Easter is a holiday you spend with your friends and/or family. It’s a time to come together and reflect on your religion and be thankful for what you have. It’s also a great time to eat yummy food you normally don’t have. There’s something about the holidays where the meal that’s served is something fancier than most night’s dinner. There are also almost always desserts! Check out these yummy Easter desserts for some inspiration!
1. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is a classic and a dessert that screams Easter all on its own. Carrot cake is a delicious dessert that isn’t necessarily eaten year-round unless it’s your favorite. It’s something that feels very specific to spring/Easter even though it never really chose to be classified as under Easter desserts.
You can never go wrong with cheesecake as the dessert. For any holiday, you can show up with a cheesecake and at least two to three people will be enjoying the creamy dessert with that sweet, buttery, graham cracker crust. If you’re in a rush and don’t have time to bake one from scratch, Trader Joe’s has an AMAZING frozen, fully cooked cheesecake in their frozen section that’ll have your friends and family wondering if you actually made it or not!
3. Cadbury Egg Pudding Shots
This is for the adults-only Easter desserts club. If you’re into overly sweet drinks, then step right up! The Cadbury egg shot is just the filling of the egg, some vodka, and some vanilla pudding mix. This is probably better enjoyed with a spoon, but if you’re in the mood to make your grandma ask what you’ve been learning at college, then down the hatch it goes!
4. Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bars
Sounds like a rich and decadent dessert to me! Taking two delicious Easter desserts and combining them into one is a life hack we didn’t know we needed. These are honestly just mini, personal cheesecakes if you really think about it, but since we classify this Easter dessert as a bar… don’t feel bad having more than one!
5. Peepsie Treats
This Easter dessert is more catered towards children or someone who just enjoys Peeps. It’s a simple twist on an already loved treat, a rice crispy. However, instead of adding a copious amount of marshmallows to the mix, you add Peeps instead. This is also a great way to get the kids involved in making food for Easter, too.
6. Lemon Bars
Lemon bars are one of the best Easter desserts in my humble opinion. They’re an easy Easter dessert that everyone is sure to love, plus, the best part about these sweet and tangy desserts is that you can make these for yourself year-round. You really can’t go wrong with a lemon bar, and you’ll want to keep coming back to that dessert table for more!
7. Strawberry Shortcake Cookies
A creative take on strawberry shortcake, these cookies are great if you’re looking for an easy hack for a delicious fruity dessert. This Easter dessert will be sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. A great bonus about this Easter dessert is that you know you will want more than one. That’s one of the best parts about cookies, you can eat three without even caring!
8. Lemon Meringue Pie
Another bright citrus dessert! If you liked the lemon bars but are looking for just a little bit more, then a lemon meringue pie is for you. The light, foamy, and crispy meringue on top of this pie will be hitting every textural need that you want in a food. Don’t even get started about how amazing the pie crust is either! This will be a crowd-pleasing Easter dessert without a doubt.
9. Strawberry Shortcake
If you’re one of those people who needs every layer of the strawberry shortcake rather than combining it all into one cookie, then bring a strawberry shortcake to Easter brunch! The spongecake, fresh strawberries, and whipped cream will make your Easter dessert wishes come true. What’s nice about this dessert is that you will either want more of it, or it will hit just the right spot.
10. Carrot Cake Blondies with Cream Cheese Swirl
That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? However, it’s exactly what it sounds like. This blondie will melt in your mouth and fulfill those carrot cake dreams you’ve been having. Adding the cream cheese swirl into that as well? You better buckle up, or should I say unbutton those pants, because once you take a bite of this bar, you won’t be able to stop!
11. Sugar Cookies
A classic dessert in general. If you are short on time or just want to stick with what you know, then a sugar cookie will absolutely not let you down. A fun activity for the kids at Easter could even be to decorate those cookies for later. This is a great way to occupy their time and save yourself some time all at the same time!
12. Lemon Poppy Seed Cake
Lemon and poppy seed is a match that is well known but also easily forgotten. Nonetheless, this cake smacks. A light cake with the subtle crunch of poppy seeds… *chef’s kiss*! This is a great dessert to bring for Easter because of the brightness of both the yellow color and the lemon flavor. On a spring day, you don’t want something heavy after just eating a full meal, so a cake is a great option. Plus, the likelihood of you bringing any of that cake back home are slim to none.
13. Lemon Blueberry Cake
If you’re interested in taking that lemon cake and adding a different twist on it, then this is for you. In springtime, you think of fresh fruits, warmth, and overall better vibes than winter. So why not take those images you have of spring and bake them into Easter desserts? The sweetness of the blueberries and the tanginess of the lemon is a perfect balance that will leave you overjoyed.
14. Creme Brûlée
A decadent dessert that can do no wrong is the creme brûlée. While this dessert is more difficult to make than others, it’s so good. It’s a perfect dessert to bring when you have a small number of guests. You can make personal desserts for each guest that will leave you with no leftovers so you don’t consume too much in one sitting. If you are smart though, you double the batch while making it and keep some extra at home for yourself. There’s just no way that anyone can eat just one creme brûlée and be satisfied.