Baking desserts is kind of a must for all holidays, but Easter is by far my favourite holiday to do some baking for. Easter desserts are just so pretty with all the gorgeous pastel colour tones, and cute designs. We have rounded up our 30 best and most popular Easter dessert recipes from egg-shaped sugar cookies, mini chocolate egg treats, everything carrot cake, and more. So if you are wondering what to bake this Easter, then you have come to the right place.
Best Easter Desserts
Cute, delicious, and easy-to-make Easter egg sugar cookies with royal icing are the perfect treat to make this Easter. Crisp outside and soft inside. One of my favourite Easter dessert recipes.
Mini egg Easter cookies are the perfect chocolate chip cookie -- crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. Make in under 20 minutes.
Easter Bark is the perfect chocolate treat — sweet, rich, and pretty, loaded with chocolate mini eggs and sprinkles. It's a quick and easy no bake recipe.
Robin’s Egg Cupcakes are an Easter treat you need to try! Fluffy vanilla cupcakes are topped with blue buttercream, mini eggs, and speckled with chocolate.
Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze
Showstopping carrot bundt cake with cream cheese glaze is light, fluffy, and moist. It's loaded with sugar, spice, and everything nice -- including grated carrots.
Italian Easter Cookies are cake-like cookies that are light and fluffy with lemon flavor throughout and topped with an easy homemade glaze and sprinkles.
Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Bird's Nest Cookies
Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner. This calls for a batch of adorable no bake butterscotch and peanut butter bird's nest cookies. One of the cutest Easter dessert recipes.
Hot cross buns is a timeless classic Easter bread made with raisins, cinnamon, and a honey glaze. They are perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert.
Carrot Cake with Cheesecake Topping
Super moist and perfectly spiced carrot cake with a creamy cheesecake topping is flavourful, comforting, and the perfect homemade spring dessert.
Chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs with a hard chocolate shell on the outside and a soft peanut butter interior inside are rich, sweet, and delicious.
Get festive with these cute bunny ears Easter cupcakes. Buttercream frosting and marshmallows make these vanilla cupcakes extra sweet and delicious.
Easter blondies are rich, sweet, and moist, loaded with festive M&M's which makes them fun to make and eat. Plus, it's a quick and easy one bowl recipe.
Carrot Cake Shortbread Cookies
Carrot cake shortbread cookies are sweet and buttery, packed with carrots and walnuts, and spiced like your favourite carrot cake. A total treat.
Mini Egg Easter Fudge is a rich, sweet, and colorful white chocolate fudge that is easy to make from scratch with just 3 simple ingredients.
Carrot Cake Cookies are soft, chewy, cake-like cookies with a delicious homemade cream cheese glaze. They taste just like carrot cake but in cookie form.
Rich, fudgy, and decadent, Easter egg caramel brownies are topped with an easy-to-make caramel sauce and topped with mini chocolate eggs. Such a decadent on this list of Easter dessert recipes.
Carrot cake muffins are moist, light, chewy and full of carrots which means breakfast this week is healthy! Carrot muffins are great for meal prep too.
Mini egg cookie bars are a quick easy one bowl Easter dessert — soft and chewy with perfect crisp edges and a gooey center and loaded with mini eggs.
Carrot cake biscotti is crunchy, crumbly, and satisfies all your carrot cake cravings. Enjoy these Italian cookies as is or with white chocolate.
The cutest bite-sized treat to serve at any event are vanilla cake pops from scratch -- luckily, they are actually simple and easy to make. Add pastel coloured food colouring to the chocolate coating, or use colourful sprinkles to make them festive for Easter.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Rose Petal Buttercream
Light, airy and fluffy vanilla cupcakes with rose petal buttercream icing is the cutest treat for Easter. They are super quick and easy to make.
Baked Jelly Donuts with Strawberry Jam
These melt-in-your-mouth, homemade baked jelly donuts, coated in sugar and filled with sweet strawberry jam, are so soft, fluffy, spongy and airy.
French Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream Filling
Easy French macarons with vanilla buttercream filling are sweet, light, airy, and delicate cookies that melt in your mouth. Beginners can make them too!
Butter cookies are a classic cookie with a crisp, slightly crunchy texture that melts in your mouth on the first bite — and every bite after!
Inspired by Starbucks lemon loaf, this moist, homemade lemon loaf with lemon glaze has the perfect balance between sweet and tangy, and so so flavourful.
Classic Madeleines are soft spongy mini cakes with a signature shell shape and dusting of sugar on top. Making French butter cakes is easier than you think!
