30+ Best Easter Cake Ideas to Cap Off the Holiday Meal

These easy Easter cake recipes are like pure slices of Spring heaven!

easter cake
Brian Woodcock

Easter is one of our favorite holidays for making cake! Sure, we love decorating eggs, the gorgeous church services, and coming up with delicious food for our Easter dinner or for our Easter brunch feast. But no matter what kind of a meal we have, and no matter whether it's a huge party or just a small celebration with close family, it just isn't an Easter feast without a delicious (and pretty) Easter cake on the sideboard.

easter cake speckled malted coconut cake
Brian Woodcock
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Speckled Malted Coconut Cake

Enrobed in light blue speckled frosting, this Easter cake looks just like a robin's egg. Add a Phyllo nest and malted milk egg candies on top, and it's almost too pretty to eat. (We said almost.)

Get the recipe for Speckled Malted Coconut Cake.

easter cake lemon layer
Brian Woodcock
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Spring Daisy Lemon Layer Cake

This easy layered lemon cake is the perfect centerpiece for your Easter desserts, thanks to the sweet daisies adorning the sides.

Get the recipe for Spring Daisy Lemon Layer Cake.

easter cake nanny's full o' love glazed carrot cake
Charles Schiller
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Nanny's "Full o' Love" Glazed Carrot Cake

Of course, the traditional Easter cake is a carrot cake. And this deliciously sweet cake, which is both glazed and frosted, is the ultimate carrot cake!

Get the recipe for Nanny's "Full o' Love" Glazed Carrot Cake.

easter cake ukrainian festive walnut torte
Charles Schiller
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Ukrainian Festive Walnut Torte

Want to make a cake that celebrates Easter and also Ukraine? You're in luck: Rich chocolate, toasted walnuts, and plenty of cream make this award-winner from our 2005 cake contest the perfect thing. 🇺🇦

Get the recipe for Ukrainian Festive Walnut Torte.

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Brian Woodcock
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Duke's Lemon Drop Sheet Cake

Topped with a lemony cream cheese frosting, this citrusy cake is the perfect balance between tangy and sweet.

Get the recipe for Duke's Lemon Drop Sheet Cake.

easter cake lemon rosemary tea bread
Hector M. Sanchez
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Lemon-Rosemary Tea Bread

If your Easter celebration is a little more low-key, then you needn't go all-out in order to have something sweet to celebrate with. This simple cake is delicious with a dollop of whipped cream.

Get the recipe for Lemon-Rosemary Tea Bread.

easter cake dolly's donut coconut bundt cake
Johnny Miller
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Dolly's Donut Coconut Bundt Cake

What says spring better than a giant donut-like glazed cake? Especially when it's packed with dark chocolate coconut filling and covered in a simple coconut glaze.

Get the recipe for Dolly's Donut Coconut Bundt Cake.

easter cake orange blossom bundt cake
Brian Woodcock
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Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

The best part of this easy, delicious Bundt cake? It will keep on the counter for several days—if it lasts that long. Its shape is courtesy of a "heritage" style pan.

Get the recipe for Orange Blossom Bundt Cake.

easter cake no bake cheesecake with berry toppings
Brian Woodcock
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No-Bake Cheesecake with Berry Toppings

Is cheesecake a cake? 🤔 While everyone's discussing, we'll be over here with a fork.

Get the recipe for No-Bake Cheesecake with Berry Toppings.

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Coconut Angel Cake

This fluffy angel cake is made with delicious toasted coconut and will look beautiful on your Easter dessert table.

Get the recipe for Coconut Angel Cake.

easter cake lemon blueberry cake
Brian Woodcock
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Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Cake

Your Easter guests will love these personal bundt cakes that they can cover with as much sweet lemon curd as they please.

Get the recipe for Meyer Lemon-Blueberry Cake.

easter cake carrot cupcakes
Brian Woodcock
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Carrot Patch Cupcakes

These pretty potted cupcakes are the perfect treat for little ones—but adults will enjoy them plenty too!

Get the recipe for Carrot Patch Cupcakes.

easter cake carrot cake
Brian Woodcock
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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle

There's a secret ingredient in this flavorful bundt cake that might make it your favorite carrot cake yet.

Get the recipe for Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Drizzle.

