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Easter Cake Ideas (Baking Ideas)

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Collection of many quick and easy Easter cake ideas, including bunny cake, chick cake, chocolate nest cake, Peeps cake, jelly bean cake, flower cake & more!

When it comes to Easter desserts, there is usually a lot of color and fruits involved, especially berries. There also seems to be a big focus on citrus flavors, along with egg candies and Peeps marshmallows.

Traditional Easter desserts/ cakes are usually the following:

  • Carrot cake
  • Hummingbird cake
  • Coconut cake
  • Lemon cake
  • Hot cross buns
  • Pavlova
  • Fruit tart
  • Italian cream cake
  • Italian Easter bread

Easter cake decorations can be very simple through the use of:

  • Fondant
  • Frosting
  • Seasonal candies (such as eggs and Peeps)
  • Sprinkles
Collage Image With Many Easy Easter Cake Ideas

All the Easter cake ideas have been divided into citrus cakes, fruit cakes, decorated cakes. Furthermore, there are 3 additional cake ideas at the end of this post that are perfect for Easter.

Citrus cakes

When you think of these cakes, think of strong lemon, lime and orange flavors that are obtained from extracts, emulsion oils and zests.

Moist Lemon Cake Recipe
This moist lemon cake recipe with lemon curd and seven minute frosting is made from scratch and great for Summer. It’s soft and bursting with lemon flavors.
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Easy Orange Cake
This soft, moist, easy orange cake recipe from scratch is loaded with with cream cheese frosting, mandarin oranges, orange marmalade and lots of fresh orange zest. It’s the perfect Summer dessert!
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Moist Orange Cake Recipe
Key Lime Cake (With Cake Mix)
Easy lime cake recipe, which starts off with cake mix. This pound cake is homemade with simple ingredients. Soft, moist, rich, firm and better than scratch!
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Easy Key Lime Cake Recipe With Cake Mix

Fruit cakes

These cakes usually incorporate a lot of fresh berries like strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, blueberries.

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Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Easy strawberry shortcake cake recipe from scratch, homemade with simple ingredients. Composed of layers of vanilla cake, strawberry filling, whipped cream. 
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Cake Recipe
Raspberry Mousse Cake
This delicious raspberry mousse cake is composed of 3 layers: Vanilla cake, Raspberry mousse, Chocolate ganache. Beautiful dessert for special occasions!
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Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe with Bisquick
Classic, quick and easy strawberry shortcake recipe, homemade with simple ingredients. Flaky biscuits, filled with sweetened strawberries and whipped cream. 
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Best Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Moist Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
This spiced soft and moist carrot cake recipe from scratch with cream cheese frosting is easy to make with simple ingredients. Perfect Easter dessert.
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Easy Homemade Carrot Cake Recipe
Easy Pavlova Recipe
Learn how to make easy homemade pavlova recipe from scratch with simple ingredients. It's always light and airy on the inside and crispy on the outside.
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Kit Kat Cake
Quick and easy Kit Kat cake with strawberries, blackberries, requiring simple ingredients. This easy cake decorating idea is perfect for birthdays.
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Kit Kat Cake With Strawberries (Quick and Easy Cake Decorating Idea)
Mango Cherry Cake
This soft and moist naked mango cherry cake with buttercream icing is the perfect dessert for Summer parties. Packed with fruity flavors and easy to make!
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Decorated cakes

These could be mini cakes, layer cakes, tiered cakes or just a simple single round 8 inch cake. The most popular designs are robin eggs, chicks, bunnies; lamb and nests. The use of Peeps marshmallows, jelly beans, Cadbury eggs, Reese’s eggs are quite popular too. Pastel colored desserts are very prominent too.

Easy Easter Bunny Cake Topper
Use this quick and easy cake decorating tutorial to make Easter bunny cake topper with marshmallow fondant. Great for Easter parties. No fancy tools needed!
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Easy Fondant Bunny Cake Topper on Sprinkle Cake Placed on White Plate
Easy Peeps Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make a quick and easy Peeps cake. Fun for kids Easter parties. It’s decorated with marshmallows, sprinkles and frosting. 
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Easter Peeps Cake
Easter Bunny Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make a quick and easy Easter bunny cake. All the details are made with candies and shredded coconut. No special tools or fondant needed!
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Easter Bunny Cake Tutorial
Pinata Cake (Robin Egg Cake)
Learn how to transform a chocolate citrus cake into a Easter robin egg piñata cake, filled with robin chick candies. It’s easy, fun and requires simple ingredients and supplies.
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Easy Easter Egg Pinata Cake Tutorial
Easter Egg Cake
Use this cake decorating tutorial to learn how to make a quick and easy Easter egg cake. Great for kids Easter parties too and a great way to use up all the Easter egg candies.
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Easy Easter Egg Cake Tutorial
Easy Butterfly Cake
Use this step by step cake decorating tutorial to learn how to make an easy butterfly cake. It requires simple supplies and is great for Spring/ Summer birthday parties.
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Easy Homemade Butterfly Cake on White Background With Sprinkles
Fondant Flower Cake
Learn how to make easy fondant flower cake with a polka dot design, using basic tools and cutters. It's great for girls birthday parties or even Spring or Summer wedding parties.
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Polka Dot Pink Fondant Flower Cake on Yellow Background- Overhead Shot
Easy Cereal Cake
Use this step by step cake decorating tutorial to make an easy cereal cake. It's homemade with simple ingredients. Perfect for kids birthday parties.
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Easy Homemade Cereal Cake on White Cake Stand With Wood Background
Naked Blue Velvet Cake
Use this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to make a naked cake with buttercream icing, fruits and flowers. Great for weddings and parties!
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Naked Cake Recipe and Tutorial
Easy Bumblebee Cake (Spring Cake)
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make easy bumblebee cake. This Spring cake is homemade with simple ingredients. Additional decorations with edible markers and fondant flowers also included.
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Easter nest cake

