If you need a cake recipe for your Easter meal, we’ve got what you need, from coconut and carrot to strawberry shortcake and pineapple upside down cake.
The Lemon Cheese Layer Cake
Expecting a twist on cheesecake? You're in for an even sweeter surprise. These cake layers are filled with a buttery rich lemon curd instead.
The Lane CakeThis famous cake just got a spiked, peachy makeover. A half cup of peach schnapps gives it an unforgettable meringue frosting, while a half cup of bourbon perfectly rounds out the peach filling.
The Jam Cake
The origins of jam cake lie deep in Appalachia where store-bought sugar was once scarce. Cakes were often sweetened with homemade jams, filled with wild berries and mountain fruits to deliver a rich, dense cake with a depth of flavor sugar alone couldn't deliver.
The Coconut Chiffon CakeUnexpected mascarpone cheese and coconut fills the layers in this rich Coconut Chiffon Cake. Coat with flaked coconut for the finishing touch.
Strawberry Mousse CakeStrawberry-sweetened frosting surrounds the outside of the cake while creamy strawberry mousse divides the layers. This beautiful cake is ideal for brunch, baby showers, or any springtime celebration.
Lemon and Vanilla Angel Food CakeWhat better way to celebrate Easter than with a divine lemon angel food cake? The best part about this heavenly cake is it's gluten-free.
Pink Lemonade Icebox CakeDelicate, thin purchased cookies are the secret to this stunning no-cook Easter dessert.
Butter's Vanilla CakeMake ahead: Bake the cakes first and let them cool; the next day, make the frosting and assemble the cake for an easy Easter Sunday.
Rainbow Sprinkle CakeWe love this make-ahead cake because the garnished rainbow sprinkles look like tiny Easter eggs!
Pistachio Raspberry CakeRoasted pistachios accentuate the pistachio and raspberry buttercream adorned on this spring-inspired layer cake.
35th Anniversary Hummingbird CakeOver-ripe bananas (yellow peels splotched with brown flecks) are best for baking. You won't get the same depth of flavor or moistness without them.
Coconut Cream CakeA beautiful coconut layer cake will be a crowd favorite at your Easter celebration. The filling in this recipe calls for packaged coconut shavings. Look for them in your grocer's natural foods section.
Key Lime Icebox CakeAdd the lime juice once you've fully cooked the custard to let the cornstarch thicken the mixture properly.
Bird's Nest CakeFrost a cake. Add Peeps. Boom: Bird's nest on a cake. Go on and impress your friends. You can even say the idea was yours; we won't tell.
Coconut Triple-Layer CakeImpress your Easter guests with this low-fat, three-layer coconut cake that’s topped with a fluffy frosting made with egg whites, sugar and cream of tartar.
Easter KugelhopfKugelhopf is an Austrian cake (also claimed by bakers in Alsace, Germany and Poland) that’s a cross between a bread and a bundt cake. It’s typically filled with raisins and fruit, baked in a special kugelhopf pan or a bundt pan, and sprinkled with a light dusting of powdered sugar.
Pineapple Upside Down CakeThis lightened version of an old-fashioned pineapple upside-down cake is full of the flavor you expect, as well as the pineapple slices with cherries in the middle, but has less than 8 grams of fat per serving.
Strawberry-Lemonade Layer CakeYou can assemble this glorious cake up to two days ahead; store at room temp. Also, you can freeze cooled layers up to a month in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
Classic Strawberry ShortcakeWith juicy strawberries spooned over sweet and tender biscuits, old-fashioned strawberry shortcakes are the perfect springtime dessert.
Best Carrot CakeThe MyRecipes audience raves about this "best carrot cake ever" with its sweet buttermilk glaze, rich cream cheese frosting and cake layers filled with carrot, pineapple, coconut and chopped nuts.
Hummingbird CakeThis cake is the most requested recipe in Southern Living magazine history and frequents covered dish dinners all across the South, always receiving rave reviews. The spiced cake layers feature crushed pineapple, chopped banana, and pecans, and the cake is topped with a rich cream cheese frosting and more pecans.
Fresh Strawberry CakeStart with a cake mix and strawberry gelatin and make an easy strawberry sheet cake that has less than 250 calories per slice and is topped with heart-healthy fresh strawberries and toasted almonds.
Classic Angel Food CakeBeaten egg whites are the key to an angel food cake’s light and airy texture. This recipe has a number of variations from the basic cake recipe: chocolate, citrus-glazed, orange, peppermint, and even an ice cream cake.
Grapefruit Pound CakeThis citrus pound cake blossoms from the floral essence of grated grapefruit rind, while fresh grapefruit juice packs refreshing flavor to the powdered sugar glaze which is drizzled over this moist pound cake.
Coconut CakeThis classic coconut cake features a homemade frosting made from sugar, lemon juice, egg whites, vanilla extract, and shredded coconut.
Buttermilk-Mexican Chocolate Pound CakeInstead of using Mexican chocolate in this pound cake recipe, we developed the same flavor profile using more common ingredients--semisweet chocolate and cinnamon.
Lemon Shortbread CheesecakeTop this tangy lemon cheesecake made with cream cheese and goat cheese with fresh strawberries for a lovely springtime presentation. Use crumbled shortbread cookies for an irresistible crust.
Strawberry TallcakeCreate a super-size version of traditional strawberry shortcake by layering a stack of butter cakes with strawberries and whipped cream.
Glazed Lemon-Blueberry Poppy Seed Bundt CakeLemons and blueberries are a popular pair, and here they appear in an easy-to-make bundt cake that’s perfect for springtime brunches or lunches.
Sour Cream Lemon Pound CakeThe bright, fresh citrus flavor in this classic pound cake comes from fresh lemon juice, lemon rind and lemon extract in the batter and the sweet lemon glaze that's drizzled on top of the cake.
Strawberries and Cream CakeWe used 6 (8-inch) disposable aluminum foil cake pans, so we could fill all the pans at once. This way, if you bake the layers in batches, the second batch is ready to go in the oven as soon as the first is done.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter CheesecakeLet the rest of your dishes be light and spring-ready; this indulgent cheesecake is too rich, delicious, and gorgeous to pass up.
KulichAfter being iced, the bread is topped with raisins to form the letters XB, meaning "Christ has risen."