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
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:
DessertPineapple 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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!