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From cakes to pies to cheesecake to cookies, these tasty Easter desserts will be an amazing addition to your holiday dinner this year!

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The Best Desserts for Easter!

We love so many things about Easter, but our favorite 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.

Why we love them:

  • Variety. From traditional carrot cake recipes to pies to chocolate treats, we are sharing all of our favorite easter dessert recipes with you today.
  • Simple. We focus on creating delicious but simple recipes here on the site, so you can expect that from these desserts.
  • Loved by all. And you can also expect everyone to love them, especially the kids.
Easter dirt cake topped with crushed Oreo cookies, Easter Bunny Peep marshmallow candies, and egg shaped candies in a glass baking dish.

Make Any Dessert Festive

  1. Pastel colored frosting is one of the easiest ways to dress up an Easter treat. Use Vanilla Buttercream Frosting or Cream Cheese Frosting as the base.
  2. Easter egg-shaped desserts are fun to make and serve. 
  3. Trifles are a great way to show off layers of pretty and delicious ingredients. 
  4. Peeps. Whether you love them or not, these sugar-covered marshmallows can turn any dessert into an Easter theme.
  5. Easter-themed sprinkles.
  6. Nest-shaped desserts are fun. Easily use cookie dough or Rice Krispies to shape a nest then fill it with frosting and egg-shaped candies.
  7. Add your favorite Easter candy. Adding colorful chocolate eggs, jelly beans, robin’s eggs, or even colored M&M’s to your desserts can instantly give them an Easter theme.

Best Easter Desserts

Easter cakes like Polish babka, Russian kulich, or British simnel are served around the world as people celebrate Easter. We’ve rounded up some of our favorites that we love to share each year!

1 Easter Dirt Cake Recipe

Dessert Easter Dirt Cake Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

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2 Carrot Cake Recipe

Dessert Carrot Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 22 votes
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3 Jello Poke Cake Recipe

Dessert Jello Poke Cake Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 35 minutes

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5 from 674 votes
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4 Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.97 from 66 votes
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5 Easter Cookies

Dessert Easter Cookies
Total Time: 17 minutes

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5 from 56 votes
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6 Fruit Pizza

Dessert Fruit Pizza
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 22 votes
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7 Lemon Lasagna Recipe

Dessert Lemon Lasagna Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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4.97 from 158 votes
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8 Coconut Cake recipe

Dessert Coconut Cake recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 19 votes

9 Banana Pudding Cake Recipe

Dessert Banana Pudding Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.99 from 89 votes
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10 Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Dessert Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

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4.92 from 35 votes
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11 Cream Puff Cake Recipe

Dessert Cream Puff Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.99 from 150 votes
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12 Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Dessert Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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4.94 from 96 votes
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Cute Easter Desserts

Sugar Cookies are easy to customize and are perfect for any holiday including Easter. Use cookie cutters to stamp out some popular Easter shapes like baby animal shapes, egg shapes, a cross shape, butterflies, and flowers.

Enjoy any of these cute treats!

13 Easter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Dessert Easter Rice Krispie Treats Recipe
Total Time: 42 minutes

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4.95 from 36 votes
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14 Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe

Dessert Easter Chocolate Covered Strawberries Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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15 Easter Basket Cookies Recipe

Dessert Easter Basket Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.95 from 39 votes
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16 Easter Oreo Bark Recipe

Dessert Easter Oreo Bark Recipe
Total Time: 36 minutes
4.95 from 18 votes
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17 Easter Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Easter Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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18 Sugar Cookie Blossoms Recipe

Dessert Sugar Cookie Blossoms Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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19 Resurrection Rolls Recipe

Bread Resurrection Rolls Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes

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5 from 62 votes
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20 Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

Dessert Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 22 minutes

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4.80 from 24 votes
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21 Easter Candy Charcuterie Board

Dessert Easter Candy Charcuterie Board
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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22 Easter Sugar Cookies Recipe

Dessert Easter Sugar Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

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5 from 12 votes
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Fruity Easter Dessert Ideas

Lemony desserts are perfect for Easter. They add a fresh spring flavor after months of heavier winter foods. Even using a simple lemon glaze can brighten a dessert. 

Pretty much any dessert that includes berries is perfect for serving at any Easter celebration. Fruit Pizza is one of my family favorites but you’ll enjoy any of these fruity desserts.

