Hosting a large group this Easter and looking to impress your Easter guests? No matter what you are serving for dinner, you need to have at least one fantastic dessert! You don’t need to be an expert baker to impress your guests, either. These easy Easter dessert ideas are sure to be a big hit! I like to serve more than one dessert when feeding a crowd to give guests a variety of options. If you aren’t hosting Easter dinner, you can also bring one of these tasty desserts as a hostess gift. They also make the perfect treats to bring to your potluck lunch at work!
Easter Egg Cookies
In Greece, a common Easter cookie is koulouakia, which are actually served during many special occasions throughout the year. This Easter egg cookie recipe is loosely based on the traditional Greek cookie because it’s easy to work the dough into any shape you desire. It’s also similar to a sugar cookie, but you don’t need to chill this recipe to be able to work the dough. Form them into Easter egg shapes and decorate them with icing, sprinkles, candy, and anything else you desire!
Easter Bunny Cakes
Nothing says Easter better than this Easter bunny cake! Even though they look complicated, they’re actually simple to make. All you need to do is make two nine-inch round cake layers and follow the instructions in the recipe for building the bunny. To make things even easier, you don’t even need to follow their cake recipe. You can use any boxed cake mix.
Cupcakes are a fun dessert to make with kids because everyone can decorate them how they wish. You can use any recipe you want, including boxed cake mix. The real magic happens when they are decorated. I like to decorate them with different types of Easter candies including Marshmallow Peeps, pastel-colored sprinkles, and chocolate Easter eggs.
Strawberries are in season around Easter-time so I like to serve at least one dessert that uses them. This strawberry trifle recipe is easy to make and is a real crowd pleaser! Basically, this uses all the ingredients that are normally in strawberry shortcake but trifles are so much easier to serve to a crowd! If you really don’t want to use strawberries, you can substitute any berry that you like. Also, feel free to use defrosted, frozen strawberries instead of fresh ones.
Since carrots are the food of choice for most Easter bunnies, carrot cake is something that makes total sense as an Easter dessert! This carrot cake is moist and iced with a light cream cheese frosting. If you don’t want to serve it as a cake, you can always form it into cupcakes and then decorate them for Easter!
Chocolate Easter Cake
If your Easter table doesn’t have something that involves chocolate, you may disappoint some of your guests! This chocolate Easter cake is not only rich, but it’s decorated especially for Easter. You can follow the recipe’s instructions for the decorations or use your own creativity. Even something simple, such as decorating the cake with Marshmallow Peeps, can give it a festive look.