RE: Easter cake!
Unfortunately, our family has no dessert tradition other than maybe for Thanksgiving. I like to have pumpkin pie, but I don't think everyone in the family looks forward to pumpkin pie like I do. They'd prefer to eat some other kind of pie. We do have Easter dinner, with ham at the center, but that's about it as far as Easter goes. Food-wise, Thanksgiving and Christmas tend to get more attention.
I think it's great that you have this cake tradition. And I think I need to try the recipe. :)