Learn how to make these 19 Spring Inspired Cakes.
My favorite part about Spring is all the delicate colors, the sweet blossom smells, and the bright citrus fruit.
Today we are taking inspiration from all the best parts about Spring and turning them into flavorful, delicious cakes that may be too beautiful to eat.
Choose from cakes like Lemon Blueberry Thyme Cake, Berries & Cream Champagne Cake, Flower Fault Line Cake, and a super fun Party Llama Cake.
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, holiday, or just a friendly gathering, these springtime cakes are perfect for you.
Tips for Success:
- Read through all the ingredients and instructions so you can get a better idea of how much time and what you need to make this cake.
- A single batch of this cake recipe makes three 6-inch round cake layers or two 8-inch round cake layers. Double the cake recipe to make enough cake batter for three 8-inch cake layers.
- In some recipes, you may need 1 cup buttermilk; if you don’t have any buttermilk on hand, you can easily use 1 cup whole milk mixed with 1 Tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar to make your own. (If you need ½ cup buttercream, adjust the recipe to ½ cup whole milk and add 1 ½ teaspoon lemon juice or white vinegar).
- Be careful not to overmix this cake batter, or else the cake will come out dense. Mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
- When baking a cake, you’ll see the bake time in the recipe, and it might look like this, 30-35 minutes. Set the timer to 30 minutes and add additional time if the cake needs to be baked more. Check the center of the cakes with a toothpick and check to see if it comes out clean. If required, then add two additional minutes until baked through. This is easier to control and to make sure you don’t over-bake the cake.
- You can bake the cake layers ahead of time. Wrap the cake layers in a double layer of plastic wrap and freeze for up to one month.
- Serve at room temperature and enjoy!
Here’s how to make these 19 Spring Inspired Cakes!
Let’s Get Started!
1. Lemon Blueberry Thyme Cake
Lemon blueberry thyme is a deliciously fresh and flavorful cake that celebrates all things SpringSpring. This cake is made with a zesty lemon cake that is studded with fresh blueberries, and it’s layered with a creamy lemon thyme buttercream. This cake is unique with its approach and technique, but it’s easy for any beginner baker to make and feel like a professional.
Click here to get the recipe, Lemon Blueberry Thyme Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
2. Flower Fault Line Cake
Learn how to make this spring flower cake that is perfect when learning a new skill. This spring flower cake is bright and beautiful and the best way to bring springtime inside your home.
This spring flower cake is made with fluffy vanilla cake layers and creamy vanilla buttercream. Then it’s decorated with bright colors, and delicate flowers are piped on the side of the cake.
Click here to get the recipe, Flower Fault Line Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
3. Easter Bunny Cake
This spring season, make this bunny cake, which is perfect for Easter Sunday! This Bunny cake is made with fluffy orange-scented almond cake layers and creamy vanilla buttercream. That is decorated with fondant to look like a cute little bunny. What I think you’ll love most about this cake is that you can do this with friends or even your kids.
Click here to get the recipe, Easter Bunny Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
4. Robin Egg Cake
Learn how to make this Speckled Robin Egg Cake that’s perfect for a Happy Easter! This Robin Egg Cake is made with soft orange almond cake layers with creamy vanilla buttercream, phyllo birds nest, and Cadbury chocolate eggs. This tutorial is made with a beginner mindset so anyone can make this exciting and delicious Robin Egg Cake!
Click here to get the recipe, Robin Egg Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
5. Lemon Buttermilk Cake with Blueberry Jam
Are you looking for a simple springtime cake with fresh and bold flavors? Learn how to make this delicious lemon blueberry cake. This cake is made with soft layers of lemon buttermilk cake filled with blueberry jam and zesty lemon buttercream. I’ll show you how to decorate this cake with a star tip to create an incredible texture on the cake’s sides.
Click here to get the recipe, Lemon Blueberry Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
6. Strawberry Shortcake
Looking for a simple yet delicious dessert? This strawberry shortcake “cake” is made with fluffy vanilla cake layers, stabilized whipped cream, fresh strawberry slices, and sweet strawberry syrup. It’s a freaking delicious treat that lends itself best to being turned into a cake.
Click here to get the recipe, Strawberry Shortcake – XO, Katie Rosario
7. Margarita Cake with Tequila Lime Buttercream
This margarita cake is bold and flavorful, which is perfect for those hot summer days. Sweet and decadent lime cake soaked with a tequila syrup, layered with tart lime curd, and creamy tequila lime buttercream. This cake is simple in decoration but doesn’t skip on that wonderful homemade flavor: the fresh lime slices and finishing touches of sea salt complete the ultimate margarita.
Click here to get the recipe, Margarita Cake with Tequila Lime Buttercream – XO, Katie Rosario
8. Blackberry Lime Cake
Learn how to make a fresh fruit cake this summer like this Blackberry Lime Cake. It’s bright in color and bold in fresh flavor. This Blackberry Lime Cake is made with zesty lime cake and filled with sweet blackberry buttercream. It’s sweet and tart and perfect for SpringSpring. What I like most about this cake is the simplicity of the design so that anyone can make this cake.
