25 Best Springtime Cakes
With Easter on the horizon and spring flowers beginning to bloom, we can’t help but be in a baking mood. Pastel frostings, tropical flavors, fresh berries, and more will add the bright colors of spring to any dessert spread, from bridal showers to picnics in the park.
We have layer cakes coated in whipped buttercream, indulgent chocolate cakes perfect for pairing with in-season fresh fruit, and icebox cakes for a refreshing way to cool as the temperatures rise outside.
Start from scratch, being sure to cream the butter until light and fluffy, then fold in the remaining ingredients being sure not to overmix or you will end up with a tough, dry cake, rather than a moist, tender one. If you are short on time, you can always reach for the boxed mix (we won’t tell), and try out one of our tricks for making boxed cake mix taste gourmet. Finally, we have the ultimate hack to make your birthday, shower, or just-because cake look Pinterest-worthy.
It’s time to come out of hibernation. The weather is warming up, the last patches of winter snow are disappearing, and the sunshine is lifting our mood. Pull out your baking pans and ready your ovens because we have rounded up 25 of our favorite springtime cakes to celebrate the changing season.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.