Easter Dessert Recipes

Celebrate the holiday with fun Easter desserts from Food Network, including showstopping Easter pie and bunny cake.

Photo By: Tara Donne

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Renee Comet ©2013, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Marshall Troy ©2012,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kat Teutsch

Photo By: Stephen Murello

Photo By: Jonny Valiant ©2010

Photo By: Con Poulos

Photo By: Con Poulos Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Photo By: Ray Kachatorian ©2012, Televison Food Network. G.P.

Photo By: Yunhee Kim

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Sam Kaplan

Photo By: Con Poulos Prop Stylist: Marina Malchin 917 751 2855

Photo By: Alice Gao ©Alice Gao Photography

©2015,Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tara Donne ©FOOD NETWORK : 2012, Television Food Network, G.P.

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©© 2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Kate Mathis ©2016, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: YUNHEE KIM

Photo By: YUNHEE KIM

Easter Bunny Cake

Celebrate Easter with this cute coconut-topped bunny cake. It's easy to make with our step-by-step guide.

Get the Recipe: Easter Bunny Cake

Alton Brown's Carrot Cake

Top this dense carrot cake with homemade cream cheese frosting — a classic crowd-pleaser!

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake

Giant Easter Egg Cookie

Save time by using store-bought cookie dough for this giant treat. Top with homemade icing and attach the candies in patterns to make a decorative Easter egg.

Get the Recipe: Giant Easter Egg Cookie

Hot Cross Buns

Make these fresh sweet buns part of your Easter tradition. Plumped currants and lemon zest-spiked glaze dress these up.

Get the Recipe: Hot Cross Buns

Hummingbird Cupcakes

Take the traditional banana and pineapple hummingbird cake and turn it into individual servings. Top each cupcake with cream cheese frosting and garnish with a caramelized banana.

Get the Recipe: Hummingbird Cupcakes

Flower Cookie Pops

Take two store-bought ingredients –– colorful lollipops and sugar cookie dough –– and turn them into these hand-held cookies in just a few easy steps.

Get the Recipe: Flower Cookie Pops

Lemon Macaroon Chicks

Easy-to-make macaroons are decorated for Easter with the help of jelly beans and chocolate chips.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Macaroon Chicks

Blueberry-Lemon Pie with a Butter Crust

Amy Thielen makes a homemade flaky pie crust to encase a delicious blueberry filling.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry-Lemon Pie with a Butter Crust

Carrot Cake

This healthier take on traditional carrot cake still has a creamy frosting, thanks to reduced-fat cream cheese.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake

Butterscotch Bird Nests

Part candy, part cookie, these candy nests are easy to make, and the crunchy, salty pretzels are delicious with the sweet butterscotch coating. Kids can help by breaking the pretzels, shaping the nests and arranging the eggs on them.

Get the Recipe: Butterscotch Bird Nests

Cheesecake

This classic cheesecake can be dressed up for your Easter celebration with fresh berries or a drizzle of raspberry sauce.

Get the Recipe: Cheesecake

Easter Pie

Easter pie is an Italian springtime tradition, but it's easy enough to make year-round. Giada de Laurentiis' sweet version has a ricotta-orange filling with a tender phyllo-dough shell.

Get the Recipe: Easter Pie

Missy's Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

These blueberry-filled cupcakes are inspired by breakfast muffins. Add a dollop of cream cheese frosting to each and decorate with lemon peel, blueberries and a mint leaf.

Get the Recipe: Missy's Lemon and Blueberry Cupcakes

Raspberry-Lemon Easter Cake

This adorable cake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Kids will love the festive bunny-shaped sugar-cookie decorations, and adults will appreciate the moist lemon cake and not-too-sweet raspberry filling.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry-Lemon Easter Cake

Easter Bunny Centerpiece

Here's an easy way to add whimsy to your Easter spread: Sandra Lee shapes cherry-flavored cookie dough into bunny shapes and places them in their own little habitat for guests to appreciate before enjoying them as dessert.

Get the Recipe: Easter Bunny Centerpiece

Giada's Espresso Brownies

Giada dresses up boxed brownie mix with espresso powder and chocolate chips before topping it all with an espresso-infused glaze.

Get the Recipe: Espresso Brownies

Mini Pineapple Cakes

This simplified version of classic pineapple upside-down cake starts with your favorite white cake mix. Giada uses fresh pineapple for the topping, then cooks the individually sized cakes in mini Bundt pans.