Click here to get the recipe, Blackberry Lime Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
9. Lemon Meringue Pie Cake
Learn how to make this sweet and tart lemon meringue pie cake! This lemon meringue pie cake tastes just like your favorite summer pie. It has the same qualities you love about this classic pie; it has the perfect crust, tart curd filling, and torched meringue.
Click here to get the recipe, Lemon Meringue Pie Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
10. Raspberry Champagne Cake
Raspberry Champagne Cake is made up of champagne-infused cake with raspberry champagne jam and vanilla buttercream. Make and serve this cake to share with your girls for a fun girl’s night in, or make it a sweet treat for Mother’s Day. The combination of champagne and raspberries is undeniably and truly delicious. Plus, that bright red color from the raspberry jam is striking and beautiful!
Click here to get the recipe, Raspberry Champagne Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
11. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake
Looking for an easy Valentine’s Day cake that’ll make the perfect gift? This chocolate-covered strawberry cake is insanely delicious and beyond simple for a new baker! Here’s how to make this Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake that’s perfect for newbies!
Click here to get the recipe, Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
12. Pink Champagne Cake
Learn how to make this sweet and decadent Pink Champagne Cake for Mother’s Day! This cake has showstopper qualities with its delicious rose champagne flavor, beautiful design, and edible gelatin bubbles. The shimmer from the sugar crystals ties in the pink champagne theme. It’s a simple DIY Pink Champagne Cake with edible bubbles.
Click here to get the recipe, Pink Champagne Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
13. Rainbow Petal Cake
Calling all the rainbow lovers! Learn how to make this adorable rainbow petal cake. This rainbow petal cake is made with fluffy vanilla cake layers and rainbow vanilla buttercream. The vanilla cake is a simple recipe to follow and perfect for beginners. This technique can be done on any cake, but what makes this cake so unique is how to alternate the colors to create a spiral effect. I can’t wait to see your rainbow petal cake creations!
Click here to get the recipe, Rainbow Petal Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
14. Sprinkle Fault Line Cake
The fault line cakes are beautiful; you’ll see them made with sprinkles, fresh fruit, and even flowers!
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to make your own sprinkle fault line cake! This sprinkle fault line cake is made with soft layers of dark chocolate cake and creamy vanilla buttercream. It’s a fun and creative cake that you can make your own.
Click here to get the recipe, Sprinkle Fault Line Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
15. Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake
This is a fun and festive Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake for people of all ages to enjoy. Fluffy, moist vanilla cake studded with funfetti rainbow sprinkles, coated in creamy vanilla buttercream and hot pink chocolate drip. This semi-homemade cake recipe takes a store-bought box mix and a homemade pound cake. Together they make a moist foolproof cake every time.
Click here to get the recipe, Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
16. Berries & Cream Champagne Cake
Spring berries and fresh homemade whipped cream never looked so good. This Berries & Cream cake is made from a sweet champagne cake with fresh stabilized whipped cream, juicy berries, and a hint of mint. You seriously can’t go wrong with fresh strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries for a spring or summertime dessert.
Click here to get the recipe, Berries & Cream Champagne Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
17. Party Lama Cake
Learn how to make your cool Llama cake with this easy and fun tutorial! I’ll show you exactly how to make this party a llama cake at home. Llama cakes have taken over our Instagram, and Pinterest feeds and has become the new unicorn cake. Whether you are throwing a llama birthday party or want to create a cool llama cake for fun, this tutorial is for you!
Click here to get the recipe, Party Llama Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
18. Peach Bellini Cake
Are you looking for something fun and sweet this Spring? Celebrate with this peach bellini cake! It’s perfect for a girl’s night out or a Sunday brunch! This peach bellini cake is made from a fluffy homemade champagne cake filled with peach filling and peach champagne buttercream. This peach bellini cake is excellent for beginner bakers.
Click here to get the recipe, Peach Bellini Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
19. Strawberry Margarita Cake
Looking for a sweet and delicious cake that’s perfect for Cinco de Mayo? This strawberry lime margarita cake is bold and flavorful, which is ideal for those lovely spring gatherings. This cake is simple in decoration but doesn’t skip on that beautiful made from the scratch flavor. It’s the best combination of sweet, tart, and salty!
Click here to get the recipe, Strawberry Margarita Cake – XO, Katie Rosario
Bonus: Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade
This Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade is an elevated version of your favorite lemonade to keep you cool on a warm day. Make this homemade lemonade recipe on any hot summer day. Using fresh ingredients like rosemary and vanilla, you get a tasty sweet and tart lemonade that’s perfect for a large crowd.
Click here to get the recipe, Rosemary Vanilla Lemonade – XO, Katie Rosario
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With any of these 19 springtime cakes, you’ll be able to celebrate every delicious moment. I’m so excited to see all of your spring cake creations. Please feel free to email me here at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have; I’ll be happy to help!
P.S. If you liked this tutorial, you really should check out Cake Decorating for Beginners, my signature masterclass. I coach you on everything I teach on these cake tutorials so that you can uplevel your baking and decorating skills. We 10x it so you get the results you want most. Like any new skill, it’s essential to learn from the ground up to build a foundation so that you can take on any cake challenge. It is an investment your future self will thank you for. Check it out at XOKatieRosario.com/cake-masterclass. I will see you there!
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