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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Coastal Coconut Cream Cake

4 reviews

This is my son's county fair cake. He was awarded a top-10 prize and auctioned his coconut cream cake off for big bucks! —Amy Freeze, Avon Park, Florida

Pineapple Carrot Cake

10 reviews

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


Spring Rhubarb Torte

1 review

This torte signals springtime at Audrey Groe's Lake Mills, Iowa home. "Our 40-year-old rhubarb plants provide the filling, and they're...


Midsummer Sponge Cake

1 review

Guests at the bridal tea liked everything about this beautiful seasonal dessert - the tender cake layers, fluffy cream filling...


Pineapple Layer Cake

2 reviews

"My mother had a large family to care for and not a lot of spare time for fixing fancy desserts....

Orange Bonbon Cake

The sunshiny flavor in this cake's layers, filling and frosting reminds me of the cheerful lady who gave me the...


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...

Easter Nest Torte

7 reviews

In this delectable dessert, a luscious cake layer nestles rich mousse and chocolate "twigs." Your guests won't be able to...


Coconut Dream Cake

My friends and family love this beautiful cake. I keep it refrigerated before serving to keep it moist and sweet....


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,...


Layered Citrus Cake

I slightly simplified my mother-in-law's orange cake recipe to come up with this tall, beautiful version. Orange juice and lemon...

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...


Fudge Fantasy Cake

You'll catch everyone's attention when you present this showstopping dessert. This exquisite chocolate cake will have your guests saying,"Wow!" —Jannine...


Lemon-Lime Meringue Cake

4 reviews

We top a tender citrus curd-filled cake with lovely meringue for a mile-high masterpiece!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Coffee Nut Torte

Every year at Bible school when I was growing up, we enjoyed this dessert as an extra-special treat. I still...


Lemonade Layer Cake

17 reviews

Lemonade concentrate gives both the cake and frosting fantastic flavor. I like to garnish this dessert with lemon slices and...

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...


Confetti Cake with Brown Sugar Buttercream

5 reviews

This simple and tender cake has been celebrated in my family for years. Dressed up with tinted frosting and confetti,...


Petite Pineapple Coconut Cakes

Defy wintry weather and transport your guests to the tropics with these beautiful, single-serving confections. Cake mix never tasted so...


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...


Raspberry Coconut Cake

9 reviews

This seemed like a festive dessert to fix for the holidays, so I decided to try it out on my...


Banana Cake with Chocolate Frosting

15 reviews

I always requested banana cake with fudge frosting for my birthday. Mom’s recipe is attached to my fridge—and my heart....


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...


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...

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Coconut Cake

3 reviews

My grandmother and mother usually made this lovely layer cake for holidays and served it with scoops of homemade custard.


Meringue Torte

1 review

Ruth Grover writes from Portland, Connecticut: “My grandmother, who came here from Sweden when she was 21, used to make...


Lemon Coconut Cake

8 reviews

“If you’re pressed for time, use a white cake mix and dress it up with the filling and frosting from...


Pineapple Torte

This tall, two-layer cake makes quite an impression at the end of a holiday meal. A fluffy frosting is the...


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...


Sunny Orange Layer Cake

7 reviews

If you like orange flavor, you'll love this made-from-scratch orange cake recipe. No one will ever believe that you use...