From birthday parties to backyard barbecues, these exquisite cakes make the ultimate spring treat. Say ‘hello’ to spring with our collection of bright, fresh and delicious dessert recipes.
Lemon Cake with Lemon Meringue Frosting
Forget about lemon meringue pie — layers of lemon sponge cake, crushed raspberries and fluffy lemon frosting pair perfectly in this refreshing springtime treat.
Don’t get too excited yet. That isn’t just an extra thick layer of icing, but a creamy cheesecake, served on top of moist, spiced carrot cake. Talk about the ultimate dessert!
Lemon Swiss Buttercream Hatbox Cake
Ready for a pretty retro-themed cake design? You’ll fall in love with this easy and colourful hatbox cake which uses rich Swiss buttercream frosting as the gorgeous ribbon.
Italian Cream Cake with Blueberries
This beautifully constructed cake is stacked with layers of moist vanilla cake, cream cheese icing and perfectly placed blueberries for a springtime dessert.
A fun French twist on classic strawberry shortcake, this stunning dessert is topped with a fresh and fruity strawberry mousse and studded with sliced strawberries.
Spring Celebration Carrot Cake
This moist and delicious carrot cake is made with layers of cream cheese icing and chopped fresh pineapple for a fruity twist.
Lemon-Lime Pound Cake
A classic bundt cake with zesty citrus flavour and a sweet and tart icing dripping down the sides, this fresh and flavourful cake is sure to be a springtime favourite.
Meyer Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
If you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to Anna Olson’s lemon desserts, think again — this recipe is a must-try! Unbelievably creamy lemon cheesecake is topped with tangy lemon curd and finished with a mountain of torched meringue.
Orange and Raspberry Cake
This simple orange cake covered in a creamy raspberry frosting is delightful. Bonus: the pink-hued wonder starts with a box of vanilla cake mix so it comes together in a snap.
This gorgeous treat boasting homemade marzipan, apricot jam and a delicious almond-flavoured cake can be sliced into single-serving pieces, making it the perfect tea-time dessert. Serve them alongside these sweet and savoury scones that will make you feel like royalty.
Green Tea Genoise Sponge Cake
Matcha powder gives this light and fluffy sponge cake a gorgeous green hue and earthy flavour that pairs perfect with the mango coconut side salad it’s paired with.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake
Featuring a shortbread crumble crust jam-packed with a raspberry cream cheese filling, this fruity cake will please kids and adults alike.
Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Cheesecake
The gentle heat and moist environment of a slow cooker will keep this cheesecake, sweetened with the darker flavour of brown sugar, creamy and crack-free.
Key Lime Cheesecake
This tasty melding of two beloved desserts combines the tartness of key lime pie with the creaminess of rich cheesecake. For total dessert bliss, bake your way through our most excellent cheesecake recipes.
Flourless Blood Orange Syrup Cake
If chocolate cakes or meringues aren’t your ideal dessert, consider this elegant, sticky flourless cake. Blood oranges, which are still available this time of year, offer a burst of refreshing flavour to the damp, nut flour cake.
Giant Maple Doughnut Cake
What’s better than doughnuts? A giant doughnut cake, of course. It will bring a smile to your family — young and old. Ice it with a maple buttercream frosting and don’t forget the sprinkles.
Chocolate Berry Cake with Italian Buttercream
Not only is this chocolate cake delicious, it’s beautiful, making it perfect for your next birthday party. What makes it a showstopping dessert is the gorgeous buttercream ombré icing.
Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Everything you love about the traditional tres leches cake, but made even more mouthwatering and delicious with a generous drizzle of dulce de leche.
Blackberry & White Chocolate Charlotte
Pistachio lady fingers encase this awe-inspiring cake that’s filled with layers of blackberry Bavarian cream and a white chocolate mousse. Arrange fresh blackberries around the edges of the cake, and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
Beautiful swirls of red encase this show-stopping dessert that combines a raspberry jelly roll cake filled with a smooth and creamy vanilla custard.
Raspberry Fluffy Cheesecake
This dessert is that airy, Japanese-style of cheesecake – a much lighter version than a dense and creamy New York cheesecake. It’s topped with fresh raspberries and a jelly glaze that is sure to delight.
Caramel Whipped Cream Chocolate Cake
This moist and fluffy chocolate cake is layered with a caramel whipped cream, creamy chocolate ganache and topped with dark chocolate curls. Set this towering cake in the middle of your dinner table for a sight your guests will never forget.
Raspberry Mascarpone Black Forest Cake
Decadent doesn’t even begin to describe this ganache-covered chocolate cake stuffed with mascarpone filling and raspberry sauce, topped with fresh raspberries.
A cross between a blueberry muffin and coffee cake, this decadent dessert or brunch dish is sure to impress.
Angel Food Cake
Light and fluffy, this angel food cake is the perfect dessert after a heavy meal. Serve with whipped cream and berries.
If you’re a fan of The Barefoot Contessa, you’ve seen Ina Garten serve up some pretty spectacular dishes. But this towering coconut-encrusted creation, well…it takes the cake!
Peanut Butter No-Bake Cheesecake
A simple graham crust is topped with a silky-smooth mixture of cream cheese, sour cream, peanut butter and confectioners’ sugar, before getting a decorative (and delicious) topping of cocoa whipped cream, peanut butter chips and chocolate sprinkles. Yum!
Gluten-Free Marble Pound Cake
The subtle sweetness from coconut flour in this gluten-free pound cake means you can use less sugar and rely more on plump blackberries bursting with fresh flavour.
Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake
Drooling yet? This impressive torte tastes heavenly, but has a dark side in the form of devilishly rich melted chocolate. Chocolate-covered mousse with just a tiny bit of super-moist chocolate cake (yes, more chocolate!), this really is the perfect cake for chocolate lovers.
French Yogurt Cake with Blackberries and Mint
Yogurt adds moisture and a delicate tang to this French-inspired creation, fit for a school night or weekend entertaining. A garnish of plump berries and mint makes it look like it took you all day to prepare — and certainly more than one bowl!
Peanut Butter and Jelly Bundt Cake
Break out your Bundt pan for a delicious cake version of your favourite sandwich. Each slice of this peanutty cake has a layer of sweet jam, plus a generous drizzle of salty peanut butter glaze on top.