If you’re hosting an Easter celebration, you probably already know that no holiday meal is complete without a festive dessert. And is there a better way to end your Easter feast than with a beautifully frosted cake? To help inspire your own dessert plans, we’re sharing our favorite Easter cakes—which include recipes for simple sheet cakes, tiered and layered cakes, as well as bundt creations.
As it turns out, inspiration for your Easter cake is all around you: There are plenty of colors, patterns, and tablescape themes that can inspire the Easter cake that ultimately tops your table. Plus, there are many ways you can incorporate complementary flavors to the candy and chocolate you pass out earlier in the day. Some of our most inventive creations actually call for you to adorn your Easter cake with any extra Easter sweets you have around the house. And if you’re looking for another way to show off your Easter egg display, we also have plenty of recipes to help you carry that stunning motif over into your dessert presentation. Our chocolate cake dressed in ganache frosting is topped with an edible nest and truffle eggs, a seemingly advanced feature that’s actually made with just five ingredients. There are even more cakes sure to delight the little ones, like our whimsical bunny-shaped carrot cake made with mini marshmallows.
Looking for lighter flavor profiles? You can use the best of your spring garden to create a fruit-forward dessert that’s sure to please. Rhubarb sings in our take on a meringue cake and tart Meyer lemons are refreshingly acidic as a base for an upside-down cake. From carrots to raspberries and citrus, we’re helping you serve the best springtime confections you can bake at home. Here we’re sharing Easter cake recipes that are sure to impress all of your guests on Easter Sunday.