These pretty spring cake ideas are easy to make and delicious to eat! They’re guaranteed crowd-pleasers, too.
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With pastel hues, fresh spring berries, and bright flavors, these spring cakes are the perfect dessert to serve when the weather starts warming up! While we all love a good chocolate cake, it’s the time of year when we crave light, fruity flavors in our desserts.
You’ll love these delightful and delicious cakes for any special occasion, from Easter to Mother’s Day, and of course, since they’re from All Things Mamma, you can count on them all being as easy as they are delicious!
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1. Strawberry Icebox Cake
Let’s start with this easy and delicious Strawberry Icebox Cake. It’s a classic no-bake spring cake that requires only three ingredients: whipped topping, graham crackers, and fresh strawberries. Simply spread the layers of graham crackers with whipped topping alternating with the sliced strawberries for an impressive and easy dessert.
2. Lemon Bundt Cake
Ready to brighten up your spring with this zesty Lemon Bundt Cake? This moist cake is flavored with both lemon zest and freshly squeezed juice. It’s also topped with a simple glaze that includes more lemon juice and powdered sugar, giving it an extra tangy sweetness. Serve this spring cake as-is or top with additional fresh fruit for a beautiful presentation.
3. Pink Velvet Cake
This pretty in pink Pink Velvet Cake is a must-have for any special event. It’s made with classic buttercream frosting and colored with pastel pink food coloring, giving it the perfect springtime look. Serve this delicious vanilla cake at your next gathering to get everyone in a cheerful mood! (PS – It’s great for baby showers and bridal showers too!)
4. Hummingbird Cake
A classic Southern favorite, this Hummingbird Cake is sure to be a hit. It’s made with cinnamon, nutmeg, and mashed bananas for an irresistible flavor. A little bit like carrot cake, this layer cake has a light and airy texture that pairs perfectly with the cream cheese frosting. Top slices off with crunchy pecans for added texture and sweetness.
5. Strawberry Poke Cake
Looking for a light and summery dessert? This Strawberry Poke Cake is it! It’s made with a classic white cake mix, fresh strawberries, and a delicious strawberry glaze. You can make it with raspberries too! Sprinkle with mini marshmallows before serving for an extra special treat. Perfect for potlucks, picnics, or sunny days in the backyard. You won’t believe how easy it is to make this spring cake!
6. Lemon Pound Cake
Next on our list, this Lemon Pound Cake is the perfect way to round out your spring cake menu. It’s moist and fluffy with subtle hints of lemon throughout. The simple glaze adds extra sweetness and tangy flavor that pairs perfectly with sweet tea or a cold glass of milk. Serve this lemon cake as an after-dinner dessert or special occasion treat.
7. Pistachio Cake
There’s nothing inherently spring-y about pistachios, but just look at the pastel green color on this cake! It definitely makes you think of spring, doesn’t it? You’ll love the crunchy texture of this Pistachio Cake, which contains real pistachios. Serve as-is or garnish with additional chopped nuts for an extra special touch.
8. Strawberry Dump Cake
Dump cakes are an easy and delicious dessert that only require a few ingredients and minimal effort. This Strawberry Dump Cake is perfect for springtime parties—it starts with canned strawberry pie filling and cake mix. Serve warm with ice cream or sweetened whipped cream to complete the experience.
9. Blueberry Bundt Cake
Blueberries are a classic springtime flavor, and this Blueberry Bundt Cake is sure to be a hit. It’s made with fresh blueberries and topped with an easy cream cheese glaze. Top it off with colorful sprinkles or chopped almonds for the perfect finishing touch. This cake will make any party feel like a special occasion!
10. Strawberry Cake
Finally, this Strawberry Cake is as pretty as it is delicious. It’s made with fresh strawberry puree and strawberry gelatin, so it’s sure to be packed with flavor. The creamy cream cheese frosting pairs perfectly with the light and airy cake. Top this show-stopping dessert off with some fresh berries for an added touch of sweetness and color.
A perfect spring cake is one that incorporates seasonal ingredients and flavors. Using fresh fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, or lemon can give your cake a fun and vibrant flavor.
Popular spring cake recipes include carrot cake with cream cheese frosting (or carrot cake cupcakes!), strawberry cake, and layer cakes with light vanilla cake, whipped cream, and fresh berries.
Yes, there are a few special techniques you can use to make the perfect spring cake. One is to incorporate seasonal flavors like fresh fruits into your cake batter or frosting. Another technique is to bake your cakes in lighter textures such as chiffon or angel food cake, which are better suited for the warmer weather of spring.
Yes, there are several tips for storing spring cakes. Before serving your cake, make sure you cover it in plastic wrap or place it in an airtight container. This will help keep it from spoiling. You should also store your cake in a cool, dry place; avoid placing it near sources of heat or humidity which could cause the cake to become soggy.
In addition to simply serving the cake as is, there are a number of other ways you can enjoy your spring cakes. Consider cutting it into slices and serving with fresh whipped cream and berries. You could also use small cookie cutters or stencils to create fun shapes. Finally, you could also use the cake as a base for an ice cream sundae or trifle.