Monday, April 8, 2019

My Favorite Easter Desserts

by Jill Kemerer

With Easter right around the corner, I'm eagerly anticipating making a dessert or two to accompany our dinner. Easter is such a special day. I'm filled with joy Jesus loved us so much that He died and rose again to take away our sins. What better way to celebrate than with a good meal after the church service!

Last year I attempted two new recipes. My husband loves this lemon fluff-like dessert his grandmother used to make, so I found a similar recipe on Pinterest. Unsure if the recipe would match his memories, I also decided to make a lemon pie.

The fluff was tricky to make, and it didn't reach quite the right consistency. I threw that recipe out! But the lemon pie was super easy, VERY sweet, and we all loved it!

You can find the recipe at "Luscious Lemon Pie" at

Another dessert I found on Pinterest has become a staple in our house. It's called No Bake Chocolate Lasagna. Yes, CHOCOLATE LASAGNA! It's so delicious!

Basically, it's crushed Oreos mixed with butter and pressed into a pan. Then there's a layer of whipped cream/cream cheese. Then chocolate pudding. More whipped cream. And tiny chocolate chips! Yum!

You can find the recipe at "No Bake Chocolate Lasagna" at

Recently, I created my own Chocolate Strawberry Trifle to celebrate Valentine's day. It would make a great dessert for a crowd. It does take planning and time, but it's not difficult to make. The picture below doesn't really do it justice!

Here's what you need:

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle

  • 1/2 of a prepared Devil's food cake (I made two round cakes from a 15.25 ounce box mix. You'll need 1+1/3 cups of water, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, and 3 eggs to make it), cooled and cut into cubes.
  • 1 prepared 3.9 ounce package of chocolate instant pudding (you'll need 2 cups of cold milk to make it).
  • Either 3 cups of homemade whipped cream, see "Homemade Whipped Cream" at (you'll need 1.5 cups of heavy whipping cream and 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to make it) or a 12 ounce container of Cool Whip.
  • 1 pint of strawberries, rinsed, hulled, and sliced.
  • Chocolate shavings for the top. (I shaved mine using a vegetable peeler on a dark chocolate candy bar.)

In a clear glass bowl, layer cake cubes, then pudding, then whipped cream, then a layer of strawberry slices, more cake cubes, more pudding, more whipped cream, and top with more strawberries, cake cubes, and chocolate shavings. If you have leftover ingredients, keep layering until the bowl is full.

This can be made up to a day ahead of time and will easily feed 6-8 people. It's wonderful!

What are your favorite Easter desserts? I'd love to hear about them!


Jill Kemerer is a Publishers Weekly bestselling author of inspirational romance novels for Harlequin Love Inspired. She loves coffee, M&Ms, a stack of books, and long walks outdoors. She resides in Ohio with her husband and two almost-grown children. Please visit her website,, and sign up for her newsletter.


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  1. Jill, wow, each of these desserts sound amazing. My favorite dessert for the holiday is banana pudding.

    1. Ooh, banana pudding! Yummy! I really enjoy cooking and baking, but I only make desserts for special occasions!

  2. Hey Jill. I love the Easter recipes. You had me at chocolate lasanga. Mmmm. I can't wait to make some of these. They look fantastic. Strawberries are one of my favorite ingredients. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

  3. Jill, my sweet tooth is calling! All of these look fabulous. I must try them. All. Soon. Thank you for sharing!! Sharee

  4. I am SO not into cooking, but I'll happily devour any desserts someone else prepares, and yours sound delightful!

    My favorite "easy" Easter dessert? Cadbury creme eggs! (No kitchen time involved--LOL!)

  5. Now I am craving these desserts. Thank you. haha!


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