10 Easter cakes that are pretty enough to be your centerpiece

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Looking to make this Easter get-together extra special? Nothing stuns more than an over-the-top, show-stopping centerpiece. But we’re not talking about the flower kind. We’re talking sugar, spice and all things pastel and delicious — a cake so pretty it’ll have your guests whipping out their phones to snag a quick pic for the ‘gram before diving in!

From your classic carrot cake to the more unconventional pinata cake, there are all sorts of cake that are pleasing to both the eye and the palate. Here are 10 cakes that are just begging to be front and center come Easter!

1. Chocolate Malt Cake

Love the melt-in-your-mouth goodness of chocolate malt milk balls? So do we. Blogger Glorious Eats’ Chocolate Malt Cake is not only decorated with a generous amount of pastel malt Easter eggs but is also covered in a thick layer of chocolate frosting kicked up a notch with malt powder. You can also swap out the Easter eggs with traditional malt balls for an any-time-of-the-year cake.

Glorious Treats

MORE: How to make a lamb-shaped cake for Easter

2. Speckled Easter Egg Cake

This lovely pink cake is stuffed with a fresh strawberry filling, sweetened with a glaze and frosted with a rich buttercream. The unique spattering technique creates a very on-theme speckled egg design on the cake. Blogger A Beautiful Mess finishes off this Speckled Easter Egg Cake with miniature pink Cadbury Eggs.

A Beautiful Mess

3. Easter Ombré Pinata Cake

Few things are more fun than surprises, and this Easter Ombré Pinata Cake by blogger Taming Twins is no exception. Filled with layers of pastel-colored sponge cake and decorated with an ombré buttercream frosting in shades of yellow, pink and lavender, this treat is one that keeps on giving. One cut into the cake and you’ll have festive mini eggs pouring out!

Taming Twins

4. Best Carrot Cake

With an entire pound of freshly-grated carrots incorporated into blogger Gimme Some Oven’s Best Carrot Cake, along with a medley of spices that include nutmeg, cloves and cinnamon, it’s a dessert that’s packed with flavor. Enveloping all three layers of moist cake are globs of decadent homemade cream cheese frosting that makes this cake a clear winner amongst your average carrot cakes.

Gimme Some Oven

5. Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cake

This Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cake by blogger Chew Town is truly gorgeous and fitting for your Easter table. The cake itself is two layers of chocolate cake made extra moist with vanilla yogurt, then layered with both crunchy bits of meringue and cream. Though it looks complicated, the intricate egg nest on top is actually made with vermicelli noodles and dark chocolate. It’s then filled with small eggs making for an even more exquisite cake!

Chew Town

6. Coconut Eton Mess Cake

If you don’t know what an Eton Mess is, that’s okay. All you need to know is that is’s an English dessert made with fruits, cream and meringue that can also be made into a beautiful Easter cake. Blogger Half Baked Harvest bakes a vanilla coconut cake with sweet whipped ricotta that absolutely screams spring. Decorated with edible flowers, fruits and meringue, it’s refreshing and light.

Half Baked Harvest

7. Chocolate Almond Carrot Cake

For a cuteness overload, check out Bakingdom’s Chocolate Almond Carrot Cake. With rich carrot cake made even more indulgent with a shot of cocoa, it gets even better with a light brown sugar Swiss meringue buttercream that envelops the entire dessert. In addition to the ombre mini cake that tops the bigger cake, which is decorated with green swirls, she also adorns the cake with adorable bunny cake toppers.


8. Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake

This pretty three-layered cake from blogger The Gunny Sack is not only super cute but is also easy to bake! Using boxed cake mix, all you need to do is bake three layers of mix that’s been dyed the appropriate colors and frost it all with a buttercream frosting. The fun part? Covering the whole cake with mini Cadbury Eggs!

The Gunny Sack

9. Easter Egg Cake

This speckled light blue Easter egg cake by blogger Preppy Kitchen is almost too cute to eat. It’s a classic vanilla cake with vanilla buttercream made festive with blue dye and a speckled design. The nest is made with toasted coconut and filled with chocolate robin’s eggs, which makes for a perfect edible addition to the top of an already pretty cake.

Preppy Kitchen

10. Jelly Bean Cake

This vibrant Jelly Bean Cake by blogger A Subtle Revelry is colorful and super fun to decorate. Once you’ve made a simple whipped cream frosting and frosted the cake completely, the last step is to choose what color jelly beans you want to use in order to bring your cake to life. She recommends a rainbow design and we couldn’t love it any more.

A Subtle Revelry

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Chelsea Davis
Chelsea is a freelance journalist based in New York City whose passion revolves around traveling the world, immersing herself in foreign cultures, and of course, eating and drinking everything delicious. She covers all things food, drink and travel and is always up for an adventure, whether that means an adrenaline-pumping excursion or trying a new cuisine. Follow her on Instagram at @cheycheyfromthebay and keep up with her latest work at www.chelseadavis.com.

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