Let’s make cake this Easter.

by Megan on March 25, 2013

Easter Cakes // take a megabite

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!

Katie party // take a megabite

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 comments… read them below or add one }

mum March 25, 2013 at 8:56 am

Fun..cute…tasty.. would you believe Dad and I finished off our breakfast…with a small slice of Lemon pie…not cake!

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Megan March 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Well, pie is so amazing too, Mum! Excited you made that!

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Katie March 25, 2013 at 11:24 am

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

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Megan March 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Shucks, Katie! I just love you!

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Monica March 25, 2013 at 2:03 pm

That banana cake.. oh boy, it sounds/looks delicious. The cocoa almond torte is a close second!

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Megan March 25, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Thanks, Monica! I need to make another cake soon, for real.

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JanetMoh March 25, 2013 at 2:53 pm

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.

Thanks!

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Megan March 25, 2013 at 3:09 pm

Whoa! Fixed! And yay! I’m excited about your focaccia cakes! They are so good!

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Billy March 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

PARRTY QUEEN! I think I want all of those cakes!

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Megan March 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Let’s have a cake party, ya know!?

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Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe March 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

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!

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Megan March 27, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Hell yeah girl! Can’t wait to see what you make!

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