That special time of the year is approaching when you want to pull out all the stops and I’ve got the most amazing Easter cakes to share with you! I know that everyone celebrates differently so I’ve compiled these awesome cake recipes to ensure you can enjoy the most fabulous Easter cake recipes with your loved ones!
There’s something for almost any celebration here so just choose your fav easter recipes and have at it!
My Best Easter Cakes
1. Coconut Cream Cake
Celebrating Easter without coconut cream cake of some form is almost un-American. This baby is light and fluffy and totally irresistible. It’s got three different types of coconut baked up into a delicate dream and it’s finished with a soft buttercream frosting!
Sweet shaved coconut finish off this masterpiece that just begs to garnish dessert plates.
2. Coconut Sheet Cake
Whip together a delicious, decadently moist dessert with this easy-to-make coconut sheet cake! Coconut in the batter, icing, & topping brings lots of flavor
3. Coconut Pound Cake
Rich, dense, buttery, velvety — and all the coconut tropical escape you could want! This coconut pound cake recipe is your new favorite dessert.
4. Coconut Buttermilk Cake
Coconut buttermilk cake is flavor-packed and perfectly smooth, bringing an elegant finishing touch to any party, barbecue, or summertime dinner!
5. Pina Colada Cake
Try a refreshing taste of tropical islands with an amazing pina colada cake that’s sure to dress up any Easter meal. This ridiculously easy cake is super moist and decadent, full of fruit and it tastes just like a refreshing island drink.
Plus, it’s covered with creamy vanilla frosting and sweet shredded coconut!
6. Strawberry Layer Cake
Serve this show-stopping strawberry layer cake that’s loaded with fresh supple strawberries and finished with sweet strawberry buttercream frosting that’s just oh so good! This moist, decadent cake will send your senses into overdrive.
It’s an ultra-strawberry marvel that’ll be welcome at any Easter gathering.
7. Strawberry Sheet Cake
Nothing says Easter (or spring) like a moist tender strawberry sheet cake topped with a lemon cream cheese frosting. This thing is so pretty you almost don’t want to eat it…..but you can’t help yourself!
A sprinkle of strawberry jello and lotsa fresh strawberries make this sheet cake crazy moist and the lemon cream cheese whipped cream topping just turns it into a thing of beauty.
8. Strawberry Shortcake Cake
This sweet delicate strawberry shortcake cake is one of the reasons people come to love holidays like Easter. Succulent juicy strawberries, buttermilk infused cake and fluffy whipped cream bring your berry-filled fantasies to life in about an hour. Grab your bib and don’t expect any leftovers with this one.
9. Strawberry Pound Cake
Strawberry pound cake rings in spring with flair! Tart berries settle beautifully in a butter cake, all of it topped with a smooth, sweet glaze.
10. Strawberry Heaven On Earth Cake
This delicious strawberry heaven on earth cake started with the original heaven on earth cake, a cherry version! This dessert is no-bake!
11. Strawberry Poke Cake
Spread springtime smiles that make the Easter Bunny blush with this intensely delicious strawberry poke cake. This no-fail dessert is bursting with fresh yummy flavors ranging from fresh strawberries and whipped cream to strawberry jello and moist yellow cake.
Make it ahead and toss it in the freezer or whip it up fresh for your Easter celebration.
12. Strawberry Cream Cake
Think strawberry shortcake on steroids! Strawberry cream cake is a simple moist strawberry layer cake full of rich homemade buttercream frosting and ripe luscious strawberries. This beautiful concoction will have them running to the dessert table with forks in hand. It’s truly love on a plate.
13. Strawberry Jello Cake
Sweet and pink, this strawberry jello cake is the key to a successful summer party! Kids & adults flip for it,and you’ll love that it takes 45 mins to make.
14. Berry Chantilly Cake
Whipping up a berry chantilly cake is a beautiful labor of love that produces a brag-worthy Easter dessert. This concoction of sweet splendor has fillings and frostings, creams and berries all gently layered between moist vanilla cake and covered in a silky Chantilly frosting. This baby can dress up any dessert table.
15. Blueberry Pound Cake
This blueberry pound cake is everything a good pound cake should be. Buttery flavor, dotted with blueberries, with a dense, velvety, luscious texture.
16. Blueberry Coffee Cake
Dense, moist cake & sweet blueberries come together in the perfect balance of cake and berries in this blueberry coffee cake. Simple ingredients & easy prep!
17. Blueberry Heaven On Earth Cake
This easy no-bake blueberry heaven on earth cake is made with pre-made angel food cake, topped with blueberry pie filling and vanilla pudding cream mixture!
18. Lemon Buttermilk Cake
Share your joyful zeal for the Easter holiday with a beautiful refreshing lemon buttermilk cake that’s so tasty it overshadows other desserts. This cake is rich and sweet with a moist disposition that leaves you begging for more. Just the right amount of lemon citrus makes this one of the best Easter cake recipes ever!
