The BEST Easter Recipes from Willow Bird Baking

by Julie Ruble on April 15, 2014 · 8 comments

Easter recipes and I are BFFs! Coconut, lemon, and brunch are three of my favorite things. “Freshy springy desserts” is my middle name. I’m JULIE FRESH SPRINGY DESSERTS RUBLE.

So I totally had to throw together a little roundup of the best Easter recipes for you. Whether you’re doing brunch or a full sit down dinner (or both), I’ve got you covered (unless you’re doing ham, in which case, I know a guy). Here are the BEST Easter Recipes from Willow Bird Baking. Which one would look best on your table?

Key Lime Pie Cheesecake with Sky-High Meringue
Key Lime Pie Cheesecake with Sky-High Meringue

Sweet and puckery, dramatic, and refreshing — in other words, perfect for Easter dessert! The story on this one is perfect for Easter, too, I think. Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Buttery Almond Stuffed Morning Buns
Buttery Almond Stuffed Morning Buns

These buns would make an absolutely fantastic Easter brunch sweet dish. Difficulty level: Intermediate.


The Ultimate Moist, Fluffy, Ridiculous Coconut Cake
The Ultimate Moist, Fluffy, Ridiculous Coconut Cake

Coconut is my FAVORITE Easter flavor, and this cake is the cream of the coconut crop! Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Coconut Cream Pie Bars

More coconut. Forget about rolling pie dough: make a Coconut Cream Pie in pie bar form! Difficulty level: Easy.


The Best Macaroni Salad Ever
The Best Macaroni Salad Ever

The Best Macaroni Salad Ever is also the Best Easter Side Dish Ever. Mayonnaise-based dressing means this isn’t perfect for picnics, but if you’re eating indoors, go for it! Difficulty level: Easy.


Lemon Cheesecake Morning Buns
Lemon Cheesecake Morning Buns

These are one of the most popular recipes on Willow Bird Baking, and there’s a good reason for that. Make these the sweet portion of your Easter brunch, or dessert after a fancy dinner! Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Strawberry Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Coconut Cream Pie in bar form . . . with fresh strawberries on top! It doesn’t get more springy than this. Difficulty level: Easy.


Tres Leches Coconut Cake Trifle
Tres Leches Coconut Cake Trifle

It’s a bucket of coconut cream incredibleness. I don’t know what else to say. Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Lemon Cream Pie Bars
Lemon Cream Pie Bars

Lemon Cream Pie in bar form — perfect for an Easter dessert zing! Difficulty level: Easy.


Raspberry Cheesecake Morning Buns
Raspberry Cheesecake Morning Buns

More amazing buns for your Easter brunch or dessert. These are so decadent. Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad
Sundried Tomato Pasta Salad

The perfect pasta salad for outdoor events: no mayonnaise involved! Delicious sun-dried tomatoes are included. Difficulty level: Easy.


Banana Coconut Cream Easter Cupcakes
Banana Coconut Cream Easter Cupcakes

Banana cake and coconut cream is one of my all-time favorite combinations. So great! This post also includes ideas for making your cupcakes super cute — perfect if you have kids! Difficulty level: Easy.


Chocolate & Coconut Cream Pie Bars
Chocolate & Coconut Cream Pie Bars

Coconut Cream Pie Bars with a layer of rich, indulgent ganache. These are perfectly proportioned! Difficulty level: Easy.


(Freshly Picked!) Strawberry Cream Pie
(Freshly Picked!) Strawberry Cream Pie

My Aunt Pat’s famous and delicious Strawberry Cream Pie. Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Squares with Shortbread Crust
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Squares with Shortbread Crust

These easy lemon cheesecake bars are one of my dad’s favorite desserts. They are so incredibly good! Difficulty level: Easy.


Sassy Sausage Breakfast Pie
Sassy Sausage Breakfast Pie

This Sassy Sausage Breakfast Pie is so beautiful and tasty — perfect for the savory part of an Easter brunch. Difficulty level: Easy or Intermediate (depending on whether you make your own pie crust).


Lemon Raspberry Gooey Butter Cake
Lemon Raspberry Gooey Butter Cake

This gooey butter cake is incredible and I never felt like it got the attention it deserved on the interwebz. Y’all: it has LEMON and RASPBERRY in a GOOEY BUTTER CAKE. ‘Nuff said. Difficulty level: Easy.


Clementine Mousse Cheesecake
Clementine Mousse Cheesecake

This baby is a show-stopper. If you love clementines, get started early and make this amazing cheesecake. Difficulty level: Advanced (due to number of steps; break it up over a couple of days).


Buttery Coconut & Almond Morning Buns
Buttery Coconut & Almond Morning Buns

More sweet buns! These might be my favorite buns of all time — they are so buttery and incredible. Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Coconut Cream Tart
Coconut Cream Tart

Another beautiful show-stopper of a dessert: a Coconut Cream Tart! Difficulty level: Easy.


Sassy Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Bake
Sassy Sausage and Hash Brown Breakfast Bake

A scrumptious savory brunch treat that you can make the night before! Difficulty level: Easy.


Buttery Coconut Almond Pull-Apart Bread (with Heavenly Coconut Cream Glaze)
Buttery Coconut Almond Pull-Apart Bread (with Heavenly Coconut Cream Glaze)

The pull-apart bread that’s perfect for springtime! This was so amazing. Be prepared for your kitchen to smell incredible all day. Difficulty level: Intermediate.


Lemon Berry Crumble Breakup Bars
Lemon Berry Crumble Breakup Bars

Don’t read the post. The post is so sad I can’t even stand it. But the bars themselves are heavenly for Easter. Difficulty level: Easy.


Happy Easter!

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AliciaM April 16, 2014 at 7:06 am

Oh my goodness…. literally every time I’d scroll, I thought: Oooh, gotta do that one too! :)

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Baby June April 16, 2014 at 9:11 am

Oh my gosh everything looks so delish! I just ate breakfast, but I think I’m hungry again. :) The chocolate coconut cream bars are going on my to-make list.

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough April 16, 2014 at 11:22 am

OK for real, this is the most mouthwateringly delicious Easter roundup I’ve seen this year. MUST HAVE ALL.

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Andrea April 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Beautiful lineup!! I can’t make a decision which to make!

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Savannagal April 16, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Thanks too for providing links for printing and downloading. I really appreciate that! Happy Easter to you.

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Amy | Club Narwhal April 16, 2014 at 1:15 pm

That key lime pie is a marvel! Love those meringue peaks :) We are making a batch of your famous lemon cheesecake morning buns this weekend (adding some blackberry sauce)–can’t wait to indulge!

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Dadsgirl April 17, 2014 at 10:21 am

I saw this before I had breakfast. Now, I am starving. It all looks wonderful. I don’t know where to start.

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Terry April 18, 2014 at 11:22 am

Judging from this post I could almost believe that you’re obsessed with coconut followed by a minor obsession in lemon. ;) Have a wonderful Easter and thanks for all the inspiration that you provide to me!

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