Easy Easter Desserts – Cakes Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail… Yes, it’s that time again! Peter Cottontail will be stopping by your house with candy and colored eggs, family will be coming for dinner and when everyone is full and can’t squeeze in one last bite, they will ask about dessert! What will you have waiting for them when they ask? You can spend just as much time in the kitchen making mundane desserts as you can making fun, creative desserts and when everyone “ooohs and aaahs” over your masterpieces, won’t you will feel awesome! Here are a few easy Easter desserts that won’t take too much of your time during this busy holiday, but will look like you spent all day in the kitchen.
Carrot cake with cream cheese icing. Need I say more? Carrots fit right in with that hippity hoppity theme, but this gorgeous cake will be more popular with the adults at your holiday dinner than with the children. This elegant cake has two layers, luscious cream cheese icing, toasted coconut and edible sugar carrots for decoration. Here’s what you will need to put this cake together.
- Your favorite carrot cake mix
- Cream cheese frosting
- sweetened Coconut
- Edible Sugar Carrots (OMG these are so cute!)
- Bake your double layer cake according to instructions
- Frost the top of one layer then put the second layer on top
- Frost the top and sides of the double layer cake
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. On a small baking sheet, spread coconut on pan and bake, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown. This should be approximately 10 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
- Sprinkle toasted coconut around the edges of the cake when the frosting is still fresh (so as to make the coconut stick to the icing)
- Add a ring of edible sugar carrots around the top. (see link above – these are simple and festive)
Beautiful, delicious, unique. This cake has it all and your guests will love cutting themselves a slice to top off Easter dinner. Don’t forget the coffee!
A chocolate cake is always delicious, but a chocolate cake decorated to resemble a bird’s nest is delicious puts us in the mood for spring! Either way you are going to have a yummy dessert, but won’t it look beautiful on your Easter table when you put out your favorite Easter desserts and your chocolate cake has delicious, crackly chocolate buttercream frosting and a candy bird’s nest filling the center. Just a little extra effort and your themed dessert will draw raves from the crowd.
- Your favorite boxed cake mix
- Chocolate buttercream frosting
- Pretzel sticks
- Pastel colored candy eggs
- Bake your favorite cake according to the directions using a Bundt pan, invert and let cool
- Frost your cake with the buttercream frosting, saving a little to use in a #4 decorating tip to pull some “strings” across the cake imitating the look of twigs in a birds nest
- Fill the center of the cake with pretzel sticks and then top with 4 or 5 pastel chocolate eggs.
There you have it. An easy Easter dessert that doesn’t take any extra time than a plain cake and you will enjoy pleasing your family and friends who will be enjoying your special Easter surprise.
This dessert is covered in chocolaty goodness and appeals to my sense of deliciousness! It’s a simple Bundt cake with a dash of pizzazz that makes it worthy of a spot on your Easter dessert table.
- Your favorite boxed cake mix
- Chocolate fudge frosting
- Small pastel colored chocolate candies
- Bake cake in the Bundt pan according to package directions and cool
- Warm the frosting in the microwave so it is melted and pour over the top of your Bundt cake
- Add chocolate candies to the top
I think that may just be the easiest homemade dessert ever! It’s pretty and festive and takes very little effort. That’s always nice when you are pressed for time during the holiday, but want to put something decorative on your table for dessert.
Easy Easter desserts abound and if you can make a regular cake, you can make a decorative one like those above. There are no special skills you have to master and no elaborate classes you must take to make them. Your guests will think you spent all day in the kitchen and only you will know it took just a few extra minutes to create the beautiful desserts that you served. Use the extra time you have to enjoy your family and friends and count your blessings this holiday season.
Easter is the perfect time to get creative and have fun coming up with silly little poems with your kids. Below are some fun Easter pins from my Easter Pinterest Board.
Oh and be sure to check out my recipe for ham pot pie so you’re sure to make something great with your ham leftovers after your Easter meal!