Say hello to spring with these adorable dessert recipes. We've chosen our cutest cake and cupcake recipes for you to try, including cake recipes with ruffles, flowers, sprinkles, and more. Browse our sweetest collection yet.
May flowers aren't the only things April showers bring! You'll need white frosting, food coloring, and coarse decorating sugar to create this easy, eye-catching rainbow stretching across a base of pre-baked cupcakes. Remember the teeny-tiny marshmallow clouds!
Play dress-up with a plain-Jane cake by adding cascading rosettes of luscious white chocolate frosting. To pile on these precious frills, all you need is a little food coloring and a decorating bag with a large star tip.
Inspire some "ooh la las" with this stunningly striped cake featuring soft vanilla buttercream frosting, a fruity ultramoist cake, and of course, plenty of sprinkles! Click to learn our super simple decorating tips!
Searching for an impressive holiday cake recipe? You've found it! Stacked with dense, lemony cake layers and rich, zingy whipped cream, this indulgent three-tier cake could be the ultimate springtime dessert.
Whether you're celebrating a springtime baby shower, a kiddo's birthday, or an abiding love for baby farmyard animals, these adorably decorated cupcakes fit the bill. Grab some marshmallows, shredded coconut, and Tootsie Rolls, and read on!
We can't think of a better use for fresh spring berries than piling them high atop a dark, moist chocolate cake coated in an easy, two-ingredient chocolate ganache. (Can you?)
There's ordinary strawberry cake recipes...and then there's THIS: a berry-topped, coconut-coated tower of soft strawberry cake layers alternated with strawberry-dotted cream cheese frosting. Click to see how we made it!
Blogger Heather Baird of Sprinkle Bakes added floral Earl Grey tea to sweet lavender-honey cupcakes. This teatime inspired cake can be customized with any flavor you like!
This cake knows what spring is all about: flowers. To create this in-bloom look, first coat your cake in our creamy cherry-almond butter frosting, then use candy clay to shape the petals and their centers.
Don't be surprised when friends lean in to sniff these spring blooms -- and comment on the heavenly vanilla frosting and cake aroma! These amazingly realistic hyacinth cake pops, made by blogger Amber Spiegel of SweetAmbs, could fool anybody.
Celebrate the birds chirping joyfully for spring without taking a step outside with these bird's nest cupcakes. They're bright, fun, and full of lemony goodness.
Amp up a basic cake with an incredibly easy candy topper. We have 11 instant ideas.
One bite of this chilly cake will take you back to the fun flavors of childhood push-up pops. Our layered spin features rows of lime, raspberry, and orange frozen sherbet between soft vanilla cake. (And we snuck in a few candy toppers, too!)
These bright, spring-green cupcakes are inspired by the classic mojito cocktail! We love blogger Heather Baird's twist of citrusy lime and fresh mint.
Picture-perfect white chocolate curls make any cupcake look cute. Use a vegetable peeler to shave curls off the smooth candy, then add glitz and glam by sprinkling on edible glitter.
You'll love this cheerful pick! Made with real orange juice, then finished off with fluffy cream frosting, these cupcakes are as cute as a freezer pop on a stick.
Imagine a spring cake topped with pretty candy flowers. A bakery-worthy dessert is completely doable -- here's how!
Pucker up and get ready for a whole lot of lemon. A touch of zest gives these everyday shortbread cupcakes extra zip, while our four-ingredient vanilla-lemon glaze livens them up even more.
Create your own soda-shop twist on the classic Neapolitan treat. Our playful cupcakes feature all the layers: chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry cake topped with a scoop of chilly ice cream frosting. Don't be afraid to go heavy on the sprinkles.
Fresh, fun, and blooming with sugar-coated marshmallow flowers, this cake has spring written all over it. It is surprisingly easy to decorate, and its honey-infused frosting and zesty-orange interior make it a uniquely delicious treat.
These adorable cupcakes are love at first sight. Serve your guests these fruity cakes with rich, almond-infused frosting, and they'll be begging pretty please (with a cherry on top!) for seconds.
All you need to make these life-of-the-party goodies are 12 cupcakes, some canned frosting, food coloring, and a bottle of fun confetti sprinkles.
Sugar flowers make a sweet statement atop these light and buttery cakes. You can find sugar flowers among the baking ingredients at the grocery store or at a baking-supply store.
Tote along a pretty plate of lemon cupcakes to your next potluck for a refreshing treat to welcome spring. Friends and family alike will adore the sweet peppiness of fresh lemon peel and soft vanilla.
Rethink classic champagne cake with sweet sparkling rose wine. Blogger Heather Baird of Sprinkle Bakes transforms basic cake mix into a showstopping dessert.
For a savory twist on an any-day dessert, try this olive-basil cornmeal cake. Dress it up in our dazzling strawberry sauce, made with juicy berries, sugar, and a splash of white balsamic vinegar.
In-season zucchini makes all the difference when it comes to our scrumptious, chocolate-loaded cupcakes. The zucchini lends extra-moist texture, while smooth peanut butter icing deliciously tops off this surprisingly healthy treat.
Cloudlike drifts of meringue lend light, lovely flavor to our mini lemon-pie cakes. Sprinkle on a little powdered sugar for extra beauty.
Bake a batch of mini carrot cakes using shredded carrots, applesauce, and a pinch of cinnamon. With the help of flaxseed and whole wheat flour, you can indulge for less than 200 calories per cupcake.
Coconut and bananas go hand in hand to create this cupcake version of a grown-up dessert. Be sure to carefully ignite the rum to impart the classic flavor of bananas foster.
Get the party started with these raspberry-lemonade cupcakes. A splash of raspberry liqueur will make these lively lemon cakes the highlight of your next get-together. Add an elegant finishing touch with a small lemon slice and a fresh raspberry.