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30 BEST Easter Recipes

By Tessa Arias
March 20th, 2023

Here are 30 of the BEST Easter recipes! This list has every perfect Easter dessert option you could dream of, plus the most delicious sweet Easter Brunch recipes. Look no further for your Easter food needs!

It’s almost time for Easter! Whether you’re looking for something sweet to finish off your meal, or something decadent for your Easter brunch celebrations, you’ll find all the mouthwatering options you need right here.

My Easter recipes feature lots of fresh spring fruits like citrus and fresh berries – plus some fun flavors like chocolate and peanut butter, so you’re sure to please the whole family.

I also have a few incredible recipes created by my fellow food-blogging friends, so be sure to check those out, too.

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?

Best Easter Dessert Recipes

Brown Butter Carrot Cake

Slices of carrot cake ready to serve for Easter dessert.

An Easter classic but leveled up with brown butter for 100x the deliciousness! This Brown Butter Carrot Cake is so moist, tender, sweet, and flavorsome that even carrot cake haters will LOVE it. You don’t get a more perfect Easter dessert than this. Get the recipe >>

Lemon Pound Cake Loaf

slices of homemade moist lemon loaf on a wooden board

My ultra buttery Lemon Pound Cake is absolutely bursting with fresh lemon flavor. If you’re looking for an easy Easter dessert recipe packed full of bright citrus flavors, look no further! Get the recipe >>

Easter Blondies

single sliced of easter cadbury egg blondies with flakey sea salt on top

These Easter Blondies are gooey, chewy, and loaded with mini Cadbury eggs for the ultimate easy Easter dessert! With one bowl and no mixer required, this Easter dessert recipe will be an instant hit with the kids. Get the recipe >>

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Three chocolate coconut cupcakes with toasted coconut and mini chocolate eggs, ready for Easter dessert

These cupcakes were born to be on your Easter table. Ultra tender, moist chocolate cupcakes are topped with homemade coconut buttercream frosting and decorated with toasted coconut. Add some chocolate mini Easter eggs and it’s the perfect Easter treat! Get the recipe >>

No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes

Adorable No Bake Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes are perfect for any Easter celebration.

Beautifully vibrant and full of fresh berry flavors, these adorable mini cheesecakes are SO simple to make, with no oven (or even stove) required! The perfect bite-sized dessert to serve a crowd after a big dinner. Get the recipe >>

Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies

Lots of Soft and Chewy M&M Cookies, loaded with colorful M&Ms. Use pastel M&Ms for an adorable Easter treat your kids will love.

These soft, chewy, super easy sugar cookies are filled with M&Ms and taste like bakery-style cookie perfection. They’re a favorite cookie recipe among adults and kids alike. You can use adorable pastel Easter-themed M&Ms to make these cookies even cuter. Get the recipe >>

Perfect Carrot Cupcakes

Carrot cupcakes on a plate garnished with chopped walnuts, ready for Easter dessert.

Even the Easter Bunny himself will be asking for more of these Perfect Carrot Cupcakes! Super flavorful, moist, and delightful, these are the ultimate Easter dessert idea, in easy-to-serve cupcake form. Get the recipe >>

Lemon Cheesecake

Lemon cheesecake on a platter with piece sliced for serving on Easter Sunday

Easter desserts don’t get more delicious than this! My ultra-rich, creamy, tangy Lemon Cheesecake is the perfect dessert to enjoy after your Easter dinner. A definite hit with the whole family. Get the recipe >>

French Silk Pie

French Silk Pie in all its chocolatey deliciousness, ready for your Easter dessert table.

Look no further for the most decadent, delicious Easter dessert idea. My famous French Silk Pie features an Oreo cookie crust, a rich and creamy chocolate filling, and is topped with homemade whipped cream and chocolate shaving decorations! Get the recipe >>

Lemon Cupcakes

three lemon cupcakes on a plate - easy to serve!

My easy homemade Lemon Cupcakes with lemon cream cheese frosting have the perfect balance of sweetness and tanginess. Easy to make, easy to share and SO easy to enjoy. There’s no more adorable way to welcome spring than these bright, light cupcakes! Get the recipe >>

Nutella Cake

Nutella Chocolate Cake topped with beautiful spring flowers

My decadent Nutella Cake features four layers of moist, tender Nutella chocolate cake with a generous helping of luscious Nutella buttercream. Who needs an Easter basket with all this chocolate decadence? Get the recipe >>

Homemade Blueberry Pie Recipe

slice of homemade blueberry pie and a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top

My homemade Blueberry Pie features a perfectly crisp and flaky crust with a thick, fresh, luscious filling. There’s nothing like a slice of fresh warm pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! A scrumptious Easter dessert everyone will love. Get the recipe >> 

Lemon Bundt Cake

serving spoon lifting a slice of easy lemon bundt cake recipe off of platter, ready to serve for Easter dessert

This Lemon Bundt Cake is ultra moist, tender, buttery, full of fresh lemon flavor and so easy to make. Topped with a simple lemon glaze. It’s the perfect show-stopping cake for your Easter dessert needs! Get the recipe >>

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

up close shot of best soft and chewy sugar cookies with the perfect texture

If you’re looking for a last-minute, crowd-pleasing, crazy easy Easter dessert, look no further than my Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies! Ready in no time and containing pantry staples, these cookies are the quick sweet you’ve been searching for. Get the recipe >> 

Peanut Butter Pie

Simple homemade peanut butter pie in glass pie pan with slices already cut out to show the silky, delicious filling. Perfect for an Easter dessert.

