Easter is my time to shine every year. Even though my aunt hosts (and is a complete gourmet home cook) for the past 5 years she has allowed to me bring Easter dessert.
…which is kind of a big deal.
Irish-Italian families take Easter eating very seriously. I can’t just follow up her 6+ course meal with just any dessert. It has to be something amazing and decadent that will go equally well with a cup of coffee or that last glass of wine.
I think I’ve got something pretty amazing planned but just in case you’re also in brainstorm mode for Easter Dessert, I thought I’d collect a few deliciously elegant Easter Dessert Ideas for you to drool over!
Easy Easter Desserts
I know there are a lot of purists out there who stick to the same Easter dessert every single year – but I’m not one of them.
As much as I love a great carrot cake, I love the opportunity to get creative and bring something new and delicious to our family get-togethers every year.
Even if you still want to serve a carrot cake, many of the smaller desserts on this list would be great for serving on the side – for the kids or any family members who aren’t huge carrot cake fans.
No matter what you chose to serve, some cute Easter kitchenware will make your presentation even sweeter! I am adoring this bunny cake stand, this two-tiered bunny server for mini desserts and pretty cupcake liners are always a good idea!
This list initially started off at 25 dessert ideas but it now consists of 35 unique Easter dessert ideas to inspire your holiday planning.
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Picture Perfect Easter Dessert Ideas
I love how versatile and easy these Matcha Moss Cupcake from Thirsty for Tea are: you can make them with the cute chocolate bunnies, do a fairy-themed cupcake, add little woodland creature cupcake toppers, etc.
Dress up a simple bundt cake with coconut for this Easter Nest Cake from The Cake Blog.
Carrot Cake Cheesecake from Cincy Shopper lets you have the best of both worlds!
These Cadbury Egg Brownies from Cincy Shopper are definitely going on my baking list this year.
An Easter egg-shaped Fruit Pizza like this one from Sugar Hero is a great way to serve fruit – works equally well for brunch or dessert.
These Mini Egg Cookies are a fun twist on a traditional chocolate chip cookie.
No-bake Mini Easter Egg Nests are simple enough for the kids to help make.
These Lemon Mini Cheesecakes with a Berry Swirl from Kylee Cooks would be super cute on a dessert platter along with some other mini Easter desserts.
I guest-posted this Cream Egg Dessert Lasagna on my friend Stacey’s site a few years ago and it’s just as popular as ever! (So good!)
This Easter Chocolate Waffle Cake from The Party Parade is all about the wow-factor (without the fancy decorating skills).
Hot Cross Buns (from Kylee Cooks) are an Easter classic perfect for dessert or Easter breakfast!
Our Honey Layer Cake is a kid-friendly take on a Russian classic.
Learn some basic piping techniques from the experts at Wilton with their Speckled Egg Cake.
If you have some patience, you can pull off this stunning Easter Polka Dot Cake from Sugar Hero.
How adorable are these Birds Nest Cupcakes from Cooking Classy?!
This Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cake from Chew Town looks super simple to make and is a real show-stopper.
I adore the simplicity of this Speckled Malted Coconut Cake Recipe from Country Living.
My daycare kids loved making these Hidden Brownie Easter Eggs – they are crazy easy to make and double as unexpected table decor.
You won’t believe how easy this Lamb Cake from Handmade Charlotte is to make at home!
Easter Bunny Brownies are another cute option for the kids, and way easier to make than they look!
Bunny Bum Pretzels are a cute addition to the kids’ table.
Let those famous marshmallows do half the work for you with these Peeps Easter Bunny Cupcakes from The Soccer Mom Blog.
My daughter finds these Bunny Bum Cupcakes absolutely hilarious – I just think they’re cute!
Once you master your “speckling technique” with Urban Bakes’ Speckled Easter Cupcakes, you’ll be wanting to speckle everything in sight.
Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies with cream cheese frosting filling are a Disney copycat recipe perfect for Easter.
A cake decorating idea perfect for beginners: Martha’s Mini Egg Cake from Waitrose.
Another no-bake recipe the kids will love: Nutter Butter Chick Cookies from the Soccer Mom Blog.
These pretty “Unicorn Kiss Cookies” are simple Spring-colored meringue cookies – you can either serve as-is or use them to decorate a cake.
Mini Cadbury Egg Cookies from the Soccer Mom Blog are an Easter update to the classic thumbprint cookie.
My daughter made this Cream Egg Chocolate Layer Cake almost completely independently – it’s perfect for letting kids help out.
Carrot-shaped Mini Carrot Cakes from the Soccer Mom Blog are adorable for the kids’ table or even an Easter lunch box.
Raspberry Sundae Meringue Cookies are a light dessert after a heavy Easter supper.
Kids will love customizing these Easter Egg Pound Cakes from Conservamom.
And, if you just want to make some cookies, check out the Ultimate Sugar Cookie Recipe from Whisk and Wander (not pictured).
What are you planning for Easter? Do you celebrate with extended family as well, or do you do something more intimate with your immediate family?