Easter Desserts: 14 Of Our Favorite Recipes

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Easter will be here before you know it, and if you're starting to plan your dessert menu, we have plenty of beautiful and delicious options your fellow diners will love.

Clinton Kelly's Orange Olive Oil Cake

Clinton Kelly's Orange Olive Oil Cake
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Purity of flavor comes shining through in this simple olive oil cake from Clinton Kelly, host of Food Network’s "Spring Baking Championship."

Watch him make it in the video above.

Carrot Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting

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Chef Curtis Stone calls this Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting "the best frosting I've ever, ever come across."

2-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

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You'll be eating these 2-ingredient coconut macaroons from former staffer Grant Melton while you're making them—we guarantee it.

Sesame Coffee Cake Made With Tahini + Spiced Crumbly Topping

sesame coffee cake
Molly On The Range

This easy, super-moist coffee cake from Food Network star Molly Yeh is made with tahini for a rich, nutty, toasty twist.

Fake-Out Cheesecake


Rach's fake-out cheesecake is a quick + easy no-bake option for when you're craving the rich dessert but are short on time.

Lemon-Buttermilk Pound Cake

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This slightly sweet and tart pound cake from Chef Christopher Kimball is perfect for Easter brunch.

Chocolate Cream Egg Croissants

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If you love those fancy chocolate croissants at pastry shops (Pain au Chocolat as the French say), we're showing you how to kick it up a notch by baking a crème egg candy inside a croissant. And it's a lot easier than you might think!

Coconutty Bunny Cake

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The recipe for this adorable and festive cake comes to us from Rach's sister Maria, who is the baker of the family. This is a great surprise to make for any kids in your life.

Peep Crispy Treats

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This is kind of amazing and is sure to wow your kids, your kids' friends, and even your kids' friends' moms. You just melt marshmallow Peeps in the microwave, mix with butter and Rice Krispies, then layer in a loaf pan in alternating colors to make the rainbow treats.

Berries and Cream Parfait

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This berry and cream dessert makes for a dramatic and beautiful presentation that will elevate any holiday table.

Banana Split Ice Cream Cake

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This recipe combines two classic desserts — store-bought ice cream sandwiches and banana splits — into one jaw-droppingly-good cake. Top it all with peanuts and what you'll get is pure happiness.

Peanut Butter Bunny Cups

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This is one you can make with your kids. You basically just cut the ears off a hollow chocolate bunny, then fill the bunny with some peanut butter mousse. A bunny with a hidden surprise — how fun!

No-Measure Yogurt Cake With Lemon Poppy Seed Glaze

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Many people are turned off by baking because of all that precise measuring you have to do. For those who are looking for an easy (and delicious) shortcut, try this no-measure yogurt cake, which, as you might guess, requires no measuring cups or spoons. You can thank us later.

Hoppin' Bunny Shakes

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Warning – this drink is only for the adults' table! Blend up a chocolate bunny with coffee ice cream, espresso, Kahlua and vodka... Happy Easter, indeed!

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