Easter Cake Recipes

Looking for perfect Easter cake recipes? Find recipes for bunny cakes, carrot cakes, lemon cakes, and more!

Staff Picks

Aunt Mary's Delicious Bunny Cake

Rating: 4.71 stars
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: 4.47 stars
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: 4.76 stars
Five flavors blending to create a superlative pound cake.

Bunny Cake with Round Cake Pans

Rating: 5 stars
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: 4.18 stars
A great carrot cake and a traditional cheesecake all in one bite.

Polish Babka Cake

Rating: 4.29 stars
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]

Fresh Coconut Layer Cake

Rating: 3.78 stars
This recipe uses fresh coconut, coconut milk and coconut cream for an intense coconut flavor.

Rainbow Citrus Cake

Rating: 4.19 stars
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: 4.43 stars
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.

Easy Bunny Cake

Rating: 4.85 stars
A simple version of a coconut white cake shaped like a bunny head!

Carrot Cake III

Rating: 4.69 stars
I've tried many carrot cakes, and this is my favorite recipe. If you don't like pecans, feel free to leave them out.

Ricotta Pie (Old Italian Recipe)

Rating: 4.44 stars
This is an old Italian recipe for a pie with a sweet crust--just like from the old country. My in-laws are Italian and they say that this is the best pie. It is always requested for Christmas. Mini chocolate bits and lemon rind can be mixed into the batter.

Inspiration and Ideas

Carrot Cake and Pineapple-Cream Frosting

"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

Aunt Connie's Coconut Cake

"Wonderful texture, with a buttery, subtle coconut flavor." – Deb C

Mom's Apricot Nectar Cake

Rating: 4.25 stars

My mom made this for Easter one year, and I actually liked it! I was a tough critic as a kid, but I've always loved this cake. Now I can make it myself as a dessert-loving adult, but I love it more when my mom makes it! I've never been much of a fan of desserts containing fruit, but this one just gets me! It's just fruit juice, essentially, so it's made to please your toughest fruit dessert critic.