The Best Easter Desserts are full of spring flavors and cute themed treats that the family will love! Fresh spring weather calls lemon, lime and all things Easter egg. From easy and impressive to yeast breads and cakes!
Looking for the best Easter dinner recipes while you’re at it? Also check out my list of Easy Easter Dinner Ideas!
Easy Springtime Desserts for Easter
Even though the official first day of spring has come and gone, Easter is always my way of ushering in the new season. Maybe it’s all the bunnies, bright colors and flower decorations! After Easter rolls around, it always feels like spring finally gets the memo. Suddenly the days get just that much longer and warmer again!
Inspired by the fresh spring weather, Easter is the time for fresh spring eats! This includes dessert. And when it comes to Easter desserts, I have a few criteria:
- Ease is key. We’re going to have our hands full with all sorts of cooking. Dessert needs to be something that’s delicious (obviously) but also easy to put together and, preferably, doesn’t take up much space on the counter or in the oven. This is why I love no-bake desserts for Easter, make-ahead recipes, or desserts that are quick to bake!
- Fresh spring flavors. It’s been a few long, cold months. Easter is the best time to shake off the pumpkin spice! My Easter dessert menu is all about light, fresh flavors. Seasonal fruits like berries, pineapple and lemons are a must, in the form of airy whipped pies and lots of tangy cheesecakes.
- Kid-friendly. Easter is all about family, and it’s such a special time for kids. My desserts need to wow the adults and still cater to the kiddies’ tastes! It’s also extra fun to get kids involved in the baking and making process where possible. So any recipe that’s friendly for little hands is always a winner!
If you’re on the hunt for dessert ideas to round out your Easter dinner or family brunch, this one’s for you! Below I’m sharing 35 easy recipes for the creamiest cheesecakes, delightful cakes, and spring-themed treats that I just know the whole family will love.
35 Easter Dessert Ideas
From creamy cheesecakes and adorable Easter-themed cookies, to luscious cakes, cupcakes and pies, these are the best Easter desserts to try this year! You and the family are going to LOVE these delightful homemade goodies that are perfect for spring!
I love these no-bake bird’s nest cookies, and so do the kids! I’ve included a step-by-step for how to achieve the best looking versions of these adorable Easter treats. Made with corn flakes, peanut butter, and mini eggs!
A recipe for easy homemade Easter candy featuring everyone’s beloved combo: Chocolate and peanut butter. These Reese’s-inspired peanut butter eggs are our family favorite, and the perfect mix of sweet, creamy, and salty!
Is it a cookie? Is it cake? All I know is that it’s delicious! This easy and fun dessert is perfect for Easter, loaded with Mini Eggs candy and topped with swirls of homemade buttercream frosting.
It wouldn’t be Easter without hot cross buns. This homemade recipe makes the most sweet and perfectly spiced, fluffy buns – your guests won’t believe these didn’t come from a bakery!
Coconut just screams warmer weather to me, so why not embrace it? Spring has sprung, and your Easter table absolutely needs this to-die-for homemade coconut cream pie. Everything in this recipe is easy to make from scratch, from the pie crust to the filling!
Keep it classic with a homemade banana cream pie! Fresh bananas and a secret ingredient hold the key to this ultra-delicious, easy pie recipe. You can thank me later!
No-bake desserts are the real Easter savior, no doubt. With your kitchen at full throttle with all your other Easter dishes in the works, this simple key lime cheesecake requires zero oven time. Made with fresh lime, this recipe doesn’t hold back on the sweet, creamy, tangy flavor!
This is definitely another no-bake Easter dessert you’re going to want to whip up for years to come! This creamy cheesecake only needs a handful of ingredients and is loaded with chunks of Cadbury Creme Eggs, for the ultimate Easter treat. No oven necessary!
Make it a tropical affair this Easter with my recipe for homemade pineapple coconut cake! This cake is fresh and light thanks to a layer of whipped cream cheese frosting. Made with the perfect amount of fruit and coconut flavor, you and your guests are going to love it.
Move over banana bread – coconut bread is stealing the show this Easter! This is such a delicious homemade bread recipe with a moist, tender crumb that’s loaded with coconut. A sweet cream cheese glaze makes this the perfect dessert or snack at parties!
You know that warmer days are coming when lemon meringue makes an appearance. I love serving up this simple, cool, and tangy lemon meringue pie at my Easter table. This homemade dessert is always a hit!
I took the popular Angel Lush cake recipe and rolled it into something really spectacular with this pineapple lush angel food cake roll! I can’t get enough of the deliciously sweet and tangy cream cheese and pineapple filling wrapped up in light and fluffy cake. It’s the perfect spring dessert!
Homemade donuts are the best way to impress, if you ask me. Whip out a plate full of these amazing carrot cake donuts at brunch and watch as jaws hit the floor! It also helps that these donuts are way delicious and smothered with classic cream cheese frosting.
These fresh lemon sugar cookies are an easy Easter treat, no chilling or rolling needed! The zesty lemon flavor of these cookies and their frosting make them a perfect springtime dessert.
My mom’s (almost) no-bake pineapple squares are the perfect dessert for Easter! This recipe makes the most light and fluffy, pineapple-y dessert bars – a special treat from my family to yours!
Lemon Tart (with a Shortbread Crust)
If you’re a fan of lemon bars, you’re going to love this lemon tart, I can pretty much guarantee it! This tart recipe has all those delicious sweet and tangy lemon flavors wrapped up in a homemade shortbread crust! Fancy without trying, and all around just a wonderful and easy dessert idea.
