I’ve compiled a delicious list of Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas to complete your Easter feast! You’ll find coconut, berries, vanilla, and bright citrus in these dessert ideas. And the springtime sweets include everything from cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and even no-bake cheesecake treats.
Easter Dessert Ideas
Easter is literally around the corner, and if you are still working on your menu, I’ve got you covered on desserts! Which is good, because I’m no good at baking ham.
I’ve put together some ideas for cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and no-bake treats that are sure to satisfy a variety of tastes. And whether you are planning on a large or smaller crowd for this year’s celebration, there is enough variety that you could plan on adding 1 or 2 desserts to your menu.
Cakes For Easter
Even though I primarily bake Mini Cakes, I have added a regular-sized cake to the list. The Berry Mousse Genoise Cake is a showstopper and the berry flavor is the epitome of a springtime celebration dessert.
And of course, no cake collection for Easter would be complete without a classic Carrot Cake!
Each cake recipe in the roundup has a recommendation for frosting, but if you are looking for an easy list to reference, below are a few recipes.
- Glossy Marshmallow Meringue Frosting
- Vanilla Butter-Free Buttercream Frosting
- Chocolate Butter-Free Buttercream Frosting
- Strawberry Whipped Buttercream Frosting
Mini Pineapple Carrot Cake
Mini Angel Food Cake
Berry Mousse Genoise Layer Cake
Snow Day Cake (Almond Cardamom Coconut Cake)
Cupcakes For Easter
When I think of cupcakes, I think of how transportable they are. You can easily carry a sweet mini cake in your hand while searching for eggs. Much easier than trying to balance a slice of cake on plate.
We do have a few more Cupcake Recipes on the blog, but the list below highlights flavors that are great for Easter.
Think of these cupcakes as the perfect canvas to top with Easter candy, sprinkles, fresh fruit, or maybe just stick to a mountain of frosting.
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes
Small Batch Strawberry Cupcakes
Cookies For Easter
No roundup of Easter Dessert Recipe Ideas would be complete without cookies. I have yet to venture into the baking world of adding Jelly Beans, Pastel Colored M&M’s, or Peeps to my cookies. They are fun to use as photography props though! Maybe someday one of the confections will actually make it on/in a recipe. Maybe.
So instead of the bright colored candies, this list of cookies for Easter come include flavors that are likely not found naturally in a Easter Basket.
Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit Cookies
Toasted Coconut Maple Macaroons
Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Almond Flour and Maple Cookies
Easy Cheesecake Recipes for Easter Dessert
When I say easy, I mean no-bake cheesecake. Full transparency though – the crust on these cheesecake recipes may need a few minutes in the oven. But, you don’t have to worry about baking a perfect cheesecake without cracks!
Now, I typically don’t think of cheesecake as a traditional Easter dessert. But maybe we should make new traditions.
No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Parfaits
Mini Orange Creamsicle No-Bake Cheesecake
Sweet Easter Treats
This roundup of Easter Dessert Ideas is just the start of recipes that are on the blog. If you want to check out even more recipe ideas, the Easter Desserts and Spring Desserts pages have a few more goodies to add to the list.
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I'm Erin and I'm all about desserts - and a little bit of butter!
I've tested, written, and photographed hundreds of recipes on my website. Here you'll find the tastiest small batch gluten free and traditional desserts - all homemade, all simple, and all for you!