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8 Easy Easter Desserts

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While Easter meals vary from one family to the next, everyone is guaranteed to eat their share of sweets on the holiday. Residents in the apartments for rent in Sacramento will satisfy their sweet tooth with chocolates, cakes, and confectionaries. If you’re interested in making your own this year, you don’t need a culinary degree. Whether you’re expecting company or bringing dessert, these eight easy festive desserts are guaranteed to satisfy.

1. Orange Blossom Strawberry Cake

Creating this deliciously fresh-tasting dessert is as simple as picking up some sponge cake. It features three layers, each held together by strawberry jam and whipped cream. Garnishing this simple dessert is as easy as dousing the top in powdered sugar and placing fresh strawberries on top. It’s a simple concoction, but the end result is a stunning creation that friends and family will love.

2. Easter Bunny Cake

There’s a complex way to make this dessert and a simple way. For the latter, start with a store-bought cake with white icing. Don’t go for anything fancy. The plainer, the better. From there, you can easily make the icing look like fur.

All you need to do is use a fork to gently add texture to the icing. It doesn’t have to look perfect. It just has to look as though there’s a little dimension to the otherwise sheet-like icing on the cake. Don’t sweat this step if it doesn’t look exactly like fur because the final touch will bring your rabbit dessert to life.

Finally, you’ll want pink and white candy melts to create the ears. Place the white melts into a plastic bag, then melt them in the microwave for about 30 seconds. Once melted, pour out the chocolate into a rabbit ear-like shape. Do the same with the pink, pouring them around the white ears you’ve created. Once they harden, stick them on top of the cake and you have an adorable Easter Bunny.

3. Cake Mix Coffee Cakes

Start this dish off by pre-heating your oven to 350-degrees and get a baking dish ready. Set a ½ cup of yellow cake mix aside for the topping, then take the rest of the mix and combine it one 16-ounce tub of sour cream and one large egg. Mix this concoction until smooth.

From here, you can choose to add in any fruit you would like (peaches and blueberries are popular choices). Pour the batter into your baking dish. Mix that ½ cup of yellow cake mix you set aside with cinnamon and butter, then pour it over your cake batter. All you have to do now is place it in the oven and wait until the top is golden-brown.

4. Easter Chick Cookies

If you have an egg-shaped cookie cutter, you can whip this dessert up in no time. Start by rolling out your dough (store-bought is easier) and cutting the shapes out. Sprinkle a little yellow sanding sugar on top, which you can find in any supermarket this time of year.

Bake your cookies in the oven until they’re exactly how you want them, then get ready to decorate. Making these look like chicks takes two steps. First, use a chocolate chip for the eye. Second, place a candy heart under the eye to serve as the beak (with the bottom of the heart facing the edge of the cookie). Ta-da! You just made Easter chick cookies.

5. Banana Pudding

You can’t go wrong with this crowd-pleaser, but you don’t have to make it from scratch. Buy three boxes of banana pudding mix and one box of cheesecake pudding mix. Follow the directions on the boxes while mixing them all together to make your pudding.

All you need now are Nilla Wafers and one or two bananas depending on their size. Instead of trying to stack the Nilla Wafers like a card tower, it’s easier if you make this dish one layer at a time and use the pudding to hold the cookies in place. Add in banana slices as you see fit, top with whipped cream, and you’re done!

6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

If you know how to make chocolate chip cookies, then you can impress any crowd with a cookie pie. While you can make your own dough for this recipe, there’s nothing wrong with using store-bought dough if you’re in a rush.

Simply take the dough and place it in a skillet. Flatten it out so that it’s even and touches the edges. From there, all you have to do is bake it at 350-degrees for roughly 25 minutes. If you grease the skillet beforehand, you should be able to turn it upside down and have your pie fall right out.

7. Egg Cookie Sandwiches

For this recipe, start by making a simple batch of egg-shaped sugar cookies. You can decorate them however you would like, adding any topping you see fit. The fun part of this dessert is choosing the filling.

You could go with a simple chocolate, spread on a little Nutella, or opt for a fruit flavor. Once you’ve spread your filling of choice on one cookie, place another one on top to create a cookie sandwich. From there, place them in paper cupcake holders and they’re ready to serve.

8. Cottontail Cookies

For this recipe, you’re combining three cookies in one. The first is larger circle, with the other two shaped like tiny eggs. You’ll use these to create a cute little rabbit behind. Bake your cookies, then ice the larger circles with red or white icing.

Next, place two egg-shaped cookies on top to serve as feet, having them rest slightly off of the larger circle. Ice these with the opposite color you used on the larger cookie. Place a marshmallow in the center of the circle to act as a tail.

For the feet, it’s easiest to use Easter-colored M&Ms. Place a whole one in the center of each egg-shaped cookie, then cut a few in half and place three halves at the bottom to create a paw pattern. The end result is an adorable cookie that everyone will be talking about.

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