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The Easter Dessert Recipes You've Been Looking For

It's all about the dessert.
03/27/2012 09:26am ET | Updated March 31, 2015

We all know that dessert is the best part of any meal. No matter how much we love our appetizers and mains, or how often we claim we're not that into sweets, there's something about eating dessert that makes any meal feel like a special occasion.

We're not talking about a little something sweet such as a cookie or brownie, we're talking real desserts; the kind that make you ooh and ahhh -- like towering layer cakes and sky-high pies.

It's not often that we indulge in elaborate desserts -- especially when cooking at home -- but it's the perfect time to make an exception when Easter is right around the corner. Your friends and family will be glad you did, even if they're not "dessert people." We've put together a collection of desserts just perfect for the holiday. All you have to do is pick one.

1
Lemon, Lavender And Earl Grey Mini Cakes
Hummingbird High
2
Coconut Cupcakes With Toasted Coconut Frosting
Brown Eyed Baker
3
Vanilla Lemon Layer Cake
Completely Delicious
Get the Vanilla Lemon Layer Cake recipe from Completely Delicious
4
Berry Tart With Lemon Curd Mascarpone
Foodie Crush
5
Chocolate Coconut French Silk Banoffee Tart
Half Baked Harvest
6
Pistachio Orange Cake
SugarHero
Get the Pistachio Orange Cake recipe from SugarHero
7
Double Chocolate Nutella Carrot Cake Cups With Malted Cream Cheese Frosting
Half Baked Harvest
8
Lemon Mousse Pie
Completely Delicious
Get the Lemon Mousse Pie recipe from Completely Delicious
9
Six-Layer Coconut Chocolate Covered Peeps Cake
Half Baked Harvest
10
Mini Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cakes With Beet Glaze
Hummingbird High
11
Strawberry Basil Coconut Cream Puffs
Hummingbird High
Get the Strawberry Basil Coconut Cream Puffs recipe from Hummingbird High
12
Strawberry Supreme Cake
Lemon Sugar
Get the Strawberry Supreme Cake recipe from Lemon Sugar
13
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons
Foodie Crush
14
Strawberries And Cream Angel Food Cake Roll
Brown Eyed Baker
15
Easter Nest Cake
SugarHero
Get the Easter Nest Cake recipe from SugarHero
16
Spring Cheesecake
i am baker
Get the Spring Cheesecake recipe from i am baker
17
Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie
A Beautiful Mess
Get the Sky High Lemon Meringue Pie recipe from A Beautiful Mess
18
Carrot Cake With Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
The Faux Martha

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