Easter Cake Recipes

From classic carrot cake to a treat shaped like the Easter bunny, these treats are the perfect way to wrap up your holiday meal.
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Easter Bunny Cake

This cute coconut-topped bunny cake is easy to make with our step-by-step guide.

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Alton's Carrot Cake

Technically, carrot cake is not a cake at all, at least from a mixing standpoint. It's actually like a muffin batter, with all of the dry ingredients mixed together first, then the wet ingredients and then both together.

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Raspberry-Lemon Easter Cake

Spread raspberry jam and lemony icing in between layers of vanilla cake. Decorate with store-bought cookies and candied almonds.

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Blueberry Lattice Cake

Sandra's cake takes little prep time thanks to her use of white cake mix and instant white chocolate pudding for the cake batter.

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Three-Layer Carrot Cake

The classic cream cheese frosting for this cake gets a spring infusion from fresh lemon juice.

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Coconut Layer Cake

This heavenly cake is piled high with layers of dreamy coconut cream and shredded coconut.

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Peep Sunflower Cake

There's a bounty of cupcakes hiding under this lovely sunflower, making it the perfect centerpiece for a springtime party.

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Grandma Yearwood's Coconut Cake With Coconut Lemon Glaze

Trisha shares her grandmother's recipe for a moist coconut cake covered in a smooth lemon glaze.

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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

The Pioneer Woman celebrates Easter with a retro favorite.

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a tall, moist carrot cake, light in texture and lightly spiced with cinnamon and touch of nutmeg. Heavy cream whipped into the cream cheese frosting makes it extra fluffy.

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Strawberry Bunnies and Carrots Cake

Transform strawberries into adorable bunnies and carrots for a festive and fun Easter dessert that everyone will be hopping to eat.

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Chocolate Pastel Easter Cake with a Chocolate Vermicelli Nest

Moist chocolate cake is frosted with an easy, fluffy buttercream and topped with a chocolate nest for this festive Easter dessert. The nest is made from fried rice vermicelli, lightly salted and coated in chocolate for a crispy treat.

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Chocolate Malt Nest Cake

This decadent cake is an edible display for your Easter candy too. Candy eggs fill the "nest" made of entirely of chocolate-flavored cake, frosting and cereal coating. Your guests will be dying to dig in.

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Coconut Bunny Butt Cake

Crushed pineapple in the batter gives this cake a dense pound cake-like texture, which is helpful when anchoring the cupcakes and decorating. The cakes and cupcakes can be made a day ahead and wrapped in plastic wrap. Don't worry if you're frosting job doesn't look perfect — covering the cake with coconut hides every flaw.

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Easter Egg Cake

All it takes is two layers of chocolate cake, buttercream frosting and a couple handfuls of pretty colored candies for this festive Easter dessert.

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Carrot Cake

This healthier take on traditional carrot cake still has a creamy frosting, thanks to reduced-fat cream cheese.

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This classic cheesecake can be dressed up for your Easter celebration with fresh berries or a drizzle of raspberry sauce.

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Black Forest Cake

Some historians trace this famous cherry-chocolate cake (called Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte in German) back to the 16th century, but it was most likely named and popularized by German baker Josef Keller in 1915. Germans take their world-famous dessert seriously: The cake was granted protected status by the European Commission in 2013, meaning that for a dessert to be sold as a Black Forest Cake, it must contain Black Forest kirsch, a brandy made from local cherries.

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Chocolate-Glazed Pound Cake

Need dessert done in 10 minutes? Drizzle a chocolate, butter and honey syrup over store-bought pound cake for a decadent-looking treat that's ready almost instantly.

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Peep Cake

This 10-inch-tall Peep is made out of cake, making it 200 times larger than the classic marshmallow variety.

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