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:

Dessert 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 22 votes
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Dessert 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
4.95 from 39 votes
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Dessert 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
4.96 from 42 votes
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Dessert 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
4.76 from 37 votes
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Dessert 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
4.72 from 14 votes
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Dessert 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
4.93 from 38 votes
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Dessert 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
4.5 from 10 votes
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Dessert 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
4.94 from 33 votes
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Dessert 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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Dessert 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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Dessert 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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Dessert Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe
Lemon Icebox Pie is a classic Southern dessert that's perfect for summer. It has crunchy graham cracker crust, and a deliciously creamy, tangy, lemon flavor.
Total Time: 50 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Bread Resurrection Rolls Recipe
Resurrection rolls are a special Easter tradition. They are a simple and sweet lesson of love.
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Dessert Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
Cherry cheesecake cupcakes are bite-sized treats made with a cream cheese base and topped with cherry pie filling. They're sweet, tart, and ultra simple to make!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Dessert Fruit Pizza Recipe
The BEST Fruit Pizza recipe ever! A super soft cookie dough with a pineapple cream cheese frosting topped with your favorite fruit!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 13 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.

Dessert 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 43 votes
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Dessert 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
4.85 from 13 votes
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Dessert 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 7 votes
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Dessert 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
4.75 from 12 votes
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Dessert 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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Dessert Easter Oreo Bark Recipe
Easter Oreo Bark is a festive, simple and delicious treat that only takes 5 minutes to put together! It includes vanilla candy coating, Easter m&m's, oreos, and sprinkles!
Total Time: 36 minutes
4.91 from 11 votes
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Dessert Easter Sugar Cookies Recipe
Super cute and delicious Bird's Nest Easter Sugar Cookies include a yummy sugar cookie, creamy frosting, sprinkles, shredded coconut, and Cadbury Eggs.
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes
5 from 4 votes
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Dessert Easter Cookie Recipe
Chewy and chocolatey Easter cookies are perfect for spring. They are packed with M&M and white chocolate goodness.
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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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

Dessert 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
4.89 from 18 votes
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Dessert 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 21 votes
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Dessert 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 13 votes
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Dessert Better Than Anything Cake Recipe
Quick and Easy Better than Anything Cake is a sweet cake filled with caramel and topped with cool whip and toffee bits!
Total Time: 2 hours 35 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Dessert Boston Cream Poke Cake
Everything you love about Boston cream donuts and pies, in the form of a cool and creamy pudding poke cake! 
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.41 from 5 votes
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Dessert 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
4.88 from 39 votes
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Dessert 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
4.78 from 9 votes
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Dessert 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
4.92 from 84 votes
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Dessert Brownie Delight Recipe
Brownie Delight is a delicious 4-layer dessert that is cool, creamy and chocolate-y. It is deliciously refreshing!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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Dessert 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
4.93 from 13 votes
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Dessert Homemade Brownies Recipe
Is there anything better than a chocolate ooey gooey brownie fresh out of the oven? These classic homemade brownies are so simple to make and worth every single calorie.
Total Time: 45 minutes
4.91 from 33 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:

Dessert 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
4.87 from 37 votes
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Dessert 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
4.85 from 53 votes
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Dessert Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Recipe
There's nothing better than a chewy cookie cup filled with peanut butter and chocolate! Peanut Butter Cup Cookies are so simple to make, and SO yummy!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.25 from 4 votes
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Dessert 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
4.95 from 17 votes
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Dessert Gooey Butter Cake Recipe
Gooey butter cake is a simple and amazingly delicious dessert with a cake batter crust and soft, gooey cream cheese top that makes it addicting!
Total Time: 47 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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Dessert 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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Dessert 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 23 votes
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Dessert 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 12 votes
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Dessert Sugar Cookie Blossoms Recipe
Sugar Cookie Blossoms are a chewy, soft sugar cookie rolled in sugar and topped with a Mint Meltaway candy. They're simple and delicious!
Total Time: 17 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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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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Comments:

  1. Thanks so much for including me in this DELICIOUS collection, Kristyn! Pinned!! Have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  2. Hi Kristyn,
    Thank you so much for including my Bunny Rice Krispies treats with all this fantastic desserts! I agree there are so many fantastic ones!

  3. Whoa, Kristyn…that is one amazing round-up! Thanks so much for including my Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies and Chocolate Bird’s Nest Cookies with all of that yumminess!

  4. WOW, Kristyn! This collection ROCKS! Thank you so much for including my Krispy Confetti Eggs. Good thing we have a couple weeks before Easter to plan our dessert menu! Pinning!

  5. Thank you so much for putting such a great comprehensive Easter Menu together and sharing it will all of us.

    Please keep it coming!!!

    1. You are so welcome! I hope this helps you and others cut down on the stress of Easter planning. 🙂