10 Dazzling, Delicious Easter Desserts

03/26/2016 08:29 am ET | Updated Mar 26, 2016

Make your Easter feast unforgettable by ending on a sweet note. From Classic Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting to Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie, these desserts are all serious show-stoppers.


Carrot cakes can be heavy and dense, but this one is light with a fine texture. The secret is finely chopping the carrots in a food processor rather than grating them. GET THE RECIPE


This dazzling, delicious trifle can be made in under 30 minutes -- just be sure to plan ahead as it needs to sit in the fridge at least 8 hours before serving. GET THE RECIPE


With a dark chocolate cookie crust, silky chocolate pudding center and generous whipped cream topping, this pie a chocolate lover's dream. GET THE RECIPE


If ever there was a cake for lemon lovers, this is it. Lemon zest and lemon juice are added to the batter, which lightly perfume the cake with lemon. Then, after the cake is baked, it's doused with lemon syrup drizzled with a tart lemon glaze. GET THE RECIPE


These cute little cakes are easy to whip up for a party. The buttermilk adds a subtle, pleasant tang and also keeps the cupcakes moist. GET THE RECIPE


Just mention chocolate and peanut butter and people will feel giddy. This pie -- with a chocolate crust, creamy peanut butter filling and chocolate ganache topping -- lives up to the hype. GET THE RECIPE


This warm banana cake drizzled with hot toffee sauce is a twist on the classic English dessert, sticky toffee pudding. A comforting dessert that looks pretty too! GET THE RECIPE


Adapted from Maida Heatter's Cakes, this is my all-time favorite flourless chocolate cake. It's made with ground almonds and a decadent chocolate ganache, which make it rich, elegant and surprisingly light. GET THE RECIPE


This is one of the easiest and best desserts I know: tart rhubarb and sweet strawberries bubbling away in their own juices beneath a crunchy oat streusel topping. Serve it warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. GET THE RECIPE


Inspired by the "Obsessive Ricotta Cheesecake" in Gina DePalma's Dolce Italiano, Desserts from the Babbo Kitchen, this cheesecake is a hybrid between an American-style cheesecake and an Italian-style cheesecake. The tart sweetness of the raspberry topping is the perfect contrast to the cake, which isn't overly sweet. GET THE RECIPE