This homemade Peanut Butter Pie is made from scratch with just a few ingredients and will have everyone coming back for seconds. So delicious and so surprisingly easy – and a surefire hit with the whole family this Easter. Get the recipe >> 

Bigger Bolder Baking’s Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

Bigger Bolder Baking’s Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

Gemma from Bigger Bolder Baking has the solution if you’re looking for homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs to fill your Easter baskets. These could also be made into an adorable centerpiece! Get the recipe >> 

Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Coconut Cake

Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Coconut Cake with slices cut out

Sally from Sally’s Baking Addiction says her coconut cake is “supremely moist with a soft fluffy crumb and intense coconut flavor.” Top with chocolate egg candies or marshmallow Peeps for a super cute Easter dessert. Get the recipe >> 

Best Sweet Easter Brunch Recipes

How to Make Perfect Scones

best easy scone recipe

Learn how to make the Perfect Scones that are better than your favorite coffee shop – and they’re ready in just 35 minutes! These scones can even be made ahead of time, so they’re perfect for your Easter brunch. Get the recipe >>

The Best Pancake Recipe

Stack of pancakes cut into with a fork. The perfect Easter brunch option.
Is it even brunch if you don’t have pancakes? This is seriously the ONLY pancake recipe you’ll ever use again. They’re fluffy in the center, crispy and buttery at the edges, and so easy to make. Serve with maple syrup for the best Easter brunch ever. Get the recipe >> 

Baked Strawberry Lemon Doughnuts

Doughnut on a plate with a half eaten doughnut hole. These are a perfect Easter dessert or Easter brunch option.

Baked Strawberry Lemon Doughnuts are made with a yeasted dough and baked for the best fluffy texture without the mess of frying. These doughnuts are topped with a pretty strawberry glaze, for all the spring vibes! A perfect Easter dessert or brunch option. Get the recipe >>

Gooey Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls in a baking dish with icing on top. Delicious Easter brunch option!

My ultra-soft and tender Gooey Cinnamon Rolls are loaded with an ooey-gooey buttery cinnamon filling and flooded with vanilla icing. Everyone will be asking for more of these incredible cinnamony delights this Easter! Get the recipe >>

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole

Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole ready to be served for Easter brunch

This delicious, bright Lemon Blueberry French Toast Casserole tastes like a combination of bread pudding and gourmet French toast – and the best part? It can be made overnight! The perfect Easter brunch dish. Get the recipe >>

Brown Butter Coffee Cake

Browned butter coffee cake with a light icing drizzle, the perfect Easter brunch or Easter dessert option

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

Ultimate Muffins

homemade blueberry, lemon and crumb cake muffins, perfect for breakfast or brunch on Easter

This Ultimate Muffin recipe is THE master muffin base that is perfectly tender, moist, and SO flavorful. The options for flavors and add-ins are limitless, so you’re sure to find a flavor everyone will go crazy for this Easter. Get the recipe >>

Orange Sweet Rolls

Orange Sweet Rolls ready to be served for Easter brunch

These fresh and flavorful Orange Sweet Rolls are like cinnamon rolls, but with a spring-y citrus twist! These bad boys take just one hour to make and are perfect for your Easter brunch celebration! Get the recipe >>

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast stack with bananas and a fork, ready to enjoy
This Bananas Foster French Toast is the ultimate brunch idea! It features a caramelized brown sugar banana topping and a rich Challah French toast. So decadent and mouthwatering, everyone will be asking for this Easter brunch recipe. Get the recipe >> 

The Best Homemade Waffles Recipe

Waffle on a plate with maple syrup and fresh fruit for Easter brunch
The Best Homemade Waffle Recipe is super easy, with perfectly crispy edges and custardy fluffy interiors. Top them with fresh fruit and maple syrup for a perfect Easter brunch recipe. Get the recipe >> 

Double Chocolate Banana Bread

Double Chocolate Banana Bread slices for Easter dessert or Easter brunch
This recipe is easy to make, crazy moist, tender, and loaded with chocolate chips and cocoa powder for an ultra-chocolaty Easter dessert or brunch treat that will have everyone asking for the recipe. Get the recipe >> 

Baker by Nature’s Sunrise Strawberry Mimosa

Baker by Nature’s Sunrise Strawberry Mimosa
You can’t have brunch without a fun cocktail, right? Ashley from Baker by Nature has you covered. Made with strawberry puree, champagne, and fresh-squeezed orange juice, these are the perfect accompaniment to your Easter brunch. Get the recipe >>

Which of these deliciously fun recipes will you be making for your Easter celebrations!?

Let me know in the comments below!

And if you’re looking for even MORE recipe ideas (like savory options for Easter dinner), check out our full Easter recipes headquarters.

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Tessa Arias
Author: Tessa Arias

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

Tessa Arias

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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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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      Tessa — 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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    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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      Tessa — March 31, 2021 at 9:49 am

      Thank you!

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    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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      Tessa — 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 🙂

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