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10 of the All-Time Best Easter Desserts

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Classic Easter Desserts

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Easter desserts can be simply divine. While some holidays are about the main feast, Easter highlights chocolate treats, pretty pies, and the first luscious fruits of spring! See our mouthwatering Easter desserts, including a traditional lamb cake, strawberry cheesecake, lemon meringue pie, carrot cake, rhubarb pie, and coconut cake.

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Carrot Cake

Don’t let the Easter bunny eat all the carrots. The Best-Ever Carrot Cake is moist, rich, and topped with a tasty cream cheese frosting. We’ve tested this reader recipe, and trust us—it’s aptly named!

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Strawberry Pavlova Cake

Pavlova is a gorgeous meringue dessert that is crisp on the outside and marshmallow-soft on the inside, then piled high with fresh fruit (and whipped cream)!

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Double-Crusted Lemon Pie

Our vintage recipe for lemon pie is smooth and light, with just the right hint of tartness. So, if you’re a fan of lemony things, we know you’ll enjoy the superb two-crust lemon pie!  Also, see our recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie as well as Lemon Chess Pie.

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Chocolate Swirl Marble Bundt Cake

This cake, moist and rich with chocolate swirls, reminds us of the beauty of old-fashioned bundts.

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Lattice-Topped Rhubarb Pie

Rhubarb is often the first fruit of spring. There’s no better time to make rhubarb pie than on Easter! It’s sweet, tart, and the prettiest shade of pink.

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Coconut Cream Pie

This pie is sweet, creamy, and beautiful, with swirls of whipped cream and toasted coconut. 


Strawberry Cheesecake With Graham Cracker Crust

Our cheesecake has the creamy-smooth consistency of many classic cheesecakes. Pile with strawberries for a color and juicy flavor!

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Easter Lamb Cake

The Easter Lamb Cake is a longtime tradition and the stuff from which special memories are made! 

Chocolate Mousse

You can never have too much chocolate! This decadent cup of smooth Chocolate Mousse has a whisper of almond flavor and is topped with slivered almonds or berries.

Prize Coconut Cake

This Prize Coconut Cake is so soft, light, and moist with natural coconut. We’ve also included our seven-minute frosting recipe.

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Braided Easter Bread

Also, consider making a braided Easter bread! With its pretty dyed eggs tucked inside, Italian Easter Bread is not only delicious but also makes a beautiful edible centerpiece!  

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See all our ideas for Easter dinner, bread, and dessert recipes!

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Sarah Perreault

Senior editor, Sarah Perreault, works on all things Almanac, but is especially proud to be the editor of our Old Farmer’s Almanac for Kids series. Read More from Sarah Perreault

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