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

10 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...

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...


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,...

Coconut Dream Cake

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


Lemony Daffodil Cake

1 review

The lemony yellow color of a daffodil reminds us of springtime and new beginnings. My grandma used to make this...


Grapefruit Layer Cake

I grew up in Florida where we had 10 grapefruit trees and were constantly trying to use the fruit in...


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...

Six-Layer Coconut Cake with Lemon Filling

1 review

I found this recipe when going through my grandmother's old files. It was originally made with an orange filling, but...


Very Chocolate Torte with Raspberry Cream

3 reviews

Here's a way to take a simple cake mix and make it look spectacular! The filling and frosting are really...


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...


Strawberry Blitz Torte

I really love baking up my mom's German torte. Don't be intimidated by this dessert—it's much easier to put together...


Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

1 review

Each year for my husband's birthday I make him a different lemon cake (a tradition started by his mother). 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....


Mango Almond Icebox Cake

1 review

This recipe was inspired by my friend who asked me to make a mango cake. It's easy to prepare, refreshing,...


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,...


Vanilla Bean Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

17 reviews

For a distinctive dessert with unforgettable flavor, I recommend this cake. Feel free to substitute your favorite jam and lend...


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...


Spumoni Torte

2 reviews

I made up this recipe to end a big Italian Christmas Eve dinner. I thought it would be nice and...


Pineapple Coconut Cake

46 reviews

This coconut cake is a guaranteed showstopper at any holiday meal or special occasion. The beautiful flakes of coconut are...

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Dark Chocolate Carrot Cake

8 reviews

Carrot cake has a dark side—and it’s divine! Cream cheese and shredded carrots in the batter keep the cake moist,...


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....


Frosted Chocolate Cake

3 reviews

This recipe is my mother's oldest and most popular chocolate cake recipe. I always thought it should have a fancier...


Red Velvet Crepe Cakes

14 reviews

It's well worth the time to make this beautiful and delicious cake. Each moist layer is separated by a rich...


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...


Sunshine Cake

3 reviews

I brought this cake to the county fair for 4-H and easily took home a purple ribbon. For a quicker...