04/04/2015 08:04 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

8 Easter Desserts That Will Impress Your Guests

These Easter desserts are as impressive as they are delicious. Get ready for the oohs and aahs!

1. Strawberry & Rhubarb Crisp


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 warm out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. GET THE RECIPE

2. Flourless Chocolate Cake with Meringue Topping


A rich, fudgy slab of flourless chocolate cake topped with a light, marshmallowy meringue -- this cake is as impressive as it is delicious. GET THE RECIPE

3. Lemon Buttermilk Pound Cake


If there were ever 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, while the cake is still warm from the oven, it is doused with a lemon syrup to further enhance the lemon flavor. Finally, the cake is drizzled with a tart lemon glaze, which adds a pop of intense lemon flavor to every bite. GET THE RECIPE

4. Simple Strawberry Cake


A simple, pretty and delicious cake. You won't believe how easy it is: you can have it mixed up and baking in the oven in under 15 minutes. GET THE RECIPE

5. Coconut Dream Pie


A coconut-scented cookie crust filled with creamy coconut custard, all covered in a pillow of whipped cream and heaps of toasted coconut. GET THE RECIPE

6. Tres Leches Cake


Popular in Latin America, "Tres Leches Cake" or "Pastel de Tres Leches" is a light and fluffy cake soaked with a mixture of three milks: sweetened condensed milk, evaporated milk, and heavy cream. In this version, rum is added to the soaking liquid and -- instead of the traditional whipped cream topping -- a simple rum-spiked dulce de leche glaze covers the cake. My husband calls it "heaven on earth." GET THE RECIPE

7. Double Chocolate Pavlova with Mascarpone Cream and Raspberries


A pavlova is a cake-shaped meringue with a soft and marshmallowy center and crisp outer shell, usually topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. In this gorgeous chocolate version, cocoa powder and bittersweet chocolate are folded into the meringue and mascarpone cheese is added to the whipped topping. GET THE RECIPE

8. Chocolate Cream Pie


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