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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Frosted Carrot Bars

Frosted Carrot Bars

Frosted Carrot Bars

Rich in flavor, these luscious bars are extra moist, thanks to a secret ingredient—baby food! "I add two jars of pureed carrots to the batter," reveals Rita Pearl of Norwalk Iowa. "The baby food makes the dessert melt in your mouth."—Rita Pearl, Norwalk, Iowa

Banana Pecan Torte

Banana Pecan Torte

Banana Pecan Torte

The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree, so this recipe definitely represents my area. A friend shared the recipe with me. It's been in her family for years and years.

Yum-Yum Cake

Yum-Yum Cake

Yum-Yum Cake

This cake has been a family favorite ever since my mom received the recipe from a neighbor. My husband's co-workers ask him to bring this cake for his birthday treat every year! —Teresa Marchese, New Berlin, Wisconsin

Pineapple Breeze Torte

Pineapple Breeze Torte

Pineapple Breeze Torte

This lovely, torte from Barbara Joyner of Franklin, Virginia features lady fingers, a creamy filling and a crushed pineapple topping that would be great for the holidays. “It's a special treat for my large family, and a must at Christmas and Easter,” she relates.

Almond Rice with Raspberry Sauce

Almond Rice with Raspberry Sauce

Almond Rice with Raspberry Sauce

It simply wouldn't be Christmas in our family without this old-fashioned dessert. Cool and creamy, it looks beautiful drizzled with the tart raspberry sauce.

Coconut Cream Eggs

Coconut Cream Eggs

Coconut Cream Eggs

"The filling of these homemade chocolate Easter eggs is wonderful creamy and not too sweet," notes Janet Galasso of Lehighton, Pennsylvania.

Lime Angel Food Cake

Lime Angel Food Cake

Lime Angel Food Cake

It's fun to start with a purchased angel food cake and turn out a pretty and special dessert. A lovely lime cream frosting is the key to this dressy, flavorful creation. It went over big at my husband's family reunion.

Apricot Swirl Cheesecake

Apricot Swirl Cheesecake

Apricot Swirl Cheesecake

I've always loved to cook and try new dishes. But there are just some recipes—like this fancy cheesecake—that I turn to time after time. This is a favorite of family and friends. —Ardyth Voss, Rosholt, South Dakota

Decadent Fudge Cake

Decadent Fudge Cake

Decadent Fudge Cake

Everyone I serve it to seems to love the rich chocolate flavor of this attractive cake. My husband of 36 years and I have one married son and two granddaughters.

Festive Fruit Tart

Festive Fruit Tart

Festive Fruit Tart

"Wow!" is what you'll hear when you serve this impressive dessert to company. "The tart is not only pretty, it's also easy to make," notes Nancy Adams of Hancock, New Hampshire.

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Raspberry Key Lime Crepes

Key lime juice turns cream cheese into the refreshing filling for these berry crepes. Sometimes, I even pipe the sweet filling into phyllo-dough cones that I bake separately. –Wolfgang Hanau of West Palm Beach, Florida
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