12 Desserts for Your Easter Table

Enjoy this round-up of our favorite springtime desserts to make for Easter Sunday. Recipes for classic cakes, pies and tarts that the whole family will love.

Easter might look a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. Small can still mean special!

Our Easter Brunch isn’t quite as big as I’d planned but it’s still important for me to mark the occasion. A bright, spring-inspired dessert is just the thing to do it. After a meal full of ham, deviled eggs, and cheesy potatoes I think I’m going to FaceTime with family from afar while we enjoy dessert together!

Sure, we might not be at the same table. And it won’t be quite the same as having everyone under one roof, but we can still catch up while the kids run around in the background and enjoy a slice of pie, a piece of cake or a nice cup of coffee.

Whether your immediate family is big like mine or small, I’m certain you’ll find something on this list to please everyone – near or far.

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Overhead shot of a homemade keylime pie, covered with whipped cream and with a linen beside

This creamy and luscious pie is a classic. It has all the components of sweet and tangy, creamy and crunchy. You're going to love it so much you'll want an extra slice!

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Lemon Icebox Pie recipe

If you're in a hurry, this comes together in about 25 minutes, which is fantastic when it comes to pie. For an extra crunch, save some of the crust and sprinkle it on top!

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Vanilla Buttermilk Layer Cake How to Make

All the beloved flavor of vanilla cake is in every bite, but so is a little tang thanks to buttermilk! Top with fresh raspberries or strawberries if you have them on hand. If not, make a sauce out of frozen berries.

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Lemon Tart

What really makes this tart shine is the candied citrus peel. You can skip this step if you'd like, but I highly recommend giving it a whirl!

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Easy angel food cake recipe

Your taste buds will feel like they've been pampered once they’ve tried a bite of this pillowy sweet concoction. Serve it topped with berries, whipped cream, lemon curd, or all of the above!

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beautiful Hummingbird Cake ready to serve to guests

Quite possibly one of the sweetest cakes in town. It's a richly spiced banana-pineapple cake with cream cheese frosting and crunchy pecans. Added bonus: You can easily turn this into cupcakes!

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Carrot Cake

We take our carrot cake game up a notch by adding in coconut and pineapple. It also calls for raisins and nuts, but those are optional. The coconut and pineapple though? Definitely a must!

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Whole banana cream pie with whipped cream swirls on top and banana slices set against a pink background.

This pie will steal the show at any Easter gathering. It's creamy filling trumps anything you'll get from a box and we adore the addition of slices bananas!

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Coconut Banana Cream Pie

This is the coconutty cousin of banana cream pie that you'll fall in love with after just one bite! It does take some time to prep, but it is completely worth it.

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Lemon Curd Cheesecake - whole cheese cake with lemon curd on top and someone is about to take a slice out of it

You'll get a double dose of lemon thanks to lemon zest in the batter and a smooth lemon curd on top. Added bonus: No water bath needed!

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Coconut Cupcakes

That's right, this is bursting with coconut flavor and we're not mad about it. It's light, sweet, and just what the Easter Bunny ordered.

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Three Carrot Cake Cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting, one of them is partially unwrapped

Cupcakes are easy to bake and easy to frost, which means you can have an utterly delightful treat without a ton of stress! Toasted walnuts add an earthy flavor, cinnamon adds in some spice, and the flavors are all rounded out with a little zing from the orange zest.

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Claudia Cash

Claudia is the Community Manager for Simply Recipes, and finds joy building relationships with our readers through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. As the mother of 5 girls, she is passionate about family dinner and having that time together every day to connect with those we love, even if it's over toast and eggs.

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3 Comments

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  1. Carol W.

    They all look delicious!

  2. Rosalinda

    Great recipes

  3. Helen McPhail

    I thought the desserts were great. Something in the piece for everyone.