We know you love chocolate eggs and marshmallow bunnies—but are you looking to whip up something different this Easter? Then look no further. Easter has always been synonymous with delicious food, whether it’s a delectable brunch, a mouthwatering dinner, or, of course, a decadent spread of dessert. And it doesn’t matter if you’d like something on the healthier side or the sweetest of the sweet—here, we’ve rounded up 32 popular desserts from around the world for you to try this year. These treats are sure to be just as fun and tasty as whatever may be hiding in your Easter basket.
With its citrus-infused dough, these delicious—and adorable—Paska buns by Chrissie of the Busy Baker will be just the thing to share this Easter with your family and loved ones.
Aimee of Shugary Sweets has created an easy-to-make vanilla fudge recipe that’s great for any springtime occasion, not just Easter! Choose your favorite candy to mix in and let it cool—no oven required.
These chicken cupcakes by Amy of Living Locurto are almost too cute to eat. But then again, considering that the eyes are chocolate chips on top of buttercream frosting, they’re too scrumptious not to.
Not only will this stack of apple-infused pancakes by Darlene of XO, Life Edit make your mouth water, they’re gluten-free! Perfect for your Easter breakfast...or dessert...or any other meal on any other day.
Torn between fruit and chocolate? Go ahead and enjoy both, thanks to Alanna of the Bonjon Gourmet. With rich homemade cherry ice cream jammed between two slight salted buckwheat chocolate cookies, this sandwich is the best of both worlds.
If you already ate a few too many chocolate bunnies in the morning, consider this batch of espresso cheesecake brownies. With swirls of espresso and chocolate, this recipe will act as a pick-me-up, not a complete sugar rush. Oh, and did you know they’re also gluten-free?
Synonymous with springtime, Arthur Street Kitchen’s Key lime pie will be a sweet edition to your Easter Sunday feast. From the cracker base to the homemade cream topped with lime zest, each layer of this recipe is downright delicious.
Strike a balance between sweet and savory with this recipe from the Bonjon Gourmet. The salty, tahini-focused frosting will pair nicely with your main course.
On the hunt for a guilt-free way to indulge in Easter sweets? Feast your eyes on these Avocado Tartlets. Since these pint-sized tarts are filled with avocado, they require no baking time and are healthier than the real deal.
Peppered in cinnamon and creamy icing, these decadent apple dumplings are sweet but will satisfy all your carb cravings. As they say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away.
As Latin America’s lighter alternative to Tres Leches, Brazi Bites puts a traditional sponge cake to shame. Best of all? This dish can be whipped up in 30 minutes—the perfect way to satiate a sudden sweet tooth.
Fugazza Vicentina is a popular Easter cake from Italy’s Veneto region. Similar to the Colomba pasquale, it is a lightly-sweetened bread that is spiced with vanilla and lemon zest.
Käsekuchen, or German cheesecake, is a lighter alternative to the traditional American version. Often served as mini cakes, with a raspberry placed in the center for a tangy balance.
Inspired by the Netherlands’ abundance of flowers, this floral spring cake is a popular Dutch dessert.
A Greek yogurt dessert is a great any time of the year, but especially in the spring and following a delicious Easter meal. The traditional way to serve it is topped with chopped walnuts and thyme honey, as shown here by Chef Jesse Maldonado of Estiatorio Milos. As one of nature’s miracle foods, honey, which provides a valuable source of antioxidants and phytonutrients, pairs perfectly with Greek yogurt, making for a delightful and nutritious dessert perfect for the holiday.
The tarte Tatin is a French dessert staple, and a popular choice for Easter celebrations. The upside-down pastry is made with fruit that is caramelized in butter and sugar prior to baking.
Makowiec is just one of the many names for these popular European rolls filled with a dense paste of poppy seeds. It’s known as makosh in Hungary, mohnküchen in Austria, and wienerbrød in Denmark, to name just a few. Traditionally, it’s prepared for both Christmas and Easter.
This sweet pie hails from the Naples region of Italy. It is prepared for Easter with a filling of wheat berries, fluffy ricotta, and candied fruit, then layered with a lattice crust.
Maamouls are delicate Lebanese shortbread cookies layered with a paste made of dates and rose water. These treats are popular across religious lines; they are served during Easter celebrations in the Levant, and are similarly used by Muslim communities to usher in Eid.
Polish babka differs from the layered chocolate and jam babkas popular in traditional Jewish cuisine. The Polish babka, served at Easter time, is a fluted round cake, often studded with raisins, flavored with rum, and topped with sweet glaze.
This traditional Sicilian cake is made of sponge cake, soaked in liquor, and layered with ricotta cheese. It is often loaded with candied fruits, and decorated with marzipan and more candied fruit.
Pulla, and the similar nisu, are Finnish breads flavored with cardamom, often topped with slivered almonds and powdered sugar, and served with coffee.
Traditionally served in the U.K., Ireland, and Australia on Good Friday, hot cross buns are as synonymous with Easter as the Easter Bunny himself.
In Italy, Easter wouldn't be complete without the Colomba di Pasqua. The sweet bread is shaped like a dove and is baked with pearl sugar and almonds on top.
In Orthodox Christian countries such as Bulgaria, Georgia, and Russia, priests bless this sweet bread after Easter church services.
It may not look sweet, but this traditional Mexican dessert tastes like bread pudding. It’s typically filled with raisins and cheese and eaten during Lent.
The next time you’re at the bakery, bring home these butter cookies, which are served on Easter Sunday in Greece. Pro tip: You’re going to want to dunk these into coffee or milk.
No, your eyes haven't deceived you–during Lent, Spaniards eat this French toast-like recipe for dessert.
This egg bread is filled with rose oil, orange, and lemon zest and served with espresso for breakfast in Croatia and northern Italy. Bonus: Your kitchen will smell as good as this sweet tastes.
This velvety Finnish pudding only looks unappetizing—it's downright delicious. Seasoned with dark molasses, salt, and orange zest, the mixture must sit for several days before being served with cream and sugar.