40 Absolutely Delicious Easter Desserts

The refreshing flavors of spring star in these impressive confections.

malted coconut cake
Brian Woodcock

From extra-large, sugary cinnamon buns to Victoria sponge cake with limoncello and balsamic strawberries (try to say that three times fast), these Easter treats are fit for celebrating all day long.

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salted caramel cake
Victoria Pearson
Salted Caramel Cake

Six layers of sweet-and-salty goodness await in this showstopper dessert. As for decorations, celebrity chef Alex Hitz recommends keeping it simple and topping with rose petals, shaved chocolate, or chopped pecans. Easy enough!

Get the recipe for Salted Caramel Cake »

More: 20 Cute Easter Cakes to Try This Spring

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mini fruit pavlovas
Mike Garten
Magic Mini Pavlovas

Not only do they look incredibly tempting, but these meringues kinda count as a "healthy" dessert too. Each shell clocks in at only 50 calories and gets loaded with spoonfuls of fresh fruit.

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easter surprise cake
Chelsea Lupkin
Easter Surprise Cake

Cutting out a secret cake compartment for even more Easter chocolate makes this egg the best one of all. Decorate it with and it might be your prettiest one too.

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candy cottontail cookies
Mike Garten
Candy Cottontail Cookies

Does it get cuter than little bunny butts? No, it does not.

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Brian Woodcock
Speckled Malted Coconut Cake

A cake speckled like a fresh robin's egg is about as Easter as it gets. Tuck soft blue eggs on mini Phyllo nests for the ultimate cake topper.

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Sift and Whisk
No Bake Malted Cheesecake Jars

Mini malt Easter eggs garnish a crumbled cookie and cheesecake mousse parfait with pastel color.

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Brian Woodcock
Lady Grey Cupcakes with Orange Zest Frosting

Lady Grey tea infuses these citrusy cupcakes with a unique, memorable flavor.

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Ethan Calabrese
Carrot Cake Cookies

Only thing better than carrot cake? Carrot cake cookies — no fork required.

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Dana Gallagher
Brunch Cinnamon Rolls

These gooey cinnamon rolls are a perfect addition to any Easter brunch — the stickier, the better.

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Mini Olive Oil and Almond Cakes

You can make these nutty almond cakes up to three days ahead.

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Brian Woodcock
Buttermilk Cupcakes

Top cute cupcakes with any edible flower, like these matching pansies.

More: 15 Must-Have Cupcake Recipes for Your Easter Table

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coconut cake
Luca Trovato
Rich Coconut Cake

Alex Hitz says to get the maximum coconut flavor, prick the layers with a fork and brush them with a coconut milk glaze before icing.

Get the recipe for Rich Coconut Cake »

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Alexandra Rowley
Carrot Cupcakes with Honey Cream Cheese

These cute cupcakes are the perfect ending to an Easter meal.


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Kathryn Given
Victoria Sponge Cake With Limoncello and Balsamic Strawberries

This recipe uses the Italian lemon liqueur, which you can find at select liquor stores.

Get the recipe for Victoria Sponge Cake With Limoncello and Balsamic Strawberries »

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strawberry and basil goat cheese cake
John Lee
Strawberry and Basil Goat Cheese Cake

Food Network regular Tyler Florence call this the best cheesecake he's ever tasted. The texture is light and refreshing and with the sprinkling of basil and goat cheese on top, the combination of flavors is "mind-blowing."

Get the recipe for Strawberry and Basil Goat Cheese Cake »

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Frances Janisch
Fresh Strawberry-Cream Cheese Tart

This easy fruit tart is so versatile that it tastes just as good topped with raspberries, blueberries, or even grapes.

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Antonis Achilleos
Flourless Chocolate Cake

You can't go wrong with the tried-and-true combination of chocolate, whipped cream, and raspberries.

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Sherry Rujikarn
Citrus Cupcakes with Mascarpone Frosting

These sweet and tangy cakes hold a surprise inside — a little pocket of luscious lemon curd.

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Monica Buck
Tangerine Chiffon Cake

A sweet tangerine glaze increases the citrus power of this moist chiffon cake.

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Jonny Valiant
Egg-cellent Sugar Cookies

What could be more festive than egg-shaped cookies? Use different sprinkles and icing to match the table decor.

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Ann Stratton
Lemon Cakes with Berry "Salsa"

These fluffy cakes topped with fresh berries are the ultimate indulgence.

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Kate Sears
Carrot Ribbon Cake

Decorated with fresh carrot ribbons, this festive cake makes an impressive party dessert.

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Andrew Purcell
Sour-Cream Vanilla Pound Cake with Rhubarb Compote

Dense sour-cream and vanilla cake is perfect for spring when served with a sweet-and-tart rhubarb compote.

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Con Poulos
Scandinavian Almond Cake

This traditional, sweet Scandinavian treat can be served for dessert or with brunch. The smell of toasty almonds will fill your kitchen with a delightful aroma.

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Christopher Shane
Lemon-Coconut Cake With Mascarpone Frosting

Save time on this centerpiece dessert by using pre-made fondant daisy flowers. ($5, )

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Raymond Hom
Strawberry Rhubarb Layer Cake

Move over strawberry rhubarb pie! This luscious vanilla cake, layered with fresh compote and frosted with sweet, cream cheese icing, is sure to become a family favorite.

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ETHAN CALABRESE
White Chocolate Cheesecake with Raspberry Swirl

With a marbled swirl, this raspberry cheesecake looks as decadent as it tastes.

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Sarah Anne Ward
Boston Cream Cupcakes

This classic dessert is even cuter and easier to enjoy in cupcake form.

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David Prince
Lemon Layer Cake

Full of bright citrus flavor, this light and creamy cake is the ideal way to end a spring meal.

Get the recipe from Good Housekeeping »

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Romulo Yanes
Daisy Cake


This cheery cake is full of sweet surprises: Tangy cream cheese frosting takes the place of buttercream and almond extract is used instead of vanilla.

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