Easter Cake

Nuvita Biscuits

Celebrate Easter with this delicious cake, and have a very safe and happy holiday break!


  • 350g unsalted butter, softened
  • 350g caster sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 350g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/4 tsp pink food colouring
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder


  • 500g cream cheese
  • 180g unsalted butter
  • 300g (2 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8-10 small chocolate eggs, to decorate


Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line the base of two 22cm round cake pans with baking paper.

Place butter and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition until just combined. Fold in the flour with a large metal spoon and divide the mixture evenly between 2 bowls. Add the pink food colouring to one bowl, and the cinnamon and cocoa to the other. Stir each to combine. Place the pink mixture in one pan and the chocolate mixture in the other, spreading each mixture evenly.Bake on same shelf in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Set aside to cool slightly, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool.Meanwhile, to make the icing, place the cream cheese, butter, icing sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and use an electric hand beater to beat until smooth.

Halve the cakes horizontally by using a sharp knife to slice through centre of each cake. Spread 3 tablespoons of icing on one cake half and place a different coloured half on top. Spread with another 3 tablespoons of icing, then repeat the process. Use the remaining icing to completely cover the cake. Use a fork to make zigzag lines over the surface of the icing. Decorate perimeter of cake with eggs.



Recipe Comments

  1. posted by Joe M on Mar 16, 2013

    I am making a five tier cake with fondant. I want to create a very stylized tree that begins on the bottom left corner of the lowest tier and the tree and its branches extend up to three tiers.
    I’d rather not “paint” it on the fondant or ice it on with a bag and tip. I am looking for something edible I can sculpt a tree out of and place directly on the fondant. I don’t want it to be free standing, in other words I want it to press against each tier as it ascends so it is directly on the cake.
    So, something I can sculpt with and make delicate branches, clay like, and can then be gently pressed directly on the cake. I’ve tried fondant but it’s too light, and as I create the branches and shape them, they break. Suggestions?

  2. posted by cardskid22 on Mar 16, 2013

    were going to have a fundraiser to raise extra money for our new baby arriving in 3 months!! and we thought of a plate/bake sale BUT i want to make some easter ice cream cakes and cupcakes is it too soon for that? will people be intreasted or should i just get another idea?? easter isn’t untill 3 more weeks what do you guys think?

  3. posted by Disrae on Mar 16, 2013

    Happy Easter to all christians.

  4. posted by ibjammin44 on Mar 16, 2013

    I might be making one for Easter and I need a few opinions.

  5. posted by Splash Log Level 2 Again on Mar 16, 2013

    What do Spaniards call . . .?
    5.the Easter cake decorated with feathers and chocolate figurines?
    6.the song sung at Easter?
    7.the float used for carrying statues in the Easter parade?
    Do you know . . .?
    8.In which Spanish city will you see the most impressive celebrations?
    9.On Maundy Thursday, in the town of Verges, what do the dancers dress up as?
    10.Which meat is traditionally eaten on Easter day?
    11.Which meat is NOT eaten on Good Friday?

  6. posted by friendly 4 on Mar 16, 2013

    Eater morning my friends and i are going down to the river to watch the sunrise and put candles on the water for jesus. Everyone is bringing something (Food) and i dont know what. Examples brownies lollies.

    Im studying cooking and want to bring something extra good or at least looks good lol so do you have any good ideas or yummy things i can make for my friends and family 😀

    Thanks.. (Please try something easter liike)

  7. posted by easton j on Mar 16, 2013

    What is a good appetizer to bring to a park for Easter to impress my family. It will be cool but not cold. So I need something that wont spoil and is easy to fix.

  8. posted by norrin_shadowwolf on Mar 16, 2013

    I’m looking for a good dessert for Easter. Any good ideas or recipes?

  9. posted by Jeffery Carlson on Mar 16, 2013

    Since my birthday is the day after Easter, the weekend before Easter I’m having a birthday party in a park pavilion. It’s my 21 and I’m not having alcohol. I was planning to have an Easter-themed birthday party. Any tips or advice?

  10. posted by andresumoza on Mar 16, 2013

    Could I ask for any suggestions on a nice easter cake recipe, please?

  11. posted by Noe R on Mar 16, 2013

    I don’t want a cake that I make into a basket or a bunny or anything. Just a good cake that can maybe be made in a 13X9 pan. Something spring time maybe. Thank you!

  12. posted by Rkmc on Mar 18, 2013

    Each year Presybterian church in Kernersville, NC has fundraiser making these peanut butter and coconut chocoloate covered eggs and I am trying to find the inside concoction to put into a cake to make like a almond joy cake and a peanut butter cake or brownies but can’t find the recipe thanks to anyone who can help me.

  13. posted by Jeanelle the Retard on Mar 21, 2013

    Recently, someone posted a question about an Easter cake, including a picture. It was the cutest cake. The body of the bunny was a round cake cut in half and stood on it’s side, the ears and nose were marshmallows… that’s all I can remember. I didn’t write down how to decorate the cake, please help me find this cake picture! Thanks!