Get the Recipe: Mini Pineapple Cakes

Lemon-Filled Coconut Cupcakes

Sandra spruces up yellow cake mix with coconut milk and lemon pudding mix for an easy-to-assemble, flavorful cupcake.

Get the Recipe: Lemon-Filled Coconut Cupcakes

Peep Cake

Food Network Magazine shows you step by step how to make a cake shaped like a peep.

Get the Recipe: Peep Cake

Blushing Strawberry Cupcakes

These dainty cupcakes are easy to put together with white cake mix but get that extra-special spring blush from Sandra's pink strawberry frosting.

Get the Recipe: Blushing Strawberry Cupcakes

Little Lemon Meringue Pies

Make these adorable, individually sized pies in muffin tins for easy portioning. Fill each one with tart lemon custard and a dollop of meringue.

Get the Recipe: Little Lemon Meringue Pies

Charmed Marshmallow Treats

Sandra puts a cute spin on this childhood classic, using marshmallow charms cereal.

Get the Recipe: Charmed Marshmallow Treats

Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Turn a favorite cake into delicious whoopie pies with carrot cake mix and Sandra's cream cheese filling.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies

Easter Cupcake Decorations

Make adorable Easter cupcakes, from chicks and little lambs to spring-hued flowers, all using one vanilla cupcake-batter base.

Decorating Ideas: Cutest-Ever Easter Cupcakes

Truffle Tarts with Raspberries

For a chocolate lover's dessert, fill a buttery chocolate-wafer crust with a mixture of melted chocolate, cream and cocoa. Tyler Florence puts a fresh raspberry in the center of each tart to create a fruity foil to the rich, dark chocolate.

Get the Recipe: Truffle Tarts with Raspberries

Rhubarb Compote

Stew slightly sour rhubarb with sugar, honey and cinnamon until it's soft enough to spoon over vanilla ice cream.

Get the Recipe: Rhubarb Compote

Easter Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Melissa d'Arabian's cupcakes are kid-friendly and adult-friendly, thanks to the lemon and orange zest in the batter and her special white-chocolate frosting. For the kids, put out a toppings bar or try her three favorite decorations.

Get the Recipe: Easter Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting

Blueberry Lattice Cake

Just use white chocolate pudding mix and canned blueberries to flavor Sandra's easy cake. The real hard work will show once you've dressed it up.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lattice Cake

Hot Cross Buns

Make these sweetly spiced little yeast buns for an Easter gathering and watch as they disappear.

Get the Recipe: Hot Cross Buns

Three-Layer Carrot Cake

This towering cake is the perfect dessert for any spring get-together.

Get the Recipe: Three-Layer Carrot Cake

Buttermilk Pie

You can't go wrong with this simple spring pie.

Get the Recipe: Buttermilk Pie

Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake with Coconut Lemon Glaze

Trisha Yearwood shares her grandmother's recipe for a moist coconut cake topped with a zesty lemon glaze.

Get the Recipe: Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake with Coconut Lemon Glaze

Maple Walnut Cakes

Sandra's cupcakes have walnuts and maple syrup not only in their batter, but also atop each, making them a treat for both your taste buds and your eyes.

Get the Recipe: Maple Walnut Cakes

Michael Symon's Baklava

Michael has been watching his mom make baklava since he was 4. We can't imagine that you'll have leftovers of this delightfully sticky treat, but if you do, you can freeze them (once the syrup is absorbed) for up to a month, then just thaw at room temperature.

Get the Recipe: Baklava

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

The Pioneer Woman goes with a retro favorite for Easter dessert.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Southern Banana Pudding

Not-too-sweet vanilla custard gets a blanket of soft toasted meringue in this Southern-style banana pudding. Let the pudding base sit overnight so the cookies soften and the banana flavor infuses the custard. If you like your cookies crisp, top the pudding with meringue and bake without resting.

Get the Recipe: Southern Banana Pudding

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting   

This is a tall, moist carrot cake, light in texture and lightly spiced with cinnamon and touch of nutmeg. Heavy cream whipped into the cream cheese frosting makes it extra fluffy.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sugar-Cookie Easter Bunny House   

This sweet bunny hutch is made from a buttery cookie that's hard to resist nibbling as you build. Luckily, there's enough dough for extra cookies to fortify you while you decorate the house. This is a great project to do with kids: They can help mix the dough, hold the paper templates on the dough while bigger folks cut, and cut out the cookies with cookie cutters. And since the roof is detachable, the house doubles as an Easter basket, which they can fill with cookies and Easter candy.

