Easter Cakes

These sweet Easter cakes are worthy of centerpiece status.

Our Best Easter Cake Recipes

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Our Best Easter Cakes

Give your Easter meal a sweet finishing touch with one of our beautiful and delicious Easter cakes. Lemon, coconut, carrot, or classic vanilla—we have recipes to please all of  your dinner guests' early spring cravings.

We'll start you off with stunning Fresh Coconut Cake. Fresh toasted coconut flakes give a fluffy and flavorful topping. If your coconut water does not measure 1 cup (8 fluid ounces), add enough tap water so the liquid measures 1 cup. Even though fresh coconut is sublime, you can use Goya brand coconut water in place of fresh coconut water and buy coconut flakes in the baking aisle. A cooked Italian-meringue does big-time nutritional pinch-hitting for a high-fat cream-based frosting.

View Recipe: Fresh Coconut Cake

Carrot Cake Easter Dessert Recipe

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Carrot Cake

This lighter twist on traditional carrot cake features a tender cake packed with grated carrot, juicy pineapple, flaked coconut, and chopped pecans. Cream cheese frosting and a garnish of grated carrot tops the cake.

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Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake Easter Dessert Recipe

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Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Perfect for an Easter morning brunch, this light cake features sweet, seasonal berries and a lemony glaze. Garnish with ribbons of lemon rind and fresh blueberries.

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Vanilla Cake with Italian Meringue Frosting Easter Dessert Recipe

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Vanilla Cake with Italian Meringue Frosting

Our Italian meringue covered cake makes a beautiful and festive addition to any Easter celebration. Sweet vanilla cake is light and buttery—it won’t leave guests feeling overindulged.

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Strawberry Layer Cake Dessert Recipe

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Strawberry Layer Cake

For a dessert that looks as good as it tastes, this Strawberry Layer Cake is an elegant treat for any occasion. Tip: you can use fresh orange juice instead of Grand Marnier in the cream cheese frosting.

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Sour Cream Pound Cake with Rum Glaze Easter Dessert Recipe

Sour Cream Pound Cake with Rum Glaze

Fool your Easter guests with this Pound Cake Recipe Makeover. The rum glaze puts the yummy-factor over the edge.

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Yellow Butter Cake with Vanilla Meringue Frosting Easter Dessert Recipe

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Yellow Butter Cake with Vanilla Meringue Frosting

This recipe is a classic in every way: light, fluffy and moist cake with just a hint of bourbon and vanilla flavor, covered with a traditional meringue buttercream-style frosting. "This is the one thing everyone couldn't stop talking about at taste testing," says Food Editor Ann Taylor Pittman.

View Recipe: Yellow Butter Cake with Vanilla Meringue Frosting

Banana-Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting Easter Dessert Recipe

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Banana-Raspberry Cake with Lemon Frosting

Mashed ripe banana adds moistness to this springtime cake while a hint of lemon in the cream cheese frosting provides just the right amount of tartness.

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Carrot Cake Easter Dessert Recipe

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Carrot Cake

Warm spices and brown sugar add rich, caramelized flavors to this carrot cake. If you can't find fromage blanc, use more cream cheese.

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Black and White Angel Food Cake Easter Dessert Recipe

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Black and White Angel Food Cake

Make your Easter menu memorable by ending on a sweet note like this Black and White Angel Food Cake. Beaten egg whites create the light, airy texture of this classic dessert.

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Sponge Cake with Orange Curd and Strawberries Easter Dessert Recipe

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Sponge Cake with Orange Curd and Strawberries

Matzo and almond flour sponge cake is delightful—floral and sweet, with lemon, orange, and tangy berries. This cake is a winner.

View Recipe: Sponge Cake with Orange Curd and Strawberries

Canola Oil Pound Cake with Browned Butter Glaze Easter Dessert Recipe

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Canola Oil Pound Cake with Browned Butter Glaze

Heart-healthy canola oil helps lighten this classic dessert. And an ingenious technique of soaking a vanilla bean in the oil adds deep, rich flavor. Serve this as a sweet finish to a delicious Easter dinner.

View Recipe: Canola Oil Pound Cake with Browned Butter Glaze

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