Easter is a time that brings family and friends together at the dinner table for a spring-inspired feast. Whether you’re feeling traditional or modern, fancy or casual, we’ve got you covered with these 15 Ideas for Easter Dessert. From carrot cake to cinnamon rolls, cream puffs to bread pudding, there’s something for everyone, at every baking level, in this list of our favourite spring dessert recipes.
Sweet Pea and Pistachio Cake
To truly stun your guests bake this Sweet Pea and Pistachio Cake for Easter dessert. We added the pistachio component to the dry ingredient mix, and buttermilk to the batter itself. The layers of pea and pistachio cake are frosted with a tangy whipped cream cheese frosting to add extra freshness. Try adding lemon zest to the frosting for extra zing.
Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
Surprisingly easy, these chocolate cinnamon rolls are the best of both worlds! Sweet cinnamon rolls filled with chocolate chunks, perfect for Easter baking and a very nice brunch (with an overnight option!).
One-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Snacking Cake
Our One-Bowl Vegan Chocolate Snacking Cake is a quick and easy recipe to make if you’re pressed for time over Easter weekend. It makes a great treat for those who are dairy intolerant, egg intolerant, or vegan, and it’s perfect for those times you just need a chocolate cake fix.
Blueberry Whipped Earl Grey Chocolate Ganache Cream Puffs
This Blueberry Whipped Earl Grey Chocolate Ganache Cream Puff recipe is filled with the dreamiest blueberry whipped cream and Earl Grey chocolate ganache. The whipped cream gets its colour and flavour from a simple stove top blueberry syrup. If you have extra blueberries, whip a simple blueberry glaze for the tops of your cream puffs. We topped ours with gold sprinkles for good measure.
Vegan Carrot Cake with Cardamom and Orange
Traditional carrot cake recipes rely on sugar and oil, but this Vegan Carrot Cake with Cardamom and Orange is much lighter. We’ve swapped oil for applesauce and maple syrup for sugar. The addition of cardamom and orange zest give this recipe a more modern vibe. A great dessert recipe for any time of year, but then there’s just something about carrot cake at Easter.
Granny Smith Apple Pie
The tartness of Granny Smith apples is what makes this Granny Smith Apple Pie pie so special. If you want more classic apple pie flavour, substitute half of the Granny Smith apples for any apple of choice. Perhaps not a classic Easter dessert, but you can never go wrong with pie.
Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze
Olive oil, yoghurt, lemon, and orange blossom water dance together in this stunning Greek Yoghurt Olive Oil Cake with Orange Blossom Glaze. Orange blossom water can add quite a strong flavour, so note that a little goes a long way. We used pesticide-free rose petals for garnish.
Egg-free Blueberry Bread Pudding
Day-old sourdough bread and wild blueberries mingle with butter and sugar in this homey recipe for Egg-free Blueberry Bread Pudding. Fee free to substitute any berries or fruit you like.
White Chocolate Cardamom Babka
The white chocolate in this White Chocolate Cardamom Babka Recipe caramelizes in the oven which gives depth of flavour to the chocolate. Gentle hints of cardamom add a warming note, while the dough is soft on the inside and a slightly crunchy on the outside. A beautiful combination great for sharing at the Easter table.
Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Puffs
Nothing says spring like rhubarb, and these dainty Strawberry Rhubarb Cream Puffs are a nice light finish for Easter dessert. Note that the cream puffs themselves freeze well; You can place them in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month and fill them as you like.
Apricot Curd Lemon Basil Meringues
Once baked, meringues keep for around three days in an airtight container. You can start to prep these Apricot Curd Lemon Basil Meringues a day or two in advance of Easter. We used cornstarch to thicken the apricot curd, which works just as well as using eggs.
Vegan Strawberry Streusel Loaf
Our Vegan Strawberry Streusel Cake is high in fiber with a soft crumb and would be perfect to enjoy with Easter tea. You can easily replace spelt flour for whole wheat, or make the recipe into muffins by increasing the temperature to 375º and reducing the bake time by about half.
Peach Galette with Raspberries and Ginger
With vanilla notes in the pastry, and fresh ginger mixed in with the fruit, this peach galette with rasperries explodes with flavour. Galettes are a great choice for Easter dessert because you can use any seasonal fruit you like.
Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
If you’re looking for an essential Easter dessert, this Rhubarb Cornmeal Cake with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream is it. Don’t hold back with the maple cinnamon whipped cream – it is dessert after all. Cornmeal gives the crumb a porridge-like texture, and the reduced sugar content makes this cake a great choice for dessert or a snack.
Floral Vegan Shortbread
If large slices of cake aren’t your thing for Easter dessert, try baking these four ingredient flower cookies. Topped with edible flowers, the petals on the cookies will add a beautiful, colourful touch to your Easter table.