11 Easter Special Cakes with Their Recipes : Dessert


Need a sweet centerpiece for your holiday meal? Celebrate the season with these festive spring cakes.

1. Lemon Buttermilk Cake With Pistachio Ice Cream

Fresh lemon juice and zest give this easy loaf cake a bright citrus zing.


½ cup canola oil, plus more for the pan
2 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for the pan
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1½ cups sugar
¾ cup buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus ¼ cup lemon juice
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 pints pistachio ice cream
¼ cup chopped roasted pistachios


  • Heat oven to 350° F. Brush an 8½-by-4½-inch loaf pan with oil and dust with flour, tapping out the excess. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the oil, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 65 to 75 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  • Slice the cake. Serve with the ice cream and sprinkle with the pistachios.

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