75 Easter Cake Ideas That Make The Prettiest Holiday Finale
Strawberry Dream Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Dream Cake
You'll fall in love with this too-good-to-be-true strawberry cake. Fluffy whipped frosting made with marscapone cheese, sugar, whipping cream, and vanilla and almond extracts is the perfect finishing touch. We love the presentation of cake slices with upright strawberries between the layers. When it comes down to the details, this sweet confection takes the cake.
Coconut-Carrot Cake with Coconut Buttercream
If you're not confident with your layer cake skills, this sheet cake is perfect.
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
This pastel cake is beautiful for an Easter spread, and it tastes like spring.
Coconut Cream Cake
Recipe: Coconut Cream Cake
Look for packaged coconut shavings in your grocer's natural foods section.
Key Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
Serve a taste of the Keys this spring.
Chocolate Bundt Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Bundt Cake
Boxed cake mix and boxed brownie mix meet in this decadent and easy recipe that has twice the chocolate of your usual cake.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
This recipe is based on a classic Southern favorite called 7UP Pound Cake, which was created in the 1950s when the soda company suggested using its soft drink instead of other liquid in pound cake recipes. The result: one of the best, and simplest, cakes you'll ever make.
Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
Recipe: Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes
You won’t find a drop of artificial flavor or dye in these gorgeous spring cupcakes.
Coconut Pound Cake
Recipe: Coconut Pound Cake
A slice of this coconut pound cake will make even the orneriest guests smile.
Lemon Sherbet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
These citrus treats are too good to keep to yourself. Make an extra batch and bring to a friend for the sweetest surprise.
The Ultimate Carrot Cake
Recipe: The Ultimate Carrot Cake
These layers are tender, so remove from pans carefully!
Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake
We took the traditional pound cake recipe and raised it a stunning, triple-chocolate twist. This cake means business. A duo of glazes—one creamy chocolate, the other subtle buttermilk—comes together atop this dreamy confection. It’s indulgent and, we admit, so much fun to eat and serve. Chocolate enthusiasts will be over the moon for this recipe, but it has enough unexpected flavor—thanks to the addition of the buttermilk glaze—that you’ll also win over the harder-to-please dessert eaters at the table. Warning: You—and they—won’t be able to resist a second slice. Go for it. We won’t tell.
Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Orange Chiffon Cake
Serve this decadent spring dessert at your next ladies' luncheon and wow the crowd with edible flowers.
Strawberries-and-Cream Sheet Cake
Trust us: This simple and swoon-worthy sheet cake will be a keeper in your recipe box. File it under "Springtime Crowd-pleaser."
Key Lime Icebox Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Icebox Cake
Layers of tangy-sweet Key lime custard and graham crackers stack up to make one quick and easy layer cake with just enough pucker to take the heat off summer. Add the lime juice once you've fully cooked the custard to let the cornstarch thicken the mixture properly.
Recipe: Caramel Cake
This old-fashioned cake will seal your reputation as a baker.
Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Recipe: Hummingbird Bundt Cake
From pineapple to cream cheese, the same ingredients first featured in the 1978 version of this popular layer cake still shine in our new version— simplified by baking in a Bundt pan.
Heavenly Angel Food Cake
Recipe: Heavenly Angel Food Cake
The rich, moist texture of this divine angel food cake is unlike any other. Made from scratch in minutes, it's spread with frosting that's a lemon lover's dream.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
There are a few things to note about this recipe before you start baking. First, the cream cheese is added after beating the butter and sugar. And, yes, you read the cooking instructions correctly—the cake bakes at a slightly higher temperature than usual.
Best Carrot Cake
Recipe: Best Carrot Cake
Make this classic favorite for a crowd and you might not have any leftovers to bring home. Simply adding a can of crushed pineapple and the luscious Buttermilk Glaze makes this truly the Best Carrot Cake.
The Lane Cake
Easter Bunny Cake
Recipe: Easter Bunny Cake
The kids will love this sweet cake that they can help decorate and devour.
Recipe: Crepe Cake
This elegant and fruity dessert would be a gorgeous addition to an Easter brunch spread.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Buttermilk-Cream Cheese Frosting
If you’re hosting a crowd this Easter, swap your usual carrot cake recipe for this big-batch recipe that’s oh-so-festive and sweet.
Lemon Bar Cake
Recipe: Lemon Bar Cake
A bright citrus dessert is always welcome on our Easter table, especially when it’s made with the hands-off ease of the slow cooker.
Grand Marnier Cakes
Recipe: Grand Marnier Cakes
Mini Bundt cakes make for the prettiest presentation with this vintage recipe.
Banana Pudding Poke Cake
Recipe: Banana Pudding Poke Cake
This so-moist poke cake was made to feed a crowd, but we guarantee there won’t be any left after the meal.
Naked Lemon Cake with Flower Crown
This beautiful and fresh cake will be the center of attention at Easter lunch.
Chocolate Éclair Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Éclair Cake
This layer cake stays true to the beauty and perfection of a truly authentic éclair.
Rose Petal Cupcakes
Recipe: Rose Petal Cupcakes
Simple white cupcakes are topped with rose-vanilla buttercream and petals to match your decorations.
Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Recipe: Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
You can make the lemon curd that tops this cheesecake up to two weeks in advance to save you a step the day-of.
Vanilla Layer Cake with Flower Cuff
You don’t need expert decorating skills to make this cake look gorgeous.
Lemon-Orange Pound Cake
Recipe: Lemon-Orange Pound Cake
This recipe, courtesy of the Junior League of Houston, is drizzled with two icings so every bite is different.