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Spring Cake – Easy Easter Recipe

Spring Cake - Easy Easter Recipe

As the weather begins to warm, what better way to celebrate the beginning of spring than with cake! I mean, do you really need an excuse to eat cake. No, of course not. But it is fun to get creative in the kitchen as the first cool, spring breezes blow in through the windows.

While this spring cake recipe is great for an Easter centerpiece with it’s marshmallow decorations, that is not the only occasion this cake would be perfect for. Spring is the perfect time for cake! There are plenty of BBQ’s, Birthday Parties, and other special occasions where this cake would make the perfect centerpiece.

The best part of this cake recipe is the surprise center! No one will expect to see the beautiful pastel layers of delicious vanilla cake inside. Wow your guests with this easy to make cake recipe.

Spring Cake - Easy Easter Recipe
Spring Cake Recipe

An easy to make cake that will wow your guests with beautiful pastel layers of delicious vanilla cake inside. Perfect for spring, this cake can be decorated in a variety of ways.

Ingredients
  • 2 boxes of White Cake mix
  • 3 cans of white vanilla frosting
  • Liquid Food Coloring Red & Blue
  • Easter sprinkles
  • 4 Large Marshmallow Eggs (or any large – spring themed – shaped marshmallow like a bunny, duck, egg, etc. )
Also Needed:
  • ingredients to make white cake mixes according to package instructions (usually oil, water, eggs, etc.)
  • cooking skewers (for marsmallow center piece)
Instructions
  1. Bake one box of white cake mix according to package directions in two, greased 9 inch round cake pans. After cooking, set aside to cool completely.

  2. While the first batch of cakes are cooling, prepare the second box of white cake mix according to the package direction except add 8 drops of blue liquid food coloring and 12 drops of red liquid food coloring to the batter before separating into two, greased 9 inch round cake pans. Bake according to the package instructions. Cool completely.

  3. Once the 4 cake rounds are completely cool, cut off the top of the round cakes so that it is level. Place a purple cake round onto your cake plate and ice with half of a can of white frosting. Place a white cake round on top and ice with the remaining white frosting. Continue layering purple and white cake rounds using the remaining cans of white frosting to ice the entire cake.

  4. Once the cake has been iced, apply easter themed sprinkles to the center of the top of the cake. Poke wood cooking skewers through 4 of the Marshmallow Eggs and place into the center of the cake (trim the skewer from the opposite end if too long).

  5. Serve & Enjoy! Happy Easter!!!
Spring Cake - Easy Easter Recipe

Decorate Any Way You Want

I love how easy it is to make this cake. All one needs is a few boxes of cake mix and frosting. The sprinkles and marshmallow egg toppers are, of course, completely optional. However, adding these elements really makes the cake come to life and it gives it that wow factor.

Perfect Pastel Cake Layers for Spring

The real showstopper is on the inside. The layers of this cake are classic white and pastel purple. When you cut into the cake it is such a fun surprise to see. I love the way that the center of this cake turns out. No one will expect to see the fun pastel layers of vanilla cake until you cut into it.

You can easily dye your cake layers any color you would like by using natural food coloring.

You Don’t Need an Excuse to Make a Cake

Of course this cake would be the perfect centerpiece for any get together with friends and family doing the Spring. But, honestly, you don’t have to have a special occasion to want to make or eat cake. This delicious cake is super simple to make and just as fun to eat.

Faced with a rainy day and don’t know what to do with the kids? Make this cake together. The kids would have a blast helping to change the color of the batter. Littles one will love to help decorate the finished cake with fun sprinkles and mashmallow treats.

Let’s Make Cake!

Spring not your thing? Looking for more cake ideas? Check out these other cake recipes that you can easily make at home…

Spring Cake - Easy Easter Recipe
An easy to make cake that will wow your guests with beautiful pastel layers of delicious vanilla cake inside. Perfect for spring, this cake can be decorated in a variety of ways.
Spring Cake - Easy Easter Recipe
An easy to make cake that will wow your guests with beautiful pastel layers of delicious vanilla cake inside. Perfect for spring, this cake can be decorated in a variety of ways.
Spring Cake - Easy Easter Recipe
An easy to make cake that will wow your guests with beautiful pastel layers of delicious vanilla cake inside. Perfect for spring, this cake can be decorated in a variety of ways.

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Heather began blogging in 2004 providing a glimpse into her domestic life. Over the years her writing topics have changed but one thing has remained the same, her love for preparing homemade, southern-style recipes for her family.

When not dealing with household chores or cooking delicious recipes, she can be found homeschooling her two high school boys or editing and running the social media side of her husband’s podcast, Country Rap Report.

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25 Comments

  1. For sure you do not need a reason to eat cake and your cake suits me so perfectly. I need to get a mix and make my own cake for this season.

    1. So easy to make!

  2. Amber Myers says:

    I so love cake and this one looks incredible! I need to make it for dessert!

    1. Thank you. Please let us know how it turns out.

  3. You are so right! You do not need a reason to bake a cake! I often forget that, but I believe every day is a celebration!

    1. Life’s too short to only have cake on special occasions ;)

  4. MELANIE EDJOURIAN says:

    Oh wow, that’s such a lovely shade for a sponge. I’ve never seen one in purple before. I think my kids would love it!!!!!

    1. Right? I think it is very beautiful too. I love the contrast between the pastel purple and white. Such a fun little surprise inside this cake, for sure.

  5. Such a pretty looking cake. It has been a long time since a made a cake so I have to make this one

    1. Thank you so much for your comment.

  6. Lisa Charleston says:

    I am so ready for a tasty slice of cake, and a good cup of tea. It’s been a very long time since I’ve had cake or any sweets and to be honest I just might bake one this Sunday!

    1. Oh, this would be THE perfect cake to make on Sunday for Mother’s Day. Absolutely PERFECT!

  7. This cake! OMG I need it in my life. I have been craving sweets, which is so weird for me. Now I must try to make your spring cake. asap!

    1. After you try it, please let us know what you think.

  8. Nikki Wayne says:

    I agree, I eat cake whenever I crave too, that cake seems so delicious!

    1. Yes, a fellow cake fan. This cake was a huge hit with my family.

  9. Catalina says:

    My kid loves purple so much! I need to make a surprise with this cake!

    1. Oh, that would be wonderful! I’m sure they would love it!!!

  10. Gervin Khan says:

    This is amazing! It looks so great and sweet! Perfect for a sweet occasion.

    1. Absolutely. I mean, every occasion is an excuse for cake. But, that’s just my thoughts.

  11. Kathy says:

    These sure do look amazing. I love making cakes. I need to try this cake out. I think my kids would really enjoy it.

    1. The kids will not only love eating it but they would love helping to make it as well.

  12. Beth says:

    It is such a pretty cake! I’ve never thought to color the layers of a cake before, but I’m excited to do this!

    1. Oh, I hope you try it. It is such a fun surprise when you first cut the cake.

  13. Msjane90 says:

    This cake is super pretty! I’m sure it taste really good too! YUMMY!

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