Spring desserts are my perennial favorite. It’s difficult to describe them with mere words, but they always lighten my spirits up with vibrant colors and exquisite flavors. It’s like walking through a meadow scattered with flowers in full bloom if that makes sense.
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47 Delightful Spring Desserts That You Cannot Miss
I’m so happy if you feel the same way. That said, it’s time to rustle up some spring desserts to celebrate the new season. From cakes, cookies to popsicles and even traditional desserts, I have it all below.
Pastry Spring Desserts For One
- Easy fruit tart
- Banana pudding cheesecake
- Tart and tangy lemon tart
- Peach cobbler with cake mix
- Philadelphia classic cheesecake
- Classic tres leches cake
Pastry Spring Desserts For Couples
- Heavenly angel food cake
- Strawberry lemonade cake
- Cici’s cherry pizza
- 3-ingredient Japanese cheesecake
- Pink velvet cupcakes
Pastry Spring Desserts For A Crowd
- Lemon blueberry pound cake
- Raspberry-ricotta cake
- Rhubarb custard cake
- Flourless pistachio cake with strawberry meringue
- Orange upside-down cake
- Easter egg layered cake
- Classic coconut cake
- Key lime pound cake
- Carrot cake
- Sweet tea bundt cake
- Blueberries and coffee cake
- Grapefruit yogurt cake
- Rhubarb-mascarpone mousse cake
- Olive oil cake
- Goat cheese, honey, and rye crust pie
- Torta di ricotta e polenta (ricotta and almond polenta cake)
- Millionaire pie
- Hummingbird cake
- Pavlova Gigantata (giant meringue)
Cookie And Bar Spring Dessert Recipes
- Lemon bars
- Easter egg cookies
- Macaroon matzo crunch
- Raspberry sugar cookies
- Goat butter shortbread
- Coconut magic bars
- Easy sprinkle cookies
Frozen Spring Dessert Recipes
- Strawberry icebox cake
- Lemon strawberry trifle
- Raspberry blueberry popsicles
- Strawberry yogurt pops
Other Spring Dessert Recipes
- Fruit salad
- Fried banana fosters
- Lemon curd with berries
- Mochi-covered strawberries
Are you ready to spring into action? Let’s go!
Perfect Pastry Spring Desserts To Celebrate Spring
Spring is the perfect opportunity to show off your baking skill. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, let your oven run at full capacity and make the most beautiful cakes to treat yourself, the love of your life, or any hungry crowd!
Spring Pastry Desserts That Keep The Loners Company
Who says that a party for one isn’t fun? Well, it turns out to be a blessing in disguise since you don’t have to share your food with anyone, especially when exquisite desserts like tiramisu, fruit tart, or peach cobbler is on the table.
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Look at those hypnotizing spirals of fruits – aren’t they lovely? Bring out the artist in you and play with different fruits to make a stunning presentation, from strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, to kiwi and peaches.
Easiest fruit tart recipe ever – you won’t fail! You can see this video to know:
One part pudding, one part cheesecake, this dessert is here to give you the best of both worlds. After just an hour in the oven, the result is a smooth, creamy cheesecake framed in the graham cracker crust. Serve with whipped cream and fresh bananas.
Spring is in the air, and your favorite lemon tart is now back in action. The dessert looks absolutely gorgeous with that flamboyant yellow color, and the tangy flavor of lemon has indeed electrified your taste buds.
A friend told me that Georgia peaches are the most flavorful, and she did not lie. When ripe, they are incredibly juicy, and that’s a golden opportunity to make a peach cobbler. The spring dessert is miles better with a touch of fall spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg.
A timeless classic that is simple and delicate, this cheesecake promises to lighten up any spring luncheon, and it delivers. The quintessential cheesecake can be served as it is or with fresh fruits on top, but I prefer the former since it can showcase the rich creaminess.
Tres leches cake has a winding history with much dispute – unlike its taste. The seasonal dessert is a harmonious blend of three types of milk – evaporated, condensed, and whole, culminating in a dessert that makes you feel as if you’re walking on cloud nine.
Tiramisu seems like the hardest and also the easiest recipe that you can recreate at your comfort. Here’s a tip to make it stand out from the crowd: switch up the classic espresso with liquors like rum, sambuca, or amaretto.
Spring Cakes And Pies For The Inseparable Lovebirds
Spring is here, and so is Valentine’s Day. It’s the day where you show the other person how much you love them, and sometimes, red roses and chocolate are not enough. He or she would fall head over hills with anyone who’s a dessert expert – and that’s you.
Angel food cake looks terrific from any angle, but it’s what on the inside that counts. It’s a step onto heaven with almond extract, vanilla, and sugar, and it is a million times better when you let it chilled in the fridge before serving.
When life gives you lemons, make strawberry lemonade cake. This spring staple is perfect for any outdoor project, from small family gatherings to big social events, and I’m sure that people will fall in love with that lemon curd!
