Cute Easter Dessert Ideas

THESE SWEET TREATS ARE PERFECT FOR ANY BUNNY’S EASTER BASKET

Duff Goldman’s Easter Bunny Carrot Cake
Duff Goldman | Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Easter may conjure up visions of springtime and bunnies, but for us, it’s all about the sweets! While there will always be a place in our heart for Easter candy like jelly beans, Cadbury Creme Eggs, and Peeps, these convenience store treats never quite live up to how we remember them tasting in our childhood. Thankfully, there’s a whole world of stunning Easter desserts handmade by some of America’s top bakers!

What Desserts Do People Eat for Easter?

There aren’t too many traditional Easter desserts, like, for example, Buche De Noel for Christmas. As long as it seems springy (and ideally incorporates some pastel colors), anything goes! That said, there are a handful of desserts that are usually traditionally enjoyed around Eastertime: 

  • Chocolate Bunnies
  • Chocolate Easter Eggs
  • Hot Cross Buns
  • Icing-Topped Easter Cookies
  • Simnel Cake (British fruitcake layered with marzipan)
  • Colomba Pasquale (Italian sweet bread similar to panettone)
  • Capirotada (Mexican bread pudding)

Festive Easter Cakes & Cupcakes

Misha’s Cupcakes’ Peeps Easter Cake

Misha’s Cupcakes’ Peeps Easter Cake

Misha’s has seven locations throughout Miami and they’re freshly baking more than 10,000 cupcakes every day, but it began back in 2005, when founder Misha Kuryla started making them in her home kitchen as gifts to friends and family. To make this Peeps Easter Cake, two layers of vanilla cake are frosted with ombre yellow buttercream and topped with sweet marshmallow.

Junior’s Easter Egg Cheesecake

Junior’s Easter Egg Cheesecake

Junior’s is a world-renowned Brooklyn landmark, and it’s best known for its light and super-creamy cheesecake. To make this stunning Easter egg centerpiece, classic Junior’s cheesecake is coated with chocolate ganache and decorated by hand. 

We Take the Cake’s Bouquet Cupcakes

We Take the Cake’s Bouquet Cupcakes

At Fort Lauderdale’s We Take the Cake, each cake and cupcake is crafted by hand with the best ingredients. To make these elegant Bouquet Cupcakes, rich chocolate and golden butter cupcakes are topped with colorful buttercream flowers.

We Take the Cake’s Funny Bunny Easter Cake

We Take the Cake’s Funny Bunny Easter Cake

Another show-stopping creation from We Take the Cake, this Funny Bunny Easter Cake is made by layering light and fresh strawberry cake with a cream cheese & fresh strawberry filling and frosting it with white buttercream. Bunny ears complete the cake!

Duff Goldman’s Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Duff Goldman’s Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Hoppity hop into Easter with this Duff Goldman four-layer carrot cake filled with vanilla cream cheese frosting! From none other than the Ice of Cakes himself, it’s decorated with white buttercream, buttercream eyes, fondant ears, and buttercream roses, and presented on a silver board for an extra special touch.

Ovenly’s Lemon Lavender Cake

Ovenly’s Lemon Lavender Cake

Ovenly is a women-led, award-winning bakery and cafe based in New York City. To make this sweet & springy Lemon Lavender Cake, classic vanilla cake is filled with housemade tart lemon curd and topped with lavender buttercream.

Misha’s Cupcakes’ Speckled Easter Egg Cake

Misha’s Cupcakes’ Speckled Easter Egg Cake

Another whimsical masterpiece from Misha’s, this Speckled Easter Egg Cake is two layers of chocolate cake, frosted with robin’s egg blue buttercream and topped with a toasted coconut nest of candy Easter eggs!

Erin McKenna’s Bakery’s Vegan + Gluten-Free Easter Bunny Booty Cake

Erin McKenna’s Bakery’s Vegan + Gluten-Free Easter Bunny Booty Cake

It’s a bunny butt! Since its founding in New York in 2005, Erin McKenna’s Bakery has become renowned for its vegan, gluten-free desserts. This Easter Bunny Booty Cake is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face, and it’s available in both brownie chocolate and vanilla flavors.

The Cheesecake Girl’s Reese’s Easter Egg Cheesecake

The Cheesecake Girl’s Reese’s Easter Egg Cheesecake

For a seriously decadent Easter dessert, look no further than the always-dependable Cheesecake Girl, turning out endlessly creative homemade cheesecakes with a buttery shortbread crust. This Reese’s Easter Egg Cheesecake has a chocolate shortbread crust, a layer of Reese’s Eggs, and peanut butter Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup cheesecake, and is topped with chocolate ganache and more Reese’s Eggs!