  14. posted by Disrae on Mar 21, 2013

    were going to have a fundraiser to raise extra money for our new baby arriving in 3 months!! and we thought of a plate/bake sale BUT i want to make some easter ice cream cakes and cupcakes is it too soon for that? will people be intreasted or should i just get another idea?? easter isn’t untill 3 more weeks what do you guys think?

  15. posted by Seth on Mar 28, 2013

    I was going to make an Easter bunny cake and frost it with Cool whip. Do you think I can refrigerate it till I can use it that evening? Will it hold up till evening?

  16. posted by Sonny on Mar 28, 2013

    Basically i am making a chocolate easter cake and i want two have to layers but i dont have two seperate pans just 1 :/ so i was wondering if making one whole cake is alright and then cutting it in half. So any tips in genrral and what filling to go in the middle recipes would b helpfull thank alot in advance <3 xx

  17. posted by Kevin on Mar 28, 2013

    I have about 18 milk chocolate eggs left over from an Easter decoration.
    These are the hollow type and are not very good quality chocolate.

    What do you suggest I mix with them to make a quality sauce or syrup?

  18. posted by Boo Cookie on Mar 28, 2013

    I want to mail a cheese cake to Iraq. It has to remain frozen till he gets it. Which might take up to a month. How could I mail it and it still be eatable?

  19. posted by kass9191 on Mar 28, 2013

    I have been looking all over the net, and in books. I have a few specific recipes that a need the history on: Cumberland Currant Cake, Flapjacks, Macaroons, Northumberland Griddle Cakes, Pavlova, Swiss Roll, Gloucestershire Easter Cakes, Coconut Cones, and finally Shortbread. I have been looking all over the net, and in books, for the history of these recipes but all I keep coming up with is the recipes.

  20. posted by Joe M on Mar 28, 2013

    I know there is a way to make round cakes and cut them to make the shape of a bunny. Thanks for your help

  21. posted by toysruslover on Mar 28, 2013

    I have paste type food color, like for coloring icing, but I have never tried to color coconut. I am trying to make a bunny cake for Easter, but I am not sure exactly how to go about it. Any suggestions would be great.

  22. posted by Random on Mar 28, 2013

    I want to teach my students about Easter. Anybody knows if there is a movie that has scenes about painting the Easter eggs, egg hunting, making Easter cakes and some other customs?

  23. posted by turg143 on Mar 28, 2013

    Today we are have a Easter dinner with mashed potatoes, turkey, asparagus, gravy, and rolls with butter. I would appreciate any advice on how to not over eat and gain weight. Also later we will have an easter cake. I want to have some just not alot. Please help!!
    Im a 13 year old girl

  24. posted by Mike on Mar 28, 2013

    with out powdered sugar im making an easter cake.

  25. posted by Victoria T on Mar 28, 2013

    I need to bake an easter cake for a fundraiser, and have to name it….Any creative ideas as to what i should name it?

  26. posted by rashest_hippo on Mar 28, 2013

    I’m making a Jello poke cake for Easter and want my cake to be as healthy as possible.

  27. posted by Xbox360king on Mar 28, 2013

    Hi guys…any suggestions on a nice easter cake recipe please. I have a lot of guests on easter sunday & would love to make a traditional easter cake

  28. posted by shahedC on Mar 28, 2013

    Hiya. Im trying to design an easter quiz to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. The theme of the quiz is the ‘A to Z of chocolate’. Does anyone know of chocolates that begin with the letters H, I, J, Q, U, X & Z? Can be chocs that are available now or from the past. Thanx.

  29. posted by nasty1 on Mar 28, 2013

    I am from England and have not used this expression for weights before so would appreciate the information for a successful outcome to my Easter Cake.

  30. posted by everythingisgonnabefine on Mar 28, 2013

    Maybe for cakes, or special chocolate treats? What’s yours?

  31. posted by Zack Faria on Mar 28, 2013

    With out using a egg shaped cake pan how do i make a cake that shape? I tryed cutting that shape from a regular cake but you cant frost the edges with out it crumbling from the cut.

  32. posted by ericmreitz on Mar 28, 2013

    Cake 1 – Place of jam jute and journalism
    Cake 2 – Drink with the seventh and our Queen
    Cake 3 – Arranged meeting with a kernel
    Cake 4 – White Wine
    Cake 5 – Cetecfoodkalaceugh
    Cake 6 – Very appy type of person minus east plus right
    Cake 7 – Have this at easter
    Cake 8 – Maybe Elizabeth would enjoy this one
    Cake 9 -East, Two Hundred, The French and South

  33. posted by Rishabh Bajpai on Mar 28, 2013

    I already know how to make the cake. Everything is waiting. I’m making the one of just the face. My question is the last time I made this, I got crumbs all over from the cut I made on the ears. Any advice how to cut and frost it to keep crumbs to a minimum?

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