12 Simply Sweet Easter Desserts

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Bird’s Nest Cake

Make Easter extra sweet and brighten your holiday table with a whimsical dessert that is sure to please!

See recipe: Bird’s Nest Cake

Lemon Ginger Pound Cake

Cost per serving: $0.71

This cake is equally as delicious even when made a day early—simply wrap at room temperature and glaze the cake on the day you plan to serve it.

See recipe: Lemon Ginger Pound Cake

Bunny Cars

Go green! The grass surrounding the Bunny Cars is sweetened coconut mixed with green food coloring. Add more green to go darker, or a bit of yellow for a different shade.

See recipe: Bunny Cars

Pecan Shortbread Easter Cookies

Cost per serving: 19¢

Make your cookies look extra special with royal icing. Start with royal icing mix ($6 for 14 oz.; wilton.com) and add water as the package label directs, then dye with food coloring and pipe or spoon onto cookies. Let stand overnight so the icing can harden.

See recipe: Pecan Shortbread Easter Cookies

Lemon Curd–Filled Meringue Eggs

Cost per serving: $1.12

If you’re tight on time, use store-bought lemon curd in place of homemade. Or, fill each meringue center with lemon sorbet.

See recipe: Lemon Curd–Filled Meringue Eggs

Carrot Cupcakes

Cost per serving: 48¢

We know the Easter bunny loves carrots, and with these cupcakes so will your family.

See recipe: Carrot Cupcakes

Lemon-Strawberry Trifle

Cost per serving: $1.70

Loved ones will happily dig right into this decadent Lemon-StrawberryTrifle. If you enjoy making lemon curd, feel free to swap 1 1/3 cups of yours for the jarred curd.

See recipe: Lemon-Strawberry Trifle

Lemon Roulade

Cost per serving: $1.79

Slice strawberries or other seasonal fruit onto the dish to add color and flavor.

See recipe: Lemon Roulade

Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cost per serving: 27¢

These tiny cookies pack a lot of flavor!

See recipe: Coconut-Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

Cost per serving: 91¢

We like the balance sour cherries give the sweet streusel that tops this coffee cake but substitute blueberries or raspberries for something different.

See recipe: Sour Cherry Coffee Cake

Bunny Cookie Cupcakes

This adorable 2-in-1 treat is as sweet as it is precious. With a little help from refrigerated sugar cookie dough, these bunny-shaped cookies dress up your favorite standard cupcake recipe.

See Recipe: Bunny Cookie Cupcakes

Related Links: More Easter recipes, crafts and decorating ideas.

Sweet Li’l Bunny Cupcakes

The secret to decorating these festive Easter cupcakes are the colored sugar and the cute candy decorations. No decorating sugar? Tint granulated sugar with a few drops of food coloring for a similar effect.

We found these adorable bunny royal-icing toppers among the selection of cupcake and cookie decorating supplies at coppergifts.com.

Recipe: Sweet Lil Bunny Cupcakes

This article originally appeared on All You.

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