Favorite Easter Recipes


I know many of you are still planning your menu for Easter this year, so today I’m sharing some of my favorite recipes that are perfect for Easter.

Cream Cheese Bundt Pound Cakes


Luscious, rich, moist cream cheese pound looks as good as it tastes when baked in a pretty bundt cake pan. Pair it with strawberries and cream and you have an irresistible craveable dessert.  One of my favorite recipes for pound cake is a cream cheese pound cake recipe from Epicurious that starts baking in a… 

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Carrot Raisin Coffee Cake

A delightful, moist, tender streusel topped coffee cake filled with carrots and raisins and dripping with a rich cream cheese glaze.  I bought these cute little sugar carrots from Wilton intending to make carrot cake cupcakes, but since my skinny son loves having coffee cake for breakfast, I decided instead to make a carrot coffee… 

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Chocolate Cake with an Oreo Cheesecake Filling

An easy-to-make, creamy no-bake Oreo cheesecake filling sandwiched between rich, moist chocolate cake dripping with a milk chocolate ganache. My twins turned 18 years old recently. They’re my youngest and I have mixed emotions about this birthday. Part of me can’t believe how fast 18 years flew by; and I miss all the sweet moments… 

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Easter Skillet Cookie

A big, rich buttery, chocolate chip cookie dressed up for the holidays with creamy, white chocolate Easter M&M’s.  My family loves skillet cookies. We like to call them skookies. Cooking them in a buttery cast iron skillet makes the exterior crispy, while keeping the middle tender and chewy.


Favorite Recipe: Citrus Cream Cheese Pull Apart Rolls

Frozen roll dough turned in to fabulous sweet rolls perfect for Easter morning, or any morning you want to make extra special.   Today I’m featuring a favorite recipe that I posted the first year I start blogging. I make these Citrus Cream Cheese Pull Apart Rolls every year for Easter morning. My family and… 

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Milky Way Bites Brownies

Decadent, rich, fudgy brownies topped with the delicious, new unwrapped, ready-to-eat, or bake with Milky Way Bites. Milky Way has been one of my favorite candy bars since I was a kid. So when I saw the new Milky Way Bites in the store I wanted to buy a package. They’re little Milky Ways already… 

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Chocolate Bundt Cake with a Cream Cheese Swirl

A moist, chocolate sour cream bundt cake covered in a rich chocolate ganache with a luscious cream cheese swirl hiding inside. Recently I signed up to bring a bundt cake to a church dinner.  I wanted to bring something extra special so I went searching for ideas, and was inspired by Baker Street’s Cream Cheese Swirled Chocolate… 

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Overnight English Muffins

Homemade English muffins softer and more delicious than anything that comes out of a package.  Red Star Yeast asked if I’d like to create an English Muffins recipe to share on Barbara Bakes and the Red Star website. It seemed like an easy task, but I had to make lots of batches of muffins before… 

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Puff Pastry Raspberry Hand Pies

Easy to make buttery, flaky puff pastry hand pies filled with raspberry jam then drizzled with a sweet glaze.  For Valentine’s Day this year I made heart shaped Valentine’s Strawberry Hand pies. My son requested hand pies, but they were so tasty my husband and I ate them all before he got home from school… 

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