Easter Cakes

Carrot cake is a classic dessert at Easter time, but why stop there? Try our recipes for flower-topped angel food cake, chocolate cake, and more for surprising Easter desserts.

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Malted Vanilla Cake

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A classic vanilla cake gets special treatment with a sweet malted buttercream frosting. Decorate with malted milk balls, other candies or frosting flowers.

Lavender Thyme Fluted Cake with Vanilla Creme Glaze

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Bright herbal flavors and the pretty shape will lure party guests to this sweet cake.

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Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Cream

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Olive oil keeps the cake layers nice and firm, yet the creamy lemon frosting makes this dessert still feel light as air.

Malted Mousse Cake

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Amaretti are crisp macaroon cookies that contribute to the crisp crust for this richly satisfying and light-as-air dessert recipe. They are great for any occasion.

Lemon-Berry Ribbon Torte

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Orange-Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

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Decked out with rose petals, this orange-glazed cake is perfect for Mother's Day or a bridal shower. If you don't have a Bundt pan, bake it in a 10-inch tube pan.

Lemon-Rosemary Cake

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This sweet sensation needs little embellishment beyond a light lemon glaze. Yogurt and beaten egg whites make this cake light and tender.

Pear Upside-Down Cake

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This fruity dessert is traditionally made in a cast-iron skillet--ideal for caramelizing the pears into a lush sweetness that complements the spicy cake. Kids love the fact that the cake is turned upside down for serving.

Hummingbird Cake

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This fruit-filled spice cake is topped with cream cheese frosting then decorated with chopped pecans.

Caramel-Almond Torte

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This dessert recipe is for caramel lovers. It's in the filling, the frosting, and it's drizzled on top.

Carrot Cake

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Classic Coconut Cake with Frosting

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Upside-Down Berry Cornmeal Cake

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Cornmeal adds a tiny bit of crunch and a little texture to this flavor-packed dessert. Pile it with fresh berries for a treat that's a beauty to behold.

Lemon-Frosted Poppy Seed Cake

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Unlike many poppy seed cakes, this one is baked in layers and generous with the seeds--about 1/4 cup per layer. The lemon buttercream filling is perfect with the nutty tasting cake.

Lemon-Thyme Cake

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For a refreshing variation on basic bundt cake, add thyme, lemon juice and zest to the batter, then top the finished dessert with a creamy lemon and powdered sugar glaze.

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