Best Easter Cakes: Bunny Cakes, Lamb Cakes, and Easter Basket Cakes
These creative Easter cakes are decorated like bunnies, lamb, and Easter baskets. Read on for amazing Easter cake recipes and Easter cake decorating ideas.
Easter Bunny Cake Ideas
Everyone wonders what the connection is between Easter and bunnies. While you're coming up with your own explanation, enjoy these cute Easter cake decorating ideas.
This easy-to-make Easter bunny cake starts with a store-bought round pound cake. Watch the video to see how to cut the cake to shape the bunny,and how to decorate it with frosting, coconut, licorice, jelly beans, and construction paper ears.
"We make this every year for Easter, the kids love it! I outline the bowtie in chocolate chips to define it a little more and then fill it in with the pink tinted coconut. I also spread green tinted coconut around the edges of the cake on the cookie sheet to give it alittle more color." -- Epearce
This little bunny got stuck going down a rabbit hole. Watch the video to see how to make this bottoms-up bunny. It's easier than you might think.
"You don't need a special template or baking pan for this easy Easter bunny cake, just a couple of round cake pans will do," says liz. "I like to bake the cake from scratch, but you can also use a mix if you're short on time. You can use store-bought or cream cheese frosting as well."
Easter Lamb Cake Ideas
Lamb cakes are an Easter tradition that symbolizes spring and fertility. You can still find the molds in stores. The cakes are traditionally made with pound cake but your favorite cake mix will work just as well. Use shredded coconut to make the lamb's white and wooly coat. Check out these amazing DIY Easter cake ideas.
"This recipe is a godsend. It comes out as a nice dense pound cake that is perfect for frosting and decorating. It just got out of the oven and was unmolded PERFECTLY." -- Patrick Henry
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Easter Carrot Cake Ideas
Bunnies love carrots. Maybe that's why carrot cakes are so popular at Easter time. Certainly they make a lovely addition to the brunch buffet. Decorate with orange frosting "carrots" for a festive look.
"This is the best carrot cake I have tasted in my life! It was absolutely delicious. And it was my first time making a cake from scratch. No more store bought cake for me." -- maryo
"This rich, moist cake has all the flavor, without all the fat and calories," says Meghan Miller. "Because it is so full of carrots, pineapple, and nuts it is similar to a fruit bread. For the best flavor, bake the cake one day ahead."
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Easter Cake Basket Ideas
A-tisket a-tasket. Check out this Easter basket. You can bake a cake from scratch, from a mix, or use a store-bought cake. It's the decorations that make it an Easter treat. And that handle? Click on the recipe to discover the easy secret.
"Huge hit at Easter. Everyone loved it! And they were so amazed I did it myself. It was great! Thanks for the great idea!" -- tannersmommy07
Easter Cake in the Instant Pot
Instant Easter cake?! Well, more or less. This cheesecake "bakes" in the Instant Pot for about 35 minutes.
"If you like malted milk balls, you will love this cheesecake!" says Kim's Cooking Now! "Perfect for Easter, when those colorful malted milk eggs are available, or anytime of the year using Whoppers. Cheesecake can be decorated with additional candies, a chocolate drizzle, or however you like."
Check out our collection of Easter Cake Recipes.