16 Traditional Easter Desserts You Can Make-Ahead

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Traditional Easter desserts rely on classic Easter cakes, make-ahead dessert bars, and travel-friendly treats you can take to an Easter feast.

A photo collage shows a carrot cake on an Easter table next to photos of other traditional desserts.

Whether you're looking for an easy Easter dessert to take to your Easter potluck party at church or at your family's home or you need a stunning dessert to add to your Easter brunch buffet at home, you can't go wrong with one of these traditional Easter desserts.

My list focuses on classic Easter cakes, rich and delicious chocolate desserts that can be decorated with or without Easter candy, and fresh fruit desserts that are the perfect complement to all the goodies in the Easter baskets.

Even when I'm planning an early morning Easter brunch, I still plan to serve dessert. After all, it is a holiday and I like to end the meal on a sweet note. There are several perfect options for a brunch dessert listed below.

HINT: Stick with ones that have coffee or fruit as an ingredient!

16 Traditional Easter Desserts

From classic Easter cakes to travel-friendly dessert bars and sweet and juicy fruit desserts, find all the best Easter desserts for your buffet here.

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Planning a festive and memorable Easter feast for your family and friends doesn't need to be complicated.

Focus on the flavors of the season and ask for help by hosting an Easter potluck!

Fill in the menu with these kid-friendly Easter side dishes and homemade Easter breads and you'll have the best Easter brunch at home your family has ever had.

A classic carrot cake on an Easter table is featured next to 3 more easy desserts.

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