18 Easter Desserts

It wouldn’t be a proper holiday without one (or more!) of these conversation-stopping Easter cakes, cupcakes, pies, tarts, and other celebrations of spring.

Kulich

This towering traditional Easter bread bedecked with icing and sprinkles is easily recognizable. A hint of cardamom and saffron along with a dreamily delicate texture are what leave a lasting impression.
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Victoria Sponge Cake

This cake, a nod not just to Queen Victoria but British sensibility, defines the very notion of simple yet sophisticated.
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Hoosier Sugar Cream Pie

Strange how such a sweetly stunning sensation can be just sugar, cream, flour, and vanilla. Couldn't be easier—or more enticing.
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Ina Garten's Lemon Cake

Know when you taste something and can't help but pause and sigh with content? This subtly sweet lemon cake does that to us each and every darn time.
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Crystallized Flowers

Because mom loves flowers, sweets, and beautifiul things. Can you just imagine these delicate little lovelies strewn across her fave cake?!
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Coconut Cupcakes

Kids can't resist these sweet little somethings. That includes the kid in all of us.
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Hummingbird Cake

This Southern classic is an oh so sweet and charming stack of pineapple, coconut, bananas, and pecans slathered with cream cheese frosting.
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Coconut Panna Cotta

"The easiest panna cotta I have made." "Absolutely delicious." "Very dangerous." That's what folks are saying about this dessert.
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Lemon Meringue Tart

Let loose with some fanciful flourishes in fashioning this lovely lemon meringue pie-inspired tart with a nutty crust, a creamy lemon curd, and billows of meringue.
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Brown Betty Bakery Coconut Cake

Dubbed Company's Comin' Coconut Cake, this beauty of a pound cake will have you dreaming up excuses to bake dessert. Even if for no other reason than you want it.
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Chess Pie

If in the beginning there was pie, it was probably chess pie seeing as it comes together soooooo simply from pantry staples.
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Classic Shortbread Cookies

Tender and delicate and buttery and spectacularly simple, just as classic shortbread cookies ought to be.
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Coconut Cream Pie

A retro classic with a velvety coconut custard buried beneath billows of sweet, luscious, airy meringue and cushioned by a tender, flaky, buttery lard crust. You're welcome.
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Cream-Filled Meringue Cookies

These perfect little meringue cookies sandwich a dreamy whipped cream filling and are so airy they literally dissipate into nothing but loveliness.
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Coconut Angel Food Cake

Not just the stuff of sweet memories, angel food cake is still in fashion—and still fashionably simple to whip up. Truly heaven sent.
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Coconut Crème Brûlée Tart

This luscious, silken, subtly flavored coconut tart is topped with a delicate burnt-sugar crust borrowed from crème brûlée, that shatters when sliced.
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Hot Cross Buns

Traditionally sold in bakeries on Good Friday, hot cross buns are little currant-filled rolls that are slightly sweet and richly tender and oh so hard to resist. And even better when made at home.
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Lemon Meringue Pie

An almost-but-not-quite-classic rendition of lemon meringue pie that's a lot less effort than you’d expect. And more payback than you can imagine in terms of its perfectly balanced sweetly tart lemon custard.
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