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30 Easter Cakes for a Hoppin’ Good Time

Are you wondering what exactly makes an Easter cake holiday-approved?

Is it the pastel colors, the fun egg decorations, or the faux-green coconut grass? Or maybe the use of fresh and sunny spring flavors?

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30 Easter Cakes for a Hoppin’ Good Time. Photo shows A Slice of Easter Bundt Cake with Vanilla Icing

I think it’s all of the above, but of course, any cake is an Easter cake if you serve it with love.

Colorful, sweet, and super easy, these Easter cake recipes are sure to entice Peter Rabbit to visit.

And if you’re lucky, he might bring Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail too!

Easy Easter Cake Recipes

1. Easter Egg Cake

This cake is the embodiment of all those happy spring feelings we look forward to during the winter.

Decorated like a robin’s egg, this easy design is visually impactful and the cake is absolutely delicious. 

Featuring sweet and soft vanilla sponge, silky vanilla buttercream, and hints of chocolate, it’s just about perfect.

And as if all that isn’t enough, it’s topped with an edible nest of coconut and Cadbury Mini Eggs. 

2. Peeps Easter Egg Cake

Marshmallowy, sugary, and colorful Peeps are a quintessential part of the North American Easter celebration.

So, it absolutely makes sense to put them on a cake for a fun Easter treat. 

The best part is that except for the color of the frosting (it needs to be white-vanilla, white chocolate, or cream cheese), the cake is extremely versatile.

Chocolate, lemon, vanilla, red velvet- make what your family will love. 

3. Carrot Cake

It’s made with vegetables, so it’s healthy right?

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Maybe not, but this carrot cake is pretty great for your soul!

Rich, moist, and delectable, it features notes of vanilla and warm cinnamon. I especially love the mix of white and brown sugars for added depth of flavor.

The luxe cream cheese frosting balances everything with its cooling and tangy palate.  

4. Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake

If you don’t believe that “sultry” is an apt adjective to describe dessert, then you need to try this cheesecake. 

It features a luscious, silky, chocolatey cheesecake/mousse layered upon a crunchy, buttery, chocolatey base.

Top it with whipped cream and raspberries and you’ll be in heaven.

This cheesecake requires a bit more patience and love, but it is so worth it. Everyone will be talking about this cheesecake for years to come. 

5. Pistachio Cake

Green and glorious, pistachios are a favorite for bakers everywhere.

Not only are they stunning, but they also have a sweet and mild flavor that’s perfect for cakes. 

The best part of this cake is its simplicity. The secret? Premade mixes! 

Pistachio pudding imparts loads of pistachio flavor to a simple yellow cake mix. 

Adding a few extras like almond extract and green food coloring boost both the taste and the appearance.

The result is a pleasing pastel cake that will impress your guests and is perfect for Easter. 

Easter Cakes - Sweet Strawberry Shortcake with Fresh Strawberries and Cream

6. Bisquick Strawberry Shortcake

Sometimes a rich dessert after a large meal is just too much.

So, if you still want something sweet, then try these light Bisquick strawberry shortcakes.

Fluffy Bisquick biscuits, fresh strawberries, and cooling cream balance each other perfectly in this rustic, but delicate dessert. 

Garnish with a bit of mint and you’re good to go!

7. Red Velvet Cake

The cake of choice for Valentine’s Day, red velvet has a reputation for being the Aphrodite of the cake world- but a bit temperamental.

It can be really hard to get right and often results in a dry, chemical-tasting cake.

Not anymore!

This recipe uses cake flour for a delicate crumb and buttermilk to ensure a moist bite.

It’s buttery, rich, and has just a hint of chocolate.

Layer it with tangy cream cheese frosting and you have the perfect red velvet dessert that all of your guests will love. 

8. Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird cake is a Southern classic.

Featuring banana, pineapple, spices, and pecans, the Hummingbird cake is like the tropical cousin of carrot cake.

Top it with a pineapple cream cheese frosting and chopped pecans for something super unique.

