In one week families across the country will be coming together to celebrate the Easter holiday. I enjoy the gathering aspect of our holidays; as someone who lives over six hours away from her family, I cherish an excuse to trek back to my hometown for a visit. And I won’t be going home empty-handed! Oh no, I like to dream up (or surreptitiously steal) creative desserts for my family.
If you’re a baking junky like me, you’re probably perusing the internet for some simple dessert ideas that you can impress your family with. There are a ton of delicious dessert recipes to be found on the internet, but I’ve collected some of my favorite gluten free Easter dessert ideas to share with you. After all, there’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little dessert, especially on a special occasion.
I’m secretly a huge fan of peek-a-boo cakes, I love the surprise hidden away inside of cake and frosting. This Hidden Rainbow Easter Egg Cake, created by Toni from Boulder Locavore, is one of the cutest gluten free cakes I’ve seen, and it’s perfect for Easter.
Carrot cake might be my favorite kind of cake, especially in the spring and summer. These Carrot Cupcakes are the perfect solution to one of my personal problems–going back for seconds of dessert. You get the perfect amount of cake in a delicious little package.
The pastel colors that spring up at Easter are always a welcome sight after the darker colors of winter. These Easter Cookies, from Tabitha at Kitchen to Nirvana, celebrate a bright range of colors and will give any feast a festive appearance.
Surprise your family with a long standing Easter dessert that isn’t often seen any more: Hot Cross Buns! These sweet buns are the perfect treat to pair with coffee or tea.
What is the most creative dessert you ever made?