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Easter Desserts

From almond cheesecake bars to triple layer chocolate cake, tortes, and crumbles, try one of these crowd-pleasing Easter desserts.

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This cake is incredibly moist and dense, which makes it ideal for chilling and cutting up ahead of time to serve as bars at social events. Mom is always asked for this recipe. —Krista Smith Kliebenstein, Broomfield, Colorado
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Chocolate Pecan Torte

Chocolate Pecan Torte

Chocolate Pecan Torte

This impressive dessert looks lovely on a buffet table. It takes some time to prepare, but it’s worth the effort. —Lois Schlickau, Haven, Kansas

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

Frozen Raspberry Cheesecake

I got this recipe from my sister years ago and like to fix it when times are rushed. It's fancy enough for the most special occasions but so easy to prepare with ingredients I always have on hand. Try varying the juices and fruits. —Donna Rear, Red Deer, Alberta

Poppy Seed Citrus Cake

Poppy Seed Citrus Cake

Poppy Seed Citrus Cake

“My youngest daughter loves anything with lemon and this is her favorite cake," writes Charolette Westfall from Houston, Texas. "It's refreshing and a delight for spring! Also perfect for Easter and easy to pack for early picnics.”
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Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

Easter Bunny Carrot Cake

At Easter, I hop to it and bake this delectable moist cake in a bunny-shaped pan. I've taught myself a few cake decorating techniques from a book and have fun dabbling. Even a beginner can trim this sweet rabbit! -Vikki Rebholz, West Chester, Ohio

Linzertorte

Linzertorte

Linzertorte

My Austrian grandmother made this nutty jam-filled dessert only at Christmastime. So did my mother, and now I'm proud to carry on the tasty tradition. It's a great way to end a holiday meal.

Coconut Fruitcake Cookies

Coconut Fruitcake Cookies

Coconut Fruitcake Cookies

Brimming with candied fruit, coconut and pecans, these sweet morsels resemble fruitcakes. My grandmother would bake and serve the cookies in decorated miniature paper or foil muffin liners, and I have carried on the tradition.

Cream Cheese Clouds

Cream Cheese Clouds

Cream Cheese Clouds

This attractive dessert is like a meringue but without all the fuss. The "clouds" are made the night before and quickly filled just before and quickly filled just before serving. In a pinch, I've used canned pie filling for the fresh strawberries.

Orange Date Pound Cake

Orange Date Pound Cake

Orange Date Pound Cake

Loaded with chewy dates and crunchy pecans, this cake is a "must" to take to family gatherings. The sweet and zesty orange sauce tops it off just right. This cake slices nicely and looks so appetizing served on a pretty plate.

Coconut Rocky Road Treats

Coconut Rocky Road Treats

Coconut Rocky Road Treats

This recipe was given to me by my sister who has baked these treats for Christmas for many years.—Dawn Supina, Edmonton, Alberta

Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

Tangy Lemon Cheesecake

This dessert gets added spark from a gingersnap crust and a luscious lemon sauce. The mix of sweet and tart is unexpected and delightful. I came up with the recipe based on several others I encountered on a trip to California with my husband for our 15th anniversary.

Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

Ricotta Cheesecake

When I was a nurse, my coworkers and I regularly swapped recipes during lunch breaks. This creamy cheesecake was one of the best I received. —Georgiann Franklin, Canfield, Ohio
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