie crust stencil will be your secret weapon when it comes to this flaky pie.

Get the Apple Pie with Stenciled Crust recipe.

pb chocolate sheet pan pancake on a plate with fork
Mike Garten
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PB Chocolate Sheet Pan Pancake

Who says pancakes can't be a dessert? When they've got bittersweet chocolate chips and they're topped with vanilla yogurt and maple syrup, they're certainly sweet enough to be dessert at your Easter brunch.

Get the PB Chocolate Sheet Pan Pancake recipe.

cocoa bunny cookies with colorful jelly beans
Mike Garten
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Cocoa Bunny Cookies

Decorate baked bunny-shaped chocolate sugar cookies with icing and, before it has set, sprinkle on shredded-coconut tails.

lemon cupcakes with crushed freeze dried strawberries
Mike Garten
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Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting

The secret to these dainty fruit-forward cakes: Freeze-dried strawberries that add all of the fruit flavor, with no extra moisture.

Get the Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting recipe.

cute sheep cupcakes on a pink background
Mike Garten
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Sheep Cupcakes

These cute-as-can-be cupcakes are decorated with entirely edible decor.

Get the Sheep Cupcakes recipe.

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chocolate picture frame cookies on a pink plate
Mike Garten
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Chocolate Picture Frame Cookies

Decorate baked chocolate sugar cookie rectangles with icing, then attach candy-coated sunflower seeds.

coconut cream pie with coconut shavings on top
Mike Garten
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Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut cream pie is the stuff that dreams are made of: Crispy, flaky pie crust filled with a thick, creamy coconut custard and topped with mounds of homemade whipped cream. Yes, please!

Get the Coconut Cream Pie recipe.

rectangular garden cookies with piped flowers on top
Mike Garten
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Spring Garden Cookies

Make one batch basic sugar cookies and one batch royal icing. You'll need a rectangular cookie cutter, green and pink natural food coloring, powder food coloring, or gel paste food coloring, and small round piping tips.

1. Prepare cookies per recipe instructions.

2. While cooling, prepare royal icing. Transfer half to bowl and thin slightly with water, then transfer to piping bag. Divide remaining icing between two bowls and tint it light green and pink; transfer to piping bags fitted with small round tips.

3. Using white icing, outline and fill in the cookies; let set. Once set, with colored icing, pipe stems and flowers on each cookie and let set.

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easter desserts   carrot sheet cake
Mike Garten
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Carrot Sheet Cake

This springtime classic, full of carrots and honey and topped with a sweet and creamy frosting, is fit for a crowd.

Get the Carrot Sheet Cake recipe.

giant easter egg cookie
Mike Garten
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Giant Easter Egg Cookie

Prepare and roll out sugar cookie dough and cut it in the shape of a large egg using our Easter egg template. Bake and cool as directed. Tint buttercream frosting blue and use to decorate the cooled cookie. To serve, top with flower and leaf cookies.

easter desserts   iced hot cross buns
Mike Garten
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Hot Cross Buns

These sticky sweet pastries are classic Easter treat — and for good reason. Our recipe effortlessly combines winter spices with spring flavors (think an apricot jam glaze).

Get the Hot Cross Buns recipe.

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easter desserts - blue flower cupcakes
Mike Garten
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Blue Flower Cupcakes

Skip a fresh bouquet, and opt for these edible spring flower cupcakes. Everyone will love these beautiful blooms.

Get the Blue Flower Cupcakes recipe.

diy creme eggs
Mike Garten
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DIY Creme Eggs

Have you ever tried making this Easter-favorite treat at home? It's easier than you think!

Get the DIY Creme Eggs recipe.

easter desserts - chocolate nests
Yossy Arefi
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Chocolate Nests

You'd never guess that the secret ingredient in these chocolate desserts is chow mein noodles (yes, seriously).

Get the Chocolate Nests recipe.

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easter desserts   nest cupcakes
Mike Garten
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Nest Egg Cupcakes

Topped with chocolate eggs and toasted coconut, these Easter cupcakes are almost too cute to eat.

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sea salted nut butter cups
Mike Garten
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Sea-Salted Nut Butter Cups

No one will be sad to find these in their Easter basket.

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Lemon Pudding Cake - Easy Easter Desserts
Mike Garten
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Lemon Pudding Cake

Balance the tang of this custard cake with a light layer of powdered sugar.

Get the Lemon Pudding Cake recipe.

easter desserts - sugar cookies
Mike Garten
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Easter Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Can't decide between bunny, chick, sheep, or pig-shaped treats? Make 'em all for a dessert table full of spring's finest!

Get the Easter Vanilla Sugar Cookies recipe.

RELATED: 55 Spring Desserts Perfect to Celebrate The Season

donut hole sheep
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
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Donut Hole Sheep

These little guys aren’t too baaaad to make: Start with a pack of powdered-donut holes and a bag of white Jordan almonds. Draw faces on the almonds with a food-safe marker, then use icing to “glue” on white-sprinkle ears and snowflake-sprinkle hair, and to attach almond heads and halved-black-jelly-bean feet.

Grapefruit  Tarts - Easy Easter Desserts
Mike Garten
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Ruby Red Grapefruit Tarts

Sweeten up these tangy citrus tarts with sugar-packed meringue.

Get the Ruby Red Grapefruit Tarts recipe.

easter desserts   lemon curd cake
Con Poulos
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Bursting-With-Berries Lemon Curd Cake

This bundt has two cups of berries baked in and sprinkled on top. Not to mention, the tangy lemon curd whipped cream is something you'll want to put on everything.

Get the Bursting-With-Berries Lemon Curd Cake recipe.

coconut layer cake with cream cheese frosting
Mike Garten
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Coconut Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

It's a holiday, why not go all out with the dessert? This triple-layer confection will turn heads.

Get the Coconut Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting recipe.

RELATED: Beautiful Easter Cakes That Anyone Can Make

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