25 Best Springtime Cakes
March 10, 2016
Celebrate the changing season with fresh flavors and colorful cakes perfect for spring
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.
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.
12-Layer Coconut Cake
This double-layer cake is shockingly delicious. The cake itself is so moist it melts in your mouth, and between the two layers of scrumptious cake lies a sweet coconut frosting and fresh banana slices. The entire masterpiece, once frosted, is topped with toasted coconut and chopped pecans. Another one of our mother-daughter creative collaborations, this banana-coconut cake is absolutely divine. — Marea Goldman
Bananas, walnuts, and cinnamon come together to make one ooey, gooey coffeecake with a crumbled brown sugar cinnamon crumble on top.
Brooklyn Blackout Cake
The blackout cake was made popular in Brooklyn by Ebinger Baking Company during World War II. Of course, the traditional recipe remains a mystery, but this version is similar to the chocolate classic. This three-tiered devil’s food cake is layered with chocolate pudding, covered in dark chocolate frosting, and topped with extra crumbs. — Emily Jacobs
Brown Sugar Pound Cake
Try mixing in brown sugar and pecans with your pound cake for a fun and new twist on the original. — Emily Jacobs
Chocolate Habañero Cake With Chocolate Avocado Buttercream
This spicy chocolate cake, inspired by Mexico’s tradition of pairing chocolate with hot chiles, comes from the Hartwood restaurant in Tulum, Mexico. This cake is best served chilled to set the avocado-based frosting, making it the perfect spicy, cold cake to celebrate the warm spring weather.
Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake
The tangy sour cream, chocolate, and vanilla extract make this the perfect cake for year round celebrations, but we can’t help but want to add it to our spring baking list.
Double Lemon Cake Roll
This beautiful and bright citrus jelly-roll-style cake is the perfect dessert for your Easter party or springtime picnic.
Easiest Ever Easter Bunny Cake
Have the kids help decorate this playful Easter Bunny Cake that is sure to be a hit at your Easter celebration with shredded coconut and pastel-colored jelly beans.
Heavenly Rosewater Cake With Berry Bliss Icing
This classic French-style cake is decorated in soft pastels and candied rose petals making it the perfect soft, elegant addition to any spring dessert table.
Matcha Cake With Black Sesame Buttercream
May we all give a round of applause to the power couple that is matcha and black sesame? They go so swimmingly well together in sweet green tea and nutty sesame glory, and they even look good together, in that dark but whimsical way. — My Name is Yeh
Old-Fashioned Berry Shortcakes
Serve this classic shortcake recipe with fresh whipped cream and sliced strawberries, which come in season during the late spring months.
Olive Oil Cake, Lathi Torte
This lighter twist on a classic torte cake or pound cake made with olive oil is a great way to indulge while still watching your waistline before summer arrives.
Peeps Easter Garden Cake
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
This gluten-free version of a classic pineapple upside-down cake uses rice flour instead of cake flour.
Scrumptious Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting
This cake is anything but healthy, but it is completely irresistible. The sweet carrot, pineapple, and walnut-packed cake is frosted in a smooth, cream cheese frosting.
Springtime Cheesecake Nibbles
These Springtime Cheesecake Nibbles are the ideal dessert for any spring get-together. Decorated with colorful morsels, they are perfectly bite-sized and can be made ahead of time. — Nestlé USA
Strawberry Angel Food Cake
This light, fruity cake will carry you all the way from spring to summer. Simply frost with a whipped cream frosting, garnish with fresh strawberries, and enjoy.
Very Good Chocolate Cake