Most Popular Easter Desserts

A delicious collection of the most POPULAR Easter desserts – from cakes to pies to cheesecake to cookies, these tasty treats will be an amazing addition to your Easter dinner this year!

For more Easter collections, check out: Easter Brunch Ideas, Easter Appetizers, Easter Side Dishes, Easter Dinner Ideas

Collage of Easter Dessert Recipes

Favorite Easter dessert recipes

We love so much about Easter, but our favorite thing is being able to gather with family and have an amazing Easter dinner and think about the meaning of the day.

Gathering around the table with a delicious dinner is always amazing, but it’s not Easter without some delicious Easter desserts. From traditional carrot cake type recipes to pies to chocolate treats, we are sharing all of our favorites with you today.

We focus on creating delicious but simple recipes here on the site, so you can expect that from these desserts. And you can also expect everyone to love them, especially the kids.

Dessert Tips + Suggestions

How many desserts do I need? Plan to have at least 2 dessert choices for every 10 guests. Also, there should be enough portions for each guest to have a sample of both desserts. Once you start adding dessert choices you will only need to make sure there’s enough for people to have two dessert servings and not a piece of each dessert. For example: 

  • For 10 guests plan to serve 2 desserts having 10 servings of each dessert for a total of 20 servings. 
  • For 30 guests plan to serve 3-4 desserts with a total of 60 servings.
  • For 50 guests have 5-6 dessert choices with a total of 100 servings.

Setting up a dessert table: The dessert table design should be just as pleasing to look at as the desserts are to eat. 

  • Use a backdrop: drape curtains/fabric, balloons, a window with a view, even a plain wall can make colors pop.
  • Incorporate height with tiered cake stands. You can also add height by placing bowls and platters on some type of solid base. 
  • Apothecary jars can be used to hold colored candy or even decorations that display the Easter theme
  • Flowers are always a nice accent to a dessert table

MORE TIPS:

  • Many desserts can be made ahead of time, and leftovers can often be kept in the freezer. See  the individual posts for more details.
  • Desserts are a very easy item to delegate when guests ask what they can bring.

Traditional Easter Desserts

Traditional Easter Desserts

It may be impossible to enjoy Easter without at least one dessert including carrots. This we know, which is why we have some classic carrot cake recipes here on the site. We also have some other classic pie, fruit and chocolate recipes we know you’d love.

Here are the favorite traditional Easter treats:

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
Pineapple upside down cake with a delicious caramelized pineapple and cherry topping. This classic dessert is so soft and moist, filled with the perfect amount of pineapple flavor!
Total Time: 45 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe
Topped with a heavenly brown sugar cream cheese frosting, these moist Carrot Cake cupcakes have just the right amount of spice, and will be perfect for any Spring or Easter celebrations!
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.94 from 33 votes
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Banana Pudding Poke Cake Recipe
This Banana Pudding Poke Cake has all the flavors of banana cream pie, just in cake form. With layers of banana cake, pudding, cream, bananas, and vanilla wafers, it's sure to be a hit!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.95 from 36 votes
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Peach Dump Cake Recipe
Quick, simple and tasty Peach Dump Cake is always a hit. This cake mix based treat is filled with peaches and butter and is the perfect dessert to make when you don't have much time to prep but want a warm, delicious cake. 
Total Time: 55 minutes
4.89 from 27 votes
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Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
A classic pie recipe, filled with coconut pudding and topped with cool whip and toasted coconut shreds.
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
4.7 from 13 votes
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Jello Poke Cake Recipe
I Love Jello Poke Cake! I Went With Raspberry Here, But You Can Easily Make A Cherry Or A Strawberry Poke Cake.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.87 from 23 votes
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Carrot Cake Cookie Recipe
With the use of a boxed cake mix, these Carrot Cake Cookies are so easy to make. Topped with homemade cream cheese frosting, they're hard to resist!
Total Time: 2 hours 22 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
Our FAVORITE peach dessert! This homemade Peach Cobbler recipe takes just a few minutes to prep and is beyond easy! Add some ice cream and cool whip to this delicious cobbler and you're set!
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.89 from 43 votes
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Best Apple Pie Recipe
There's nothing like a slice of warm apple pie served with vanilla ice cream! This recipe for Homemade Apple Pie has proven to be the BEST apple pie recipe around. With a flaky, buttery crust made from scratch, and a gooey, sweet apple filling, this pie will not disappoint!
Total Time: 3 hours 45 minutes
4.91 from 22 votes
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Coconut Cake recipe
This Coconut Cake is made from scratch, and topped with a scrumptious cream cheese frosting that is so addicting. The toasted coconut topping gives it an incredible flavor, making it a dessert to enjoy all year long!
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Blueberry Delight Recipe
Blueberry Crumb Delight - a delicious layered dessert recipe with a cream middle and topped with blueberries and cool whip!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Carrot Cake Recipe
This Carrot Cake is super moist, packed with big carrot cake flavor & slathered with tangy cream cheese frosting. Made as a sheet cake, it's super easy and perfect for Easter!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes Recipe
Pineapple Upside-Down Cupcakes - an easy fruity and delicious dessert recipe that is perfect any time of year!
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Fun Easter Desserts

