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25 Easter dessert ideas for celebrations

Satisfy that sweet tooth this Easter with more than just your gifted chocolate eggs!
simnel cake

Whether you’re looking to use your choccy presents as part of your decadent desserts or want a lighter treat to end your Easter feast, these recipes are just what you need. There’s everything from a traditional simnel cake and classic Italian Easter biscuits to cute rice bubble nests and chocolate freckles for the kids. Happy Easter!

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Chocolate marshmallow Easter eggs

Chocolate marshmallow Easter eggs

Delicious, easy and cute to boot! These chocolate eggs are made even better with a fluffy marshmallow filling and can be decorated with your favourite Easter-themed treats. The kids will love ’em!

Chocolate Easter freckles
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Chocolate Easter freckles

Chocolate Easter freckles

The kids will love helping out with these cute treats this Easter. Just bake the bickies, smother in melted chocolate then sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.

Easter chocolate and strawberry pavlova recipe

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Chocolate & strawberry Easter pavlova

Chocolate and strawberry Easter pavlova

We have a pavlova recipe for every occasion! With chocolate dipped strawberries, this beautiful chocolate pavlova is an elegant way to celebrate Easter.

Triple-chocolate crackle crunch cake

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Triple-chocolate crackle crunch cake

Triple-chocolate crackle crunch cake

If, like us, you share fond memories of chocolate crackles, your mother’s chocolate cake and after-school Milo milkshakes, then you will love this nostalgic cake. It combines all those fond memories into one spectacular cake that young and old will adore.

Photography by Ben Dearnley. Food styling by Marie-Helene Clauzon

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Chocolate Easter Cake

Chocolate Easter Cake

The best chocolate Easter cake recipe including decorating ideas like Easter eggs, ganache icing and sprinkles. Treat yourself this season

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Gluten-free hot cross buns

Gluten-free hot cross buns

You don’t need to miss out on these gorgeous, fluffy sweet Easter treats just because of allergies or intolerances.

easter hot cross bun pudding
(Credit: James Moffatt)

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Easter hot cross bun pudding

Easter hot cross bun pudding

Who even has leftover hot cross buns though?

bundt cake recipe

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Honey muscat syrup cake

Drizzled with a creamy yoghurt topping and sticky orange syrup, this honey muscat syrup cake is simply irresistible! Enjoy a little slice of heaven with your morning cuppa.

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Easter egg rice bubble nests

These adorable little Easter egg nests are a fun way to jazz up the usual assorted of chocolate treats. They’re made with an oozy Mars Bar mixture for maximum sweetness.

EASTER TRIFLE

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Easter trifle

Easter trifle

This recipe is a great way to use the abundance of hot cross buns available around Easter time.

Photography by Ben Dearnley. Food styling by Marie-Helene Clauzon

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Chocolate Easter egg cake

Chocolate Easter egg cake

This classic chocolate cake from The Australian Women’s Weekly is topped with creamy Easter eggs to create a festive dessert perfect for celebrating with loved ones.

Italian EASTER BISCUITS

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Italian Easter biscuits

Italian Easter biscuits

Scented with almond and anise, these Italian cookies are delicious and great fun to make.

Easter gifts you can bake

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Easter egg hunt smash cake

Easter egg hunt smash cake

Surprise your family this festive season with this incredible cake, filled with chocolatey Easter eggs that can be revealed when you ‘smash’ the top.

Orange blossom and raspberry angel food cake

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Orange blossom and raspberry angel food cake

Orange blossom and raspberry angel food cake

A gorgeous rustic cake that brings the sights and smells of spring with delicious orange blossom water and edible blooms.

Carrot cake slice

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Carrot cake slice

Lightly spiced with cinnamon, this carrot cake slice is always popular. Piping the decorations is easy if you use a little sandwich bag with the corner snipped off.

Easter egg mousse

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Easter egg mousse

Easter egg mousse

chocolate ginger easter eggs

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Chocolate ginger Easter egg biscuits

Chocolate ginger Easter egg biscuits

Chocolate Easter freckles
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Chocolate Easter freckles

Chocolate Easter freckles

The kids will love helping out with these cute treats this Easter. Just bake the bickies, smother in melted chocolate then sprinkle with hundreds and thousands.

almond shortbread

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Greek almond crescents

Greek almond crescents

Serve with a hot espresso.

easter bunny birthday cake recipe

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Easter bunny cake

This Easter bunny cake is an easy and adorable way to celebrate the holidays – and the little ones can help decorate!

Cheat's hot cross bun dessert

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Cheat’s hot cross bun dessert

Cheat’s hot cross bun dessert

As featured on the Easter with The Australian Women’s Weekly TV special.

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Peaches & cream gluten- and dairy-free doughnuts

Peaches & cream gluten- and dairy-free doughnuts

Indulge your sweet tooth with these naturally delicious doughnuts that contain no dairy or gluten.

Easter chocolate and strawberry pavlova recipe

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Chocolate & strawberry Easter pavlova

Chocolate & strawberry Easter pavlova

We have a pavlova recipe for every occasion! With chocolate dipped strawberries, this beautiful chocolate pavlova is an elegant way to celebrate Easter.

mini meringue nests
(Credit: Australian Women’s Weekly)

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Mini meringue nests

Mini meringue nests

Put an Easter spin on this popular dessert, whipping up these sweet and cream-filled moulds ready to house sugar-coated eggs.

simnel cake

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Simnel cake

Packed with fruit, spices and marzipan, Simnel cake is an Easter tradition. We’ve made ours with chunks of marzipan and decorated it with pretty flowers.

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