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Spring has sprung! The delicious dessert aromas wafting from my oven this time of year are just as enticing as the fresh air outside: sunny citrus, juicy strawberry rhubarb pie, puffy choux pastry, and fluffy white cake. Find some of my favorite spring dessert recipes on this page and if you’re craving something seasonal and savory, try this herby rosemary focaccia.

slice of white two layer cake with whipped frosting on pink plate

If you’re looking for fresh dessert inspiration as the weather begins to warm, I have 25+ Spring Dessert Recipes rounded up for you today. Pictured above is my go-to absolutely fabulous soft white cake filled and frosted with this creamy whipped frosting. What a treat!

Spring is also a wonderful time to use vanilla sugar in your baking because a lot of seasonal recipes include vanilla as the star ingredient. And if you’re thinking ahead, start some homemade vanilla extract now so that it’s more than ready for holiday gifting!

Spring Dessert Recipes

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collage photo of 4 spring dessert recipes including lemon bars, peanut butter Easter egg candies, and coconut lime cookies

Choux Pastry

Master this easy and versatile choux pastry recipe and you can make many pastries most bakers are scared to try. Pipe logs and fill with pastry cream for eclairs, pipe dollops and sandwich with whipped cream or ice cream for cream puffs and profiteroles, deep fry it for churros, French cruller donuts, choux beignets, and the list goes on.

7 Ingredient Lemon Bars

You only need 7 ingredients to make these thick and creamy lemon bars, a treat perfect for bake sales, spring brunches, baby showers, and spring wedding events. My baking tip: always bake lemon bars at a lower temperature to avoid over-baking.

Peanut Butter Easter Egg Candies

Everyone’s favorite dessert flavor combination comes together in these easy no-bake chocolate peanut butter Easter egg candies! They’re like a homemade version of the popular Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs, only a bit softer and sweeter, which makes the crisp, coarse salt on top a wonderful addition.

Coconut Lime Cookies

In most cookie recipes, it’s difficult to find the balance of enough liquid flavor without ruining the cookie’s texture and spreadability. However, these soft coconut lime cookies nail it! Using 1/4 cup of lime juice, a little coconut extract, and plenty of sweetened shredded coconut, the cookies are flavorful with just enough spread. 

collage photo of 4 spring dessert recipes including angel food cake, lavender cake, and wedding cupcakes

6 Ingredient Angel Food Cake

Using only 6 ingredients, this perfect angel food cake bakes up tall, light, and airy. Follow the recipe closely because the delicate texture can only be achieved with particular ingredients and careful mixing methods. If you’re looking for individual portions, you’ll love these fluffy angel food cupcakes instead.

Lavender Cake

Lavender is a prime flavor choice in spring dessert recipes and we combine it with blackberry in this superbly moist blackberry lavender cake. The reverse creaming method guarantees a soft crumb and the lavender milk and soaking syrup promise an aromatic, but not overpowering flavor. This cake is the perfect masterpiece for any special occasion!

Cheesecake Swirl Carrot Bundt Cake

This cheesecake swirl carrot Bundt cake is rich, tender, and flavorful just like my original carrot cake recipe and rippled through each slice is a creamy swirl of cheesecake. My baking tip: a 12-15 cup capacity tube pan is ideal for this large cake.

Wedding Cupcakes with Champagne Frosting

Topped with champagne frosting, these wedding cupcakes sparkle and shine on the special day. Cake flour, egg whites, and sour cream produce the softest, fluffiest cupcakes.

homemade 2 tier vanilla wedding cake

Homemade DIY Wedding Cake

If you need something larger than cupcakes, this simply decorated and elegant homemade wedding cake has 2 tiers and the recipe page comes with full assembly instructions. With the help of my carefully detailed instructions, the wedding cake recipe is perfectly manageable for any home baker. 

Collage of four spring cake recipes including carrot cake, coconut cake, and lemon blueberry yogurt cake

My Favorite Carrot Cake

With its outstanding spice flavor, super moist crumb, and velvety cream cheese frosting, this is truly my favorite carrot cake. It’s loved by many and even in my top 10 most popular recipes on this website. If smaller is more your style, you will love these carrot cake cupcakes.

