From a carrot cake jelly roll to impressive cheesecake and bright lemon coconut cake, these fun and festive Easter desserts will please every-bunny at the table.
Pavlova Eggs with Lemon Curd
Melt-in-your-mouth meringues are filled with a tart lemon curd for a fun spring treat. This light and airy dessert pairs well with a heavier Easter feast.
Orange Salted Honey Cake
This gorgeous cake is a spring-inspired masterpiece with a unique flavour profile. Orange butter cake is layered with a salted honey custard and frosted with a honey buttercream. It’s petal-like finish will make it the star of your Easter dessert table.
Lemon Tiramisu Trifle
This bright trifle is made with a lemony cream, a lemon syrup, ladyfinger cookies, and fresh berries. For some added Easter fun, get the kids to help you assemble it all.
Carrot Cake Jelly Roll
Carrot cake is given a jelly roll twist that has cream cheese frosting in every bite. Topped with shredded coconut and adorable candied carrots, it’s an Easter dessert that will impress your family and friends.
Crispy Easter Eggs
If you’re looking for a fun treat to make with the kids, try Ree Drummond’s recipe that gives chocolate candy eggs a marshmallow and crispy rice shell. Serve them for dessert, or wrap them up to give as a fun Easter gift.
Molly Yeh gives a simple vanilla layer cake a fun pop of colour by folding rainbow sprinkles into the batter. Once the cake is cooled and frosted, decorate it by piping colourful dots of icing around the top and sides.
Carrot Cake Cheesecake Squares
Cheesecake and carrot cake are two dessert favourites that come together in this fun and easy treat for Easter entertaining. And just because these classics have been combined into one, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have two helpings.
Caramel Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake
This moist and fluffy chocolate cake is layered with a caramel whipped cream, creamy chocolate ganache and topped with dark chocolate curls. Set this towering cake in the middle of your table for a sight your guests will never forget.
Rainbow No-Bake Cheesecake
While your oven is preparing your Easter mains and sides, whip up this pretty pastel-coloured no-bake cheesecake for dessert. It has strawberry, mango and lime layers on a graham cracker crust, and can even be made up to three days in advance.
Gateau St. Honoré
This classic French torte is almost too pretty to eat! A puff pastry base is topped with pastry cream and whipped cream, and surrounded by light-as-air profiteroles dipped in caramelized sugar.
Layers of pastel hue cake already give this dessert a decidedly fun feel. To make it part of your festivities, fill it with jelly beans for a candy-filled surprise.
Spring Mirror Glaze Cake
Learn how to create this beautiful, glossy design right at home. It is easier than you think! Turn your carrot cake, cheesecake or lemony angel food cake into a shiny, pastel coloured treat with real ‘wow’ factor.
Rhubarb Raspberry Cheesecake
Creamy white cheesecake is paired with a ruby-red rhubarb and raspberry coulis, adding spring flavour and a pop of colour to your table.
Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
Cinnamon and nutmeg fill this tall layer cake with sweet, fragrant flavour. But it’s the icing that is the real shining star. Heavy cream gives the cream cheese frosting a thick and creamy texture that is still easy to ice, so lay it on thick!
Beatty’s Chocolate Cake
You can’t go wrong with Ina Garten’s classic chocolate cake covered in sweet, creamy chocolate frosting.
Apricot Orange Souffles with Raspberry Coulis
This apricot and orange soufflé with raspberry coulis is so delicate and moist it crumbles in your mouth.
Chocolate Hazelnut Brioche Cake
This decadent cake with rich chocolate bread dough is laced with a sweet chocolate-hazelnut filling.
Blueberry Lattice Top Pie
This perfect blueberry lattice top pie will wow your guests’ eyes and their tastebuds.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
A classic bundt cake with zesty citrus flavour and a sweet and tart icing dripping down the sides, this fresh and flavourful cake is sure to be a springtime favourite.
Strawberry Shortcake Trifles
These single-serving strawberry shortcakes are a fun and beautiful way to serve dessert no matter what the occasion.
A fun French twist on classic strawberry shortcake, this stunning dessert is topped with a fresh and fruity strawberry mousse and studded with sliced strawberries.
Southern Banana Pudding
Banana pudding is an often overlooked dessert for Easter entertaining, but this simple yet elegant recipe will please your entire family. Vanilla custard, bananas and wafer cookies are topped with a soft, golden meringue for a Southern-inspired treat.
Tarte au Citron
Nothing says spring like the aroma of freshly squeezed lemons. Showcase the vibrant fruit with this delicate pastry filled with tangy lemon curd encased by a tender, buttery crust.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Floral Frostings
Boasting beautifully iced flowers, these gorgeous spring-themed desserts will be the ultimate centrepiece at your table.
Peach Raspberry Custard Tart
A brightly coloured peach and raspberry masterpiece, this fruit and custard tart is bold, beautiful and is sure to wow a crowd.
Butter Tart Coffee Cake
A moist cake bottom sitting beneath a perfectly gooey butter tart topping, this dessert-style coffee cake is just the ticket.
Celebrate spring with a dessert that the entire family will love. A ring of cupcakes surrounds classic yellow cake, which is then topped and decorated with a buttery vanilla frosting.
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.
Raspberry Orange Trifle
This showstopping Grand Marnier-spiked dessert trifle will wow your guests well before they even take their first bite. There are many layers to this sweet recipe but it will be well worth the extra effort!
Luscious Lemon Coconut Cake
Want to make a show-stopping cake that doesn’t take an entire day? This lemony confection with a luscious lemon-coconut cream is a great finale for your Easter dinner or any other special occasion.
Maple Crêpe Cake with Maple-Glazed Pecans
With a generous drizzle of maple syrup, this stunning cake made with layer upon layer of thin crêpes is perfect as an Easter dessert or brunch.
Key Lime Meringue Pie
A traditional key lime pie has a whipped cream topping, but this Italian meringue top makes the pie lighter on the palate. Unlike commercially made key lime pies, the colour of the lime custard is not green, but more of a yellow.
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.
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.
Classic Vanilla Bean Creme Brulee
Classic crème brûlée with the perfect contrast of the smooth, creamy custard and brittle caramelized topping.
Tart Lemon Roulade
Rich marscapone lemon mousse is at the centre of this magnificently moist masterpiece lightly dusted with icing sugar for the perfect snow-like touch.
Maple Cream Pie
Anna’s maple cream pie sits beautifully on a nutty pecan crust and is sprinkled with even more chopped pecans for a crunchy finish.
Marshmallow Creme-Filled Bundt Cake
Capture a bit of childhood fun with this marshmallow cream-filled bundt cake. You’ll love the moist, yellow cake and its fluffy cream filling that tastes like a Twinkie.
Coconut Almond Madeleines
These light-as-air coconut pastries are dipped in icing and toasted coconut for a treat you won’t be able to refuse.