Spring Cake and Cupcake Recipes When You Need a Seasonal Sweet Treat
Vanilla Ruffle Cake
Give an ordinary vanilla cake a spring pink makeover with ravishing rows of vanilla-buttercream ruffles. To achieve this lovely look, be sure to use a decorating bag with a petal tip.
Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream
Chocolate Mojito Cupcakes
Pink Lemonade Cake
This stunning cake recipe turns one of our favorite seasonal drinks into a delicious lemon-filled spring cake. Topped with lemonade buttercream frosting, this pretty cake is full of spring flavor. And those alternating pink layers are sure to impress everyone that has the pleasure of enjoying a slice.
Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Cream
Searching for an impressive spring 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.
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Orange Cream Pop Cupcakes
You'll love this cheerful pick for spring cupcakes. Made with real orange juice, then finished off with fluffy cream frosting, these cupcakes are as cute as a freezer pop on a stick.
Bird's Nest Cupcakes
Celebrate spring and the joyful chirping birds chirping without taking a step outside with these bird's nest cupcakes. They're bright, fun, and full of lemony goodness. The candy-coated "nests" made with chow mein noodles provide the perfect sweet and salty crunch to every bite.
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.
Double-Layer White Chocolate Cake
Play dress-up with a plain-Jane cake by adding cascading rosettes of luscious white chocolate frosting. To pile on the precious frills to your spring-themed cake, all you need is a little food coloring and a decorating bag with a large star tip.
These spring cupcakes are proof berries and lemon are an unbeatable combination. A lemon cake mix serves as the shortcut ingredient here, but the flavors are elevated with a fresh berry mixture. Choose one or a combo of blueberries, strawberries, or raspberries.
Inspire some "ooh la las" with this stunning spring cake featuring soft vanilla buttercream frosting, a fruity ultramoist cake, and (of course) plenty of sprinkles! Keep our buttercream frosting recipe handy for all your cake needs.
Fun Flower Cupcakes
Enjoy the warmer weather by biting into a spring cupcake that tastes as good as it looks. These pretty flower cupcakes are ready to go in less than an hour. So if you've got a spring birthday to plan, these are definitely hard to beat. For a touch of added fun, make marzipan bees for a cute cupcake garnish.
Buttercakes with Sour Cream Frosting
Cherry Flower Cake
This cake knows what spring is all about: flowers. To create this in-bloom spring cake design, first coat your cake in our creamy cherry-almond butter frosting, then use candy clay to shape the petals and their centers. While the decorative flowers are pretty easy to shape, make them in advance and store them in an airtight container to save time.
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Layered Sherbet Cake
One bite of this chilly cake will take you back to the fun flavors of childhood push-up pops. Our layered cake features rows of lime, raspberry, and orange frozen sherbet between the soft vanilla cake. (And we snuck in a few candy toppers, too!)
Champagne Cake with Fresh Strawberries
Upgrade store-bought cake mix by replacing water with champagne! It'll add just enough of a flavor difference that will have everyone asking how you did it. Frost with pink icing and top with fresh strawberries for a perfectly elegant, yet super easy spring cake.
Whole Wheat Chocolate-Blueberry Cake
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. Bonus: the blueberries and the dark chocolate are also antioxidant-rich. Combined with whole-wheat flour, this a healthier spring cake idea you won't feel guilty about eating.
In-season zucchini makes all the difference when it comes to our delightful chocolate-loaded cupcakes. The zucchini lends moist texture, while smooth peanut butter icing deliciously tops off this surprisingly healthy spring cupcake recipe.
Cherry-Almond Vanilla Cupcakes
These might be our favorite spring cupcakes and nearly 200 recipe reviews agree. These adorable spring cupcakes are love at first sight. Serve your family these fruity cakes with rich, almond-infused frosting, and they'll be begging pretty please (with a cherry on top!) for seconds.
Carrot Cake Cupcakes
Banana Split Cake Roll
Switch up your spring cake design by making a rolled version. The fresh banana-infused cake gets a delicious strawberry cream cheese filling. Complete with frozen whipped topping and chocolate syrup, you've got a delicious cake that might be even better than its ice cream form.
Classic Coconut Cake
This dreamy coconut cake is filled with layers of sweet coconut filling and topped with a classic white frosting (with more coconut, of course). You can use pre-shredded coconut, but we have the instructions if you want to be adventurous and open your own fresh coconut.
Fresh Rosemary and Lemon Cupcakes
Tote along a pretty plate of these spring 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. The fresh herbal notes from the rosemary is a surprising, yet welcome flavor.
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 prebaked cupcakes. Don't forget the teeny-tiny marshmallow clouds!