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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.

Lemon Coconut Cake

Lemon Coconut Cake

Lemon Coconut Cake

“If you’re pressed for time, use a white cake mix and dress it up with the filling and frosting from this recipe,” suggests field editor LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma. “This is a lovely dessert for spring and summer.”

Candy Easter Eggs

Candy Easter Eggs

Candy Easter Eggs

I got this delightful a old fashioned recipe from my mother-in-law. She produced many variations from this basic recipe, combining different flavored extracts with specific coloring. —Theresa Stewart Melfort, Saskatchewan

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Chocolate Eggs

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Chocolate Eggs

Peanut Butter and Marshmallow Chocolate Eggs

"This recipe came from my mother-in-law, who gives a basket of homemade Easter candy to each of her children and grandchildren," says Robin Perry from her home in Seneca, Pennsylvania.
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Nutty Poppy Seed Torte with Creamy Mocha Frosting

Nutty Poppy Seed Torte with Creamy Mocha Frosting

Nutty Poppy Seed Torte with Creamy Mocha Frosting

Mom’s attractive two-layer poppy seed cake has a sweet, nutty filling and a creamy mocha frosting. It takes a little time to prepare, but everyone will agree that it’s worth the extra effort.—Emma Rea, Columbia, South Carolina

Orange Coconut Meringue Pie

Orange Coconut Meringue Pie

Orange Coconut Meringue Pie

I have won first place in two cream pie competitions with this recipe. It’s one of my absolute favorites.

Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell

Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell

Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell

A delicious and different dessert, this lemon pie is a part of all our family's special occasions. Typically, I prepare it the day before and refrigerate overnight. Still, its sunny yellow filling and creamy topping make me want to dive right in.

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake

I'm an avid recipe collector and can't recall where I found this one. I do know its delicate flavor is well received whenever I make it for a special occasion.

Bird's Nests

Bird's Nests

Bird's Nests

To celebrate the arrival of spring, our Test Kitchen shaped chocolate-coated chow mein noodles into nests, then filled them with jelly bean "eggs". You may want to make a double batch because they're bound to fly off your table!

Meringue Bunnies

Meringue Bunnies

Meringue Bunnies

These cute cookies are a great addition to your table when entertaining at Easter. Enlist the kids to help shape the bunnies. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Springtime Strawberry Bars

Springtime Strawberry Bars

Springtime Strawberry Bars

Warmer weather calls for a lighter dessert like these fruity bars. The recipe makes a big batch, so it's perfect for company.

White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies

White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies

White Chocolate Easter Egg Candies

Candy making can be easy! Have kids help roll the candies in sprinkles, colored sugar or jimmies. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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