Get the Recipe: Sugar-Cookie Easter Bunny House

Chocolate Birds' Nests

Make salty-sweet birds' nests with Food Network Magazine.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Birds' Nests

Pistachio Baklava Tartlets

Mini phyllo shells make this treat extra quick and easy.

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Baklava Tartlets

Jade's Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes

Giada stirs strawberry fruit spread or jam into the icing of these kid-friendly cupcakes.

Get the Recipe: Jade's Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes

Bobby's Light Banana Pudding

By using low-fat milk and not too much butter, Bobby Deen makes a lighter version of one of his mom's favorite Southern desserts.

Get the Recipe: Bobby's Light Banana Pudding

Crispy Easter Eggs

Stuff egg-shaped crispy rice treats with chocolate candy eggs, and roll each one in colorful sprinkles for a festive Easter look.

Get the Recipe: Crispy Easter Eggs

Chocolate Pastel Easter Cake with a Chocolate Vermicelli Nest

Moist chocolate cake is frosted with an easy, fluffy buttercream and topped with a chocolate nest for this festive Easter dessert. The nest is made from fried rice vermicelli, lightly salted and coated in chocolate for a crispy treat.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Pastel Easter Cake with a Chocolate Vermicelli Nest

Coconut Bunny Butt Cake

Crushed pineapple in the batter gives this cake a dense pound cake-like texture, which is helpful when anchoring the cupcakes and decorating. The cakes and cupcakes can be made a day ahead and wrapped in plastic wrap. Don't worry if you're frosting job doesn't look perfect -- covering the cake with coconut hides every flaw.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Bunny Butt Cake

Mini Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Whole wheat flour and Greek yogurt keep these cakes flavorful and moist while adding fiber and protein. Each cake gets 1 teaspoon of sweet cream cheese glaze-far fewer calories than the multiple tablespoons of frosting piled onto your typical cupcake.

Get the Recipe: Mini Carrot Cakes with Cream Cheese Glaze

Bunny Butt Marshmallow Pops

These cute bunnies are so easy to put together. They make a fun party favor or Easter-basket treat when wrapped in clear cellophane bags and tied with a pastel ribbon.

Get the Recipe: Bunny Butt Marshmallow Pops

Leftover Easter Candy Crispy Treats

Leftover Easter candy transforms crispy rice treats into a colorful snack that's super fun to eat. With loads of different textures and flavors at play, every bite is a surprise.

Get the Recipe: Leftover Easter Candy Crispy Treats

Bunny Butt Sundae Cone

These fun and easy treats will have everybody smiling. The cones can be assembled earlier in the day and frozen until party time.

Get the Recipe: Bunny Butt Sundae Cone

Bunny Butt Doughnut

Here's an easy and adorable way to dress up plain cake doughnuts for Easter that requires no special tools or techniques. It's best to start with non-sugared plain doughnuts so all of the bunny parts stick.

Pavlova Easter Eggs with Lemon Curd

This fun and beautiful Easter treat is deceptively easy to make. Fill sweet meringues with a tart homemade lemon curd. To get the most volume when making your meringues, make sure the beaters and bowl are super clean.

Get the Recipe: Pavlova Easter Eggs with Lemon Curd

Chocolate Malt Nest Cake

This decadent cake is an edible display for your Easter candy too. Candy eggs fill the "nest" made of entirely of chocolate-flavored cake, frosting and cereal coating. Your guests will be dying to dig in.

 

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Malt Nest Cake

Mini Egg Cupcakes

Package these mini cupcakes in egg cartons as a hostess gift for your Easter celebration.

 

Get the Recipe: Mini Egg Cupcakes

Easter Egg Cake

All it takes is two layers of chocolate cake, buttercream frosting and a couple handfuls of pretty colored candies for this festive Easter dessert.

 

Get the Recipe: Easter Egg Cake

Citrus Macarons

French macarons take some TLC, but these pastel cookies are worth the effort.

 

Get the Recipe: Citrus Macarons

More from:

Easter