Find the perfect ending to your Easter feast with these light and fresh springtime desserts.
Make your Easter menu memorable by ending on a sweet note. From cookies to cakes, our Easter desserts are fresh, bright, and
pretty enough for your holiday table.
If you can't decide whether you want vanilla or chocolate, this Black and White Angel Food Cake is just for you. Beaten egg whites create the light, airy texture of this classic dessert.
View Recipe: Black and White Angel Food Cake
Matzo and almond flour sponge cake is delightful—floral and sweet, with lemon, orange, and tangy berries.
View Recipe: Sponge Cake with Orange Curd and Strawberries
When it comes to creamy, dreamy coconut pie, never settle for anything less than mile-high. We fluff up the flavor, deploy
an Italian meringue, and re-create a blue-ribbon dessert that won't march your diet into madness (learn how our Test Kitchen made over this recipe).
View Recipe: Coconut Cream Pie
This lighter twist on traditional carrot cake features a tender cake packed with grated carrot, juicy pineapple, flaked coconut,
and chopped pecans. Cream cheese frosting and a garnish of grated carrot tops the cake.
View Recipe: Carrot Cake
Whip up this easy crowd-favorite in a matter of minutes for a light dessert that's deliciously sweet and tangy.
View Recipe: Easy Lemon Squares
Bursting with fragrance, mint adds dimension and seasonal flavor to chocolate pudding.
Prep Tip: Unless milk is stabilized with a thickener such as flour or cornstarch, it will “break,” or curdle, when it becomes too hot; that’s why it’s important to watch the temperature as you’re cooking the custard. Also make sure and cover the surface of the pudding with plastic wrap (with the wrap actually touching the pudding) to avoid a skin forming.
View Recipe: Chocolate-Mint Pudding
Rather than knocking you out with fake coconut extract overtones, this towering, tender cake offers balanced flavor and nutrition—two
things you can feel good about when serving a slice to your lucky guests.
View Recipe: Fresh Coconut Cake
A classic southern dessert gets a boozy finish when topped with our delectable bourbon cream. Gingersnaps stand in for traditional
vanilla wafers giving the pudding a spicy edge of sophistication.
View Recipe: Gingery Banana Pudding with Bourbon Cream
This reader-favorite pound cake is perfect for making ahead. Simply bake the cake (omitting the glaze) and freeze until ready
to serve. After it's thawed, drizzle the glaze over the top of the cake.
View Recipe: Sour Cream-Lemon Pound Cake
Mashed ripe banana adds moistness to this springtime cake while a hint of lemon in the cream cheese frosting provides just
the right amount of tartness.
View Recipe: Banana-Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting
Here's a case where you want your soufflés to fall. As they do, the lemon flavor intensifies, and the texture becomes almost
cakelike. Any berries will work in place of the strawberries for the compote.
View Recipe: Lemon Cloud with Strawberry-Mint Compote
Perfect for brunch, this light cake features sweet, seasonal berries and a lemony glaze. Garnish with ribbons of lemon rind
and fresh blueberries.
View Recipe: Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake
Make a nonalcoholic version of this grown-up ice cream by substituting cranberry juice cocktail for the wine.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Rhubarb Ice Cream
Channel the tropics with these cheesecake bars that feature fresh, in-season pineapple. This recipe uses a small amount of
coconut flour, which is slightly sweet, high in fiber (3 grams per tablespoon), and gluten-free. Look for it in health-food
stores or order online from Bob's Red Mill. You also can substitute an equal amount of all-purpose flour.
View Recipe: Piña Colada Cheesecake Bars
Boiling coffee down to a concentrated syrup, then mixing it with milk in an airy chiffon filling makes this chocolate-graham-cracker-crusted
pie a dessert that's sure to give you a buzz.
View Recipe: Café au Lait Chiffon Pie
Nestled in a creamy filling and crumbly graham cracker crust, strawberries shine in this delectable tart.
View Recipe: Strawberry-Almond Cream Tart
Based on the classic whoopie pie, these soft sandwich cookies provide all the pleasures of traditional carrot cake in a fun-to-eat
package, including the thick, tangy cream cheese frosting—especially the cream cheese frosting.
View Recipe: Carrot Cake Sandwich Cookies