I don’t mean to brag, but this copycat recipe has the potential to surpass the original version served at CiCi’s. The sweet take on the Italian classic is sure to make your mouth water with sweet-and-tart cherry filling and a simple crumb topping. Are you hungry yet?
That’s right, it’s the dessert that went viral on the Internet years ago, and people are still obsessed with this cost-efficient recipe. All you need are eggs, cream cheese, and chocolate chips to whip up this foolproof cheesecake.
Make this Japanese cheesecake with just three ingredients, check out this video below:
Impress your partner on Valentine’s Day with more than just fine wine and red roses. These adorable cupcakes are more than those three little words – fluffy, tender buttermilk cake with a swoosh of cream cheese frosting on top.
Bumper Crowds Will Queue For These Superb Spring Cakes
It’s not easy to cater for a crowd. There will be those who hate cream cheese, those who watch out on their sugar intake, or those who are way too picky that they wouldn’t even look at the food. Well, that no longer happens if one of these cakes is brought out.
Lemon and blueberry is the duo that you didn’t know you needed. The citrus fruit is zippy, which is perfect against the subtle sweetness of the berry fruit, whereas the dripping glaze adds an attractive finishing touch to the cake.
This cake looks assuming on the outside, but it is more to this than meets the eye. The cake is super moist with a subtle sweetness thanks to the perfect balance between raspberry and ricotta. It’s ideal for brunch or to serve at any tea party.
You will be surprised to know that although rhubarb is a vegetable, it is usually treated as a fruit and has vast implications in the dessert scene. In this recipe, rhubarb is roasted to bring out its signature tartness, and the custard balances up the taste with a creamy finish.
I love this cake for the following reasons: 1) no flour needed; 2) the striking contrast between the green pistachio cake and the pink strawberry meringue is mesmerizing; 3) it yields more than ten servings, perfect for any hungry crowd.
Things are about to turn upside down (in a good way) when you see this orange upside-down cake on the table. The cake looks marvelous with those meticulously arranged fresh orange slices, and the taste is just pure heaven.
As spring arrives, pastel hues are trendy again, and I’m sure you don’t want to stay behind the times. The cake looks impressive with the bird’s nest decoration, but watch everyone light up as you cut the cake open, revealing the three beautiful layers on the inside.
Nothing beats a good old classic coconut cake, especially when spring is around the corner. Although coconut reminds me more of summer for its nutty tones, the fruit is also inclined towards spring with its sweet and comforting notes of vanilla.
This cake has more than just an appealing visual that makes you drool. The flavors are brightened with key lime juice, leaving a refreshing aftertaste, while the sweet glaze contrasts markedly with its sweet and tangy nuances.
Your family will love this key lime pound cake. Let’s see this video to know how to make key lime pound cake:
Straightforward but still delicious, this carrot cake is the best way to end your meal with happiness. It is enriched with bold flavors of sugar, salt, vanilla, cinnamon, and many carrots, dressed up in a creamy frosting and topped with nuts.
Your favorite cup of tea has now transformed into a stunning bundt cake in just an hour. Sweet tea is an integral part of the Southerners’ lives, and I did not get why they are so addicted to it until I got my hands on the cake – it’s a gastronomical delight!
Raise your hand if you love blueberries as much as I do! The fruit lends impeccable flavors to many recipes, but the real star of this dessert is the crunchy streusel topping made with brown sugar, flour, salt, and cinnamon.
Grapefruit and yogurt sound like an odd combo that shouldn’t have existed, but I was wrong. The cake hits all your senses with the bold citrus notes of grapefruit, and the clever use of Greek yogurt makes the cake ultra-moist.
This mousse cake is about to give other desserts some serious competition. First and foremost, it’s the glossy rhubarb glaze that catches your attention. The cake then holds your appeal with the creamy mousse and leaves you wanting more with a tangy finish.
There will be times when you want to cut back on the heaviness of cream cheese and abundant toppings to go with something simple and delicate, like this olive oil cake, for example. It’s light and tender with herbal notes that remind you of a luscious orchard.
Olive oil cake is a healthy dessert you definitely cannot miss.
Originating from Israel, these triangle-shaped cookies are mainly eaten during the holiday of Purim. Traditional fillings include poppy seed, prune, and apricot jam, but you can sub with chocolate or any fruit filling of your choice.
Inspired by the recipes of the ancient Romans, this pie is to die for. The filling has a creamy richness thanks to chèvre goat cheese and cream cheese and is encrusted with golden-brown pie dough. Enjoy the outcome with a sweet apple mixture alongside.
This traditional Italian cake is indeed the pièce de résistance of your spring meal. Scrumptious flavors of creamy ricotta, lemon zest, and almonds all come out to play in a single bite, and it’s amazing how this recipe requires no flour or refined sugar.
The pride of South Carolina won’t cost you a fortune but an enormous appetite for devouring everything in one sitting. It starts with a graham cracker crust and is loaded with juicy pineapple bits and maraschino cherries, along with chewy coconut flakes and pecans.
