Easter desserts are some of the best because they straddle the citrus fruits of winter and fresh berries of spring, plus the kitchen itself is cool enough to bake a cake without breaking a sweat.
Whether you’re hosting Easter brunch or just looking for a dessert to bring to an Easter lunch potluck, these are 25 of our favorites.
A pretty, multi-layered cake is the perfect centerpiece for an Easter table, so it’s no wonder that many classic layer cakes (think: carrot and coconut) are associated with the holiday. These particular desserts are showstoppers that require a few days of baking and cooling.
Everyday cakes can include things like a simple carrot cake and a one-bowl yogurt cake, as well as cupcakes. All these recipes require just a few hours of baking so you can make them at the last minute.
Cheesecakes, Pies, and Tarts
Lemon meringue is a personal favorite to make for Easter, but so is cheesecake or a fruit tart. These recipes (save for the two cheesecakes) can be made a day ahead.
Trifle? Hot-cross buns? Bread pudding? We’d count these among the Easter desserts you need but didn’t know you wanted.