Whether you’re already enjoying signs of spring (or patiently waiting), we can all enjoy the happy colors, shapes, and flavors that baking takes on this time of year. In honor of Easter and hopeful new beginnings, we’ve assembled some of our favorite cake and cupcake recipes to help you usher in the festivities or simply brighten someone’s day.
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Our Basic Butter Cupcakes recipe provides the perfect base for making these cuties. Super easy to bake and fun to decorate with the kids, they’re a great way to celebrate spring. American buttercream frosting, sweetened shredded coconut, marshmallows, and sprinkles are all you need to get the look.
Carrot cake takes on a whole new level of goodness when turned into individual cupcakes topped with delicious strawberry mascarpone frosting. Your honey bunnies are sure to eat them up.
These simple to make cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are just begging to be decorated with an array of toppings. Pastel colored sugars, candies, sprinkles, food coloring, and edible flowers are just a few of the ways you can bring on spring.
This pound cake with drizzled glaze is a family favorite in springtime or anytime. Says one happy Swans Down baker, “This is the only cake I bake for my family, and they think I’m some kind of magician! It always comes out perfect every time.” Be sure to add your choice of extract or flavoring to the glaze for an extra special touch.