Italian rainbow cookies are delicious, colorful, fluffy, and gorgeous, made with three cake layers sandwiched in between jam and covered in chocolate.
Festive red and green M&M cookies are super soft and chewy with the crispiest edges. Quick and easy to make in under 20 minutes with no chill time. Switch up the M&M's with pastel-coloured ones for Easter.
Persian Love Cake is a rich, moist, and nutty almond cake loaded with floral and citrus flavors, topped with a lemon glaze, pistachios, and rose petals.
Healthy banana bread is delicious and moist and contains no refined sugar or butter. Quick and easy to make with 10 minutes prep and few pantry staples.
Easy Small Batch Almond Biscotti
Small batch almond biscotti are crunchy, crumbly and packed with almonds, perfect for dunking into tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, and they are super easy to make.
Pistachio Macarons are delicate, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies filled with pistachio white chocolate ganache filling and chopped pistachios on top.
This fudgy double chocolate loaf cake is delicious, moist, and rich. It's easy to make with a quick one-bowl batter that's ready for the oven in 10 minutes.
Any level baker can make a beautiful, decadent, thick and fluffy, classic New York cheesecake without any cracks using this easy to follow recipe.
Caramel cheesecake brownies are totally indulgent and worth the effort, so toss that prepared brownie mix away and bake this with a few easy ingredients.
No one will be able to resist this perfectly sweet and moist, glazed brown sugar bundt cake. Made with Greek yogurt for major decadence and richness.
Funfetti shortbread cookie bites are little bites of buttery melt-in-your-mouth shortbread packed with festive sprinkles for a fun holiday treat. Use Easter colored sprinkles!
Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies
These perfectly soft, chewy and a little crumby chocolate chunk peanut butter cookies literally melts in your mouth. Make them in under 20 minutes.
Easy no crust burnt Basque cheesecake is the easiest one bowl recipe. It is perfectly caramelized on the top and edges and creamy yet firm on the inside.
M&M cookie bars are soft and chewy, have crisp edges with a gooey center, and are loaded with M&M's and chocolate chips. The easiest way to bake cookies!
Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake
Chocolate and vanilla marble cake is delicious, moist, fluffy with the perfect golden brown crust. With two classic cake flavors, this loaf cake has it all.
Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookies
The best classic soft and chewy peanut butter cookies are puffy and thick, stay soft for days, and melt in your mouth. Make them in under 20 minutes.
Easy to make and decorate, bite-sized chocolate cake pops are packed with chocolate and sprinkles are the perfect treat. Use red, pink and white sprinkles to make it festive for Valentine's Day.
The Best Chewy Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies
Grab a tall glass of milk and start dipping the best homemade, soft-centered, chewy chocolate chip oatmeal cookies you will ever try.
Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Cookies
Brown butter oatmeal chocolate chip banana bread cookie bites are thick, fluffy, pillowy, cake-like little bites of banana bread heaven.
How to Make Ahead and Store
You can make or prepare most of these Easter dessert recipes ahead of time. You can store the cookies at room temperature for a few days and cakes for about 1-2 days (depending on the recipe). You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Confirm storing instructions by checking each recipe.
To reheat any of these Easter desserts and serve them warm as if they just came out of the oven, you can warm them up in a 300F preheated oven or in the air fryer for about 5-15 minutes. I would check on it every 5 minutes until warmed through. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
Did You Make Any of These Easter Dessert Recipes?
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30 Best Easter Desserts
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- Diet: Vegetarian
The 30 best and most popular Easter dessert recipes from colourful easter egg sugar cookies to mini chocolate egg treats to carrot cake and more.
Check each recipe for full ingredient list required. Depending on the recipe that you choose to make, you may need some of the following ingredients:
- all-purpose flour
- mini chocolate eggs
- Make ahead and store. You can make or prepare all of these Easter dessert recipes ahead of time. You can store most of them at room temperature for a few days, in the refrigerator for up to one week, and in the freezer for up to 3 months. Check each recipe for exact storage details.
- Reheat: If you would like to reheat any of these desserts and serve them warm, just place the in a 300F preheated oven for 5-10 minutes. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 350
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So much inspiration here! I can't wait to try those cookies. So pretty.
Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme says
Thank you Ashley!
So much delicious inspiration for Easter!! I'm not sure I can narrow my choice down to one, so I will probably be making a couple of these yummy treats!!
Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme says
Heheh, yes that is a challenge. Let me know if you try any!