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Tulip Cupcakes

Topped with a teeny tiny cookie, this treat is like two desserts in one!

Get the recipe for Tulip Cupcakes.

easter cake orange chamomile cake
Brian Woodcock
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Orange-Chamomile Cake

Topped with fresh garden flowers, this sweet and tangy layer cake is best when served with a big ol' cup of tea.

Get the recipe for Orange-Chamomile Cake.

easter cake raspberry pink velvet cake with raspberry cream cheese frosting
Brian Woodcock
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Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Our springy red velvet cake topped with a light raspberry cream cheese frosting and candy meringues will have you and your Easter party guests thinking pink.

Get the recipe for Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake.

easter cake froot loops cake
Brian Woodcock
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Froot Loops Cake

The colorful cereal calls to mind the shape and shade of Easter eggs. Plus, the cereal topping makes it a perfect Easter brunch idea!

Get the recipe for Froot Loops Cake.

easter cake strawberry limeade cake with cream cheese frosting
Brian Woodcock
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Strawberry-Limeade Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Welcome spring with a dessert as fruity and fresh as your favorite beverage.

Get the recipe for Strawberry-Limeade Cake.

easter cake lemon coconut with mascarpone frosting
Christopher Shane
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Lemon-Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

Serve this light and fluffy cake for Easter brunch.

Get the recipe for Lemon-Coconut Cake.

easter cake buttercream cupcakes
Brian Woodcock
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Buttercream Cupcakes

To make these delicious, buttery cupcakes perfectly Easter-riffic, top them with edible flowers. We chose pansy blossoms.

Get the recipe for Buttercream Cupcakes.

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Brian Woodcock
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Lady Grey Cupcakes with Orange Zest Frosting

Bake these mini cupcakes for an Elegant Teatime-themed Easter meal. Or just bake them because they taste amazing.

Get the recipe for Lady Grey Cupcakes.

easter cake vanilla sheet cake with chocolate cinnamon filling
Brian Woodcock
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Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate-Cinnamon Filling

Feeding a larger group for Easter? Homemade sheet cake is the way to go!

Get the recipe for Vanilla Sheet Cake with Chocolate-Cinnamon Filling.

easter cake almond and poppy seed loaf cake
Brian Woodcock
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Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

A simple loaf cake can be made super elegant with just a light glaze and some edible pansy garnishes.

Get the recipe for Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake.

easter cake pistachio lemon bundt cake
Brian Woodcock
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Pistachio-Lemon Bundt Cake

A smart bunt pan and a shimmery lemon glaze makes this simple cake exceedingly lovely looking.

Get the recipe for Pistachio-Lemon Bundt Cake.

easter cake sour cream vanilla pound cake with rhubarb compote
Andrew Purcell
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Sour-Cream Vanilla Pound Cake with Rhubarb Compote

Dense sour-cream and vanilla cake is perfect for spring when served with a sweet-and-tart rhubarb compote.

Get the recipe for Sour-Cream Vanilla Pound Cake.

easter cake orange chiffon cake with buttermilk ice cream
John Kernick
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Orange Chiffon Cake with Buttermilk Ice Cream

The citrus glaze. The light, delicate crumb. And don't forget that cold, just-tart-enough ice cream on the side. Some may think of this dessert as "retro." We call it timeless.

Get the recipe for Orange Chiffon Cake.

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Frances Janisch
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Bunny Cake

Transform a store-bought frosted cake into a colorful grand finale with sugar cookies and royal icing.

Get the recipe for Bunny Cake.

easter cake toffee crunch cake
Johnny Miller
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Toffee Crunch Cake

A chocolate lover's dream, this elegant brown butter cake is infused with a crunchy pecan and vanilla wafer mixture, and is garnished with toffee bars.

Get the recipe for Toffee Crunch Cake.

easter cake rich chocolate layer cake
Charles Schiller
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Rich Chocolate Layer Cake

Running low on time? A box of cake mix—plus a few smart add-ins—make a lusciously festive dessert.

Get the recipe for Rich Chocolate Layer Cake.

easter cake fresh strawberry cake
Charles Schiller
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Fresh Strawberry Cake

Celebrate Easter's arrival with fresh strawberries and billows of cream on this moist cake.

Get the recipe for Fresh Strawberry Cake.

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