The Easter Bunny always brings treats, so we invariably think of delicious desserts at this time of year. Luckily, chefs are crafting basketfuls of bonbons to satiate our considerable desires. Here are 10 Easter desserts that make us hippity hoppity happy.
Golden Goose Egg at Trummer’s on Main, Clifton, Virginia
This dazzling dessert is a fairytale come to life. Pastry chef Meagan Tighe crafts egg whites from white chocolate and coconut mousse, a yolk from passion fruit and mango, and a shell from 24-karat gold leaf covered white chocolate. The oversized œuf rests on a layer of devil’s food cake inside a chocolate nest and comes dappled with herbs and flowers from the restaurant’s patio garden. Make a reservation at Trummer’s on Main.
Strawberry Meringue Tart at 5Church, Atlanta, Georgia
We will never turn down lemon meringue, but we do like to switch up our dessert routine. Chef Whitney Lewis crafts a fetching strawberry meringue tart with a speculoos cookie crust. Dappled with a petite bouquet of fresh flowers, it’s almost too pretty to eat. Almost. Make a reservation at 5Church.
Chocolate Cupcakes and Sugar Cookies at Sax Restaurant, Stone Harbor, New Jersey
For the inner child in everyone. Executive pastry chef Rebecca Strayer’s delightful dainties don’t shirk on the color – or the calories. Choose between chocolate cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream icing and egg-cellent sugar cookies. Make a reservation at Sax.
Dreamsicle Curd with Butterfinger at Annunciation, New Orleans, Louisiana
At the bottom of the ramekin sits a sweet curd made with satsumas, which are similar to mandarin oranges. Executive chef Jacob Cureton tops it with a scoop of vanilla gelato, freshly whipped cream, and crumbled Butterfingers. Simple and satisfying, it’s the perfect springtime sweet. Make a reservation at Annunciation.
Carrot Cake Sundae at Rye, Leawood, Kansas
Carrot cake, now in sundae form. Pastry chef Megan Garrelts fills an ice cream soda glass with an eye-catching assortment of elements: carrot cake (of course!), ice cream, honeyed walnuts, rum raisins, vanilla accented pineapple, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and orange soda. Get every component in a single spoonful to enjoy the most over the top carrot cake you’ve ever eaten – but beware of the brain freeze. Make a reservation at Rye.