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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.

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.

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

Chocolate Strawberry Torte

The gorgeous torte combines two great ingredients—chocolate and strawberries. —Paula Magnus, Republic, Washington

Easter Sugar Cookies

Easter Sugar Cookies

Easter Sugar Cookies

Cream cheese contributes to the rich taste of these melt-in-your-mouth cookies shared by Julie Brunette of Green Bay, Wisconsin. "They have such nice flavor, you can skip the frosting and sprinkle them with colored sugar for a change," she suggests.
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Moist Lemon Tea Cakes

Moist Lemon Tea Cakes

Moist Lemon Tea Cakes

Whenever I serve these lovely bite-size glazed cakes, they get rave reviews...and I get requests for the recipe. Lemon and cream cheese make for a winning combination.—Charlene Crump, Montgomery, Alabama

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

Banana Cupcakes

This recipe was given to me by my mother, and I've since handed it down to my daughters. The moist cupcakes are topped with frosting that comes together in no time. And if you'd like even more banana taste, stir some mashed banana into it. —Wanda Thole, Leonard, Minnesota

Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

Homemade Chocolate Easter Eggs

This recipe is over 35 years old. My home economics teacher in high school had us make the eggs as a class project—and the candies have been a big hit ever since.—Julie Warren, Conyers, Georgia

Kiwi Pineapple Cheesecake

Kiwi Pineapple Cheesecake

Kiwi Pineapple Cheesecake

"When I was a teacher, this dessert was the one co-workers and my students requested most often, says Kimie Taziri of Fort Collins, Colorado. "It's light and refreshing and very easy to make."

Chewy Date Cookies

Chewy Date Cookies

Chewy Date Cookies

Brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon peel and chewy dates make a memorable flavor combination in this old-fashioned favorite, which comes straight from our Test Kitchen ovens. Ideal as a light dessert or slimmed-down snack the sweet treats won't last long in your cookie jar!

White Chocolate Strawberry Torte

White Chocolate Strawberry Torte

White Chocolate Strawberry Torte

"This decadent dessert has proved popular at family gatherings," says Denise McNab of Warington, Pennsylvania.

Cool Strawberry Cream

Cool Strawberry Cream

Cool Strawberry Cream

"This fruity luscious dessert makes a wonderful ending to a special dinner," says Joyce Cooper of Mount Forest, Ontario. "When fresh strawberries are not available, I substitute frozen unsweetened berries, thawed and drained."

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut. -Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado
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