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 dessert recipes with your loved ones!
There’s something for almost any celebration here so just choose your fav easter recipes and have at it!
Here are the 20 Easter Cake recipes:
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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?
7. 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.
8. 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!
9. 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.
10. Lemon Cake
Share your joyful zeal for the Easter holiday with a beautiful refreshing lemon 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!
11. Coconut Sheet Cake
Coconut sheet cake is a crowd-pleasing classic that comes together in little more than 30 minutes and showcases your incredible baking talent. The simple homemade icing is poured over the warm cake and gently covered with shredded coconut before going into the fridge to set up. One piece of this little wonder just isn’t enough!
12. 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!
13. 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.
14. 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.
15. 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!
16. Fruit Cocktail 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.
17. 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.
18. Lemon Pound Cake
Loving lemon pound cake is oh so easy. This super decadent Easter cake is fit for any after supper dessert or special celebratory gathering. The moist dense texture is pound cake ideal and the flavor is lemony yum but not overwhelming. Plus, there’s a special secret step that just takes this one to the next level.
19. 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.
20. 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.
Easter is a super special holiday where only the best Easter cake recipes will do. Baking is more of a science than anything so its important to know when its 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.
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.
Hippety hoppity, Easter’s on its way!……so I’ve pulled together all my best Easter cakes recipes and made this list for you. Whether you’re hosting a decadent Easter dinner, or you need a plus one dessert to bring along, there’s an awesome cake here for you and I’ve done all the heavy lifting.
Bookmark this page, pin it or print it out so you can focus on what’s really important to you. Happy Easter!