Easter Cake Recipes

Browse Easter cake recipes that celebrate spring, including bunny cakes, carrot cakes, lemon cakes, lamb cakes,  strawberry shortcake, Italian cream cake, and more.

Staff Picks

Aunt Mary's Delicious Bunny Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 14
This cake is great to make in character pans such as a Santa Claus, train pan, or bunny mold. Buttercream frosting is great but you can use other frostings if desired. Color your frosting with desired shade of food coloring.

Lemon Fiesta Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 89
You'll have a fiesta on your table when you use this recipe to make a light, lemony, fluffy, and festive lemon-accented cake with raisins.

Five Flavor Pound Cake I

Rating: 5 stars 229
Five flavors blending to create a superlative pound cake.

Bunny Cake with Round Cake Pans

Rating: 5 stars 1
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. 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.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake

Rating: 4 stars 22
A great carrot cake and a traditional cheesecake all in one bite.

Polish Babka Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
This traditional Polish babka is a cake perfect to enjoy with an afternoon cup of tea or coffee. My version is made without yeast. It's a moist and dense cake flavored with hints of vanilla, almond, and lemon. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. [Recipe originally submitted to Allrecipes.pl]
By Magpie

Fresh Coconut Layer Cake

Rating: 4 stars 27
This recipe uses fresh coconut, coconut milk and coconut cream for an intense coconut flavor.
By Holly

10 Traditional Carrot Cakes for Easter

Whether you prefer carrot cake with or without pineapple, nuts, gluten, or eggs and dairy, you'll find the perfect recipe for this classic Easter dessert right here.
By Mary Claire Lagroue

Rainbow Citrus Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
Tri-colored cake with a lemon layer, lime layer and an orange layer. The filling is a lemon curd and the frosting is orange.

Isaac's Carrot Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 77
A less-dense and wonderfully moist carrot cake with canned mandarin oranges rather than pineapple. A friend shared the recipe with me and I made it to celebrate the birth of my son (a birthday cake). It tastes best if you let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.

Carrot Cake III

Rating: 4.5 stars 7135
A simple, moist, yummy carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.
By Allrecipes Member

Best Carrot Cake Ever

Rating: 4.5 stars 1796
A moist and flavorful recipe that makes a large carrot cake fit for a crowd.
By Allrecipes Member

Inspiration and Ideas

Carrot Cake and Pineapple-Cream Frosting
Rating: Unrated 33
"Delicious! Everyone raved. I made extra frosting, so I could use it to pipe borders [I made 'carrots' out of Royal Icing II]. A definite keeper!" – Christina
How To Decorate Cakes With Easter Candy
Not so skilled with the icing spatula? They'll never notice.
Strawberry Shortcake
Rating: 4 stars 558

A sweet biscuit-style shortcake with two layers of juicy strawberries and cream.