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Hop to it! Our delicious and fun desserts (including cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more) are egg-cellent ways to celebrate Easter. Kids will love decorating the Easter desserts in festive shapes and designs, with fluffy lambs, beautiful bunnies, chic chicks, and an array of spring flowers. Our collection includes all your favorites, including healthy Easter dessert recipes, Italian Easter dessert recipes, and more!
This year, let the Easter Bunny bring a basket full of adorable Easter egg truffles instead of store-bought candy. The marbled candies are made from rich, smooth white chocolate, and can easily be flavored using the extract of your choice.
Nothing says spring like lush, vibrant flowers, and nothing says Easter like spring. Add a little petal power to your favorite scrumptious cupcake recipe by setting edible rose petals into the frosting. Sprinkle with colored sugar crystals and pop a gumdrop in the center.
Editor's Tip: Be sure to use rose petals that are organically grown or sold as edible flowers.
Give classic carrot cake a delicious update with subtle flavor upgrades, like mascarpone in the frosting and cardamom in the cake. We even provide hints for making the cake into cupcakes!
Our sweet lamb cake makes an adorable addition to any Easter spread. The creative Easter dessert gets a fur-like look thanks for the simple lace-frosting pattern; easy fondant shapes give the cute cake face personality.
When you're looking for a quick and easy Easter dessert, these crispy cereal treats are a slam dunk. Simply mix the six-ingredient recipe together in a slow cooker and roll into ball shapes when ready.
Editor's Tip: To make the dessert extra Easter-friendly, roll the treats into egg shapes instead.
What says spring more than a display of fresh and beautiful fruit? A scrumptious combination of strawberries and mint sit atop our meringue-based pavlova in this delicious Easter dessert.
Welcome spring into your home with our rich and chocolaty garden-theme cupcakes. The fondant carrots, radishes, and lettuce are pulled together in a few simple steps; plant them into the crumb-coated Easter desserts to finish the display.
Create a beautiful Easter dessert from some of your favorite spring flowers: hyacinths! The bright and festive cake pops make a showstopping spring centerpiece at any Easter brunch or dinner.
Get into the spirit of spring with a mother hen cake and her adorable cupcake chicks. Make one layer cake for the hen, and then make cupcakes for her head and tail. Decorate with homemade vanilla frosting, toasted coconut flakes, and candy pieces for a truly delightful dessert.
Wow guests this Easter with a showstopping Italian dessert recipe. Layer upon layer of fluffy meringue, chocolate whipped cream, melted chocolate, and mixed berries form a spring sensation crowned with a sprinkle of chopped pistachios.
Carrot cake is always an Easter favorite -- try our carrot and zucchini spice bars as a twist on the classic treat. Even with our creamy citrus frosting, the light Easter desserts are just 125 calories per serving.
Bake adorable Easter cupcakes from our simple white cupcake recipe, then get creative! For a fun Easter egg design, pipe green frosting onto the cakes to form grass, then add assorted jelly beans for eggs. Make pretty spring flowers with the remaining colored frosting or mini candies.
Make charming flower-shape cookies with the help of one simple kitchen tool -- scissors! Just roll sugar-cookie dough balls in colored sugar, then use a clean pair of scissors to cut each cookie ball almost in half. Cut each half into thirds, making sure not to cut all the way through. Separate the petals, place a colorful candy in the center, and voila! Easy, adorable cookie blossoms.
These fun Easter bunny cupcakes are party-ready in minutes. Start with your favorite cupcake recipe, and then use a piping bag and star tip to add peaks of vanilla frosting. Shape white gumdrops into triangles for the bunny's ears, give him a jelly bean nose, and finish with black and white frosting features.
Honey adds moisture and enhances the aromatics of this seriously divine dessert. One BHG reader raved of the cake, "It has a wonderfully nutty flavor, the mascarpone topping is perfectly sweet, and the berries add a nice freshness."
Celebrate the season with pretty flower-garden cupcakes. The impressive spring blooms get a citrusy kick from lemon peel. To make the fancy flowers, simply pipe frosting in your petal design, then gather your favorite candies in the center!
Editor's Easter Dessert Tip: To make cookie leaves, cut refrigerated sugar-cookie dough into leaf shapes and bake according to the recipe. Cover with green icing and arrange around cupcake flowers.
With just a spoon and a fork, you can transform any cake into a masterpiece. Watch as we show you elegant cake frosting designs on the cheap.
This elegant Easter dessert is sure to wow guests. Stacked between moist vanilla sponge cake, raspberry jam and whipped cream create the perfect balance of sweet and tangy.
It wouldn't be Easter without carrot cake, and these yummy carrot-raisin bars fill the bill. Packaged yellow cake mix gets a boost from shredded carrots and golden raisins, while traditional cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of toasted walnuts complete the crowd-pleasing dessert.
Freshly grated coconut sets this layered coconut cake apart from the rest. For a pristine presentation, place the first cake layer on 2-inch-wide strips of waxed paper before frosting, and then remove the paper when finished.
Lambs, rabbits, and chicks, oh my! Use cookie cutters to shape sugar cookies into your favorite Easter designs, then decorate with our easy powdered sugar icing. Kids will love using their favorite candies to finish the adorable Easter desserts.
Ladyfingers in a simple pattern make this sunny cake a cheerful addition to your Easter celebration. For more spring inspiration, use yellow gumdrops and almonds to create cute bumblebees for the flower cake.
This beautiful cake -- with swirls of pastel pink frosting and pretty white layers -- is a breeze to make. Simply prepare packaged cake mix, but swap out the water for champagne. Bake and frost with tinted canned frosting for a beautiful spring dessert.
With maraschino cherry-flavor cake, cherry-almond butter frosting, and beautiful decorations made of candy clay, this pink cake is a true Easter masterpiece. Because candy clay is easier to use than fondant, you can decorate to your heart's content.
Transform ordinary marshmallows into adorable fluffy bunnies with the help of purchased frosting and flaked coconut. Attach two miniature marshmallows for the feet and decorate with candies for the eyes, nose, and whiskers. For ears, use kitchen shears to cut a strip from the top edge of a large marshmallow, then attach with a bit of frosting. The easy Easter dessert recipe is an adorable and delicious way to celebrate the holiday with the kids.