I love using holidays as a reason to make a layer cake, and these are four of my faves! Don’t worry too much about it being frosted perfectly, instead take the time to garnish it with cookie words, candied carrots, fruit, or almonds. It’s all about the garnish.
1. BANANA with Dulce De Leche & Brown Sugar Swiss Meringue Buttercream // Bananas feel like the coolest fruit ever in this layered hottie since they’re used to being being in a loaf or a muffin. Sometimes a banana needs respect and this cake is just the thing to dress it up. Can’t go wrong with brown sugar swiss meringue buttercream either!
2. CARROT Cake with Candied Carrot Asterisks & Yogurt Covered Raisins // This cake changed my mind about the scary “healthy” carrot cake of my childhood. The carrots are grated super fine and there are no raisins baked inside, but rather yogurt covered guys are used to garnish the top.
3. VANILLA BEAN Berry Cake // This cake is one of the prettiest ones ever when sliced. There are a ton of berries between the cake layers making it shortcake-esque, and dreamy all the way.
4. COCOA ALMOND Torte // This torte is so light! Not only are the cake layers super light and airy, the frosting is made with cocoa whipped cream and almond. It’s the kind of cake you’ll always have room for.
Let’s toast to cake! And eat cake instead of toast for breakfast!
My BFF Katie got married, so last night we had a girly pizza night about it.
(The banner says: Mark put a ring on it. OMG. Katie is in love.)
12 thoughts on “Let’s make cake this Easter.”
Fun..cute…tasty.. would you believe Dad and I finished off our breakfast…with a small slice of Lemon pie…not cake!
Well, pie is so amazing too, Mum! Excited you made that!
Megan is such a best friend that she doesn’t even care if you got married 2 months ago, she’ll still throw you an awesome lady party/shower/pizza party.
Thank you so much for giving me the best girls’ night a girl could ever ask for! You put so much love into every little detail. I just love you more than anything! I’m the luckiest to have you in my life. <3
Shucks, Katie! I just love you!
That banana cake.. oh boy, it sounds/looks delicious. The cocoa almond torte is a close second!
Thanks, Monica! I need to make another cake soon, for real.
OOPS! The link for the Vanilla Bean Berry cake is wrong. It takes you to an awesome looking chocolate layer cake.
New to your site and really love the recipes. I’m making the Focaccia Cake & Spinach Dip, Pesto for my Easter Brunch.
Whoa! Fixed! And yay! I’m excited about your focaccia cakes! They are so good!
PARRTY QUEEN! I think I want all of those cakes!
Let’s have a cake party, ya know!?
Ok, so you may have just solved my Easter dessert dilemma. That carrot cake sounds awesome. I might be inclined to use any excuse to buy yogurt-covered raisins. I love those things! However, that banana cake is calling my name too. Oh, the choices!
Hell yeah girl! Can’t wait to see what you make!