And just like that, it’s out with the shamrocks and in with the homemade peeps! Easter is only a few weeks away and I am so ready for it, and everything that goes along with it. Warmer weather, longer days and beautiful layer cakes adorned with fresh fruit – definitely ready for it!
There’s so many fun Easter cakes and confections to make that I had to put together a round-up of my favorites. Whether you’re hosting an Easter brunch, dinner, or looking for a fun baking project, there’s something for everyone. From the cutest bunny butt cupcakes to decadent cheesecakes to an epic mini egg cookie cake, the only hard part is deciding what to make first!
Let’s kick things off with the prettiest little chicks on the block! Homemade Glamour Peeps are still my favorite makeover to date and there’s a how-to video so you can see just how I make them and we can bake together!
Continuing on with all things cute, can we talk about these Bunny Butt Cupcakes? With fluffy buttercream tails and twinkling paws, I think they’re almost too cute to eat! You?
One of my other favorite things about Easter are the Cadbury mini eggs! Does anyone else have a problem with these, as in cannot be trusted to open the bag! Sometimes I think it’s nothing short of a miracle that any make it into the dessert, but when they do – it’s SO good! Like these Cadbury Mini Egg Cheesecake Bars! These gems are rich and decadent, and everything you love about cheesecake minus the work. And should I mention the crust is a giant mini egg cookie?
Then there was that time I planned to make a few mini egg cookies that somehow turned into an epic 5 layer Cadbury Mini Egg Cookie Cake! Layers of soft-baked mini egg cookies piled high with luscious cream cheese frosting is sure to be a hit at your Easter table!
Last, but certainly not least are my go-to Cadbury Mini Egg Blondie Bites! If you love blondies and mini eggs, these are for you. I love filling little gift bags with these for guests to take home after brunch. They’ll be so happy to have them on Monday – if they last that long!
There’s nothing I’d rather see at my brunch table more than this Raspberry Crumb Cake! Filled with fresh raspberries and topped with an epic amount of crumb, this is one recipe you’ll find yourself making again and again, and again!
As for those beautiful layer cakes adorned with fresh fruit, this Raspberry Lemon Ruffle Cake will definitely be the highlight of your desserts table! Layers of tender white cake filed with bright lemon curd and covered in the best raspberry buttercream! Seriously, that raspberry buttercream is everything!
If cupcakes are more your thing, you have to try the Raspberry Lemon Cupcakes. Everything you love about the ruffle cake in cupcake form! Beautifully light cupcakes, filled with make-you-pucker lemon curd and that buttercream…
Meyer lemon season may have passed, but I can tell you this Lemon Blackberry Layer Cake is just a delicious with regular lemons! This dreamboat of a cake is filled with layers of blackberry compote, lemon curd and homemade whipped cream, and then covered in a Grand Marnier blackberry buttercream. Garnish this one with loads of fresh berries for a beautiful presentation!
There’s no way I can talk about dreamy, fruit-filled desserts without mentioning my favorite Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake! This light, creamy, mile-high classic cheesecake is filled with fresh lemon zest and draped in fresh blueberry compote – just try to keep your hands off this one!
How cute are these Hatching Chick Cupcakes with their rosy cheeks and glimmering shells? There’s a step-by-step tutorial with this one too!
Decisions, decisions! Do you guys have any recipes that you always make for Easter? Glamour peeps have definitely become one of my traditions and the only thing I love more than making them is seeing you guys enjoying them!
I also want to say thank you to all of you who baked up Saint Patrick’s Day desserts! From shamrock cookies and Baileys brownies, to the decadent chocolate whiskey cake, I’m so happy you all enjoyed them and thank you so much for all your comments and for sharing your photos! I love seeing your bakes!
Happy baking! Xo