I’ve compiled a list of my top Easter dessert recipes so you don’t have to scour the internet to find the right one! This list includes a wide variety, whether you’re wanting to bake a traditional carrot cake, bright and fresh lemon desserts, or something completely new!
Easter Cake Recipes
Perfect Carrot Cake
This is truly the BEST EVER carrot cake recipe. It’s incredibly moist, perfectly spiced, and smothered in cream cheese frosting. It’s the only carrot cake recipe you’ll ever need!
This is the PERFECT funfetti cake recipe! It’s super moist, soft, and loaded with sprinkles.
Gooey Lemon Butter Cake
This gooey lemon butter cake is a combination of the two best lemon desserts – lemon bars and lemon cake. A soft lemon cake is baked with a puddle of lemon cream curd on top. It sinks into the cake as it bakes, creating a tender and moist cake that is bursting with fresh lemon flavor.
Cream Cheese Carrot Coffee Cake
This is the ULTIMATE carrot cake dessert! Carrot cake batter is baked with a layer of sweet cheesecake and topped with a brown sugar walnut crumble. It makes the most delicious carrot coffee cake that’s so moist and so delicious.
Fresh Strawberry Sheet Cake
This strawberry cake is incredibly moist and made with FRESH strawberries! No mixes, no food coloring, just natural strawberry flavor with a silky strawberry cream cheese frosting.
Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
This lemon poppy seed cake is made with SO much fresh lemon flavor and is all topped with a swirled lemon curd cream cheese frosting. It’s bright, zesty, moist, soft, and so delicious.
Iced Lemon Loaf Cake
This incredibly moist lemon loaf cake is so much better than Starbucks! It’s bursting with fresh lemon flavor, both in the cake and the lemon icing. Using a special creamy method, it’s also super soft, tender, and buttery.
Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting
This moist banana cake is baked in two layers and smothered in creamy peanut butter chocolate frosting. It’s all the best flavors wrapped up in one cake!
Sweet Almond Cake
Sweet layers of white almond cake with almond buttercream and a white chocolate cake drip
Moist Gluten Free Vanilla Cake
This is the BEST gluten free vanilla cake! It’s so incredibly soft, moist and plush with so much vanilla flavor. So much so that it tastes JUST like regular box cake mix. To take it over the top, it’s smothered in incredibly silky smooth vanilla buttercream.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
These are the BEST carrot cake cupcakes! No only are they extra moist with loads of fresh grated carrots and warm spices, but they’re also topped with a rich and silky cream cheese frosting.
Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes
These are the most perfect vanilla cupcakes with a moist, bouncy, and tender texture, strong vanilla flavor, and silky vanilla bean buttercream on top. My goal was to match the texture of box cake mix and after almost 20 tests, this is the winning vanilla cupcake recipe!
Fluffy and moist lemon cupcakes with a creamy mascarpone buttercream and homemade lemon curd swirl
Peach Pie Cupcakes
Cinnamon spiced cupcakes stuffed with peach filling and topped with cream cheese frosting and an oat crumble!
Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes
These gluten free cupcakes are so moist and bouncy that you would never even know they’re gluten free! They’re also baked with a tablespoon of vanilla for extra flavor and topped with a smooth chocolate buttercream.
Roasted Strawberry Cupcakes
These strawberry cupcakes are made with fresh roasted strawberries to bring out even more sweetness and flavor! So these cupcakes have the most amazing strawberry flavor with a moist texture and a creamy strawberry buttercream frosting.
Easter Cookie Recipes
Lemon Bar Butter Cookies
This lemon cookie recipe combines two delicious desserts – lemon bars and gooey butter cookies. A puddle of homemade lemon curd is baked into the center of each cookie.
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
Buttery cookies baked with a puddle of strawberry jam and topped with a dollop of cheesecake
Peanut Butter Neapolitan Cookies
A sugar cookie, chocolate cookie and peanut butter cookie all wrapped up in one! They’re soft, chewy, and so fun to make.
Frosted Lemon Sugar Cookies
These frosted lemon sugar cookies are so light but so flavorful! Made with the zest and juice of fresh lemons, these cookies are bright and zesty with a sweet lemon frosting and a sprinkle of lemon sugar on top.
Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies
These soft frosted sugar cookies are WAY better than Lofthouse! Made with a combination of butter and oil, the cookies are super tender and soft throughout. They’re then topped with a smooth vanilla butter cream and, of course, sprinkles!
Unique Easter Dessert Recipes
Moist Chocolate Carrot Cake
This chocolate carrot cake is SO moist, SO fudgy, and topped with a creamy chocolate pudding frosting. It’s baked in a loaf pan for perfect snack slices and is completely gluten free and vegan!
White Chocolate Brownies Stuffed with Reese’s
These super fudgy white chocolate brownies are STUFFED with Reese’s eggs! They’re easy to make and are so delicious without being over-the-top sweet.
Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Tart
Everything you love about strawberry pretzel dessert in a tart – a salty pretzel pie curst filled with whipped sweet cream cheese and topped with tender strawberries and a pretzel crumble.
Banana Pudding Cheesecake
This banana pudding cheesecake is NEXT LEVEL! Sweet and creamy roasted banana cheesecake is baked in a Nilla wafer crust and topped with banana slices, vanilla pudding, and a cloud of soft whipped cream on top.
Cookie Dough Easter Eggs
These healthy cookie dough eggs are made up of 8 simple ingredients, are mixed by hand, and are completely gluten free, vegan, and refined sugar free.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This chocolate peanut butter pie recipe is layered with homemade chocolate pudding, peanut butter mousse, and topped with a potato chip crumble for the perfect salty and sweet dessert!
Strawberry Pop Tart Shortbread
Buttery shortbread baked with a layer of sweet and tart strawberry preserves in the center and topped with vanilla icing.