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20 Stunning & Sweet Easter Desserts

Food & Party Liz Alterman Mar 12, 2018

Easter Desserts

After surviving the long and dark winter, Easter -- and all the holiday's fabulous dessert options -- sort of feels like our reward, doesn't it? Whether we're hosting the special occasion or visiting friends and family, we can never go wrong with a delicious and colorful dessert that'll have the kids putting down their baskets to sneak a peek at our homemade confections. With their sweet pastel colors and pretty flower decorations, it's impossible not to smile at an Easter-inspired dessert. 

Sure, chocolate bunnies and Peeps are yummy treats made especially for Easter, but they are only the tip of the sweet tooth iceberg. There are so many other Easter-approved homemade desserts that are bound to steal the show!

Why should the decorating just end at the eggs?

Other than the ultra adorable imagery that comes with Easter (what other holiday celebrates baby chicks?!), we can really get creative with flavors, colors, and textures as we mimic green grass, blossoming flowers, and cute bunny faces. Christmas or Valentine's Day treats ain't got nothing on Easter desserts. 

Anyway, read ahead for 20 stunning and sweet Easter desserts! Our brunch guests won't know what hit them in the tastebuds and the eyes. (These Easter-approved desserts are so egg-cellent that they can really get us in the mood for spring. Is anyone else ready to shed some winter layers?)


1Easter Polka Dot Cake

This polka dot cake is as stunning inside as it is outside. While this dessert definitely takes a bit more effort than some others, just imagine our Easter guests slack-jawed in disbelief when we set it on the table. "The cake itself is a lemon cake with coconut buttercream, so it tastes light and springy," Elizabeth at SugarHero notes. "It’s the perfect way to end a special Easter dinner, or you can use this technique to make any special occasion cake."

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2Easter Cake Pops

Cake pops are so adorable and versatile. They may require a little extra work but decorating them is super fun and they make a great presentation that'll have even the littlest guests squealing with delight. Find the recipe on The Spruce.

3Basketweave Cake

A basketweave design is easier than one might think, thanks to this YouTube tutorial by Got Cake?. It's perfect for Easter -- the season when baskets abound. Just top the cake with flaked coconut, tinted green with a little food coloring, and bam! We'll have a festive and pretty dessert in no time.

4No-Bake Chocolate Nests

How cute are these bite-sized chocolate nests? We form them right inside our mini-muffin pans but no baking is required. When they're set, we can place our kids' favorite candy right in the middle! This clever idea comes from Nikki at Chef In Training

More from CafeMom: 10 Fun & Easy Easter Crafts for Kids

5Easter Egg Truffles

Calling all chocolate lovers! These Easter Egg Oreo truffles from Gimme Some Oven will steal the show. The best part? They're made with just four ingredients but look spectacular.

6Chocolate Bunny Cake

We can put together this chocolate bunny cake in a snap thanks to the helpful video tutorial from Grandmother's Kitchen. Vanilla fans can simply swap out the chocolate or create a combination to please all palates.

7Homemade Reese's Eggs

These homemade Reese's Eggs are a must-try for peanut butter lovers! They're also nice and easy and we have a feeling the kids will love helping to dip these delicious treats. "With just a few ingredients and a bit of time (and messy hand, ha ha) we can have unlimited Reese’s Peanut butter Eggs at home," explains Jen of CincyShopper.


8Easter Bunny Cream Puffs

Who doesn't love a light and fluffy cream puff? They're so much easier than they look, and they can be decorated to look like bunnies with a bit of licorice, marshmallows, and chocolate chips. We like the recipe from Land O'Lakes.

More from CafeMom: 7 Easter Bunny Photos That Will Crack You Up

9Easter Bunny Cake

For those people who have always wanted to create their very own Easter bunny cake, here's the chance! This easy video tutorial from Charisse Eaves will teach us everything we need to know. What's so much fun about this dessert is that we can decorate it with our favorite candy treats or colored coconut and really make it our own!

10Sugar Cookie Bars

"If you are looking for a spring time treat these are perfect!" says Julie of Julie's Eats and Treats. Everyone loves a sugar cookie and these are great for little kids and grown-ups alike. 

11Bunny Dirt Cakes

Wondering what to do with all those pretty Peeps? Here's a recipe for adorable bunny dirt cakes that are sure to bring a smile to all our guests' faces! "The best part about these cute little Easter desserts is that they are super easy to make," adds Meagan at A Zesty Bite.

13Peep's Rice Krispie Treats

Who doesn't love Rice Krispie treats? Easter-fy them by using colorful Peeps instead of normal marshmallows! Find the recipe at Yellow Bliss Road.

14Peeps S'mores Dip

S'mores are made Easter-friendly with the helps of Peeps and this 15 minute-long recipe by Amanda's Plate! Plus, this dessert is so low-key, since it essentially uses just one skillet! 

17Bunny Mini Cakes

Just try to look away from these colorful cakes! These mini cakes are easier than one would think, and just require the baking of several food-dyed cakes that are then cut out with a cookie or biscuit cutter, and finally stacked on top of each other. Find the full recipe at Two Sisters Crafting.

19Speckled Robin's Egg Cake

Before Tiffany Blue was, well, Tiffany Blue, it was the color of a robin's egg. Channel the quintessential spring color by creating this speckled robin's egg cake with the help of food coloring, as stated in this recipe by Country Living. Use toasted coconut to create the little nests.

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