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18 of the Best Gourmet Desserts of Every Kind for Easter 2021

18 of the Best Gourmet Desserts of Every Kind for Easter 2021

Easter is nearly here, and you know what that means. It’s time for Easter egg hunts, family time and baskets filled with pretty pastel treats. Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury gourmet Easter sweets, treats, desserts and chocolates this year, including the top 2021 Easter eggs, candy, and cakes.

what are the best gourmet Easter desserts, chocolates, candy and eggs of 2021?

Easter is nearly here, and you know what that means.  It’s time for Easter baskets, egg hunts, mommy and me dressing, Sunday dinner and for some, a little crime solving too.

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Like Halloween, Easter is a lot about sweets – albeit pretty pastel ones instead of ghoulish goodies.  So we went in search of luxury Easter confections, and we found lots of wonderful surprises.

18 of the Best Gourmet Desserts of Every Kind for Easter 2021

18 of the best gourmet desserts of every kind for Easter 2021, including eggs, chocolates and candy.

From carrot cakes shaped like carrots to biscuits made to look like newborn chick, the gourmet treats we found will satisfy practically any sweet tooth.

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Here’s our round-up of 18 of the best luxury Easter desserts this year: cakes, Easter eggs, chocolates and cookies. Hey – are you getting all of this down, Easter Bunny?

the 18 best gourmet desserts of every kind for Easter 2021

1. easter layer cakes

Food and housewares retailer Williams Sonoma partners with boutique Florida bakery We Take the Cake on whimsical and delicious holiday-themed cakes. This Easter, their sweet Damask Bunny Cakes ($80)  and Easter Carrot Figural Cakes ($120) caught our eye.

We love a great Yule Log at Christmas, and now we can have another go with an Easter Log Cake ($129) ($199.95).  This one from the sisters at Elegant Brie is infused with their signature Meyer lemon curd (from their very own California lemon trees). It is filled with fresh lemon custard and blueberries.

2. easter cheesecakes

For springtime and Easter this year, we’re loving this perfect pastel Spumoni Cheesecake ($120) from Dallas based Cheesecake Royale with layers of chocolate, cherry and pistachio atop a chocolate cookie crust, complete with maraschino cherries and pistachios.

The Sonoma, California bakery Elegant Cheesecakes partners with several luxury retailers on seasonal cheesecake treats.  This season they have partnered with Neiman Marcus to share their gift worthy Bourbon Vanilla Cheesecake ($160).

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Meanwhile, NYC’s legendary Junior’s is offering an elegant Easter Egg Cheesecake ($44) enrobed in chocolate ganache and hand-decorated with colorful pastel buttercream and pastel colored white chocolate curls.

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3. easter cupcakes and cake bites

There are lots of ways to share a smaller series of Easter cake treats. One of our favorites are the classic vanilla and chocolate cupcakes from the famed Magnolia Bakery in NYC.  Their Easter Cupcake Dozen ($65) is a mix of the two iconic flavors topped with perfectly pastel vanilla buttercream and decorated with Easter decorations and sprinkles.

Elsewhere, We Take the Cake has hatched the perfect Easter dessert with their lovely Speckled Egg Cupcakes ($80) topped with buttercream nests and colorful Jordan almond “eggs.”  Another fun pick are their Easter Cake Truffles ($30) shaped like yellow chicks, white bunnies and colorful eggs.

4. easter biscuits

Our friends in the U.K. call them “biscuits.” Here in America, they’re cookies. But since most of these are from England, where they know a thing or two about baking. We’re going with their nomenclature.  How sweet are these Easter Biscuits in An Egg Carton (£22) from Honeywell Bakery in London?

Fortnum and Mason is celebrating spring with some Birds and Bees Ice Biscuits ($44). In this whimsical box of iced gingerbread cookies, there’s a sweet selection of birds and beed to marvel over.  Then gobble up.

best gourmet Easter desserts, including chocolates, candy and eggs

Back on this side of the pond, we’re admiring these flaky Easter Bunny Shortbread Cookies ($54) from Neiman Marcus all dressed up for Easter brunch.

5. gourmet chocolate easter eggs

Evoke a whimsical aura with Fortnum and Mason’s Golden Milk Chocolate Praline Eggs ($36).  It’s a box of six golden eggs containing real hen eggshells that have been carefully hollowed and painted gold. They are then filled to the brim with Milk praline chocolate.

Hotel Chocolat’s Extra-Thick Easter Egg ($50) features some of everyone’s favorite desserts reimagined in chocolate – half brownie and half salted caramel cheesecake.  Once cracked open, you will find that the egg has even more delights hidden inside.

best gourmet Easter desserts, including chocolates, candy and eggs

How gorgeous are these hand-painted eggs from Danish chocolatier Knipschildt?  The brand’s Large Easter Egg Sampler ($39) features unique flavors like citrusy passion fruit mixed in with staples like dark chocolate ganache.

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6. easter novelty chocolates

Chocolatier Maggie Louise has all kinds of pretty Easter and spring-themed gift boxes. Her Bunny Trail box ($42) is just one example of the fun that awaits.

Likewise, Jacques Torres Chocolate also is offering whimsical Easter treats.  Our pick is this sweet Little Lamb ($15) available in milk or white chocolate.

best gourmet Easter desserts, including chocolates, candy and eggs

British chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker still handmakes everything in London so this Assorted Milk & Dark Chocolate Egg Box ($60) totally worth the splurge.

the best gourmet desserts and candy for Easter 2021

There you have it, our 18 picks for luxurious gourmet Easter treats, including chocolates, candy and eggs.  Better hop to it, Easter is coming up on April 4th.  We think ordering something sweet is the best thing to check off of that Easter to-do list.

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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