Making a dessert for Easter does not need to be difficult or expensive. With some flour, butter and a few extra ingredients, you can make any of these Easter desserts!
We made sure to make a list with lots of variety from easter cakes, tarts and even cookies. All of these recipe are all delicious and so easy to make. There is something for everyone on this list!
Classic Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is the classic dessert when you think of Easter and this one can be made the day before! This is a delicious cake with an even more delicious cream cheese frosting that will certainly please everyone. Bonus is the walnuts are added to the top instead of in the batter for those picky cake eaters!
Basil Olive Oil Cake
If you are looking for Italian desserts for Easter, this one is for you! This beautiful olive oil cake gets some of its color from sweet basil that is added to the batter. The ingredients are mixed in a blender and poured straight into cake pans. This beautiful cake is topped with a light dusting of powdered sugar and served with whipped cream on the side. An easy and elegant dessert that will impress. This is a reader favorite.
Italian Berry Cake with Mascarpone Frosting
Another really easy Italian inspired Easter dessert that looks beautiful and tastes great is this Italian layer cake with berries and a mascarpone frosting. No special decorating skills required with this one. If you can't get mascarpone, you can use sour cream instead. This is another reader favorite!
Triple Berry Shortbread Tart
This is a really delicious shortbread tart made with one shortbread dough for the crust and top crumble layer and store bought berry preserves for the inside layer. This is a great alternative to cakes and so darn good! You will want to keep this recipe handy for all occasions.
This almond cake recipe is made with half almond flour and half all purpose flour. It looks really fancy but it is really easy to make. Even easier is the frosting is actually homemade whipped cream that keeps this cake light and airy. Make this and people will certainly think you bought it a bakery.
Salted Shortbread Cookies
There is no rule that says we have to eat cake on Easter and sometimes the answer is a delicious make ahead cookie that goes perfectly with some coffee or tea after the big meal. If you have little ones around, this is a great dessert that you can give to them in little cups to take with them while they play after dinner while the adults nibble on their cookies while sipping coffee and having conversation. It pleases all ages!
Mini Cheesecake Bites
These addictive cheesecake bites you can make ahead and not have to worry about anything on the big day other than your main meal. Making mini cheesecakes are so much easier than a whole one and like the cookies, so much easier to serve. You can serve them plain or with the homemade berry sauce included with the recipe.
Homemade Vanilla Condensed Milk Sauce
Much like there are no rules you have to make cake at Easter, there are also no rules that everything has to be made from scratch. One of our favorite things to do is buy a store bought dessert and jazz it up with an easy homemade item. This easy 3 ingredient vanilla condensed milk sauce will taste amazing on any dessert you buy at the store and it is so easy to make. It goes so well over bread pudding, pound cake, ice cream, just to name a few.