Slideshow: 13 Dessert Recipes To Make For Easter

Coconut and Espresso Cream Layer Cake
Coconut and Espresso Cream Layer Cake
This is your Easter dessert show-stopper: 6 layers of cake permeated with coconut flavor are slathered with heady espresso and sweetened condensed milk whipped cream. Each bite is soft, rich, and luscious. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Lemon Chocolate Pie
Lemon Chocolate Pie
Satisfy chocolate and lemon lovers with this double crusted pie. It has a thick, sweet lemon filling that's similar to the pudding-like innards of a Lemon Meringue. Once the pie is baked and cooled, its top is covered with what amounts to chocolate frosting. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Chocolate Coconut Nests with Jelly Bean Eggs
Chocolate Coconut Nests with Jelly Bean Eggs
These nests are a homemade version of the Russell Stover candy, and a fun Easter treat. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti]

Carrot Cake (For A Crowd)
Carrot Cake (For A Crowd)
Feeding a large group and want a classic carrot cake, moist of crumb and topped with a thick, tangy cream cheese frosting? This is your recipe. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Meyer Lemon Cake
Meyer Lemon Cake
An Easter cake that's at the crossroads of rustic and elegant. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]

Gluten-free Carrot Cake
Gluten-free Carrot Cake
If you or one of your guests has a gluten allergy you can still serve the most classic of Easter desserts. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Stephanie Stiavetti]

Hummingbird Cake
Hummingbird Cake
Another cake that will make your guests "ooh" and "ah", Hummingbird Cake is chock full o' goodies like bananas, pineapple, and pecans. The best part? It's not fussy to prepare. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Alexandra Penfold]

Melopita (Greek Honey Cake)
Melopita (Greek Honey Cake)
This cake is light and fluffy like a cheesecake, sweetened with honey and spiced with cinnamon. Make it even more special for Easter by topping it with any ripe berries you can find. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Sunny Meyer Lemon Tart
Sunny Meyer Lemon Tart
If you're looking for a lighter dessert to end your heavy holiday meal, try this tart. An intense meyer lemon curd is topped with just enough bruleed meringue, making it a moderate and elegant way to enjoy the bright flavor of Meyer lemon. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Brown Butter Pecan Carrot Cake
Brown Butter Pecan Carrot Cake
Dense and dark with a nutty base provided by brown butter and toasted pecans, this is tradition, with a twist. Get the recipe!

[Photograph: Maria del Mar Sacasa]