9. Orange Creamsicle Cake

I think this should be called an orange dreamsicle cake because it’s pure heaven on a plate.

With its bright, spring colors and wonderful orange and aromatic vanilla flavors, it’s got to be the dreamiest Easter cake on the list. 

10. Lemon Sour Cream Cake

This citrusy pound cake is the perfect end to your Easter meal.

It’s moist and balanced with just the right amount of sweet and sour. Plus, it looks super effective with little to no decorating!

11. Cadbury Creme Egg Cake

Cadbury Creme Eggs have been an Easter favorite for decades. So, this cake is sure to become an Easter favorite as well. 

Combining a moist and delicious chocolate cake with the gooey fondant goodness of the Cadbury Egg, this dessert is divine.

Don’t worry, the sweet Cadbury buttercream is balanced by the slightly bitter notes of the chocolate in the cake. 

If you’re not a fan of original Cadbury Creme Eggs, no worries! Use caramel eggs instead. 

12. Tres Leches Cake

This Mexican treat is one of my absolute favorite desserts.

Buttery vanilla cake is soaked in three kinds of milk to make a moist, pudding-like treat that has just the right amount of sweetness.

It’s topped with fresh whipped cream and results in one of the softest and most luscious cakes that will ever touch your tongue. 

I personally love to top it with cinnamon and sliced strawberries.

13. Keto Easter Egg Cake

If you’re someone that has to watch their sugar intake, this Keto easter egg cake is for you!

Although this cake is low-carb, it definitely delivers in the taste and texture departments. 

It’s soft, creamy, and sinfully delicious – without the guilt!

14. Pineapple Dream Cake

Featuring a tropical pineapple cake and a fluffy pineapple frosting, this quick and easy dessert is like Disney’s Dole Whip in cake form. 

It’s moist, luxurious, and jam-packed with flavor.

The best part is that no one will be able to tell you made it with completely premade ingredients…shh!

15. Peanut Butter Cake

Calling all peanut butter lovers! This cake is tailor-made for you. 

Just like peanut butter, this cake is nutty, earthy, salty, and sweet.

Then, it’s topped with silky and sensual peanut butter frosting. Also, it’s really easy to make!

Customize it with your favorite toppings, like chocolate shavings/chips, banana, berry sauce, Reese’s Cups, peanuts, or even more peanut butter!

16. Coconut Cake

This sultry coconut cake will knock your socks off! It’s rich, moist, exotic, and positively delightful. 

Coconut flavor is woven throughout this delicious cake with chunky coconut flakes, smooth coconut milk, and coconut extract.

It’s covered in a delicious coconut cream cheese buttercream to create something that exudes summer.

I like to top it with fresh tropical fruit so the colors pop against the white.

17. Raspberry Cake

Bright raspberries are one of my favorite fruits and I like them even more when paired with cake.

This easy recipe only requires 10 ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time, so it’s perfect if you’re hosting a big Easter get-together.

It is sweet, tart, and bursting with lovely red raspberries. 

18. Cadbury’s Chocolate Cheesecake

Chocolate on chocolate on chocolate… if you want to channel your inner Augustus Gloop, then you need to try this Cadbury chocolate cheesecake. 

A chocolate biscuit (cookie) base, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate and cream cheese filling, and more chocolate on top?

This no-bake cheesecake is a chocolate lover’s dream.

19. No-Bake Pink Lemonade Cheesecake

Sweet, light, and refreshing, pink lemonade is the perfect drink for warmer days.

This means that this no-bake cheesecake is the perfect herald of springtime. 

Featuring sunny lemon and scrumptious strawberries, this Easter cake will dance along your tastebuds.

Like the drink, it’s sweet, light, and cooling. 

Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake in a Plate

20. Snickerdoodle Coffee Cake

Deliciously chewy and warm with cinnamon, snickerdoodles are one of my favorite cookies.

This cookie-inspired coffee cake has all of the best parts of a snickerdoodle paired with traditional coffee cake. 

It’s dense, moist, and full of caramelly, buttery, cinnamon flavor. It’s also fantastic served with a cappuccino after your meal. 

