18 Fantastic Easter Desserts You Should Try

We’re just a handful of days away from Easter and it’s a reminder of all things fresh and new. The traditions that come along with each holiday are part of what make them so special, not necessarily the activities themselves, but the significance of each one and the chance to enjoy them together. We all celebrate in a different way, maybe it’s a sunrise worship service or an Easter Egg hunt with the kids, or a decadent brunch. However we choose to celebrate, there will be together time and there will be food! And it won’t be any old dish, it will be something special, and that’s why I’ve gathered 18 fantastic Easter desserts for your celebration this weekend.

18 Fantastic Easter Desserts

18 Fantastic Easter Desserts

It’s always nice to have new options to add to some of those traditions, so we’ve found several types of yummy Easter desserts to add to your menu and grocery list this week. Some are more traditional, some are the perfect combination of quick and impressive, others involve fresh fruits and then I’ve even thrown in a few the kids can do with you. Whichever you choose, there are plenty of options to enjoy making and eating together!

For those who love the fresh taste of fruit in dessert

Strawberry Pie – This is a classic that you can never really go wrong with.

Pound Cake  with fresh berries and whipped cream – There are so many beautiful and tasty ways to serve this crowd pleaser.

Lemonade Cake – A personal favorite of mine.

Grilled Pineapple Dessert – A dessert that can be made on the grill and involves fruit is a perfect way to welcome spring.

Strawberry Shortcake – Another fun dessert with fresh strawberries.

Cherry Limeade Cake – Tasty, not fussy to make and it looks beautiful.

For those who want to get the kids involved

Meyer Lemon Pies – This one literally only has 3 ingredients.

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding – Have you ever met a kid who doesn’t love pudding or Nutter Butters?

Double Chocolate Mousse – A recipe that starts with brownie mix, chocolate mousse, and whipped cream is sure to impress those gathered around the table when the kids announce that they made it.

Coconut Cream Chocolate Dessert – There are several steps for this one, but each one is quick, making it fun for the kids to help create and serve.

For those who need to save time or oven space

Easy Pineapple Carrot Cake  – It’s Carrot Cake with the word Easy in front of it, which makes it a great option with all the other cooking for your dinner

Key Lime Mousse – A fresh, fruity dessert than can be prepped and ready ahead of time

Lemon Cheesecake Dessert -Easy, fresh and perfect for warm spring Easters!

Tuxedo Bars – These bars are made in a 9 x 13 pan and start with a cake mix, so they save lots of time, and the kids can even help

Chocolate Cheesecake – This cheesecake can be made in the crock pot, and you don’t have to be a Cheesecake expert to make it either.

For those who want something extra special

Pavlova with Lemon Curd and Fresh Berries – It may surprise you to find Pavlova included on several traditional Easter Dessert menus until you see this light beauty with a delicious ingredient list!

Baked Pineapple Dessert – One of those desserts that look way more complicated than it really is, and is great for Easter!

Zucchini carrot cake – You simply have to include carrots on the Easter menu somehow!

Coconut Pineapple Crisp with coconut macadamia nut ice cream – This recipe is great for those who are sensitive to gluten, and having a tasty dessert is quite a treat for those on special diets

Now it’s your turn …

Now all that’s left to do is pick your favorite Easter Dessert! The hard part is picking just one to create the sweetest final course to your Easter meal. Go ahead and pin the lovely  Easter desserts below. Keep it in your Pinterest board to find all these yummy desserts again for your next special event. Even if that event is a family dinner on a Tuesday night. When family and friends are gathered around the table it’s a meal worth celebrating!
18 fantastic Easter desserts

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Blueberry Coffee Cake

Coffee cake in the slow cooker? Yes indeed! The trick to baking this Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Blueberry Coffee Cake is to find a souffle pan that will fit in your slow cooker. You should find a 2 quart round souffle dish fits well in a 5 quart slow cooker.

The cake will cook in a water bath. Once the batter is made and is in the souffle dish, place the souffle dish in the slow cooker. You will then pour hot water around the souffle dish like the picture below:

This recipe calls for whole wheat white flour. If you have never cooked with it before, it is lighter than whole wheat flour. It can be found in most grocers and is a great way to introduce your family to whole grains. However, if all you have is unbleached all-purpose flour, feel free to substitute.

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Blueberry Coffee Cake
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried lemon peel
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup canola oil
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries
  1. Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and lemon peel in a large bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the egg, sour cream and canola oil.
  3. Mix the wet ingredients until the dry ingredients until well combined. Gently stir in the blueberries.
  4. Coat a 2 quart souffle pan with cooking spray. Add the batter. Lower into the slow cooker. Cover with a piece of foil and wrap tightly so no water gets into batter.
  5. Pour 2 cups of hot water into the slow cooker.
  6. Set the slow cooker to high and cook for 3 to 3½ hours.
  7. When baked, turn cake upside down onto a wire rack. Allow to cool.
  8. Dust with powdered sugar if desired before serving.

NOTE: I have cooked this coffee cake on low for 8 hours. HOWEVER, you will need to add additional water to the slow cooker. If the slow cooker runs out of water while it is on, you run the danger of having the crock crack.