Dress up your Easter table with Anna Olson‘s best seasonal and festive sweet treats. From a steamed lemon soufflé cake to an irresistible vanilla cupcake the kiddos will love, these Easter dessert recipes will satisfy any sweet tooth celebrating this holiday.
People have been known to squawk with delight over Anna Olson’s creative and delicious meringue treats. They’re much easier to make than they look, and you can top with whatever fruit you have on hand. You can also get the Queen of Baking’s secrets for mastering lemon meringue.
Hot Cross Buns
Is it really Easter if you don’t whip up a batch of raisin-studded hot cross buns? Anna Olson’s classic recipe promises warm, moist dough with just the right amount of spice. Want to try your hand at homemade bread while you’re at it? Find out how to make the perfect sourdough loaf.
Berry Tarts with Honey Biscuit
How adorable are these sumptuous tarts? The fruity filling features mixed berries and raspberry jam, with a flower-shaped honey biscuit carefully adorning each one. Speaking of which, try these banoffee tartlets for your next spring baking project.
Raspberry Frangipan Tart
Raspberries shine in a delicate almond filling that gets a boost of flavour from vanilla and a touch of brandy. For more bright and bold spring recipe inspiration, try these strawberry rhubarb pie bars.
Chocolate Orange Crepe Torte
This show-stopping dessert consists of three layers; thin, fluffy crêpes, orange cremeux (white chocolate and orange-infused whip) and velvety chocolate ganache. Top with candied orange slices before serving and you’ve got the perfect centrepiece.
Warm Chocolate Orange Tarts
This rich chocolate dessert is heaven on a plate. Top each tart with a few mini eggs for a truly festive treat!
Key Lime Cheesecake
This tasty melding of two beloved desserts combines the tartness of key lime pie with the creaminess of rich cheesecake. For total dessert bliss, bake your way through our most excellent cheesecake recipes.
Mini Lemon Chiffon Cakes
This recipe makes 48 bite-sized lemon chiffon cakes — a perfect dessert that your loved ones won’t soon forget! Find more of Anna Olson’s very best cupcake recipes.
Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake
A light sponge cake layered with a rich whipped cream and jam-covered strawberries gives this dessert a stunning look.
Decorated Shortbread Cut-Out Cookies
Chocolate shortbread cookies are given a fun twist with cookie cutters and colourful icing. This is one dessert that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!
Blueberry Skyr Cheesecake
This maple syrup-sweetened, no-bake cheesecake is free of refined sugar and is low in fat. Skyr is a high-protein, Icelandic style of yogurt, which replaces the need for cream cheese in the filling. A vibrant blueberry sauce and press-in date-nut crust make this healthy treat a real show-stopper. Find more inspiration with these no-bake desserts.
Tarte au Chocolat
Silky smooth and decadent, there’s something to be said about a perfect chocolate tart — and Anna Olson’s recipe is a force to be reckoned with.
Chocolate Mousse Cups
These adorable treats are perfect for your Easter dessert table! Delicate chocolate cups are filled with creamy white chocolate mousse, and garnished with chocolate shavings and a single raspberry.
Angel Food Cake
Light and fluffy, this angel food cake is the perfect dessert after a heavy meal. Serve with whipped cream and berries.
Swiss Meringue Gems
These little crisp meringue cookies are so tender and light. They are fantastic dessert nibbles, ideal for afternoon tea or part of a petit fours plate. Find more of your favourite Anna Olson recipes.
Mont Blanc Torte
This cake is meant to replicate snow-capped Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, which borders France and Italy and makes a grand statement for dessert. We’d definitely call this a success!
This decadent pie starts with a cookie crust inspired by digestive biscuits, which is then topped with bananas and a sweet toffee-like filling.
Lemon Berry Meringue Cakes with Bumbleberry Sauce
Feeling fruity? This tiny treat will hit the spot, loaded with mixed berries and exquisitely crafted to look and taste delicious.
Individual Chocolate Swirl Cheesecakes
These individual desserts are filled with a creamy, mascarpone filling, with crunchy, cookie-like crust.
Coconut Dream Bars
Looking for a delicious, last-minute dessert to treat your family? Anna Olson’s fluffy coconut cream bars are it! The best part: it only takes 25 minutes to make!
Biscotti Ricotta Cheesecake
Made with ricotta instead of traditional cream cheese, chocolate pistachio biscotti makes up the crust of this delectable cheesecake from Anna Olson.
Steamed Lemon Soufflé Cakes
A cross between a cake and a soufflé, this steamed dessert uses lemongrass as a secret ingredient. A serving of fresh berries makes for a pretty and healthy garnish.
Confetti Frosted Sugar Cookie Squares
Fluffy frosting and celebratory rainbow sprinkles come together to make a scrumptious dessert you won’t soon forget. They’ll be gobbled up in no time.
Black Forest Torte
This combination of chocolate sponge cake, cherries and whipped cream may be a familiar one (black forest cakes have been around since the early 20th century) but in place of the often-dry chocolate Genoise sponge, a chocolate chiffon cake base offers the same airiness, but it is also moist and rich.
Elegant Raspberry Lemon Torte
Fun, fresh and colourful, this fruity torte is the perfect seasonal dessert.
Classic New York Cheesecake
New York-style cheesecake is decadent and rich in taste, but fluffy in texture, and Anna Olson’s classic version is sure to impress. Top with fresh fruit or fresh edible flowers for a pop of colour.
Individual Coconut Cream Pies
Mini pies with a luscious coconut cream filling are topped with airy whipped cream and toasted coconut in this light and fresh dessert.
Classic Dark Chocolate Mousse
One taste of this dark chocolate dessert and you won’t be able to stop. Smooth, creamy chocolate mousse flavoured with brandy and espresso, and topped with a garnish of chocolate shavings.
Filled Danish Braid
Bedazzle a basic braided breakfast treat with this version that takes sticky and buttery pastry and fills it with cream cheese, spices and mixed dried fruits before coating it all with icing and sweet sliced toasted almonds.
Give your family and guests something to talk about with this stunning showpiece made with colourful macarons.