This cute mini cake is topped with chocolate frosting to look like a nest. Then, it’s decorated with egg candies and a sugar bird.

  1. Bake small round cakes (about 3inches).
  2. Fill a piping bag with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting and attach Tip 1M and pipe a swirl in the center.
  3. Stick some egg candies and a bird candy on top.
Mini Easter Nest Cake on Rustic Wood Background

Jelly bean cake/ Jelly bean flower cake

This is a fun mini cake that’s decorated with colorful jelly beans in the shape of a flower.

  1. Bake small round cakes (about 3inches).
  2. Fill a piping bag with blue frosting and attach Tip 1M and pipe a swirl in the center.
  3. Stick jelly beans in flower formation.
Jelly Bean Cake or Jelly Bean Flower Cake on Rustic Wood Background- Overhead Shot

My favorite Easter cake- Chick cake

My favorite dessert for this holiday is a cute baby chick cake. It’s a lemon cake, covered in lemon frosting and decorated with candies. It’s so easy to make that even kids can help out.

Easter Chick Cake on Rustic Wood Background

With regards to storage, leftovers can be refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 3 days. In terms of freezing, unfrosted cakes can be frozen in a sealed container. When you are ready to enjoy them, thaw at room temperature for 30 minutes or in the fridge overnight. For make ahead instructions, these mini cakes can be made 1 day in advance and stored in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Easy Easter Chick Cake (Easter Cake Ideas)

Quick and easy Easter Chick cake, homemade with simple ingredients. This mini lemon cake is covered with lemon frosting and decorated with candies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Decorating time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy easter cakes
Servings: 6 Mini cakes
Calories: 1390kcal
Author: Abeer Rizvi

Ingredients

  • 6 Lemon cake Round, Mini size, 3 inch diameter
  • 3 cups Lemon frosting Colored yellow
  • 12 Eyeball candies
  • 12 Star candies
  • 1/2 cup Banana candies
  • 6 Red m&m candies

Instructions

  • Bake mini cakes.
  • Allow them to cool completely.
  • Then, ice them in yellow lemon frosting.
  • Stick eyeball candies near the top.
  • Stick star candies for the feet.
  • Stick banana candies for the wings.
  • Stick a red m&m candy for the beak.
  • This is optional but just for fun, stick a little bow candy on the head. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 1390kcal | Carbohydrates: 270g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 306mg | Sodium: 1817mg | Potassium: 336mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 188g | Vitamin A: 467IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 216mg | Iron: 8mg

Chocolate nest

Now, this was an older nest cake I made years ago and I thought some of you might want to try this too. The nest is made out of melted chocolate instead frosting and can be filled with egg candies and even fondant chicks.

  1. Cover a semi-circle styrofoam with wax paper. Rub some shortening over it so that the chocolate nest is easy to remove.
  2. Melt chocolate and pour into a squeeze bottle. Squeeze chocolate all over the styrofoam in random motion until it’s all covered. Pop it in the freezer for 5 minutes.
  3. Take it out of the freezer and squeeze chocolate randomly again.The chocolate nest should be thick by now. Pop it in the freezer for 5 minutes again.
  4. Take it out of the freezer and gently remove the next from the styrofoam. Your chocolate nest is ready.
  5. Fill this chocolate nest with yellow and white Easter egg candies as well as a fondant chick.
  6. Now, for the rest of the cake…Cover your cake in green marshmallow fondant.
  7. Use your chocolate squeeze bottle to make a tree and branches.If you are worried about this tree not looking proper, then draw the tree and branches with edible marker first and then trace over that with melted chocolate.
  8. Use a flower candy mold to make little yellow chocolate flowers. For the leaves, cut out green jelly candies into small pieces. Stick the flowers and leaves along the tree branches with corn syrup, royal icing or even melted chocolate and you are done. Enjoy!
Collage Image with Step by Step Process Shots on How to Make Chocolate Nest

40 comments on “Easter Cake Ideas (Baking Ideas)”

  1. soo…cute i m going to try nice idea thanx..

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