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20 BEST Easter Recipes

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March 23rd, 2021

Here are 20 of the BEST Easter recipes! We’ve got everything from homemade bread, carrot cake and cupcakes, lots of dessert ideas for a crowd, and more! Everything you need for a delicious Easter celebration is here.

It’s almost time for Easter! Here are all of my Best Easter Recipes. Whether you’re looking for a brunch, dessert, or bread recipe – you’re bound to find something delicious here!

The entire family is sure to love these recipes. We’ve got recipes featuring lots of fresh spring fruits and flavors like lemon, blackberries, strawberries, blueberries – you name it! Plus, my favorite homemade bread recipes that are sure to get gobbled up at Easter dinner.

P.S. I have an entire guide on planning the perfect Easter celebration. This includes a full brunch menu, shopping list, how to get prepped ahead of time, and more! Get your Easter guide here.

What’s on your Easter menu this year?

20 Best Easter Recipes
(Breads, Brunch, Dessert & More!)

1. Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

slices of homemade moist lemon loaf on a wooden board

Ultra buttery and bursting with fresh lemon flavor, this is a spring favorite! Get the recipe >>

2. Baked Strawberry Lemon Doughnuts

Doughnut on a plate with a half eaten doughnut hole

Made with a yeasted dough but baked for the best fluffy texture without frying! Get the recipe >>

3. Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Three chocolate coconut cupcakes with toasted coconut

Ultra tender and moist chocolate cupcakes topped with homemade coconut buttercream frosting and toasted coconut. Add some egg candies and it’s the perfect Easter treat! Get the recipe >>

4. Brown Butter Carrot Cake

Slices of carrot cake ready to serve

This Brown Butter Carrot Cake is so moist, tender, sweet, and delicious that even carrot cake haters will LOVE it! Get the recipe >>

5. Garlic Herb & Cheese Bread Rolls

Garlic, Herb, and Cheese Bread Rolls are bursting with amazing savory flavor and are surprisingly easy to make from scratch. Get the recipe >>

6. No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes

Adorable No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes are ultra fresh, vibrant, and simple to make with no oven or stove required! Perfect for spring or summer.

Ultra fresh, vibrant, and simple to make with no oven (or even stove) required! Perfect bite-sized dessert to serve a crowd. Get the recipe >>

7. Perfect Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot cupcakes on a plate garnished with chopped walnuts

How to Make Perfect Carrot cupcakes that are so flavorful, moist, and delightful that even carrot cake haters will love them! Get the recipe >>

8. Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls in a baking dish with icing on top

Ultra soft and tender, loaded with ooey gooey buttery cinnamon filling, and flooded with vanilla icing. Better than Cinnabon! Get the recipe >>

9. Ricotta Herb Bread Rolls

Ricotta Herb Dinner Rolls made with fresh thyme, rosemary, and fresh ricotta cheese. They're crazy soft and tender!

Ricotta Herb Bread Rolls are amazingly soft, tender, and pillowy in texture with tons of rich and earthy flavors. A family favorite! Get the recipe >>

10. French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie features an Oreo cookie crust, rich and creamy chocolate filling, and is topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings! No raw eggs. Perfect holiday recipe!

French Silk Pie features an Oreo cookie crust, rich and creamy chocolate filling, and is topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shavings! Get the recipe >>

11. Lemon Cupcakes

three lemon cupcakes on a plate

Easy homemade Lemon Cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting have the perfect balance of sweet and tanginess. Get the recipe >>

12. Carrot Walnut Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

The PERFECT recipe for spring baking! Even carrot haters love this! It's moist, tender, and bursting with flavor. Perfect for gifting, too!

Carrot Walnut Loaf with Cream Cheese frosting is simple, moist, tender, and delicious. It’s the perfect sweet recipe for spring! Get the recipe >>

13. Nutella Cake

Nutella Chocolate Cake Recipe

This decadent Nutella Cake features four layers of moist and tender Nutella chocolate cake with a generous helping of luscious Nutella buttercream. Get the recipe >>

14. Orange Sweet Rolls

Fresh and flavorful Orange Sweet Rolls take just one hour to make and are perfect for Mother's Day, or any special breakfast or brunch!

Fresh and flavorful Orange Sweet Rolls take just one hour to make and are perfect for Easter, or any special breakfast or brunch! Get the recipe >>

15. Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole can be made overnight and tastes like a combination of bread pudding and gourmet French toast. It's perfect for Mother's Day!

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole can be made overnight and tastes like a combination of bread pudding and gourmet French toast. Get the recipe >>

16. Focaccia Bread

This homemade recipe for EASY No Knead Focaccia Bread is surprisingly simple but makes rich, flavorful, and soft bread with ultra crispy edges that you’re going to love! Get the recipe >>

17. How to Make Perfect Scones

How to Make Perfect Scones better than your favorite coffee shop in just 35 minutes! Easy recipe with make-ahead tips and flavor variations included

How to Make Perfect Scones better than your favorite coffee shop in just 35 minutes! Get the recipe >>

18. Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon cheesecake on a platter with piece sliced

How to make Lemon Cheesecake that is ultra rich, creamy, and tangy. Get the recipe >>

19. Brown Butter Coffee Cake

Browned butter sour cream coffee cake with cinnamon streusel - the best coffee cake ever!

Brown Butter Coffee Cake features an ultra moist and flavorful brown butter sour cream cake with a sweet cinnamon brown sugar streusel throughout! One of the best Easter recipes – it’s a total crowd favorite. Get the recipe >>

20. Ultimate Muffins

homemade blueberry, lemon and crumb cake muffins

This Ultimate Muffin recipe is THE master muffin base that is perfectly flavorful, tender, and moist. Get the recipe >>


I hope you enjoy these recipes! Let me know which Easter recipe you’re going to try this year!

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  1. #
    Susan F — March 23, 2021 at 3:15 pm

    We’ve been remodeling our kitchen and I’ve been without an oven since October. I can’t tell you how much I wish o could make every one of these recipes right now! Pinning them and hoping I’ll be baking again soon!0

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      Handle the Heat — March 24, 2021 at 8:53 am

      Oh my gosh, Susan, that’s a LONG time to be without an oven!!! I’m sure having your dream kitchen will be worth the wait though. In the meantime, I DO have 13 different no bake recipes — just look up “no bake” in the search bar! Hope you’re able to enjoy some of those until you have your oven back 🙂

  2. #
    geometry dash — March 31, 2021 at 1:52 am

    Your page is beautiful and absolutely stands out. You can do something much better but I still say this is perfect.

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      Handle the Heat — March 31, 2021 at 9:49 am

      Thank you!

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    minesweeper — March 31, 2021 at 1:54 am

    The cakes look so delicious, thank you for sharing how.

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      Handle the Heat — March 31, 2021 at 9:47 am

      You’re welcome! I hope at least one becomes a favorite at your Easter meal! 🙂

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