Fun & Fancy Easter Cookies

The Goddess & Grocer’s Tic-Tac-Toe Easter Cookie Board Game

The Goddess & Grocer’s Tic-Tac-Toe Easter Cookie Board Game

In 1990 A-list catered Debbie Sharpe settled in Chicago and opened several critically acclaimed restaurants, and in 2004 she realized her dream of opening an Australian-style cafe, called The Goddess & Grocer. This Tic-Tac-Toe Easter Cookie Board Game redefines playing with your food: it includes an edible cookie board and cookie “game pieces”!

Bread & Roses Bakery’s Easter Cookies

Bread & Roses Bakery’s Easter Cookies

Bread & Roses Bakery started out in a tiny 400 square-foot alley shop in Ogunquit, Maine, in 1989, and today it’s renowned as one of the best bakeries in the state. These nostalgic Easter cookies are made from scratch with Cabot butter, King Arthur Flour, and other quality ingredients. These Easter sugar cookies are decorated in spring-like colors and pastels.

Cookies & Schmear’s Hippity Hop Easter Egg Cookies

Cookies & Schmear’s Hippity Hop Easter Egg Cookies

A third-generation pastry chef, Cookies and Schmear founder Julia Sandberg started baking cookies “schmeared” with indulgent icings as a hobby, and they proved to be so popular that she went all-in in 2016. These Hippity Hop Easter Egg Cookies are loaded with milk & dark chocolate chips and colorful egg-shaped chocolate bonbons and topped with your choice of four frostings.

Mini Melanie’s Easter Cookie Decorating Kit

Mini Melanie’s Easter Cookie Decorating Kit

Brooklyn bakery Mini Melanie was founded in 2015 by sisters Diana Moss and Melanie Moss, a former pastry chef at New York’s Babbo and Blue Hill at Stone Barns. This Cookie Decorating Kit includes everything you need to frost and decorate your own fresh-baked Easter cookies.

Daniel Boulud Kitchen’s Bake-at-Home Easter Sugar Cookie Kit

Daniel Boulud Kitchen’s Bake-at-Home Easter Sugar Cookie Kit

If you’d prefer to bake your cookies from scratch, look no further than Daniel Boulud Kitchen’s Bake-at-Home Easter Sugar Cookie Kit. From one of America’s most renowned French chefs, each kit includes enough brown sugar sablé cookie dough for 20 cookies, Easter egg and Easter bunny shaped cookie cutters, and royal icing in a variety of spring colors to decorate at home.

Zola Bakes’ Easter Rainbow Cookies

Zola Bakes’ Easter Rainbow Cookies

Zola Bakes founder Samantha Zola is putting her own spin on the classic rainbow cookie, with unicorn-inspired colors. This pack of Easter Rainbow Cookies offers a box of rainbow cookies with assorted white and dark chocolate drip and edible Easter decoration.

Big Fat Cookie’s Giant “Spring Forward” Cookies

Big Fat Cookie’s Giant “Spring Forward” Cookies

When we say these cookies are GIANT we mean it — each one is 6 ounces — just shy of half a pound! These cookies are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside, and are meant for sharing. This Giant “Spring Forward” Cookie Box comes in a variety of flavors, including Lemon Brown Butter, Chocolate Chip Toasted Coconut, Oreo Fudge, and M&M Chocolate Chip.

Yummy Easter Treats

Jacques Torres Chocolate’s Easter Bunny Gift Basket

Jacques Torres Chocolate’s Easter Bunny Gift Basket

Jacques Torres (a.k.a. Mr. Chocolate) is a chocolate expert. The world’s most famous chocolatier is famous for his decadent bean-to-bar chocolate made in his Brooklyn chocolate factory, so it goes without saying that his Chocolate Easter Bunny Gift Basket is going to be full of some of the tastiest Easter chocolate treats, including delicious milk & dark chocolate eggs, bunnies, duckies, and bars!

Economy Candy’s Easter Candycare Pack

Economy Candy’s Easter Candycare Pack

Economy Candy is a neighborhood staple on the Lower East Side, going strong since first opening its doors in 1937. With over 2,000 varieties of candy, chocolate, dried fruits and nuts on offer, there’s something for everyone, and their Easter Candycare Pack is overflowing with an assortment of chocolate bunnies, chocolate eggs, jelly beans, fun toys, and other Easter treats.