Easter Egg Mini Cheesecakes
Whip up a batch of these adorable mini cheesecakes and then get the kids involved with decorating them to look like Easter nests! Made easy with creamy filling, shredded coconut and cute candy mini eggs.
Easter Basket Cracker Toffee with Easter Chocolate Candy
Every-bunny will adore this homemade cracker toffee topped with chocolate Easter candy! It’s the best way to use up those chocolate bunnies lingering in the bottom of your Easter baskets. An easy treat to make that looks great on a cookie platter!
The Best Hummingbird Cake Recipe Ever
If you’ve never heard of hummingbird cake, let this wonderful recipe initiate you to a whole new world of deliciousness! Made with pineapple and banana with the crisp crunch of pecans, and frosted with cream cheese icing. Don’t let the three tiers daunt you, you’re going to love how easy this cake is to make!
Browned Butter Coconut Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Holy carrot cake! This might be one of my favorite recipes for this cake, ever, thanks to the brown butter. This cake is soft, it’s moist, it’s filled with all sorts of toasty nuts and coconut flavors (and of course, carrots). You need to eat it to believe it!
Easy Easter Snack Mix (Bunny Bait)
A no-bake snack your little bunnies can really sink their teeth into! “Bunny bait” is an easy treat to make that’s sure to tempt more than one hand to the bowl. With all its sweet-and-salty flavors, this Easter snack mix is great because you can really add anything you’d like to the recipe!
Lemon Coconut Cake
Name a fresher pairing than lemon and coconut! This lemon coconut cake is just begging to be a part of your Easter festivities. Made from scratch with three layers of cake, homemade lemon curd, and a delightful lemon frosting.
Carrot Cake Roll
This fun (and literal) twist on a carrot cake recipe is perfect for spring with all its spicy, carrot cake flavors rolled up with a tangy cream cheese frosting. This carrot cake roll looks great, tastes great, and is super simple to make – my kind of Easter dessert!
Greek yogurt acts as a one-two punch in this delicious recipe for bundt cake! It not only makes things healthier, but also brings loads of moisture and contrasting flavor to the cake. This bundt cake is so fresh and lemony, especially when it’s topped with berries and whipped cream!
My no-bake lemon cheesecake recipe isn’t messing around. No artificial flavors here! Only fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, and tons of creamy tangy cheesecake flavor. This recipe makes the perfect sliceable cheesecake that’s delicious either chilled or frozen.
Have your lemon cheesecake in bar form with this easy version! Layers of lemon and cheesecake set in a shortbread crust really amp up the fresh and zesty factor. This is a make ahead dessert that’s great for spring, and even better for Easter!
This cheesecake recipe comes together SO easily, no water bath needed! It’s the creamiest cheesecake swirled with sweet blueberry sauce, for the best springtime flavor.
The taste and look of this fruity dessert is incredible! All while being super simple to make. Lemon curd and fresh strawberries get rolled up in a light, fluffy angel food cake (from a box, for even more convenience!) that’s ready to slice and enjoy.
Your guests are going to love this classic icebox pie recipe made with loads of tangy lemon! It’s an irresistible sweet dessert topped with whipped cream that never fails to please an Easter crowd.
Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake
Another winner of a lemon icebox cake to try, this recipe brings blueberry to the mix for an easy dessert that’s perfectly fresh for spring! I love how the blueberries peek out between the cake layers.
Coconut Bird's Nest Cookies
How cute are these coconut macaroon bird’s nest cookies? They’re also so tasty and chewy to boot. Coconut fans will love these, and kids can’t get enough!
Carrot Cake Recipe
Just when I thought carrot cake couldn’t get much better in my books, this amazing recipe opens up a whole new chapter of yum! Warm spices contrasted with fresh carrots and pineapple, plus a decadent brown butter cream cheese frosting are straight perfection. This carrot cake is definitely a real contender at Easter!
Easter Mini Egg Cookie Bars
Turn your Cadbury Mini Eggs into a decadent dessert bar as a fun and easy treat to make for the fam. Melty chocolate is set in a soft, chewy cookie bar for the perfect finger food dessert!
This strawberry shortcake is bound to become the life of your Easter party. A fabulous show-stopper of a dessert made with layers of soft shortcake, strawberries and whipped cream!
Chocolate Easter Nest Cake
Layers of moist chocolate cake and decadent chocolate buttercream make this one dessert that’s made to impress a crowd. Toasted coconut and mini eggs give this whimsical cake all the charm it needs to be a centerpiece for your Easter dessert spread!
I love making pies. Your recipes are so easy to follow. Thank you for all your knowledge. I will make each and everyone one of these.
Uh oh… I’m gonna be in trouble with the hubby this month. I’ll literally be baking every single one of these!
Your recipes are an addiction Ashley!
Linda Weatherwax says
I’ll take one of each, please:) These all look so wonderful and scrumptious!! Will these recipes always be available on your site, Ashley, or will we need to save what we want right now so we won’t lose them? Thank you for every single day that you send great recipes that are simple, yet delicious for the entire family! I look forward to your posts every day, and I’ve made many of the recipes from your site. I am a HUGE Fan!!
Joel sarusaru says
Love the recipe
The Recipe Rebel says
Thank you Joel!
Just love your recipes! Made a few, and they were great! Thank you!
The Recipe Rebel says
Thank you Helen!