Take a trip around the world to celebrate Easter in 13 desserts. A recipe round-up featuring Easter desserts from Europe, South America, and beyond.
1. Choreg Easter Bread – Armenia
An Armenian sweet yeast roll traditionally served as a part of dessert at most Armenian holiday celebrations.
2. Sweet Cheese Pudding ‘Paskha’ – Russia
A sweet cheese pudding similar to a no bake cheesecake traditional in Russia and the Ukraine.
3. Hot Cross Buns – England
A super-popular Easter dessert found throughout many Western countries, this spiced sweet bun loaded with currants or raisins and topped with vanilla icing.
4. Baklava Cookies – Greece
The flavors of baklava in a tiny bite. With walnuts, pistachios, cinnamon, and lemon zest glaze, they are a great twist on the classic found on Greek tables throughout the year.
5. Kulich Sweet Easter Bread – Russia
Kulich Sweet Easter bread is a quintessential dish on Russian tables this time of the year.
6. Cocadas – Mexico
Cocada is a sticky and sweet dessert made with lots of coconut during Pascua and Holy week.
7. Simnel Cake (Easter Fruit Cake) – Great Britain
Simple to make, this cake filled with dried fruits and almond paste, and is a beautiful addition to any Easter table.
8. Taralli Dolci di Pasqua (Southern Italian Easter Cookies) – Italy
Thick citrus and vanilla Italian Easter cookies topped with a sweet icing.
9. Nana’s Potica – Slovenia
Potica is a traditional Slovenian nut roll filled with a sweet walnut filling commonly served during Easter celebrations.
10. Carrot Cake – United States
You can’t go wrong with a simple carrot cake. This recipe from Hummingbird Bakery is my go-to for Easter.
11. Sweet Ricotta Easter Pie – Italy
Italians love their cheese. And when it’s baked into delicious, sweet handheld pies, it’s even better.
12. Papitas de Leche – Venezuela
These easy to make little milky balls of delight find themselves centerstage on Venezuelan tables during Easter.
13. Figolli Cookies – Malta
These tasty pastries filled with almond paste will have your table feeling like spring in no time!
What are some of your favorite Easter recipes? Comment below!