fun Easter Desserts

We have a lot of FUN Easter treats here on the site. With 6 kids, we get the kids in the kitchen with us, and they help inspire some of our creations to create fun Easter desserts for kids.

From cupcakes to cakes to cookies, here are our favorite cute Easter desserts that are not only festive, but delicious and especially popular with the kids.

Easter Dirt Cake Recipe
Easter Oreo Dirt Cake - a creamy and delicious Easter dessert filled with oreos, pudding, cool whip, cream cheese, and powdered sugar that everyone will love to decorate and eat! 
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.98 from 34 votes
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Rice Krispie Easter Nests Recipe
Cute and simple Easter rice krispies, topped with creamy frosting and Easter egg candies, made to look like a nest. Everyone loves these adorably festive Rice Krispie Easter Nests!
Total Time: 42 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Carrot Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
These Chocolate Covered Strawberries are dipped and drizzled in orange candy melts to look like adorable little carrots for Easter! Pair them with crushed Oreos and chocolate pudding for a cute dirt cup Easter dessert.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Easter Basket Cookie Cups Recipe
A delicious peanut butter cookie cup filled with homemade buttercream frosting and topped with easter egg candies.
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.73 from 11 votes
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Easter Cupcakes Recipe
Easter Chick Cupcakes - the cutest and most simple Easter treat!!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Easter Oreo Bark Recipe
Easter Oreo Bark - so festive, delicious and only takes 5 minutes to put together! Recipe includes vanilla candy coating, Easter m&m's, oreos, and sprinkles!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Bird's Nest Sugar Cookies Recipe
Super CUTE and DELICIOUS Bird's Nest Sugar Cookies - perfect for Easter! { lilluna.com } Recipe includes your favorite sugar cookie, a creamy frosting, sprinkles, coconut, and Cadbury Eggs.
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Chocolate Easter Desserts

Chocolate Easter Desserts

Although some may lean towards fruity and carrot-filled treats for Easter, we ALWAYS have to have some delicious chocolate desserts too.

We are big fans of chocolate on the site, and although we have a myriad of chocolate-filled sweets, we are sharing our most popular with you that will be great for Easter