19. Lemon Pound Cake
This simple lemon pound cake is the ideal springtime dessert with a sweet tangy flavor and a moist disposition that would make grandma proud.
20. Pineapple Sheet Cake
A world without pineapple sheet cake is a world I just don’t want to live in! This star-studded gem, ahem – pecan studded, is a rich buttery classic draped in sweet creamy icing with hints of coconut. This tropical beauty is ideal for large gatherings and polished enough for that Easter supper. Plus, it’s just plain delicious!
21. Brown Sugar and Rum Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Our brown sugar and rum pineapple upside down cake is a stunner! We break with tradition via brown sugar, ginger, pecans, & pineapple soaked in dark rum!
22. Pineapple Sunshine Cake
Celebrate new beginnings with a light fluffy pineapple sunshine cake. Sunshine is measured in smiles so grab your measuring cup and spread the love. This is one of those sweet refreshing Easter cakes that just lights up a room. It’s super moist, dotted with pineapple and covered with a fluffy pudding-whipped topping concoction.
23. Pig Pickin Cake
Delighting in the jubilance of an Easter gathering is the perfect time to serve up a pig pickin cake. It may sound a little funny, but there’s nothing funny about the flavor of this Easter cake recipe. It’s super moist, totally fruity and intensely delicious with a tall layer of pillowy whipped frosting.
Believe me, they’re gonna’ want seconds of this crave-worthy creation.
24. Orange Pound Cake
Think moist rich heavy pound cake with a tangy refreshing orange flavor that resembles citrus euphoria and you’ve got my orange pound cake. It makes an awesome Easter dessert and, in some cases, a trusty sidekick to your morning cup ‘o Joe. This baby is covered in a sticky sweet orange syrup and a lovely orange glaze that makes it seriously delicious.
25. Cherry Pineapple Dump Cake
Cherry pineapple dump cake has a golden cake topping over pineapple cherry filling. It only takes 1 pan, 4 ingredients, & 5 mins to assemble!
26. Lemon Dump Cake
This is a spring and summer must-make for anyone who likes lemon. This lemon dump cake is a little sweet, a little tart, and with very little effort.
27. Peach Dump Cake
Delicious peach dump cake comes together 5 minutes with 3 ingredients! Just layer canned fruit, cake mix, and butter in the pan and bake! It’s almost magic!
28. Apple Dump Cake
Apple Dump Cake is a delicious, simple anytime dessert. Tender fruit and a rich, buttery cake covered with crunchy crumbs – queue the applause!
29. Peach Pound Cake
Making a heavenly peach pound cake only takes 30 minutes of prep work and this moist delicious concoction is worth every enchanted second!
30. Peach Bourbon Upside Down Cake
Peach bourbon upside down cake recipe has been popular for many reasons. It’s a tender crumb, super buttery, and wonderfully sweet! It’s always a home run!
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31. Hummingbird Cake
Savoring the flavor of hummingbird cake is a perfectly delightful way to celebrate the righteous Easter holiday. The Gonna Want Seconds makeover sends all cakes recipes into overdrive and this one is no exception. Ripe bananas and tangy pineapples give this cake boisterous flavor and the rich cream cheese frosting balances it out.
Garnish with pecans and Voila!
32. Hummingbird Bundt Cake
Our hummingbird bundt cake is made from scratch and is fabulously moist, dense and full of all the right goodies then topped with a cream cheese glaze!
33. Banana Pudding Cake
Whipping up a banana pudding cake doesn’t take that long, but OMG let me tell you!! Layers of the moist tender banana cake are just bursting with flavor. Soft ripe bananas offer an amazing contrast to crunchy vanilla wafers and the homemade buttercream frosting adds the essence of banana pudding. Need I say more?
34. Banana Pound Cake
Banana pound cake is an intensely delicious and totally crave-worthy warm weather dessert with an ultra-yummy cream cheese glaze that really sets it off!
35. Louisiana Crunch Cake
Sweet coconut flakes and sliced almonds bring this Louisiana Crunch Cake to life! The store-bought favorite gets a makeover and a scrumptious creamy glaze.
36. Fruit Cocktail Cake
You guys won’t believe how delicious this cake is! Honestly, after just one bite, you will be proclaiming that this is your new favorite cake!! Reminisce about grandma’s baking with this super yummy fruit cocktail cake that’ll bring back vibrant delicious memories of her kitchen. There’s plenty of sweet coconut and crunchy pecans packed into every nostalgic bite. Fruit cocktail makes it so moist and sweet you can almost taste the love in this homemade cake that comes together in an hour flat.
37. Sock It To Me Cake
Enjoying the flavors of your favorite Easter cake is easy with sock it to me cake. This little darling is nothing short of incredible. It’s a rich Southern butter cake with a sweet streusel filling that is out of this world. The perfect sugary glaze finishes it off and gives it a polished presentation fit for any dessert table.