There’s another Southern baby on the list that you may want to keep on the radar. This hummingbird cake will spring on you with its tropical flair made with fresh pineapple, bananas, and a wonderful frosting made with cream cheese and coconut.
Enjoying meringue is always a fascinating experience. It is crunchy, but at the same time, it melts instantly on your mouth and leaves a soothing relish. Despite the controversial origin, pavlova gigantata has become a phenomenal dessert worldwide.
Bite-Sized Springtime Treats That Make You Swoon
These spring-colored treats have both the look and the taste, and rest assured that they won’t last long on the table. From chewy cookies to crispy bars, scroll down to see what’s in store for you.
These lemon bars are infused with zesty notes of spring and summer, and they come with a crispy shortbread crust and a light blanket of icing sugar on top. They freeze well in the fridge for about three months, so you can make them ahead at any time.
Alert – these lemon bars are highly addictive! Let’s see this video:
These Easter cookies are egg-ceptional, and you have to agree on that! They are sweet and buttery with comforting nuances of vanilla and almond, but it’s the royal icing that makes them pop out on the table.
If you love a good crunch after a hearty meal, don’t skimp on this one. It’s a clever mash-up of two Passover desserts, macaroon, and matzo, into a crunchy deliciousness perfected with toasted coconuts and a rich caramel coating.
These indulgent cookies are hard to resist, and the chances are that you will have to make a bigger batch because everyone will come back for a second or even a third one. I don’t blame them, though – the tangy cream cheese is just way too good.
When I was little, I never touched these cookies because they seemed tasteless. Things are completely different now – I love these shortbread cookies with all my heart. Goat milk butter is truly a game-changer, lending an exceptional creamy richness to many desserts.
Also known as seven-layer bars, these magical munchies guarantee to hit all the right notes. They are assembled with layers of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut flakes, and chopped nuts. That sweet, gooey goodness is to die for!
These decadent cookies are more ready for the new season than I am! With that eye-catching layer of colorful sprinkles, both the kids and adults will be eager to take a bite. Make sure to keep an eye on them when they’re in the oven – you don’t want to lose that chewy texture.
Frozen Spring Desserts To Embrace The New Season
Spring is the time when everything wakes up after hibernating for days in the cold. The sun is shining, plants are blooming, and these desserts are bursting with wonderful flavors after a long sleep in your fridge.
What does a flawless spring cake look like? I would say that it’s made with layers of graham crust and whipped cream, stacked with luscious strawberries on top, and served straight out of the fridge. Do you think the same?
Here comes the trifle of your (wildest) dreams. The two old friends, lemon pudding and fresh strawberries reunite again to whip up this delectable and textural dessert, along with layers of angel cake mix. There’s no limit, so stack them up until you are satisfied!
Add this lemon strawberry trifle to your daily rotation – no regrets! Check out this video to know how to make Lemon Strawberry Trifle:
The fun is tripled with these thirst-quenching popsicles featuring strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries – just in time as the weather is getting warmer. They turn out beautifully after eight hours in the fridge, and the taste is both satisfying and refreshing.
Sure, you can enjoy yogurt right from the can, but wouldn’t that be too boring? Here’s what I recommend: strain yogurt and strawberry preserves into the mold and freeze until firm. Doesn’t that sound more intriguing?
More Tasty Spring Desserts With A Dynamic Pop Of Flavor
The search for the best spring desserts goes on. The following recipes call for minimal effort, but the results are certain to have a maximum impact on your palate – in a positive way, of course.
Spring is when most of the fruits hit the peak, so why don’t you take advantage of it and make yourself a luscious bowl of fruit salad? If you are sick of the creamy dressing, tone it down with a simpler dressing like honey with a squeeze of lime juice.
Banana foster is a show-stopper dish that adds interest to any springtime tea party. Fresh bananas are fried to perfection and served over a richly sweet caramelized sauce spiked with a splash of rum for an extra taste. Indeed, you don’t forget a scoop of ice cream on top.
This delicacy draws your attention with an appetizing yellow tint, but it’s the zesty hint from the lemon that makes you stay. The taste is well-rounded with an assortment of berries, which are also used as garnishings to achieve a gorgeous color contradiction.
In Japan during springtime, strawberry mochi remains one of the best-sellers at the confectioneries. The chewy treat is famous for its soft exterior and the sweet red bean paste that makes up the filling with a plump, juicy strawberry.
Complete your spring feast with these mochi-covered strawberries by this video:
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!
These spring desserts are the perfect way to say goodbye to the bleak, dreadful winter. As you enjoy them, sit back, gulp in the fresh air, and watch the flowers in your backyard bloom. Now, this is life!
I hope you have such a lovely time learning how to make these spring recipes. Time waits for no one, so grab your apron and start cooking already! If you wish to share your results with other readers and me, comment right below. Spread the spring fever!