Easy Traditional Easter Cake

I am beyond excited to share with you the delightful and mouthwatering recipe for an Easy Traditional Easter Cake.

This delicious treat is the perfect centerpiece for any Easter celebration, adorned with colorful decorations that evoke feelings of joy and anticipation.

My simple recipe will guide you through the process of creating a delicious Easter pastry effortlessly and without any hiccups.

Prepare to amaze your loved ones on Easter Sunday with this delightful dessert, which can be beautifully adorned with colored sprinkles, chocolate eggs, and fondant flowers.

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As you take your first bite, the velvety texture simply melts in your mouth, leaving behind a burst of sheer decadence.

To top off this wonderful cake with the charming icing, all you need are 2 ingredients: powdered sugar and lemon juice.

However, if you find yourself without lemon juice, fear not!

I have 4 other fantastic icing recipes for you to choose from.

By adding more powdered sugar, you can achieve a thicker icing, while an icing made with sour cream will have a milky, opaque appearance.

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This Easy Traditional Easter Cake with raisins will captivate your taste buds with its simplicity and unmatched flavor.

The citrus icing will infuse the finished baked goods with a delightful hint of citrus.

If raisins aren’t your thing, feel free to substitute them with any dried fruit or nuts of your preference.

Conveniently, you can find ready-made assortments of dried berries, fruits, and nuts, which are marketed as light and healthy snacks.

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Making this Easter cake is much simpler and quicker than its yeast-infused counterpart.

Even if you’re a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is a breeze to follow!

Traditionally, Easter baked goods are prepared with raisins.

To ensure the raisins are clean and juicy in the final product, soak them in hot water beforehand.

For an extra burst of flavor, you can even soak the raisins in cognac.

So, why wait? Get ready to impress your loved ones this Easter with a tasty cake that’s easy to make and bursting with flavor.

Don’t forget to add your personal touch with colorful sprinkles, chocolate eggs, and sugar flowers. Happy baking!

how to cook Easy Traditional Easter Cake?


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To start, preheat your oven to 180⁰C (350⁰F). Grab a small bowl and place your raisins in it. Add some hot water and let them soak for about 30 minutes. Once that’s done, drain the water and lay the raisins on a paper towel to get rid of any excess moisture.

TIPS: Raisins should be prepared first. Before adding raisins to the dough, be sure to rinse with water and then blot with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

TIPS: For an extra kick of taste and aroma, consider soaking your raisins in cognac. This simple step will elevate the overall flavor profile of your cake.


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In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, and salt.


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In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter, sugar, and vanilla sugar using a mixer on medium speed until it becomes nice and creamy.

TIPS: If your butter is too hard, a few seconds in the microwave can soften it up and make it easier to whip.

TIPS: Instead of using butter, you can opt for good quality margarine. It works just as well! But keep in mind that margarine contains salt. So, you might want to reduce the amount of salt in the recipe. Just a little heads up!


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Now it’s time to add the eggs one at a time to the butter-sugar mixture, making sure to mix thoroughly after each addition.


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Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg-butter mixture, using the mixer on low speed until everything is well combined.


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Next, add the prepared raisins to the dough and mix thoroughly.


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Grease a 22 cm round bundt tin using butter and sprinkle some flour on it. Pour the dough into the prepared tin and smooth out the top with a spatula.


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Pop the tin with the dough into the preheated oven and let it bake for about 40-45 minutes until it turns a beautiful golden brown.

TIPS: Looking for some helpful advice on how to preheat your oven and prepare it for baking? Look no further than my articles “How and Why Do You Need to Preheat Oven” and “Top 7 Secrets How to Bake in Oven”.


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Once it’s done, leave the cake in the tin for 10 minutes before removing it.

TIPS: Wondering if your cake is ready? Stick a wooden stick or toothpick into the center – if it comes out clean, your cake is done.


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Let it cool completely on a wire rack.


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In a small bowl, mix together some powdered sugar and lemon juice until you get a smooth icing.

TIPS: When it comes to icing, I’ve got you covered. If it’s too thick for your liking, simply add a little more lemon juice. On the other hand, if it’s too thin, sprinkle in some powdered sugar to thicken it up.

TIPS: When it comes to lemon juice, you have the choice between using fresh lemons or bottled lemon juice. Both options work just fine, so go with whatever you have on hand or prefer. The tangy flavor of lemon will add a refreshing twist to your icing.


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Pour the icing over the cooled cake.

TIPS: Now, here’s one more head up about icing. It hardens pretty quickly. So, make sure to use it right away to avoid any clumpy disasters.

TIPS: Last but not least, let’s talk about icing the cake again. For a picture-perfect finish, it’s best to ice them on a wire rack. This way, any excess icing can gracefully drip off, leaving you with a beautifully decorated treat.


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And while it’s still wet, sprinkle some colored sprinkles on top.


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To make it even more festive, decorate with fondant flowers and chocolate eggs. Let the icing harden completely for 1-2 hours at room temperature.


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Finally, cut Easy Traditional Easter Cake into equal pieces and serve it with a nice cup of tea. Enjoy your meal!

Easy Traditional Easter Cake


  • Flour – 1 cup (160 g)
  • Softened butter – 2/3 cup (160 g)
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup (100 g)
  • Eggs – 3 pcs. (150 g)
  • Baking powder – 1 tsp. (5 g)
  • Salt – 1/3 tsp. (2 g)
  • Vanilla sugar – 1 sachet (10 g)
  • Raisins – 1/4 cup (45 g)

for the icing

  • Powdered sugar – 1/2 cup (100 g)
  • Lemon juice – 1 tbsp. (15 g)


  • Colored sprinkles
  • Chocolate eggs
  • Fondant flowers

Cooking steps:

  1. Place raisins in a small bowl, add hot water, leave for 30 minutes. Drain the water and place the raisins on a paper towel.
  2. Add flour, baking powder and salt to a medium bowl and stir.
  3. Place softened butter in a large bowl, add sugar and vanilla sugar, beat with a mixer at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture to the egg-butter mixture and mix with a mixer at low speed until smooth. Place prepared raisins into the resulting dough and mix thoroughly.
  5. Place the dough in a pre-greased and floured 22 cm round bundt tin. Level the top with a spatula.
  6. Bake in an oven preheated to 180⁰C (350⁰F) for 40-45 minutes.
  7. Leave the finished cake in the tin for 10 minutes. Remove from tin and let cool completely on a wire rack.


  1. Pour powdered sugar into a small bowl, add lemon juice, mix thoroughly until smooth.
  2. Pour icing over the cooled cake. Immediately sprinkle with colored sprinkles before the icing sets. Decorate with fondant flowers and chocolate eggs. Leave for 1-2 hours at room temperature until the icing hardens completely.

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