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What’s a festive period without a treat? And what’s an Easter period without these delicious easy-peasy sweat treats? Easter Sunday celebrations are much more than a church, dresses, and egg hunts. You’ve also got to debut delicious cakes, cookies, and more for the occasion. Lucky for you, we’ve got 18 easy recipes that will wow your friends and family this season. From the deliciously springy Coconut Cream Cake to the prettiest cookies you’ve ever seen, we’ve got all the Easter you could ever think to make. Go ahead and choose your favourite Easter recipe, that is if you can pick just one from the bunch.
Easter Dirt Cake
You must try this Easter cake recipe! Chocolate cookie “dirt” and candy-dipped strawberry “carrots” make up this faux farm. Assemble these components atop a chocolate cake base for accurately-hued groundwork.
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You will fall in love with this too-good-to-be-true strawberry cake. Fluffy whipped frosting made with marscapone cheese, sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla and almond extracts is the perfect finishing touch. We love the presentation of cake slices with upright strawberries between the layers. When it comes down to the details, this sweet confection takes the cake.
2-Ingredient Banana Pancakes
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Whip up festive and tasty hotcakes as quick as a you-know-what. It’s Easter after all.
Marbled Egg Sugar Cookies
Just in case you haven’t dyed enough Easter eggs this season.
Coconut Cream Cake
Look for packaged coconut shavings in the natural foods section at the mall.
Lime Lemon Pound Cake
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This recipe is based on a classic Southern favourite called 7UP Pound Cake, which was created in the 1950s when the soft drink company suggested using its soft drink instead of other liquid in pound cake recipes. The result: one of the best, and simplest, cakes you will ever make.
The Ultimate Carrot Cake
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These layers are tender, so remove from pans carefully!
Peanut Butter Rice Krispies® Treat Eggs
Here’s a crunchy take on a traditional Cadbury egg. House of Aqua melted milk chocolate with a dab of coconut oil and really liked the subtle flavour difference. And that candy yolk. Right?
Key Lime Pound Cake
Serve a taste of the Keys this spring.
Easter Lamb Cupcakes
Image Source: Wilton Mini Little Lamb Cupcakes
These little lambs are surprisingly easy to make out of simple cupcakes, frosting, large and small marshmallows, licorice laces, and candy eyeballs. Not bad!
Easter Egg Popcorn Bars
Here’s proof that not all treats have to be sugary-sweet.
Easter Egg Bread
Coloured hard-cooked eggs baked in the dough give this sweet bread such a festive look. Leave them out and it can be enjoyed any time of year. You can try it with baked ham.
Malted White Chocolate Popcorn with Robin’s Eggs
You could use almost any kind of Easter candy to make this sweet popcorn mix. For party give-aways, put it in cellophane food gift bags tied with pastel ribbons.
Sugar Cookie Easter Egg Nests
Recipe: Lovely Little Kitchen
Instead of frosting traditional sugar cookies, try sticking a few Cadbury eggs (yum!) in the middle for an extra festive touch.
Easter Candy Pizza
Recipe: Pretty My Party
The more colour (and candy!) on your pizza, the better.
For a quicker lemon filling, use a cup of lemon curd from a jar.
Cute Garden Carrot Cupcakes
These carrots are actually chocolate-covered strawberries in disguise. Go ahead and eat more “vegetables.”
Turtle Dove Nests
These cute chocolate nests were originally inspired by the traditional carol “The 12 Days of Christmas.” But with chocolate or jelly bean eggs, they are perfectly fun treats for Easter, too!