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Easter Desserts

Brighten your Easter table with these fun and creative recipes for lamb cakes, carrot cakes, and Easter bunny cupcakes.

Easter desserts are fun to make and decorate. Try some of these colorful and creative ideas!

Lamb Cakes

Lamb cakes are a traditional Easter centerpiece symbolizing spring and fertility. You can still find the molds in stores today. They are traditionally made with pound cake but your favorite cake mix will work just as well. Decorate with shredded coconut for a wooly coat.

Carrot Cakes

Carrot cakes are very popular at Easter time. They make a lovely addition to a brunch buffet. Decorate with orange frosting "carrots" for a festive look.

Bunny Cakes

Cut an 8-inch cake layer in half. Sandwich the layers with frosting and then position the cake on its flat edge to frost the body.

  • Cut a notch into the cake behind the "head" to help define the body.
  • Decorate with shredded coconut for the fur.
  • Use toasted coconut for a brown bunny.
  • To make ears, flatten a large marshmallow and use scissors to cut it in half diagonally.
  • Cut another marshmallow in half and press the rounds into the frosting to create cheeks.
  • Miniature marshmallows make cute little bunny teeth. Jelly beans make great eyes and noses.


Cupcakes are a treat for all ages. Dye shredded coconut green to look like Easter grass and sprinkle on top of the frosting. Place candies in the center like an Easter basket. Use candy and marshmallows to make cute animal faces or flowers. Cupcakes are so much fun to make and serve!

Easter Cookies

Frosted sugar cookies are great for any occasion. Decorate them with flowers to celebrate the coming of spring. Cut out oval shapes and decorate to look like Easter eggs. Bunnies and chicks are also cute. Get the kids involved for a fun holiday project!

Get recipes, videos, how-tos, and loads of ideas in our ulitimate guide to Easter.

    Mar. 31, 2010 9:35 am
    yummy yummy in my tummy
    Mar. 31, 2010 9:36 am
    great easter desserts
    Mar. 31, 2010 9:45 am
    we need to make chocolate peanut- butter cups with cherry in the middle of it davidlcaldwell1
    Mar. 31, 2010 10:06 am
    Just a clarification about the Lamb cakes. Christians celebrate Easter with Lamb cakes representing Jesus the Lamb of God. They are a great addition to our Easter parties!
    Apr. 1, 2010 4:54 am
    Thanks you cloudwatcher! That is exactly why lamb cakes are used in Easter celebration! They are adorable too :)
    Apr. 1, 2010 10:20 pm
    SOOOO AGREE!! Easter ranks right up there with Christmas!its all because of THE LAMB- Happy Easter everyone!!was going to try bunny cake,but think i will do both one with each one of my girls!anyone have a suggestion of what kind of tip to use for icing-- girls don't eat coconut.
    Apr. 2, 2010 9:58 am
    To Monavie4life you can use a star tip on the Lamb cake. I used to make 2 of them every year for our family's St Joseph altar and never used coconut.
    Apr. 3, 2010 4:37 am
    HAPPY EASTER everyone! I know it's not Easter yet. My daughter wants me to make the chocolate bunnies with pbutter. Don't know what I'll cook for Easter yet. I'm going to the grocery store today.
    Apr. 3, 2010 7:14 am
    monavie4life, you said your daughters dont like coconut. for my children In the past years Ive used almonds, chocolate slices, marshmallow fluff, and Ive even used jelly beans just sprinkle them on there they love it!
    Apr. 3, 2010 4:04 pm
    Made the bunny cake today, sooo.... cute and simple. I added my own touch by making baby bunnies. With the extra cake batter I baked two small rounds (in ramikins) and turned them into little bunnies using the same technique.:)
    Apr. 7, 2011 6:51 am
    Thank you Cloudwatcher. Our Lamb of God is the reason for the season!
    Apr. 19, 2011 8:11 pm
    To carry the lamb theme we do a lamb roast since Jesus is the final passover lamb, as well as the lamb of God. We also talk about the sweetness of the gift of eternal life while we make dessert. We also hide some empty eggs since the tomb was empty on Easter morning.
    Apr. 20, 2011 2:59 pm
    wow these all sound so yummy but they seem hard i have no cooking expirence what should i do?
    Mar. 11, 2013 3:28 pm
    OMGoodness!! I love the bunny cakes! I have to copy Alison and make little baby bunnies too. The kids will love it. Thanks Everyone. I ALWAYS find what I'm looking for here. :)
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