23 Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.97 from 55 votes
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24 Blueberry Delight Recipe

Dessert Blueberry Delight Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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25 Peach Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Peach Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.98 from 487 votes
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26 Lemon Bar Recipe

Dessert Lemon Bar Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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4.99 from 141 votes
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27 Fruit Tart Recipe

Dessert Fruit Tart Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 27 votes
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28 Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Dessert Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 3 votes
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29 Angel Food Cake Recipe

Dessert Angel Food Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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5 from 14 votes
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30 Coconut Poke Cake

Dessert Coconut Poke Cake
Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 11 votes
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31 Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe

Dessert Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

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4.94 from 81 votes
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32 Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

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4.98 from 70 votes
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33 Pistachio Dessert Recipe

Dessert Pistachio Dessert Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 18 minutes

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4.99 from 98 votes
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34 Dessert Parfait Recipe

Dessert Dessert Parfait Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 18 votes
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35 Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 68 votes
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36 Banana Pudding Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Banana Pudding Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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37 Cherry Almond Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Cherry Almond Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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38 Angel Food Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Angel Food Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 12 votes
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39 Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 97 votes
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40 Panna Cotta Recipe

Dessert Panna Cotta Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

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5 from 6 votes
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41 Key Lime Pie Recipe

Dessert Key Lime Pie Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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42 Crème Brûlée Recipe

Dessert Crème Brûlée Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 8 votes
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Chocolate Easter Desserts

While carrot desserts are often associated with Easter, chocolate can make an appearance! We have several chocolate treats that are perfect for spring celebrations.

43 Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dessert Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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4.97 from 266 votes
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44 Boston Cream Pie

Dessert Boston Cream Pie
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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4.95 from 91 votes
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45 Brownie Delight Recipe

Dessert Brownie Delight Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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46 Hershey’s Chocolate Cake Recipe

Dessert Hershey’s Chocolate Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
5 from 1 vote
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47 Homemade Brownies Recipe

Dessert Homemade Brownies Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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4.98 from 170 votes
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48 Brownies and Cream Fruit Trifle Recipe

Dessert Brownies and Cream Fruit Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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49 Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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50 Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 38 votes
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51 Chocolate Mousse Recipe

Dessert Chocolate Mousse Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
4.84 from 18 votes
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52 Dessert Kabobs Recipe

Dessert Dessert Kabobs Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 11 votes
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53 Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Best Chocolate Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 5 votes
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54 No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheescakes Recipe

Dessert No-Bake Strawberry Nutella Cheescakes Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
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The Kids Will Love It!

There’s no denying that kids love themed desserts on holidays like Easter and Easter Dirt Cake has to be their favorite!

If you like PEEPS and Oreos, then you’ll love this Easter themed cake. It’s really easy and of course, the kids go nuts for it!

Here is the recipe:

5 from 12 votes

50+ Easter Desserts

By: Lil’ Luna
From cakes to pies to cheesecake to cookies, these tasty Easter desserts will be an amazing addition to your holiday dinner this year!
Servings: 12
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Chill: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients 

  • 1 (13.29-ounce) package Oreos
  • 1 (8-ounce) bar Cream Cheese softened
  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) container Cool Whip or 16 oz. whipping cream
  • 2 (3.4-ounce) boxes Instant White Chocolate or Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Easter candy PEEP bunnies, edible grass, candy Easter eggs

Instructions 

  • Begin by crushing about 2/3 of the Oreo package using a rolling pin or a meat tenderizer.
  • Place the crushed Oreos in the bottom of a 9×13 pan and set aside.
  • With a handheld mixer, mix the cream cheese and butter until smooth and then mix in the powdered sugar. Fold in the whipped topping and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl mix pudding, milk, and vanilla. Fold this mixture in with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour the mixture over the layer of crushed Oreos.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the Oreos on top. Let the dirt cake set for a few hours in the fridge until ready to serve.
  • Right before serving, top with bunny Peeps, edible grass, and Candy Easter Eggs.

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Nutrition

Calories: 383kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 369mg, Potassium: 164mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 41g, Vitamin A: 335IU, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 3.3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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The best easter Sweets

Whether you are looking for something fun, traditional, or loaded with chocolate – we’ve got you covered! You’re sure to get rave reviews at your next get together no matter which delicious desserts you choose!

There are so many great Easter treats 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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27 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Piping the grass is the hardest part for me, I’m not great at frosting. Everything else is simple. The result is absolutely darling!

  2. 5 stars
    I just Luv your all around recipes.! It’s more than just decorative ideas & fantastic sweets, its for every occasion or just stay at home dinners. I to, bake & decorate cakes, I also have a family to feed at the end of the day & i so appreciate your recipe site. It gives me huge ideas so we dont get bored eating the same dishes all the time 😁… a huge thank you to you & yours.!!

    1. Oh thank you so much for the kind words. So so glad that you enjoy the recipes here on the site and they can offer variety and ease to feed your family! Thanks for being here!

  3. 5 stars
    Those are the cutest cupcakes!! They’ll be a hit! I love all your Easter desserts! Your Easter Dirt Cake is our favorite!

  4. 5 stars
    Thanks a lot for these amazing and super easy to make easter desserts! Really loved it and highly recommended! Super tasty and delicious!

  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. 🙂

  6. 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!