slice of Easter Egg Cake on a plate

When I think of Easter, I think of this one year at my grandmother’s house. We kids went searching for the Easter eggs scattered around the lawn, running as fast as our little legs would take us to that spot behind the backyard wood pile where there was sure to be an egg or two. We gripped our painted wicker baskets tightly as we searched, being careful not to lose anything over the basket’s edge and into the grass.

Afterwards, my dad made Rebe and I pose in a bed of bluebells. We sat there, in our pastel dresses and tights, not wanting to being photographed one bit. After all, there were candy Easter eggs to be had. But as children of an on-air news reporter and general nostalgist, we were used to posing for pictures. Instead of drawing things out with complaints, we quickly got into a side-by-side pose on the ground and smiled. As soon as dad was happy with the shot, we sprang up, tiptoed out of the bluebells, and then quickly ascended into a sprint towards our chocolate eggs.

Today’s Easter egg cake recipe is the perfect amount of festive while still being totally classic. Also, look at those gorgeous, fat vanilla cake layers. Equally tempting are the enveloping strips of chocolate buttercream. At the top sits a spun sugar nest with chocolate Easter eggs. It’s totally edible, and guys: it’s not hard to make at all.

Easter Egg Cake with Spun Sugar Nest

How to make an Easter egg cake

This Easter cake with a spun sugar nest looks mighty fancy, but it’s actually so easy to make. Here are the basic steps for making this cake: 

Make the cake layers â€” This Easter egg cake features three layers of vanilla cake. Just mix everything together and bake, it’s that simple! 

Whip up the buttercream frosting â€” The chocolate buttercream, again, is nothing complicated. Just make sure the butter is at room temperature before you begin whipping it, otherwise it won’t become light and fluffy. You should also be using unsweetened cocoa powder for the buttercream. 

Make the spun sugar nest â€” This is the only slightly complicated part of this Easter cake recipe, but I pinky promise you can do it! To make a spun sugar nest, you need to first heat sugar and water in a small saucepan until the sugar starts to turn a lovely golden brown color. Remove the sugar mixture from the heat and let it cool for a minute or two until a fork dipped into it sticks to the sugar and you can form a long, continuous drip when you pull it out. Flick the sugar into a greased bowl, then let it cool before carefully lifting out the nest. 

See? So easy! If you have any questions about making this Easter egg cake or the spun sugar next, drop me a comment down below. 

Easter Egg Cake with Spun Sugar Nest

Want to get baking? I’ve partnered with Dixie Crystals on this cake recipe, so click here to see the full writeup on their site!

PS. You could make this cake equally as amahze by topping the crown with rainbow sprinkles and calling it a birthday cake.

More Easter desserts from Broma Bakery: 

Easter Bunny Cupcakes

Robin’s Egg Carrot Cake Donuts

Coconut Lemon Curd Petit Fours

Rhubarb Almond Tea Cakes

Giant Pull Apart Strawberry Shortcake Cake

This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals. All opinions are 100% my own.

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Tori
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I am in love with this beautiful cake! The spun sugar nest is the perfect Springy Easter touch!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you Tori!

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Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It
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Gorgeous Sarah!! Those layers though…

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Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
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oh my gawd, Sarah! Freaking gorgeous and I love this so much for Easter!!!!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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THANK YOU MAMA!

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Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
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Absolutely gorgeous! Love the spun sugar nest 🙂

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Jen | Baked by an Introvert
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Wow, just wow! This cake is gorgeous!!

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Katrina
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Holy smokes!! You are the queen of cakes…seriously. This is BEYOND! x

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Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen
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WHAT! This is beautiful. Probably my fav photo ever. That thick frosting is major love.

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Ellie | Hungry by Nature
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INCREDIBLE! Seriously, that sugar spun nest is so so pretty.

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Sabrina
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That nest on top is so cute. Love this!

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Lucia @ The Foodwright
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This is a seriously beautiful cake! Well done, girl!!!

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Sam @ SugarSpunRun
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This cake is absolutely stunning, and the spun sugar nest is so perfect and festive! What a beautiful addition to any Easter dinner!

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Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes)
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This is amazing!!! Girl this cake is everything!

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Medha @ Whisk & Shout
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WOW. No words! This cake is stunning- love the buttery cake layers, and of course, that showstopper of a spun sugar nest 🙂

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Eden Passante
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Love the nest! That takes serious talent!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you darling!

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Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps
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I’d like to come to your house for Easter. Wow!

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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You are SO welcome to 🙂

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June @ How to Philosophize with Cake
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What a cute cake! The spun sugar nest sounds like an awesome idea, I’d love to try that sometime 🙂

Sarah | Broma Bakery
Sarah | Broma Bakery
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Thank you June! It was a total hit in our house 🙂

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