38. Eclair Cake
Making a super special eclair cake is the perfect way to finish off your Easter supper. It gives you all the prominent vanilla cream flavors of a chocolate covered éclair in a beautiful cake that’s big enough for second helpings! The best part is that you don’t have to bake this scrumptious treat and its ready in less than half an hour.
39. Old Fashioned Pound Cake
Velvety texture, vanilla and butter flavor, and that perfectly dense bite come together in none other than the BEST Old Fashioned Pound Cake recipe!
40. Brown Sugar Pound Cake
Brown sugar pound cake may be the best cake you’ve ever tasted! Dense, moist, and molasses-and-caramel-flavored – perfect to bake in chilly weather.
41. Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake
Our Bourbon Pecan Pound Cake is a buttery, rich, tender cake loaded with pecans, just the right amount of bourbon, and topped with a luscious Caramel Glaze! Pin it to your CAKE BOARD to save for later! Let’s be friends!
42. Triple Layer Chocolate Cake
Triple Layer Chocolate Cake! This cake is seriously the best choclate cake ever!!! Super moist, amazingly tender!!! It’s like a chocolate cake dream come true! Three layers of the most delicious chocolate cake generously topped with a fabulous chocolate frosting! Like I said before……a chocolate dream come true! This cake is quick and easy to prepare.
43. Texas Sheet Cake
My Texas Sheet Cake is an incredibly chocolaty moist sheet cake with wonderful icing that’s a classic for a potluck and Sunday suppers!
44. Coca Cola Cake
Our Coca Cola Cake has been a Southern tradition for generations. A sweet, chocolaty, super fudgy, crazy moist cake with thick fudgy icing. Quick and easy to put together! This is one of those easy, always made from scratch cakes my family grew up eating. Easy Coca Cola Cake Recipe This old-fashioned cake recipe is a tried and
45. Chocolate Poke Cake
My Quadruple Chocolate Poke Cake has four layers of tremendously moist, yummy chocolate decadence! No wonder this recipe is often simply referred to as, “Death By Chocolate Poke Cake”! This cake is great to bring when you need to serve a bunch of people.
46. Chocolate Pound Cake
This chocolate pound cake is velvety, buttery, and chocolaty! It has everything a good pound cake should. It’s a little dense, yet still moist and tender.
47. Butterfinger Cake
Our easy Butterfinger Cake recipe starts with a cake mix so it’s a snap to make. Uniquely moist, flavored with chocolate and caramel, and topped with a thick generous layer of whipped topping and crushed butterfingers. Perfect any time you need a yummy, easy dessert to feed a crowd! This Butterfinger Cake recipe serves up
48. Chocolate Bundt Cake
My easy chocolate bundt cake is rich, uber chocolaty, and super moist! We start with a cake mix so not only is this delicious, it’s easy to make, too! At home, we call this cake Daddy’s cake. It’s named for, non-other than, my Daddy. There’s nothing on earth that he loves more than a rich, chocolate cake!
Easter Cake Recipes Notes
Easter is a super special holiday where only the best Easter cake recipes will do. Baking is more of a science than anything so it’s important to know when it’s okay to make changes. I’ve tried to include this information in each recipe to make things easier. Here are some tips to make these recipes the star of the show.
Room temperature means different things to different people. In baking, however, it typically means between 66- and 69-degrees Fahrenheit.
I often use room temperature eggs for baking because they mix better with the other ingredients and provide a lighter fluffier product in the end. Simply let them rest in warm water for 10 minutes prior to using them in baked goods.
How to Eat + Serving Suggestions
Many of these cakes must be refrigerated for best results while some can be made ahead and frozen. It’s usually ideal to slow thaw cakes in the fridge overnight and garnish before serving.
People say that we taste with our eyes first and each of these cakes has a beautifully delicious presentation. As per food safety guidelines, you’ll want to reserve the FDA recommended 2-hour serving rule.
- 1 (15.25 ounce) box Lemon supreme cake
- 1 (5.9 ounce) box Jell-o instant lemon pudding and pie filling mix
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 4 large eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 1/2 fresh lemon juice
- zest from 1 lemon
- milk as needed to thin glaze
Make The Cake:
- In a large mixing, using an electric hand mixer set at low, combine all cake ingredients until moistened. Turn mixer to high and continue to beat on high for 4 minutes.
- Pour batter into prepared bundt pan and bake in preheated oven for about 50 minutes, or until a skewer or cake tester comes out clean.
- Allow cake to cool in pan set on a wire bakers rack for 15 minutes: then invert onto a serving plate and allow to cool completely
Make The Glaze:
- When the cake is almost completely cooled, prepare the glaze.
- In a 4 cup measuring cup, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Add milk, if necessary, to thin to a very thick, yet pourable consistency.
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