Easter desserts are a delicious excuse to indulge even more in all the sweetness that this time of year has to offer.
Treat your whole family to an extra special Easter dessert with one of our impressive recipes. We’ve got lots to choose from including cheesecake, torte and more. Easter is a time for eating. If you haven’t had enough sweetness with all that chocolate, you should treat the family with a special Easter dessert.
On Easter Sunday and Monday, it’s traditional to have a lovely big meal with the family – and we know the perfect way to finish it off. If you’ve overdone it on the chocolate, a light creamy mousse, cheesecake or trifle is a nice end to a meal. If you just can’t get enough of the dark stuff (it’s only once a year), you can melt down some of the leftover Easter eggs to make a soft chocolate fondant, tart or some gooey brownies.
Light spring flavours like lemon and elderflower give your standard desserts a fresh twist and a scattering of fresh flowers, chicks or mini eggs on the plate will make it feel nice and seasonal.
So if you’re throwing a lunch for the family or visiting someone else, a freshly-prepared dessert is always a welcome treat.
Click through our gallery of Easter dessert recipes…
First on the list is this delicious chocolate hot cross bread and butter pudding. We’ve shown you a hot cross bread and butter pudding – but how about adding a little chocolate into the mix? Sit the hot cross buns in a freshly made custard and drizzle over melted chocolate…. mmmmmmm!
Get the recipe: Chocolate hot cross bread and butter pudding
Impress your friends and family this Easter by making this mouth-watering salted caramel torte with a gooey meringue topping. Serve with lashings of cream and watch it disappear off plates in seconds!
Get the recipe: Salted caramel hazelnut meringue torte
This delicious tart is perfect as an Easter treat for all the family, cover in creme fraiche, cream or ice cream for an irresistible dessert, or afternoon pick-me-up.
Get the recipe: Chocolate and caramel tart
Give a simple lemon cheesecake a spring twist by topping with some
decorative flowers. If you've got a little extra time, you could craft some homemade ones out of some coloured fondant - that way you can eat them too!
Get the recipe: Lemon geranium cheesecake
You're bound to have some in the house, so rather than just serving them with a little butter and jam - why not transform them into a special Easter dessert? This recipe takes a classic bread and butter pudding recipe and gives it a fun - and not to mention, delicious - Easter twist.
Get the recipe: Hot cross bread and butter pudding
Calling all Creme Egg fans! If you're looking for a quirky Easter dessert that will satisfy the kids and adults too - this is the one. A rich and moreish roulade sponge with a creamy filling and of course, hidden gooey Creme Eggs.
Get the recipe: Creme Egg roulade
Here's another little 10-minute wonder. Use ready made cake, cream, lemon curd and some tangy cherries to make these speedy trifles. A shaving of chocolate and a little chick on the plate will give it a fun Easter twist.
Get the recipe: Cherry and lemon trifles
One more bit of chocolate won't hurt! This super rich chocolate pavlova is a topped with lashings of cream and crunchy Maltesers. It's a real show-stopper pud.
Get the recipe: Malteser pavlova
Whip up this tasty iced treat in under half an hour, leave to freeze then simply serve it up after dinner. A dreamy combination of double cream, buttery sponge, raspberries and meringue, you can decorate it with any of your favourite fruits.
Get the recipe: Raspberry meringue terrine
The sharp, tangy topping on this pavlova will make a lovely change if
you're a little full on chocolate. A crisp meringue base - with piled
with tropical fruits - is a bite of pure heaven.
Get the recipe: Peach and passion fruit pavlova
Want to use up some of that chocolate? Turn them into these simple chocolate mousses. Not too filling but lovely and rich, all you need is some eggs and sugar and away you go.
Get the recipe: Chocolate mousse
Take Easter as the perfect excuse to make fancy desserts for your loved ones like these rich and delicious chocolate and caramel fondants. Serve with ice cream and enjoy!
Get the recipe: Chocolate and caramel fondant
A little pot of chocolate heaven. Soufflés are a little tricky to master but when you open the oven and see how beautifully it has risen - it's well worth the effort.
Get the recipe: Chocolate and orange souffle
Light, fluffy and melt in the mouth, these lemon souffles are perfect if you're craving a sweet treat but aren't too hungry - and they don't need any oven time so you can avoid the usual stress of soufflés.
Get the recipe: Chilled lemon soufflés
This no-bake cheesecake is the perfect option for Easter Sunday dessert. With crushed Creme Eggs in the base and Creme Eggs on top, the whole family are going to love this cheesecake!
Get the recipe: Creme Egg cheesecake
It's safe to say that Easter isn't the healthiest time of the year so if you do want to cut some calories down somewhere, dessert is the place to do it. Thankfully this tasty little pud is so full of flavour, you won't feel like you're missing out.
Get the recipe: Lower-fat fruit trifle
How fun does this recipe look? The kids will absolutely love helping themselves to a slice of dessert. Just take a ready made pizza base and top it with any chocolate goodies you can get your hands on.
Get the recipe: Chocolate pizza
A nice warming crumble may be on the cards if the spring sunshine never shows. A tangy rhubarb filling is a delicious change from your usual apple and this recipe adds oats to the crumble topping for extra crunch.
Get the recipe: Rhubarb crumble
Got some ice cream in the freezer? It's the perfect base to turn all your chocolate goodies into an Easter dessert. A little drizzle of sticky sauce and some fresh fruit and voila - a super-sweet ice cream sundae.
Get the recipe: Chocolate ice cream sundae