Using special recipes for Easter cakes can make your Easter holiday even more magical. With meaningful Easter-themed designs, Easter cakes can brighten up any meal. These recipes for Easter cakes feature whimsical designs that are sure to delight your family and guests.
Recipes for Easter Cakes
The following recipes for Easter cakes provide a relatively simple way to design a cake with an Easter theme.
Daffodil Easter Cake
The daffodil Easter cake is a white and yellow marbled angel food cake.
- 6 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of cream of tartar
- 1 1/4 cups of sugar
- 1/2 cup of flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup of flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon of orange extract
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
- Whip the egg whites in a stand mixer or use a hand mixer until they are foamy.
- Add the salt and cream of tartar to the egg whites, and continue beating them until they form stiff peaks.
- Carefully fold the sugar into the egg whites.
- Divide the egg whites in half.
- In one half of the egg whites, fold in the flour and add the vanilla.
- Beat six egg yolks and fold them into the other half of the egg whites.
- Stir in the flour and orange extract.
- Place by spoonfuls into a nine-inch tube pan, alternating colors to make a marbled cake.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cake comes out clean.
- Allow to cool before removing cake from pan.
- Glaze with orange glaze (recipe follows).
- 1 cup of powdered sugar, sifted
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 2 tablespoons of fresh orange juice
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl until well-mixed.
- Pour over the top of the cooled cake.
Easter Angel Cake
This cake is made simple by using a cake mix.
- 1 angel food cake mix, baked according to package directions
- 1 cup of flaked coconut
- 8 ounces of frozen whipped topping (thawed) or homemade whipping cream
- 6 drops of green food coloring
- Jelly beans
- Bake the cake according to package directions and allow to cool completely.
- Remove the cake from the pan and place it on a pretty cake plate or serving dish.
- Frost the cake with whipped cream or whipped topping.
- Place the coconut in a Ziploc bag and shake it with the green food coloring until coconut is tinted green.
- Sprinkle the coconut over the top of the whipped topping.
- Top the cake with jelly beans.
- Store this cake in the refrigerator after serving.
Easter Bonnet Cake
Easter bonnets are popular on Easter Sunday. Now your cake can be, as well.
- 1 yellow cake mix
- 1 1/4 cups of water
- 1/4 cup of oil
- 3 eggs
- 1 can of vanilla frosting
- 1 1/2 cup flaked coconut
- Candies and decorators icing for decoration
- In a stand mixer, beat the cake mix, water, oil, and eggs on medium speed for two minutes.
- Grease and flour a nine-inch round pan and fill the pan with three cups of the batter.
- Grease and flour a ten-ounce custard cup and pour 3/4 cup of the batter into the cup.
- Pour any remaining batter into muffin tins, lined with paper liners for additional cupcakes.
- Bake all of the cakes for 15 to 20 minutes, until toothpicks inserted into the center of each cake come out clean.
- Cool on wire racks.
- Place the nine-inch round cake on a cake plate and top with the frosting. Place the custard cupcake on top of the round cake, inverted.
- Frost the entire cake and the cupcakes.
- Sprinkle the coconut on top of the bonnet, pressing it gently into the frosting.
- Decorate the bonnet with candies and decorators icing, reserving some to decorate the cupcakes, as well.
As you can see, it isn't difficult to create a special cake for Easter. There are a variety of candies available in Easter shapes like eggs, lambs, flowers, and chicks that can be used to create your very own Easter masterpiece. Enjoy your Easter cake with a special Easter Dinner or as the perfect finish to your Easter brunch. You are only limited by your imagination.