Vanilla Naked Cake

Learn how to make a beautiful naked cake with fresh berries and vanilla buttercream. This chic cake decorating style lets the spring season’s bounty of berries and flowers take center stage… and no piping tips required!

Fluffy & Moist Coconut Cake

This perfect coconut cake sets the bar for homemade cakes everywhere. It’s supremely moist with a soft fluffy crumb and silky coconut cream cheese buttercream.

Lemon Berry Yogurt Cake

Lightly flavored with fresh lemon and bursting with Greek yogurt and mixed berries, this lemon berry yogurt cake is like spring sunshine in a Bundt cake pan. If you’re looking for similar flavors in a layer cake, try this lemon blueberry cake.

Lemon meringue pie slice on a silver plate

Lemon Meringue Pie

My lemon meringue pie recipe has a billowy and toasty meringue topping, a balanced sweet and tart lemon filling, and an extra thick and flaky pie crust. I worked on this recipe for a long time and it really paid off because it’s now one of my favorites and bakers of all skill levels have also tried and loved it.

spring dessert recipes including Easter egg cookies, key lime truffles, and sugar cookie bars

Easter Egg Sugar Cookies

These Easter egg sugar cookies are soft and buttery with a hint of vanilla. They’re gorgeous on the plate and quick to disappear… or did somebunny just hide them? Ha!!

Pistachio Drop Cookies

I call these pistachio drop cookies because they’re little drops of heaven! This is an easy cookie recipe prepared in 1 bowl with just 6 ingredients. The brown butter icing is undoubtedly delicious and worth the extra few minutes!

Dark Chocolate Key Lime Pie Truffles

These dark chocolate key lime pie truffles are creamy, luscious, and extravagant, featuring smooth-as-silk key lime ganache filling enrobed in dark chocolate. They’re like a fun flavored version of my regular chocolate truffles!

Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars

These frosted sugar cookie bars are soft, chewy, and topped with creamy vanilla buttercream. You can tint the frosting any color you’d like, and top with festive sprinkles to dress them up for any celebration. For something even easier but just as sensational, you’ll love this shortbread cookies recipe.

4 layer chocolate cake

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

This super moist dark chocolate mousse cake is a chocolate lover’s dream come true. Chocolate mousse is divine in its own right and when paired with dark chocolate cake and covered in chocolate ganache, it’s downright decadent.

Collage of four spring pie recipes including coconut cream pie and lemon blueberry tart

Perfect No-Bake Cheesecake

By following my no-bake cheesecake recipe, you’ll be gifted with a smooth and creamy dessert that sets up beautifully in the refrigerator, no eggs or oven required.

  • If you’re looking for the classic version, this cheesecake recipe is my gold standard and it has almost 400 4 or 5 star ratings. (Thank you everyone who takes the time to rate recipes, it’s very helpful for readers!)

Lemon Blueberry Tart

Cool, creamy, and refreshing lemon blueberry tart comes together with 10 ingredients. The simple lemon filling, swirled with homemade blueberry sauce, is nestled in a flaky shortbread crust.

Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

This recipe turned me into a strawberry rhubarb pie fanatic! The pie filling holds together nicely and the homemade pie crust is phenomenal. You can top it with a lattice pie crust, or switch up the pie’s topping. Maybe you want a crumble topping like from my apple crumble pie? Go for it!

Coconut Cream Pie

This coconut cream pie recipe features a thick and creamy coconut filling, flaky homemade pie crust, mounds of sweet whipped cream, and toasted coconut.

And one of my bright and shining recipes…

lemon ricotta cookies stacked on a white plate

Lemon Ricotta Cookies

These lemon ricotta cookies are like little bites of tangy, moist lemon cake. Topped with a sweet lemon glaze, they’re fresh, light, and completely irresistible. If you love lemon cookies, you’ll also get a kick out of these super easy lemon coconut drop cookies.

Q: What’s your favorite spring dessert recipe? It’s hard for me to choose, but I always love anything with coconut this time of year!

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. These look absolutely delicious!!! I cannot WAIT to try them out (especially that chocolate mousse cake)!! Thank you!!

  2. Cake is absolutely my favorite food! All kinds of cake from the simplest soft cookies to a heavily fruited Christmas or Easter simnel cake. I’m working my way through your recipes & your Snickerdoodles are the best ever!

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