Daniel Boulud Kitchen’s Artisanal Hand-Painted Chocolate Easter Eggs

Daniel Boulud Kitchen’s Artisanal Hand-Painted Chocolate Easter Eggs

Also from the mind of chef Daniel Boulud, these Artisanal Hand-Painted Chocolate Easter Eggs are presented in a colorful egg carton in flavors including hazelnut praline, 72% dark chocolate ganache, and raspberry ganache.

Flour Bakery’s Hot Cross Buns

Flour Bakery’s Hot Cross Buns

Widely regarded as one of the very best bakeries in America, Boston’s iconic Flour Bakery + Cafe is the creation of legendary pastry chef Joanne Chang, who founded it in 2000 and was awarded the James Beard Award for Outstanding Baker in 2016. Their limited-batch hot cross buns are slightly sweet, soft, spiced buns finished with a crisscross of clove glaze.

Vosges’ Chocolate Mushroom Extraordinaire

Vosges’ Chocolate Mushroom Extraordinaire

Talk about whimsical! Vosges Haut-Chocolat is the brainchild of Katrina Markoff, who was named one of the 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World by National Geographic. Chocolate is her medium for sharing stories from all around the world, and this six-inch, 1.25 pound handmade Chocolate Mushroom Extraordinaire is filled with a soft dark chocolate hazelnut and Chaga mushroom ganache.

Ferrara Bakery’s Easter Combo

Ferrara Bakery’s Easter Combo

With secret recipes that span three centuries, Ferrara is a fifth-generation family-owned bakery that continues to handcraft Italian desserts from the same location in NYC’s Little Italy since 1892. This Easter Assortment includes a pound of assorted Ferrara Italian cookies, a mini Columba Di Pasqua (Easter dove bread), Casatella bread, & mini struffoli.

Settepani’s Traditional Easter Colomba Panettone

Settepani’s Traditional Easter Colomba Panettone

Italian-born chef Nino Settepani opened a traditional Italian bakery, Settepani, in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood in 1992, and it was such a success that a second location has been serving Harlem since 2000. His Traditional Easter Colomba Panettone is a classic Italian treat traditionally enjoyed during the Easter holiday season, flavored with almond and orange peel.

Knipschildt Chocolatier’s Easter Egg Sampler

Knipschildt Chocolatier’s Easter Egg Sampler

Denmark-born chocolatier Fritz Knipschildt is one of America’s most renowned chocolate makers, a true pioneer in the world of artisan chocolate. Open up this Easter Egg Sampler to find nine Easter eggs in three flavors: citrusy passion fruit and dark chocolate ganache, rich hazelnut-milk chocolate ganache, and dark chocolate ganache.

4am Candy Co.’s Giant Easter Candy Cups

4am Candy Co.’s Giant Easter Candy Cups

These handmade artisan peanut butter and candy cups from 4am Candy Co are absolutely massive: they clock in at five ounces each and are about as big as a cupcake! These gigantic Easter Candy Cups are loaded with sweets including Cadbury Eggs, Peeps, Twix, peanut butter eggs, Oreos, and jelly beans!

Tiny Pies’ Bunny & Egg Hand Pies

Tiny Pies’ Bunny & Egg Hand Pies

Founded in 2011, Amanda Bates’ Tiny Pies are made with old family recipes and the highest quality ingredients. In this pack of Easter hand pies, her signature flaky pie crust is shaped into adorable bunny and egg shaped hand pies; four are filled with blueberry filling and four are filled with tart cherry pie filling.

When it comes to Easter, the more sweet treats the better – shop dozens of stunning Easter desserts. And that’s not all: Find all of our Easter foods – both sweet & savory – here. Hoppy Easter!

Dan-Meyers
Dan Myers

Dan Myers is Goldbelly’s Senior Content Manager and Senior Editor of the Goldbelly Blog. He joined Goldbelly in 2020, and as the company’s primary copywriter he also writes copy for all brand marketing initiatives including marketing emails as well as on-page descriptions for all new merchants and products.

Before joining Goldbelly, Dan spent seven years as Deputy Editor for The Daily Meal, a food and drink website. During his time there, he wrote everything from news briefs to major tentpoles including the 101 Best Restaurants in America and the 50 Best Burgers in America, forming a base of knowledge that has served him well at Goldbelly.

Prior to joining The Daily Meal, Dan founded and spent several years running a neighborhood blog called Here’s Park Slope, based out of the neighborhood in Brooklyn. Its primary focus was on the opening and closing of local businesses (especially restaurants), and it was named Brooklyn’s Best Neighborhood Blog by The L Magazine.

Dan graduated from NYU with a degree in Communication & Mass Media, and still lives in Brooklyn with his wife Janie and French Bulldog, Nugget.