Easter is a holiday that is best celebrated with an abundance of sugar and good times. After all, Easter was originally established by the ancient Christians as a way to commemorate Jesus’ death and resurrection. One of the best parts about this holiday is that it brings friends, family and loved ones together in celebration, and what better way to do that than over some decadent desserts! Here are 8 best Easter desserts you need to know about.
1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Chocolate covered strawberries are the best easter desserts.
If you want to impress your family or friends, this is the best option for you. They are easy to make and they look so good when you serve them. This dessert will also leave a very pleasant taste in their mouth that will last long after they have eaten it all up! Plus, chocolate covered strawberries can be made with any fruit too which means that there are tons of different ways to spice up your easter dinner table.
The best part about these little guys though is how simple they are to make – just follow these steps:
Step 1- Put some water on the stove and turn it up high until it boils.
Step 2- Put three tablespoons of sugar into the water once it has boiled.
Step 3- Slowly put the strawberries into the sugar water while making sure to coat each one completely in sugar, then rinse them off with cold water and set them somewhere to dry.
Step 4- Melt some chocolate in a separate bowl that is large enough for you to fit all of your strawberries into. Do not use a microwave. In order to melt the chocolate properly, simply put it into a bowl and then place that same bowl into another one that has boiling hot water until the chocolate melts.
Step 5- Once all of your strawberries have been rinsed and dried, grab toothpicks and start inserting them into each berry diagonally. This is to ensure that the strawberries can hold onto the chocolate while it hardens.
Step 6- Once your bowl of melted chocolate has been warmed back up, remove it from the boiling water and start dipping each strawberry fully into the chocolate until you have a perfect coat on all sides.
Step 7- Lay them out flat on a plate covered in parchment paper and allow the chocolate to harden up completely.
This dessert is best served at room temperature or slightly chilled. You can make these days in advance, however, it will be best if you wait to eat them until the day that you serve them for maximum taste.
Cake is a sweet, baked dessert that is usually flavored with sugar and butter or oil. It can be made of flour, sugar, eggs, milk and baking powder. Cakes are often covered in frosting such as whipped cream (known as “frosting”), buttercream or fondant. Other common cake ingredients include: cocoa powder for chocolate cakes; fruit purée for fruitcakes; chopped nuts for nut cakes like banana bread; shredded coconut for snowballs and pineapple upside-down cake; various extracts including vanilla extract to flavor angel food cake. And best of all – it’s not just a breakfast item! Cake makes an excellent dessert any time!
Cakes come in many sizes from petit fours to wedding cakes that are so big they need to be cut into pieces, iced with fondant and decorated with gum paste flowers.
3. Carrot Cake
Carrot cake is a dense, moist cake with grated carrots in it. It’s best served at room temperature or chilled, and can be made into cupcakes or loaves.
Carrots are best when cooked to the point where they’re very soft and sweet. They also need to be grated before adding them to the batter because cooking them whole will make them tough. Grating carrot pieces by hand is time-consuming but well worth the effort for this delicious dessert!
Carrots were originally added to cakes as an ingredient meant to imitate expensive spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves which were hard for people on lower incomes to afford during certain periods in history due to their high cost of living expenses in general.
Carrots can be found in markets all year around, but they taste best when harvested in the early spring. Their peak season is between March and May.
Carrots are best served at room temperature or chilled; this makes them especially good to make ahead of time for parties or get-togethers. They’re just as delicious either plain or topped with a dollop of whipped cream or cream cheese icing.
Easter is best known for the Easter bunny, but the best easter desserts are cookies. There are endless variations of cookie recipes that can be made in your kitchen to celebrate this holiday. The best thing about these recipes is that they are both easy and fun!
– Cookies make a great dessert because you can put whatever ingredients you want into them. In addition, they don’t require any special equipment or skills to make which makes it easier on those who don’t have much experience with baking.
– You will only need a few basic ingredients from your pantry: flour, sugar, eggs, butter and vanilla extract. Other optional ingredients include chocolate chips (either semisweet or dark), nuts (such as walnuts, peanuts, or pecans) and other spices (such as cinnamon).
It’s best to think of cupcakes as an art form– one that you can tailor to suit any palate.
– You can frost them with anything from buttercream or whipped cream, chocolate ganache or marshmallow fluff, and even a store bought cake mix.
– Or for a more personal touch, there are all kinds of flavors of frosting available in the baking section at your grocery store: vanilla, lemonade, coconut…
– And if you want to really make a statement with your cupcakes but don’t have time to whip up some fancy decorations beforehand? There’s always the option of using Easter themed sprinkles! In fact, there’s a holiday for just about every sprinkles color now.
6. Hot Cross Buns
Hot cross buns are best eaten on Good Friday, but they’re also an excellent Easter dessert.
The dough is made by adding raisins to a yeast-based dough and then rolling it into a log shape before slicing off the end pieces to form the top of the bun. The top is then brushed with milk or an egg wash before being sprinkled with sultanas, candied peel mixed with sugar, cinnamon powder and nutmeg. After baking at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes, these simple yet delicious treats are best served warm from the oven slathered in butter or cream cheese frosting.
Hot cross buns are best eaten on Good Friday, but they’re also an excellent Easter dessert. The dough is made by adding raisins to a yeast-based dough and then rolling it into a log shape before slicing off the end pieces to form the top of the bun. The top is then brushed with milk or an egg wash before being sprinkled with sultanas, candied peel mixed with sugar, cinnamon powder and nutmeg. After baking at 180 degrees Celsius for about 20 minutes, these simple yet delicious treats are best served warm from the oven slathered in butter or cream cheese frosting.
7. Mini Cheesecakes
Mini cheesecakes are the best way to enjoy your favorite dessert without all of the guilt. Whether you’re trying to cut back on calories or just want a lighter option, these mini desserts will leave you satisfied and happy! They can be made with any flavor that’s in season, like strawberries for summertime or pumpkin for fall. The best part about them is that they’re super easy to make and only take 30 minutes from start to finish! You’ll need an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper, some fresh berries (or other toppings), cream cheese, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and graham crackers. Bring everything but the graham crackers together in a bowl until it forms a nice dough consistency then pour it into the pan and pop it into the oven at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Once it’s cooled, top with whatever you like best and enjoy!
This is a favorite of so many people and it can be made using any fruit that’s in season. A pavlova is essentially a meringue, made with egg whites and sugar, although this particular one is topped with whipped cream. They’re best if they’re eaten right away because the meringue can get soggy quickly. You’ll need to separate the eggs into yolks and whites then beat them until they form stiff peaks. Gradually add in 1 cup of sugar as you keep beating. Once it becomes firm, transfer the meringue into a cake pan then create little nests with the mixture using your fingers. You can then stick berries or any fruit of your choice inside before baking at 250 degrees F for 1 hour.
The best Easter dessert is always a matter of personal preference, but these recipes are sure to give you some ideas. If you’re looking for something chocolatey and decadent this Easter, try our recipe for brownie bark with marshmallow frosting or the traditional hot cross buns. For those who prefer fruity desserts (or simply want an alternative), we recommend making our gluten-free raspberry ricotta tartlets or using your leftover fruit from last week’s festivities in one of these delicious cakes! Whatever kind of sweet treat you decide on this holiday weekend, be sure to plan ahead so that it doesn’t go stale before April rolls around again.