Just because the days are dreary, doesn’t mean you can’t bring a little sweet spring into your kitchen. We’re talking floral buttercream cakes, mesmerizing mirror glaze confections, delicious chocolate cakes and beautiful berry-topped cheesecakes. So the next time those April showers hit, don’t dread the day indoors. Make the most of it by baking up one of these bright and cheerful spring cake recipes.
Anna Olson's Lemon Berry Meringue Cakes With Bumbleberry Sauce
Craving a fruit-forward dessert? This treat will definitely hit the spot. Each mini cake is loaded with mixed berries and bright citrus flavour, then topped with an exquisitely crafted meringue that looks and tastes delicious. If you can’t resist those citrusy treats, try one of these luscious lemon desserts.
Candy-Filled Piñata Cake
Hold onto your sombreros — this beautiful piñata cake packs a big surprise! Slice into a rainbow of layered vanilla cake filled with a colourful candy centre. You can have your cake and candy too with this delightful dessert.
Spring Mirror Glaze Cake
Learn how to create this beautiful, glossy design right at home. It is easier than you think! Turn your carrot cake, cheesecake or lemony angel food cake into a shiny, pastel coloured treat with real ‘wow’ factor.
Ombré Rose Cake
Sure, you can bring someone flowers — or you can treat them to a gorgeous spring cake covered in icing roses.
Bumble Bee Birthday Cake
With whimsical bumblebees swarming around a beehive-shaped cake, this honey and apricot dessert is perfect for a springtime birthday treat.
Anna Olson's Frasier Torte
A French spin on the classic shortcake, this beauty is topped with a strawberry mousse and strawberry halves and has a gorgeous edging on the outside of the cake, too.
Anna Olson's Rich Chocolate Mousse Cake
A decadent patisserie-style glazed mousse torte to enjoy for any occasion. One bite of this heavenly treat and you won’t be able to stop!
Carrot Cake Jelly Roll
No more fighting over who gets the corner piece. Each slice of this perfectly spiced roll is stuffed with tangy, sweet cream cheese icing. Cover this roll in sweetened shredded coconut and decorate with candied carrots for an adorable dessert. Discover the many ways to bake that irresistible spiced cake with these crave-worthy carrot cake recipes.
Anna Olson's 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.
Celebrate spring with a dessert that the entire family will love. A ring of cupcakes surrounds classic yellow cake, which is then topped and decorated with a buttery vanilla frosting.
Anna Olson’s 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.
Peanut Butter Cupcakes With Chocolate Buttercream and Smoked Salt
The classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter gets a gourmet touch with the addition of smoked sea salt in these decadent cupcakes. Your family will love baking these delightful treats — and enjoy eating them even more.
Rainbow No-Bake Cheesecake
Beautiful, light and airy, this stunning tropical cheesecake is made without turning the oven on. Savour the strawberry, mango and lime layers in each palate-pleasing slice.
Blood Orange Chocolate Birthday Cake
You’ll want to celebrate a birthday every day once you’ve tasted this crave-worthy vegan dessert that combines layers of chocolate and blood orange cake with a divine dark chocolate-date frosting. Once it’s assembled, decorate with impressive, yet easy-to-make slices of dehydrated citrus drizzled with chocolate. Plant-based eating can also be indulgent, especially with these vegan desserts even non-vegans will love.
Anna Olson's Chocolate Berry Cake With Italian Buttercream
This gorgeous cake has a rich chocolate-berry buttercream between each layer of cake and is finished with a beautiful Italian buttercream ombre pattern. It’s a dessert that shows off your baking skills while also showcasing your artistic talents.
Blackberry Elderflower Vertical Cake
If you’re up for an exciting baking challenge, this vertical layer cake is the project for you. The delicate vanilla sponge is brushed with an elderflower syrup and layered with a rich blackberry buttercream. It’s a dreamy dessert that will brighten up the gloomiest spring day.
Lemon Meringue Cupcakes
Nothing says spring like the flavour of lemon and these cupcakes will bring a burst of sunshine to your kitchen any day of the week. Each fluffy vanilla cupcake is filled with tart lemon curd and then topped with a pretty meringue cloud. If you have a kitchen torch, use it to give the meringue a golden, caramelized finish.
Molly Yeh's Sprinkles Cake
This simple-to-make cake is the perfect palette to let your creativity run wild. Whether you use coloured frosting, assorted candies or a variety of piping tips, the decorating possibilities are endless. Even if you don’t have a sweet tooth, when it’s time to celebrate a loved one’s big day, skip the bakery order and get creative with these birthday cake recipes that will make you a dessert person.
Lavender Blackberry Cake
It takes time to master the use of lavender when baking, but it’ll be worth the effort when you try this recipe. The cake is infused with both a lavender milk and lavender simple syrup and paired with blackberry jam and an irresistible cream cheese frosting. Finish with a crown of Swiss meringue buttercream flowers for a picture-perfect dessert.
Raspberry Cashew Cheezecake
You’ll look like a seasoned baking pro with this colourful and creative dessert. The plant-based cake is made with a tangy cashew cheese and ruby-red raspberry filling on a crust of dates, cacao and sunflower seeds.
Blueberry Galaxy Cake
Take your tastebuds on an interstellar journey with this beautiful lemon poppyseed cake decorated with space-hued swirls made from blueberry and vanilla buttercream. Finish it with a galaxy of silver candy stars and frosted blueberry planets. Take the leftover fruit from this dessert and use them the next morning in a heavenly blueberry and bacon breakfast casserole.