20 Delicious Cake Recipes That Are Perfect for Spring

There’s no better time than spring to bake a cake

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20 Delicious Cake Recipes That Are Perfect for Spring

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From birthday parties to picnics, these cake recipes make the perfect dessert.

Banana Cream Cake

This simple cake is moist and delicious thanks to mashed bananas and sour cream. Top the cake with sweet, rich cream cheese frosting and toasted pecans for a delicious treat.
 

Blueberry-Poppy Seed Brunch Cake

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Lemon and blueberry are a delicious duo; try them here in an easy poppy seed cake topped with a quick confectioners sugar glaze.

 

Brooklyn Blackout Cake

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This triple-layer devil’s food cake is layered with chocolate pudding and covered in dark chocolate frosting, making it the perfect treat when you’re in the mood for something decadent. Top the cake with extra cake crumbs for even more chocolaty flavor.

Brown Sugar Pound Cake

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Upgrade your classic pound cake recipe by mixing in light brown sugar and chopped pecans. Then, all this cake needs is a simple drizzle of glaze and you’ll have a lovely homemade dessert.

 

Chocolate Peanut Torte

This sweet and salty cake can be made with your choice of nuts and nut butter; try swapping the peanuts with macadamia nuts, pecans, or pistachios for a delicious twist.

Family-Favorite Peanut Butter Cake

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You had better make a double batch of this addicting peanut butter cake. It’s topped with a quick and easy homemade peanut butter frosting for even more irresistible flavor.

Flour Bakery’s Yellow Birthday Cake

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True yellow cake fanatics will tell you that this moist eggy cake doesn’t require any frosting, but if you want to decorate the cake, we recommend the simple chocolate ganache frosting in this recipe.

Grape Harvest Cake

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This tender, flavorful cake is studded with fresh grapes before it’s baked. The heat of the oven makes the grapes even sweeter. Top this cake with a simple dollop of whipped cream for a sophisticated — yet simple — cake.

Mandarin Cake

Freshly grated orange zest and thinly sliced mandarins make a beautiful and edible decoration for this irresistible and easy-to-make cake.

Mimi’s German Apple Cake

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It’s amazing what you can bake with just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of prep time. This soft, buttery cake — studded with slices of apple — is a perfect example; simply make a quick cake batter, top it with the fruit, and then bake it to perfection in a preheated oven.

Nutella Boston Cream Pie

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If you’re a sucker for Boston cream pie, you’ll love this simple twist; the chocolate glaze that’s spread over the cake is made with Nutella instead of chocolate, giving the cake a delicious hint of hazelnut.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

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This classic cake is actually very easy to make. The topping comes together quickly in a cast-iron skillet. Then, simply spread the cake batter on top of the mixture in the skillet, bake in the oven, and give the cake a flip so that the pineapples are on top!

 

S’more Cake

Few things are prettier than a cake frosted with swirls of toasted meringue. Top this marshmallow-frosted chocolate cake with chocolate chunks and crushed graham crackers for the full s’mores effect.

Sour Cream Chocolate Cake

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The secret ingredient in this cake is the sour cream; it makes the cake extra soft and moist. If you don’t have sour cream on hand, plain yogurt is an excellent substitute.

Strawberry Coconut Cake

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This stunning coconut cake is topped with vibrant red strawberries, making it the perfect warm-weather treat.

Superstar Blueberry and Raspberry Lemon Cake

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Rich buttery lemon cake is filled with an easy blueberry compote and topped with a quick cream cheese frosting for a delicious springtime dessert. Arrange fresh berries on top of the cake for the perfect finish.

Torta di Ricotta e Polenta

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This Italian lemon and almond cake is technically a cheesecake, but it has very little in common with the creamy American version. This cake is even more delicious when it’s made a day in advance, so plan ahead!

Total Heaven Chocolate Almond Cake

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Just because a cake looks impressive doesn’t mean it’s difficult to make. This chocolate almond cake is glazed with a simple chocolate ganache (a mixture of chocolate and heavy cream), giving it a smooth, glossy finish.

Ultimate Chocolate Cake

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You don’t need a special occasion to make a chocolate cake. This delicious version is incredibly easy to make and can be served with a simple dusting of powdered sugar if you don’t have time to make frosting.

Vanilla Tres Leches Cake

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Tres leches means “three milks” in Spanish. The three milks in this cake are evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, and whipping cream. If you want to give this cake a simple twist, try replacing the whipping cream with unsweetened coconut milk.