Easter Recipes

Spring into Easter with our complete guide to the holiday. We’ve rounded up the best party planning tips, family activities (hello, dyed eggs!) and Easter recipes that’ll have you covered from brunch to dinner to dessert

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Midsummer Sponge Cake

1 review

Guests at the bridal tea liked everything about this beautiful seasonal dessert - the tender cake layers, fluffy cream filling and glazed fresh fruit topping. Attached to ribbons beneath the cake were small Victorian charms for the bridesmaids to pull out and keep as remembrances.
-Robin Fuhrman, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin

Pineapple Carrot Cake

11 reviews

This moist cake with cream cheese frosting is the best I've ever eaten. It's so simple, too, because it uses...


Lemon Orange Cake

9 reviews

I like to bake this lovely three-layer lemon and orange cake instead of a more traditional pie for Thanksgiving. It...


Cherry-Coconut Chocolate Torte

This torte reminds me of two favorite treats: chocolate covered cherries and old-fashioned Cherry Mash candy bars. —Dian Hicks Carlson,...


Pineapple & Macadamia Nut Cake

This delicious cake is one of my own invention. It's been a huge hit among family and friends and even...

Banana Pecan Torte

2 reviews

The state tree of Texas is the pecan tree, so this recipe definitely represents my area. A friend shared the...


Lady Baltimore Cake

4 reviews

I first made this cake for my fathers' birthday and now it is the only cake that he requests. This...

Pineapple Cake

21 reviews

"I often prepare this moist golden cake at Easter, but it's wonderful just about any time of year," relates Linda...


Nutty Poppy Seed Torte with Creamy Mocha Frosting

Mom’s attractive two-layer poppy seed cake has a sweet, nutty filling and a creamy mocha frosting. It takes a little...


Layered Carrot Cake

15 reviews

I never liked carrot cake until I tried this one. The rich, moist cake with orange-flavored frosting is now a...


Lemon Ginger Icebox Cake

6 reviews

Everyone searches for grand desserts that have easy ingredients and minimal effort. My lemony ginger icebox cake is the answer....

Yum-Yum Cake

2 reviews

This cake has been a family favorite ever since my mom received the recipe from a neighbor. My husband's co-workers...


Buttermilk Banana Cake

4 reviews

Meet the Cook: When I was a girl, this was my family's favorite Sunday cake. Since I'm "nuts" about nuts,...


Cake with Peaches

23 reviews

This springtime layer cake is peachy and creamy. My mom gets requests for this cake from my brother for his...


Best Chocolate Raspberry Torte

12 reviews

How do you make already delicious chocolate cake even more decadent? By adding a heavenly raspberry filling and a lovely...


Chocolate Spice Cake with Caramel Icing

7 reviews

I found this recipe back in the late '80s and knew it was a special cake. The caramel icing can...

Coconut Citrus Layer Cake

1 review

Make a showstopper holiday treat: tender white cake layered with tangy grapefruit curd and topped with fluffy cream cheese frosting....


White Chocolate Fluffy Cake

5 reviews

A former co-worker shared the recipe for this decadent cake. I fell in love with it. Forget the calorie count...


Coconut Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

My husband adores coconut but not so much cake. When I take this beauty to family potlucks, he gets his...


Mother’s Walnut Cake

9 reviews

Even though Mother baked this tall, beautiful cake often when I was growing up, it was a real treat every...


Cake with Buttercream Decorating Frosting

3 reviews

This sweet creamy frosting made with real butter is easy to blend together and holds its shape nicely when used...


Coconut-Layered Pound Cake

10 reviews

If you love chocolate, almonds and coconut, this cake is for you. It comes together in a flash and tastes...


Mom’s Favorite White Cake

20 reviews

I received this recipe as part of a wedding gift. I have made it for a couple of summer gatherings...


Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding Torte

1 review

This recipe is a busy mom's twist on one of my favorite desserts—tiramisu. The dish is simple to assemble and...

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Rhubarb Torte

Each year when Grandmother asked what kind of birthday cake I'd like, I always said I wanted her rhubarb torte....


Italian Triple Lemon Cream Cake

4 reviews

Refreshing and impressive, this show-stopping cake is perfect for Easter, a summer party or even Christmas dinner. In case you...


Chocolate Lover’s Mousse Torte

With layer after luscious layer of creamy filling and cake, Chocolate Lover’s Mousse Torte proves irresistible every time. —Brenda Fisher,...


Chocolate Carrot Cake

25 reviews

Finely shredding the carrots gives this cake an extra-nice texture. The walnuts sprinkled on top add crunch, but you can...


Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

6 reviews

Talk about a dessert that pops off the plate! Sometimes I make this easy cake even more eye-catching by tinting...


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Lemon Ladyfinger Dessert

5 reviews

We whipped up this rich and creamy treat just for your Easter dinner. Five ingredients and 20 minutes are all...