Our Best Easter Desserts

Hop to it! Our delicious and fun Easter desserts (including cakes and cookies) are egg-cellent ways to celebrate the holiday. Kids will love decorating the Easter desserts in festive shapes and designs, with fluffy lambs, beautiful bunnies, cute chicks, and an array of spring flowers. Our collection includes all your favorites, including classic Easter desserts and yummy decorated cupcakes.

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  • Neapolitan Marshmallow Treats

    Classic rice crispy treats, now in layers. Strawberry jelly provides the pink layer, semisweet chocolate pieces melt down for the brown layer, and the top layer of classic vanilla is simply vanilla flavoring. Voila! An ice cream favorite, made into marshmallow treat form just in time for Easter.

  • Bird's Nest Cake

    Now here's an Easter dessert! A basic chocoalte cake hides under pretzel sticks and is topped with sugar cookies and chick-shape marshmallow candy. Sweet and salty (plus totally adorable), this cake will be a conversation-starter at any Easter event!

  • Layered Sherbet Cake

    Pretty stripes of pink, green, and orange, provided by fresh sorbet. You can use a white cake mix, or we offer a from-scratch Classic White Cake for a truly homemade dessert.

  • Bacon Chocolate Bark

    Three ingredients prove that homemade candy can be just as tasty as store-bought. Break up the bark and wrap in a see-through bag for a fun addition to this year's Easter basket.

  • Berry Trifle

    Here's an easy Easter dessert idea: Berry Trifle, stacked high with vanilla pudding, pound cake, and juicy strawberries and blueberries. Gorgeous, portable, and smartly made ahead.

  • Best Loved Carrot Cake

    The Easter Bunny's favorite vegetable inspired this one. You'll need 3 cups shredded carrots for this lush, layered carrot cake, finished with cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans.

  • Marbled Easter Egg Truffles

    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.

  • Rhubarb Chess Pie

    Let our bright and colorful twist on rhubarb pie steal the spotlight at your Easter celebration. A delicious, buttery filling provides a smooth base for tart rhubarb to shine.

  • Adorable Lamb Cake

    Our sweet lamb cake makes an adorable addition to any Easter spread. The creative Easter dessert gets a fur-like look thanks to the simple lace-frosting pattern; easy fondant shapes give the cute cake face personality.

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    Crispy Holiday Treats

    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.

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    Garden-Theme Cupcakes

    Welcome spring 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.

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    Malted Vanilla Cake

    Classic vanilla cake gets an Easter-worthy update when layered with buttercream frosting and topped with cotton candy and malted Easter eggs. Pick candies in pastel colors for an extra-special display.

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    Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting

    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!

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    Hyacinth Flower Cake Pops

    Create a beautiful Easter dessert to look like some of your favorite spring flowers: hyacinths! The bright and festive cake pops make a showstopping spring centerpiece at any Easter brunch or dinner.

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    Mother Hen and Chicks Cake

    Get into the spirit of spring with a mother hen cake and her adorable cupcake chicks. Make one layer cake for the hen, then make cupcakes for her head and tail. Decorate with homemade vanilla frosting, toasted coconut flakes, and candy pieces for a truly delightful dessert.

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    Carrot and Zucchini Bars

    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.

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    Simple White Cupcakes with Creamy Frosting

    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.

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    Sugar Cookie Cutouts

    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.

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    Easy Easter Bunny Bites

    These fun Easter Bunny cupcakes are party-ready in minutes. Start with your favorite cupcake recipe, 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.

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    Lemon Drop Cupcakes

    Celebrate the season with pretty flower-garden cupcakes. The impressive spring blooms get a citrus 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.

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    Easy Cake Frosting Designs

    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.


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    Raspberry and Vanilla Stack Cake

    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.

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    Vanilla Ruffle Cake

    With swirls of pink frosting and pretty white layers, this deliciously fluffy cake makes a centerpiece-worthy statement. To create rows of gorgeous vanilla-buttercream ruffles, use a decorating pipe with a petal tip.

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    Carrot-Raisin Bars

    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.

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    Classic Coconut Cake with Frosting

    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, then remove the paper when finished.

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    Sugar Cookie Cutouts

    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.

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    Sunflower Cake

    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.

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    Champagne Cake with Fresh Strawberries

    This beautiful cake -- with swirls of pastel pink frosting and pretty white layers -- is a breeze to make. Simply prepare packaged cake mix, but use champagne instead of water. Bake and frost with tinted canned frosting for a beautiful spring dessert.

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    Lamb and Ducky Cupcakes

    These cute cupcakes made to look like baby animals are the perfect treats for Easter. Marshmallows, flaked coconut, and small candies come together to make these spring cupcakes super cute -- and super tasty!

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    Marshmallow Bunnies

    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.

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    Carrot Cake Recipes

    Carrot cake is moist, tender, and bursting with sweet and spicy flavors. Here we offer our favorite classic carrot cake recipe, plus 17 ways to put a fresh spin on the popular dessert.
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