Three Great Easter Desserts!

So we love cake in our family. All kinds of cake.  In fact I’m not sure I’ve ever met a piece of cake I didn’t like.  Which can be a problem. Cake is definitely not one of the healthiest food groups (yes cake is a food group, didn’t you know that?) but it sure is darn good.  So while we don’t eat cake everyday around here, we do love to pull out our favorite recipes for the holidays.  Below are three cakes that would be perfect to serve with your Easter dinner or really with any spring meal. 

Up first, a cake that my family requests every year.  My Quick Coconut Pineapple Cake.  I love this cake.  L.O.V.E. this cake. It is a very dramatic, special looking cake but couldn’t be easier to make.

There should be no surprise that I found this recipe in Southern Living Magazine(the magazine I do a little jig at the mailbox over when it arrives.) And, I’ll let you in on a little secret…it’s not “from scratch” but everyone will think it is.

Up next I have a cake that’s quite a bit different from the Quick Coconut Cake but every bit as delicious. This cake combines three wonderful flavors..Lemon, Thyme and Cornmeal for a bright and fresh taste! With a beautiful glaze and the addition of berries, this Lemon Thyme Cornmeal Cake will be a great ending to Easter dinner…

and I have it on good authority that it’s delicious with a cup of coffee the next morning. smile. 

This last cake was one I made more recently, but I think would also be perfect for Easter dinner.  It is a fun take on the traditional and popular Pineapple Upside Down Cake.  I say it’s pineapple upside down cake turned upside down.

Not only is this cake round (where the traditional upside down cake is square) but it is a two layer cake!

Aren’t those layers just beautiful!?  It is such a light and fruity cake.  And you will definitely receive oohs and aahs when your dinner guests get a glimpse of the layers.

If you try any of these cakes, Let me know which one and how they turned out!  

Feel free to post any pictures on our Facebook wall, we love to see recreations of our recipes and projects!  Do you have a traditional Easter dish or dessert?  Share them with us in the comments!  We always love to hear about new recipes!

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  1. All the recipes look delicious. I love lemon, my husband pineapple and we both like coconut! You leave me no alternative but to try all three!

  2. Sooo mouth watering! Think I will try the lemon first.

  3. I happen to love cake! These look delicious!

  4. I LOVE to bake and cakes are my favorite. My mother-in-law may just get a wonderful surprise when I show up to Easter with one of your recipes.


  5. Oh these look so good. I am actually hosting Easter at my house for the first time this year. So I may just have to add one of these to the menu!

  6. YUM. YUM and YUM!! These look so good!! Thank you for sharing! Love lemon cake!

  7. I printed all three recipes! I love cake and these are my favorite flavors – anything lemon or tropical!

  8. Decisions, decisions. Gorgeous photos!

  9. Two layer pineapple upside down cake?? Oh, that one is a keeper. I need to show this to my mom. She makes the best upside down cake in the universe. Really… the universe took a vote, and she won.

    She does hers in a cast iron skillet. I need to show this to her. Imagine TWO layers of one of my favorite cakes.

    Actually, they all look delicious.
    Makes me wish I were a better cook.

  10. these look scrumptious…sadly, both hubs and i are on diets…sigh…i’ll have to save these for another special occasion…thanks!


  11. Yum, I’ll have to try the quick coconut cake. And by I, I mean my husband :).

  12. Oooh, these look so nice. Making my mouth water!!!

    By the way, I’m so enjoying your Blogger 101 posts. Oh, alright, I love aaaaaall your posts!

    Big hug to you both,

    Sarahxxxx yes, you’re up to four kisses!!!

  13. Renaissance Man’s favorite “gotta have it every year” birthday cake is Pineapple Upside Down. I may just have to try this one. It looks delicious! Happy Easter to you girls and your families!

  14. These all look so good! I haven’t made a pinnapple-upside down cake for a long time, now I definately must try one. Have a great day!

  15. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage says:

    How delicious!! They all look just wonderful! Thanks for sharing at FNF! Happy Easter! :)

  16. Heather, All the cakes look delicious. My hubby’s favorite is pineapple-upside down cake. I am saving the recipe. Thank you for joining my party!

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