Refreshing, light, but always sweet, I’m sharing 15+ of my favorite spring desserts. From lemon cookies to the easiest fruit dip, there is a delicious spring-inspired dessert recipe for every occasion or celebration.
Sweet Treats of Spring
I began this blog back in 2009. What feels like yesterday, is now 12 years ago. In that time span, I have published hundreds of delicious, unique, and classic recipes. Every now and again, I like to put these recipes together into a nice little collection to help make finding what you need much easier.
Today I’m back with one of those collections and this one is all about spring desserts. While I’m a fan of desserts any time of the year, I especially love them during spring. For me, a spring dessert is light, refreshing, and creamy. It’s sweet without being or feeling overly gluttonous.
What Makes a Good Spring Dessert Recipe?
Honestly, any dessert you eat in the spring could be considered a spring dessert. However, these are a few things I think make a seasonally appropriate spring sweet.
- Keep it light and refreshing. Think citrus, fruits, berries, etc.
- Use seasonal ingredients. I like cherries, rhubarb, fresh herbs, carrots, etc. You can find a full list of spring fruits and vegetables HERE.
- Make it easy. With warmer weather there’s a lot of work to do outside which means less time inside. Pick a recipe that’s easy to make and requires less time in the kitchen.
- Keep it colorful. I take inspiration from everything that is blooming in nature and try to bring all of the life and beautiful colors into my baking.
Must-Having Baking Tools
As one final note before we get into this scrumptious spring dessert collection, I thought it was worth sharing a few of my baking essentials. I recently put together a list of my favorite and must-have kitchen tools, appliances, bakeware, etc. Having the right tools can make the results of your baking better and more enjoyable. You can find my full list of kitchen essentials HERE.
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This fabulous collection of spring desserts has something for everyone. Whether you’re celebrating spring, Easter, Mother’s Day, or anything in between, I’m certain you’ll find something to love. Let’s dig in!
Must-Try Desserts for Spring:
You can make the Thin Lemon Cookies in the previous recipe even more decadent by sandwiching two of them together with a creamy lemon filling. I was pleased to set out a plate of these cookies on my Easter table amidst the spring flowers and foil-wrapped chocolates. A little aside: I also enjoy eating these cookies when they’re frozen!
This Cream Puff Cake is a light and fluffy dessert that just might become your new favorite sweet recipe for spring and summer.
This Cinnamon Roll Bread is a classic sweet baked in a new way. Cinnamon rolls are packed into a loaf pan to create a delicious bread that’s swirled with cinnamon and sugar and topped with a cream cheese glaze.
I baked these cookies to satisfy a lemon-craving. (It worked!) They are soft and chewy, and the cream cheese frosting adds even more of the citrus taste. For a little sparkle, top them with yellow or clear sanding sugar.
Also, if you enjoy lemon recipes, I have an entire collection of them. You can find all of those HERE.
These adorable, delicious, and unique mini cakes, that are shaped liked garden vegetables, are a delightful treat for spring and summer entertaining.
What may seem like a strange combination of ingredients results in these delicious, rich, moist, and delightful Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes. These are a must-make summertime dessert recipe especially when blueberries and zucchini are in season.
Celebrate the flavors of the season with these delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Bars. The rolled oat crust pairs beautifully with the sweet strawberry and tart rhubarb. You’re in for a treat!
Love rhubarb? ME TOO! I have an entire collection of delicious recipes using rhubarb! You can find that HERE.
This is a quick bread, so it doesn’t take long to whip up. What separates it from other quick breads is the lemon and blueberry flavor combination. This is one of those spring dessert recipes you’ll want to bake every chance you get!
This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as cute as it is delicious. Topped with honey frosting and candy bees, this dessert recipe is a sweet and tasty showpiece.
If you’re looking for a flavorful, creamy, and easy fruit dip, look no further. You only need four ingredients and five minutes to whip up this Easy Fruit Dip recipe. It goes perfectly with any and all of your favorite fruits.
Who doesn’t love whoopie pies? This version combines lemon with lots of blueberries for an out-of-this-world treat. These whoopie pies are a delightful spring dessert!
Topped with cream cheese frosting, these Ultimate Coconut Cupcakes are a delicious homemade dessert recipe everyone will love. Coconut is baked into the batter and sprinkled on top for the perfect finishing touch.
This Carrot Cake Loaf topped with decadent Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is packed with delicious flavor from shredded carrots, pineapple, coconut, and walnuts. It’s a delightful sweet treat perfect for any occasion.
These Coconut Macaroons shaped into nests and garnished with candy eggs are a delicious, sweet, and easy spring dessert! I especially love serving these for Easter.
Pistachios and pistachio-flavored desserts have become something that I love as an adult. These Pistachio Shortbread Cookies are no exception. These cookies are both crunchy and creamy and the flavor combination is dynamite.
Dense, flavorful, and moist, this classic Lemon Pound Cake is a recipe you’ll turn to again and again. Drizzled with a tangy lemon glaze, it can be served for breakfast, an after-dinner dessert, or anything in between.
This Funfetti Coffee Cake is a classic coffee cake recipe updated with colorful sprinkles making it the perfect dessert for a celebration.
That’s a Wrap on these Spring Desserts:
And with that, I’m calling this list of fabulous spring dessert recipes complete. Have no fear, when I whip up new desserts for the season, I’ll be sure to update this list with my favorites.
I hope you found something to make that can help you celebrate the season. Enjoy!