20+ Fabulous Spring Desserts

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Refreshing, light, but always sweet, I’m sharing 20+ 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.

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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.
  • 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.
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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!

Cute Cookies

lemon cookies on a cake stand.

Lemon Sandwich Cookies

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!

Delicious Frosted Lemon Cookies on a cake stand.

Frosted Lemon Cookies

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 the BEST lemon recipes.

Coconut Macaroon Nests on a cake stand.

Coconut Macaroon Nests

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.

Speaking of Easter, I have an entire blog post dedicated to 25+ of my all-time favorite Easter recipes. You’re going to LOVE them.

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate Filling on a cake stand.

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

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.

Beautiful Breads

cinnamon roll bread on a platter.

Cinnamon Roll Bread

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.

Delicious and Easy Lemon and Blueberry Bread #quickbread #lemon #blueberry #bread #dessert #recipe

Lemon and Blueberry Bread

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!

Clever Cakes

Vegetable Garden Mini Cakes on a plate and in a pan.

Vegetable Garden Mini Desserts

These adorable, delicious, and unique mini cakes, that are shaped liked garden vegetables, are a delightful treat for spring and summer entertaining.

Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes on a cake stand and platter.

Blueberry Lemon Zucchini Cupcakes

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.

This Beehive Honey Bundt Cake is as delicious as it is beautiful! #dessert #recipe #honey #bundt #cake #beehive

Beehive Honey Bundt Cake

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.

Cream Puff Cake on a plate.

Cream Puff Cake

This Cream Puff Cake is a light and fluffy dessert that just might become your new favorite sweet recipe for spring and summer. This is one of my all time favorite dessert recipes.

The Ultimate Coconut Cupcakes on a plate.

Ultimate Coconut Cupcakes

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.

Carrot Cake Loaf with Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake Loaf with Cream Cheese Frosting

This Carrot Cake Loaf topped with decadent Brown Butter Cream Cheese Frosting is packed with delicious flavor from shredded carrots, pineapple, coconut, and walnut

Blueberry Shortcakes arranged on a platter.

Blueberry Shortcakes

These Blueberry Shortcakes are a beautiful and delicious dessert that is simple to make. I topped mine with fresh blueberries, lemon glaze, and a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar for an extra special finishing touch.

close up of lemon pound cake on a plate.

Lemon Pound Cake

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.

Funfetti Coffee Cake on a cake stand and plates.

Funfetti Coffee Cake

This Funfetti Coffee Cake is a classic coffee cake recipe updated with colorful sprinkles making it the perfect dessert for a celebration.

More Spring Sweets

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars on a platter.

Strawberry Rhubarb Bars

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.

hand dipping strawberry into fruit dip.

Really Good Easy Fruit Dip

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.

Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies on a plate.

Blueberry Lemon Whoopie Pies

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!

dipping a vanilla wafer cookie into funfetti dip.

Funfett Dip

If you’re looking for an easy, no-bake, and festive dessert dip recipe, this Funfetti Dip is a winner! You can have this sweet dip ready in minutes. It’s also perfect for birthdays, holidays, or even just a random afternoon sweet. 

rhubarb cobbler in dishes on plates with napkins.

The Best Rhubarb Cobbler

Tart rhubarb pairs perfectly with a decadent cake-like topping in this delicious and easy-to-make Rhubarb Cobbler. Serve warm with a dollop of homemade whipped cream or a scoop of ice cream for the ultimate dessert treat.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this smaller spring dessert roundup. I’m the kind of person that gets overwhelmed when I see 50 or more recipes at once and then just kind of give up.

  2. I always look forward to your recipes and, of course, other things you write, but especially your recipes. I truly think you need to compile them and write a cookbook. You could either do Desserts by Seasons or Desserts For Each Month. Thanks for always sharing your knowledge with us.