Best Spring Cake Recipes from Scratch
Springtime is on its way whether the weather is showing it or not! I hope all of my spring cake baking will help the sun come out and warm things up a bit! In an effort to give spring a warm welcome this year, I put together my personal favorites of the best spring cake recipes from scratch. These cakes include such fun flavors and textures that I know you’ll enjoy making and tasting them!
This list showcases the fruit that is in season for spring. It includes a nice mix of flavors, so I’m sure there will be a certain one that speaks to you! I can’t wait to find out which ones you love and how they turn out! And just a quick reminder when using any of these cake recipes, it always helps to make certain elements a day or two in advance, so you’re not having to make every single element in one sitting. Happy baking!
Spring Cake Recipe #1: Blackberry Lime Italian Soda Cake
Throwing in the Italian soda twist on this cake really took it to the next level! My Blackberry Lime Italian Soda Cake is made up of light and fluffy cake layers, sweet and tart blackberry lime compote, fresh whipped cream, and finished off with silky smooth blackberry buttercream. This cake is inspired by one of the best springtime drinks, so now you can enjoy it in cake form! I bet it’ll leave your mouth watering after the first bite as it did for me!
Spring Cake Recipe #2: Hummingbird Cake
Have you ever heard of or tried Hummingbird cake before? It’s a traditional southern dessert that’s filled with bananas, crushed pineapple, cream cheese, and pecans. I put my own twist on this Hummingbird Cake and I am so proud of it! While I stayed pretty true to the roots of this traditional recipe, I toasted and candied my pecans and put them around the outside of the cake rather than putting them in between the cake layers. I think you’ll enjoy this new take on Hummingbird Cake!
Spring Cake Recipe #3: Apple Almond Caramel Cake
One of the best times of the year to enjoy apples is in the spring, so of course I had to include one of my apple-flavored cakes on this list! This Apple Almond Caramel Cake is made up of apple spice cake layers with almond white chocolate frosting, salted caramel, and candied almonds. This cake is the best of all the worlds! It has a sweet and salty flavor AND a smooth and crunchy texture. I can’t wait for you to try this one and find out how you like it!
Spring Cake Recipe #4: Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake
This Grapefruit Poppy Seed Cake is a must-try for your spring cakes! I’ve made quite a few updates to this cake recipe as I’ve continued to learn and grow over the years in my cake-baking experience. One of the main things I’ve changed is a couple of tricks to help keep the cake moist since it doesn’t call for egg yolks! I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with how this cake turns out for you!
Spring Cake Recipe #5: Chocolate Cherry Pie Cake
Cherry is such a classic flavor for dessert, so when I thought of my Chocolate Cherry Pie Cake creation, I was so excited! I combined a Black Forest Cake recipe with a Cherry Pie recipe and got this beautiful cake! It has such an explosion of flavors from the tartness you get with the cherry pie filling, the saltiness from the pie crumbs, and the sweetness from the chocolate and frosting. I think you’ll really enjoy this one! (Just makes sure to have some acetate paper on hand to help you create this naked look.)
Best Spring Cake Recipes from Scratch
Which one of these best spring cake recipes from scratch are you going to try first? I can’t wait to hear how your experience goes. Let me know on Instagram! I love when my people tag me in their stories after using one of my recipes! You can find me @cakebycourtney and make sure to give me a follow so you can keep getting the best tips and tricks on all things cake!