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Easter Desserts

If you’re like me you’re finalizing your Easter plans this weekend! Look no further–here are all my best Easter Desserts for you! Whether you want to go fancy schmancy (see the Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream!), fun and whimsical (Homemade Peeps!), or somewhere in-between, I’ve got you covered!

I’ve broken my Easter Desserts into the following categories:

  • Cakes & Cupcakes
  • Pies & Tarts
  • Cookies
  • Everything Else!

There’s a little something for everyone in this recipe roundup!

Cakes & Cupcakes

Ginger Carrot Cupcakes

These Ginger Carrot Cupcakes are a classic with a twist! Frosted with a sweet-and-spicy ginger cream cheese frosting, and topped with crystallized ginger!

Berry Angel Food Cake

This Strawberry Angel Food Cake is so light and fluffy! The slight pink hue and serious strawberry flavor are thanks to freeze-dried strawberries, pulverized to a powder and added right the the cake! Also delicious using freeze-dried blueberries or raspberries!

Confetti Cupcakes

confetti cupcakes

These Confetti Cupcakes are a celebration! These tender vanilla cakes have rainbow sprinkles throughout, and are topped with strawberry-vanilla buttercream!

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

This Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake has three layers of light, tender yellow cake with fresh whipped cream and strawberries! Helloooo Spring! <3

Vanilla Cake with Blackberry Buttercream

This Vanilla Cake with Blackberry Buttercream is so tender and delicious! The vanilla cake layers are so flavorful, and the pairing with fresh blackberry buttercream makes it an absolute dream!

Hummingbird Cake

This Hummingbird Cake has four layers of moist, cinnamon-spiced cake filled with bananas, crushed pineapple, coconut, and pecans, all wrapped up in the fluffiest cream cheese frosting ever!

Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes

Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes

These Mini Lemon Meringue Pound Cakes are a lemon-lover’s dream! Sweet and tart, these tender lemon cakes are covered in lemon syrup and topped with toasted meringue!

Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream

This Vanilla Cake with Berry Buttercream is three layers of tender, flavorful vanilla cake with strawberry, raspberry, and blueberry buttercreams! With flavor boosts from vanilla bean paste (my fave!) and freeze-dried berries, you’re going to want to make this one time and time again!

Honey Lavender Cupcakes

These Honey Lavender Cupcakes are honey cakes topped with luscious lavender buttercream. Delicately flavored with the perfect amount of sweetness, you’ll want two!

Banana Coconut Cake

This Banana Coconut Cake is filled with a whipped chocolate-rum ganache and frosted with a honey vanilla cream cheese frosting! So flavorful, you’ll definitely want this on your to-bake list this Spring!

Funfetti Wacky Cake

This Funfetti Wacky Cake got added to my list of Easter Desserts when Easter fell during the beginning of the pandemic, and the grocery store shelves were bare. It’s so good, I’m keeping it in the list! This cake uses no milk, butter, or eggs (not including the buttercream)! This delicious vanilla cake is golden in color because I used coconut sugar, but you can use any sugar you like!

Pies & Tarts

Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie

This Blackberry Lemon Meringue Pie has a classic pastry crust filled with whipped blackberry ganache and homemade lemon curd, then topped with a MOUNTAIN of toasted honey meringue! These bright colors and flavors are just perfect for Easter!

Strawberry Almond Tartlets

Strawberry Almond Tartlets

These Strawberry Almond Tartlets have a sweet vanilla almond crust filled with velvety strawberry curd, all topped with toasted meringue!

Cookies

Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups

These Strawberry Sugar Cookie Cups are sweet, chewy sugar cookie cups filled with homemade strawberry mousse! You neeed these!

Black-Bottom Coconut Macaroons

Black Bottom Coconut Macaroons

These Black-Bottom Coconut Macaroons are baked to soft, chewy perfection, then dipped in dark chocolate. I don’t know what it is about Easter and coconut, but these babies fit right in! (P.S. Someday I’ll reshoot these beauties and get a better photo, but not today.)

Chocolate Chip Shortbread

These Chocolate Chip Shortbread are packed with chopped dark chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt. They’re a crisp, buttery, sweet-and-salty dream! These bunny butts are all ready for Easter!

Everything Else!

Blueberry Meringues

blueberry meringues

These Blueberry Meringues are crisp and sweet with the flavor of blueberry thanks to freeze-dried blueberry powder. To balance the sweetness of the meringue, I dipped them in dark chocolate…because chocolate.

Strawberry Shortcake Cream Puffs

These Strawberry Shortcake Cream Puffs are a classic in cream puff form! These cream puffs are filled with homemade vanilla bean whipped cream and fresh strawberries!

Lemon Lavender Madeleines

Lemon Lavender Madeleines

These Lemon Lavender Madeleines are delicately-flavored lavender cakes dipped in a sweet-tart lemon glaze. These elegant little cakes look so impressive, but are so easy to make!

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake are tender, baked vanilla bean doughnuts coated in strawberry powdered sugar! These pink gems will have you thinking Spring!

Homemade Peeps

Last, but certainly not least, why not try your hand at Homemade Peeps? These cuties are soooo much more delicious than what you find at the store! Made with only a few ingredients and flecked with vanilla bean, you’ll never go back to store-bought again!

I hope you have the sweetest Easter with this roundup of Easter Desserts! Happy Easter to you and yours! <3

Other posts you may like:

Easter Breakfasts

Spring Recipes

Updated 3/26/2021

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