Easter Desserts are an important part of the holiday meal. I’ve gathered my favorite Easter pies, Easter cakes, Easter cookies, and more. Try some of these easy Easter dessert ideas this year!
Easter Dessert Ideas
Looking for some easy Easter dessert ideas for the upcoming holiday? Look no further, because I’ve got 40 recipes to choose from!
After a big Easter dinner, lunch, or brunch, you can’t forget a few easy Easter desserts. Some people have their classics for the holidays, but I like changing things up on Easter Sunday and serving whatever sounds particularly delicious. No reason to stick to the same thing every year, although it is nice to have some traditions.
I’m sharing some of my favorite easy Easter dessert recipes so you can find the perfect one (or two, or three, or four) for your feast!
Choose from delicious Easter cookies, beautiful Easter cakes, and the best Easter pies. Better yet, serve one of each and make sure your guests have plenty to choose from!
These delicious and easy Easter Desserts are exactly what you need to finish up your Easter feast!
Easter Desserts FAQ
What are some traditional Easter desserts?
What Easter desserts can you make ahead of time?
The good news is that most of the dessert recipes on this list can be made ahead of time (to varying degrees). Cookies, bars, and tarts can typically be made up to a couple days ahead of time if needed. The cakes and pies can generally be made the day before.
Check individual recipes for more information about storage and tips for making ahead of time.
What are the best desserts for a large crowd?
I always make multiple desserts on holidays to make sure there is enough for everyone. A mix of pies, cakes, cookies, and other options means everyone can choose their favorite, instead of worrying about having enough of one thing for everyone.
That being said, I think some tasty Easter cookies are the easiest thing to make if you have a lot of guests. You can make A LOT of cookies relatively easily, plus you can make them well ahead of time.
Bars are another good option (lemon bars, pecan bars) because they can be cut into any size in order to feed more people.
40 Easy Easter Dessert Ideas
Easter Cake Recipes
A beautiful Easter cake recipe is the perfect thing to serve on Easter Sunday. Try Angel Food Cake, something fruity, or a classic Carrot Cake.
Hummingbird Cake Recipe
Classic Hummingbird Cake (pineapple banana) with dried pineapple flowers on top.
Velvet Chocolate Cake Recipe
Velvet Chocolate Bundt Cake topped with Chocolate Ganache Icing
Strawberry Buttermilk Cake Recipe
Simple strawberry buttermilk cake made with fresh strawberries and a hint of lemon juice and orange zest.
Skillet Carrot Cake Recipe
Easy carrot cake recipe made in a skillet and topped with the best cream cheese frosting!
Easy Peanut Butter Banana Bundt Cake
The easiest bundt cake recipe with peanut butter, banana, and chocolate chips.
Fresh Strawberry Cake
FRESH strawberry cake with creamy strawberry cream cheese icing.
Easy Angel Food Cake
Easy, light, and fluffy angel food cake recipe.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake
The perfect chocolate peanut butter cake topped with peanut butter glaze.
Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake
Raspberry ginger flavored bundt cake, inspired by a moscow mule!
Oreo Poke Cake Recipe
An easy cookies n cream poke cake recipe.
Easter Pie Recipes
Every holiday feast needs a pie or two. These delicious Easter pies range from classic banana cream pie, to chocolatey French Silk Pie, or a Sour Cream Lemon Pie.
Easy Banana Cream Pie Recipe
This classic Banana Cream Pie is perfect for Easter!
French Silk Pie Recipe
Smooth and creamy French Silk Pie is always a good idea!
Crock Pot Pecan Pie
Pecan Pie is SO easy now that you can make it in a Crock Pot!
Butterscotch Pie Recipe
Delicious and easy Butterscotch Pie.
Homemade Apple Pie Recipe
Easy apple pie with homemade crust and apple filling.
Easy Raspberry Tart
Make the EASIEST raspberry tart with this simple recipe.
Homemade Sweet Potato Pie
Delicious sweet potato pie with a crunchy walnut topping.
Key Lime Pie Recipe
EASY Key Lime Pie recipe.
Fresh Strawberry Pie Recipe
Easy pie filled with fresh strawberries.
Sour Cream Lemon Pie Recipe
Delicious lemon pie with sour cream topping and saltine cracker pie crust.
Easter Cookies Recipes
Cookies are always a good idea! Try some of these easy Easter cookies to serve after lunch or dinner. The more cookies, the better!
Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
These strawberry cookies are made from cake mix and white chocolate chips.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Chocolate peanut butter cups turned into tasty little tart cookies.
Applesauce Chocolate Chip Cookies
Easy chocolate chip cookies made with applesauce.
Easy Lemon Meringue Cookies
These lemon cookies are like mini lemon meringue tarts!
Best Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies
Delicious peanut butter cookies with chocolate kisses in the middle.
Easy S’mores Cookies
These beautiful and delicious S’mores cookies are so easy to make!
Halfway to Heaven Bars
Chocolate chip cookie bars with meringue topping.
Loaded Salted Caramel Soft Batch Cookies
Soft cookies with chocolate and salted caramel.
BEST Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
Soft and chewy gluten free chocolate chip cookies.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Doozies
The best oatmeal chocolate chip cookies.
Other Easter Dessert Ideas
You can serve cookies, cakes, and pies, but it’s also fun to add some other types of Easter desserts. Try dessert bars, mousse, pudding, or even delicious homemade breads.
Pecan Pie Bars
Easy and delicious pecan pie bars.
Easy Peach Cobbler Recipe
The easiest peach cobbler recipe!
Classic Watergate Salad Recipe
Classic Watergate Salad with pistachio, marshmallows, pineapple, and coconut.
Carrot Cake Bars (Secret Ingredient!)
Easy carrot cake bars with cream cheese frosting.
Chocolate Pot de Creme Recipe
Smooth and creamy chocolate custard in pretty little pots.
Gluten Free Lemon Bars
Gluten free lemon bars are perfect for Easter!
Best Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Recipe
Chocolate chip banana bread is a simple option for Easter desserts.
Easy White Chocolate Mousse
Super easy white chocolate mousse, made in individual servings.
Homemade Brownies from Scratch
The BEST homemade brownies, made completely from scratch.
Easy Banana Bread Recipe with Peanut Butter Glaze
Banana bread with delicious peanut butter glaze.
So now you have your Easter Desserts planned out, make sure you’ve got the rest of your menu planned as well. Get some ideas for Easter dinner or lunch right here!