25 Best Springtime Cakes

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

Don't be intimidated by this cake's many layers — the extra work is well-worth the beautiful result. Moist coconut cake is soaked in simple syrup and then stacked with a coconut-cream filling and cream cheese frosting.

For the 12-Layer Coconut Cake recipe, click here.

Banana-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

For the Banana-Coconut Cake recipe, click here.

Banana-Walnut Coffeecake

Bananas, walnuts, and cinnamon come together to make one ooey, gooey coffeecake with a crumbled brown sugar cinnamon crumble on top.

For the Banana-Walnut Coffeecake recipe, click here.

Blueberry Bundt Cake

Serve this beautiful glazed Bundt cake for dessert or as a sweet start to your morning instead of blueberry muffins.

For the Blueberry Bundt Cake recipe, click here.

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

For Brooklyn Blackout Cake recipe, click here.

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

For the Brown Sugar Pound Cake recipe, click here.

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.

For the Chocolate Habañero Cake With Chocolate Avocado Buttercream recipe, click here.

Chocolate Icebox Cake

This vegan, gluten-free cake option is best served straight from the freezer — the perfect cake to enjoy on a warm spring day.

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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.

For the Chocolate Sour Cream Pound Cake recipe, click here.

Double Lemon Cake Roll

This beautiful and bright citrus jelly-roll-style cake is the perfect dessert for your Easter party or springtime picnic.

For the Double Lemon Cake Roll recipe, click here.

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.

For the Easiest Ever Easter Bunny Cake recipe, click here.

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.

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Hummingbird Cake

This classic cake made with bananas, pineapple, and pecans is the ultimate tropical-flavored, springtime cake to get you back into baking after a long winter.

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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

For the Matcha Cake With Black Sesame Buttercream recipe, click here.

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.

For the Old-Fashioned Berry Shortcakes recipe, click here.

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.

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Peeps Easter Garden Cake

This fun and festive Easter cake is easy to make, thanks to Peeps marshmallow bunnies and boxed cake mix. — Betty Crocker

For the Peeps Easter Garden Cake recipe, click here.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This gluten-free version of a classic pineapple upside-down cake uses rice flour instead of cake flour.

For the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake recipe, click here.

Ricotta Cheesecake

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this light-as-air Italian-style ricotta cheesecake lightly scented with lemon.

For the Ricotta Cheesecake recipe, click here.

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.

For the Scrumptious Carrot Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting recipe, click here.

S'mores Cake

Get ready for campfires and s'mores season with this toasted marshmallow and chocolate cake.

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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

For the Springtime Cheesecake Nibbles recipe, click here.

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.

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Tres Leches Cake

Dark rum, Grand Marnier, and sweetened condensed milk make this cake from chef Todd English an instant hit on our spring baking to-do list.

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Very Good Chocolate Cake

There is never really a bad time for chocolate cake, especially this super moist, coffee-spiked cake with a chocolate, whipped ganache frosting from the Watershed on Peachtree in Atlanta.

For the Very Good Chocolate Cake recipe, click here.