Dirt Cake Recipe
Oreo Dirt Cake - layers of creamy, white chocolate pudding, cream cheese, cool whip and more and topped off with Oreos!
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.88 from 16 votes
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Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
Our favorite chocolate sheet cake recipe. It's simple, moist, delicious and serves a lot making it our go-to party dessert - perfect with ice cream.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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No Bake Chocolate Oat Bars
Simple and delicious no bake Chocolate Oat Bars - a great dessert to enjoy any time of year without heating up the house!
Total Time: 12 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Peanut Butter Blossoms Recipe
Delicious Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies (aka Peanut Butter Blossoms) are soft, chewy cookies with peanut butter goodness and topped with a tasty chocolate-y Hershey's Kiss!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Better Than Anything Cake Recipe
Better than Anything Cake - one of the best and easiest desserts you'll ever try! { lilluna.com } Super moist cake made with chocolate cake mix, caramel sauce, and sweetened condensed milk, topped with cool whip and toffee bits.
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Boston Cream Poke Cake
Everything you love about Boston cream donuts and pies, in the form of a cool and creamy pudding poke cake! This Boston Cream Poke Cake has a texture and taste that is nothing short of dreamy. Best of all, it's made entirely from box mixes - EASY!!
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.75 from 4 votes
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Cookie Bars Recipe
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (aka Pan Chewies) - our family's go-to Sunday Night Dessert! It's your favorite cookie in bar-form served hot and perfect with ice cream.
Total Time: 25 minutes
4.86 from 28 votes
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Millionaire Bars Recipe
These millionaire bars have a perfectly crumbly crust, an ooey gooey caramel middle, and a thin layer of delicious semi-sweet chocolate on top. They definitely earn their name!
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Chocolate Cake Recipe
Delicious Two Layer Chocolate Cake with homemade chocolate frosting. This cake is simple, perfectly moist and the homemade chocolate frosting is simply divine!
Total Time: 40 minutes
4.98 from 44 votes
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Brownie Delight Recipe
The perfect ending to your next dinner.
Total Time: 5 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Delight Recipe
A delicious and cool layered dessert with a cookie base, cream cheese and pudding layer all topped off with Cool Whip and mini Chocolate Chips.
Total Time: 54 minutes
4.88 from 8 votes
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Quick and Easy Easter Desserts

Quick & Easy Easter Desserts

Because there is so much that happens around holidays and with family in town, it’s nice to have some quick and easy recipes to lean on.

We have several go-to desserts that are quick and simple and would be great for Easter. Here are our favorites:

Cream Puff Cake Recipe
The BEST Cream Puff Cake ever!! A cake version of the popular cream puff, it has a puffy crust, pudding and whipped cream layers and often drizzled in chocolate.
Total Time: 35 minutes
4.85 from 33 votes
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Lemon Lasagna Recipe
This luscious lemon lasagna consists of 4 tasty layers, including a Lemon Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, lemon pudding layer and topped with whipped cream! 
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
4.83 from 47 votes
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Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe
There's nothing better than a chewy golden cookie cup filled with peanut butter and chocolate! Our family LOVES these Reese's Peanut Butter Cup Cookies! They're so simple to make, and SO yummy!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.25 from 4 votes
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Lemon Bar Recipe
These classic Lemon Bars are simple, delicious, and sweet, with just the right amount of tart! Add a bit of powdered sugar, and these easy lemon bars are irresistible!
Total Time: 50 minutes
4.86 from 7 votes
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Gooey Butter Bars Recipe
Ooey Gooey Butter Cake - yes, please!! An easy dessert that melts in your mouth - made with a yellow cake mix, powdered sugar, and cream cheese!
Total Time: 47 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Lemon Lime Poke Cake
Soft and delicious Lemon Lime Poke Cake. Full of lime and topped with a creamy lemon pudding and topped with whipped cream and zest!
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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M&M Bars Recipe
One of the best bar recipes you'll ever try!! These M&M Chocolate Oat bars have layers of oats, a sweetened condensed milk and chocolate center topped with more oats and M&Ms.
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
One of everyone's favorite cookies in bar form - these soft Sugar Cookie Bars are simple and are topped with a delicious buttercream frosting that makes this dessert irresistible. 
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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There are so many great Easter desserts to choose from this holiday season. We hope this list helps you out, and we hope you give a few a try.

Please be sure to come back and let us know which ones were your favorites!

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ENJOY!

 

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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