21. Lemon Cake with Yellow Cake Mix

If you want a delicious dessert, but only have a little time, don’t be afraid to use a box mix!

This bright and citrusy lemon cake is the perfect example. 

With only 10 minutes of prep, you can focus on the rest of your meal, and still show off a beautiful, fancy cake.

I promise that no one will be able to tell that it came out of a box.

22. One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

This decadent chocolate cake is a fantastic choice for your Easter celebrations because it is extremely easy to make!

But don’t let its simplicity fool you. This is one of the best chocolate cakes you’ll ever try. 

That’s because it has a secret ingredient- boiling water!

I know that sounds crazy, but the heat from the water helps to meld all of the ingredients together, creating an extremely moist, chocolatey cake. 

Frost and decorate it however you like, but I personally love chocolate cream cheese buttercream and sweet raspberries. 

23. Easter Chick Cupcakes

These ridiculously cute Easter cupcakes will bring a smile to the face of everyone at your celebration.

The cupcake itself is a simple and delicious vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream.

But the star of the show is the fondant chick on top that looks like it’s just breaking out of its shell.

Don’t worry if you’ve never worked with fondant before.

This is a terrific way to introduce yourself because you’re only making a two-dimensional decoration (and there’s even a video!).

Also, if you’re not a huge fan of vanilla, you could certainly change up the cupcake and frosting flavors with your favorites.  

24. Easter Bunny Cake

Coconut fur, a jelly-bean bowtie, a face made out of licorice rope, and a rainbow surprise inside, this darling Easter Bunny cake will be the star of your Easter party!

It’s fun, sweet, and surprisingly easy to make.

The recipe comes with a helpful diagram to show you how to cut the cake rounds into the bunny shape.

Use whatever cake and frosting combo you like, but this recipe does recommend a white cake, so you can dye it with fun colors.

25. Easter Lamb Cake

This Easter lamb cake is so adorable you might not want to eat it.

It comes from a Polish Easter tradition and does require a specific cake mold, which you can easily find online.

This recipe uses moist vanilla cake and soft vanilla buttercream, but feel free to change up the cake flavor.

It just needs to be a dense cake as soft sponges and overly moist cakes don’t hold the shape well.  

26. Banana Split Cake

This no-bake, creamy cake features layers of Graham Cracker, nuts, bananas, cherries, pineapple, and whipped cream. 

While this recipe is absolutely divine as it is, you certainly can customize it.

For a more traditional take, I would switch out the pineapple for fresh strawberries and layer in some instant chocolate pudding. Yum!

27. Caramel Marshmallow Cake

Caramel, marshmallows, chocolate- oh my!

This caramel cake is moist and buttery, with surprising pockets of marshmallow gooeyness.

It’s layered with dulce de leche, sweet whipped cream, and mini chocolate crunchies for a fun texture. 

28. Trisha Yearwood Key Lime Cake

Cheerful and zesty, Trisha Yearwood’s key lime cake will make your taste buds explode with mouthwatering citrus.

The cake itself features lemon, lime, and orange flavors, then it’s glazed with key lime icing.

But that’s not all. There’s another layer of icing made with cream cheese!

29. Mango Cake

Bright, tropical, floral, and sublime, this mango cake is bold and beautiful.

The simple white sponge and the tangy cream cheese pair very well with the mango.

Fresh mango puree and slices are layered throughout the cake, cutting the sweetness from the sponge and the frosting, leaving you with a wonderfully balanced bite. 

30. Best Vanilla Cake

Sometimes simple is best. And this is simply the best vanilla cake. It is soft, moist, buttery, and brimming with warm vanilla. 

Each bite is blissful.

If you do want to break up the vanilla, chocolate ganache or a berry coulis would complement this cake nicely. 

30 Easter Cakes for a Hoppin’ Good Time

Colorful, sweet, and super easy, these Easter cakes are sure to entice Peter Rabbit to visit. If you’re lucky, he might bring Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cotton-tail too!

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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