Celebrate the holiday with festive Easter desserts such as bunny cookies, easter egg cookies, strawberry cake, and colorful fruit tarts.
Try this Easter dessert with a simple five-ingredient dough that can be made up to three days ahead and stored in the fridge.
Break out the cookie cutters and let the children create flowers, bunnies, and eggs. The decorated cookies also double as
an attractive table decoration.
Kids will love decorating these simple bunny cupcakes. Start with boxed or grocery store cupcakes then decorate each with
vanilla frosting, green coconut, and bunnie cookies. Kneading together refrigerated sugar cookie dough and flour make it easer
to cut out the bunny shapes.
These coconut nest cookies are basically vanilla meringues made with sweetened, shredded dried coconut. Make a shallow depression
in the center of each cookie before baking, then fill with jelly beans or other Easter candy once the meringues have cooled.
Use this easy, low-fat sugar cookie recipe anytime you want to break out the cookie cutters and have fun in the kitchen. Involve
the children by letting them cut out simple shapes like eggs or try other designs like bunnies and flowers. Arrange the cookies
in a basket for a festive (and edible) centerpiece.
A homemade lemon curd adds bright flavor to the soufflé and perfectly complements the mint and strawberry compote. Enjoy while
strawberries are ripe, or substitute any seasonal berry during the rest of the year.
Five-Spice Toasted-Coconut Cake Roll with Tropical Fruit Compote
Freshly-baked angel food cake rolls easily when still warm. Simply spread with slightly-thawed sorbet, then freeze for at
least one hour. To prepare in advance for Easter, make the cake up to two days ahead, then mix the compote about 20 minutes
Make a sugary (and edible!) table setting with Easter eggs featuring windows of tiny icing animals and candy blossoms. Royal
icing performs double-duty in this recipe, acting as a "glue" to hold the sugar egg halves together as well as decorative
décor around the edges of the windows.
Serve "finger sandwiches" of airy meringue cookies and tart raspberry sorbet. Divide the egg white mixture into rectangles
before baking, then spread with the sorbet and freeze for about four hours before slicing into triangles.
Dazzle your taste buds with the vibrant flavor of lemon and creamy white chocolate in this easy citrus tart. Simple-to-make
Caramelized Sugar Spirals add to an impressive presentation. The secret: crushed lemon candies.
Make a cake that doubles as a centerpiece. Bake two small pound cakes and stack to create the base, then decorate with fondant
to create a spout, handle, daisies, butterflies, and anything else "Spring" you can think of. Decorating can take some time,
but the result is well worth the effort.
Mashed ripe bananas mixed into the batter make this cake extra moist. The cream cheese icing, flavored with lemon zest and
vanilla extract, serves as the base layer for the fresh raspberry filling and the outer frosting.
Serve a dish that's as pretty as it is tasty. Layer Sugar Biscuits, brushed with orange liqueur, with strawberry halves and
Trifle Custard in a large glass bowl. Garnish with mint leaves for an extra pop of Spring.
A sweet crust made from gingersnap cookies, brown sugar, and ground cinnamon perfectly holds the tart filling in this citrus
dessert. The recipe calls for frozen orange juice concentrate, which adds a burst of bright flavor without extra ingredients.
Chill for at least four hours, or overnight, to set.