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Fresh, vibrant, and most of all delicious! Enjoy the bright flavors of the season with these tasty spring dessert recipes.
These spring desserts are a mix of your favorite herbs, crisp rhubarb, and fresh strawberries to bring you the uplifting flavors you’ve been craving all winter.
If you’ve been indulging in heavy comfort food all winter, these refreshing dessert recipes will bring you back to life with their freshness.
Spring Seasonal Foods
This is the time of the year when we move from thicker, warmer foods to things that are cooler and lighter. This is when the earth gives us tender greens and the first bits of fresh fruit that we should learn to love in abundance and while these are all delicious for healthy, savory foods, they can also be used in gorgeous spring desserts.
Remember that seasonal eating , even in spring, varies by region. Eat the foods when they are fresh and in season for you. Warmer climates will have them earlier in the year, cooler climates may not have them until closer to summer. Focus on fresh and local first and foremost.
Easy Spring Dessert Recipes
Find your new favorite spring desserts by experimenting with in-season produce to satisfy your sweet tooth with this creative list of light cakes, fruity cookies, and more feel-good treats.
Flower & Herb Recipes
You may not have thought to put flowers into your favorite dessert recipes but adding subtle tones of lilacs or mint can be a delicious mood booster! Enjoy these classic desserts with refreshing floral twists.
A simple, single-layered cake that’s both light and calming. This lilac cake has a sweet honey and lightly floral taste. It’s perfect as a regular dessert or as part of a table for a bridal or spring baby shower.
Creamy, delicious comfort food that embraces the spring season! This recipe is a wonderful way to use up the leftover rice on your counter and turn it into something new and rich. Sweetened with honey or maple syrup this rice pudding is as tasty as it is simple!
Floral flavor in a crunchy, delicious treat. These cookies are the perfect spring dessert because they pair so well with everything. Use them for an afternoon tea, a mini treat, or just because you want something comforting. They also freeze well which means you can make a big batch and enjoy them throughout the whole season!
Whether you grow mint year-round on the windowsill or outdoors in a garden, these cupcakes are the perfect way to use it up! With a rich flavor combination of chocolate and mint wrapped into light, fluffy cupcakes this recipe is a sure-fire way to please the entire family.
This delicious cake is made for mint lovers. A light, minty cake topped with thick, rich, dark chocolate frosting. It’s a simple dessert recipe that results in an elegant color combination to be dressed up or down for any occasion.
A nutritious cookie recipe made right out of the flowers in your yard! These peanut butter cookies are soft, and light but come with a healthy twist and secret ingredient: dandelion petals and whole wheat flour! Not only are they loaded with nutrients, but dandelions have a faint honey-like flavor that adds delicious depth to these spring cookies.
Made with the yellow dandelions you can find in your backyard; these shortbread cookies are mild in flavor and wonderful to snack on. With light specks of yellow throughout them they make a tasty everyday treat for the whole family.
With only four ingredients for the filling, these tarts are an inexpensive dessert recipe! The tarts have a cheesecake-like filling full of lemon flavor wrapped in a crisp outer shell that makes them look extra indulgent. Top them with edible wildflowers to dress them up and they’ll be sure to impress!
No spring dessert list would be complete without a list of recipes to use up the ultimate spring seasonal fruit: rhubarb! More than just your classic crisp, these rhubarb recipes give some new, unique, and flavorful ideas on your favorite garden harvest.
These spring cookies are the best way to use up rhubarb because they’re so versatile! Enjoy them as is, frosted, or made into a cookie sandwich with cream filling. With bright bursts of pink throughout them and classic cookie comfort, they’re a recipe you’ll make again and again for a perfect balance of sweet, tart, and crunchy!
A quick and easy dessert that’s much more geared towards snacking than it is a formal gathering. This cake has the classic tangy rhubarb flavor but is topped with a thick, rich, caramel frosting to create the most indulgent flavor pairing.
An old-fashioned recipe that never goes out of style. With sweet rhubarb filling and a hearty brown sugar and oatmeal crust, these bars are a bite of perfection. Not only do the oatmeal bars use up ingredients right from your pantry but they’re perfect to be enjoyed any day of the week so there’s no reason to wait for a special occasion to whip them up.
Delicious rhubarb crunch with a classic sweet and tart flavor. This spring dessert is perfect to make any time of year because it can use fresh rhubarb from the garden or frozen from the freezer. You can serve it with your favorite whipped cream or vanilla ice cream and enjoy a bowl of classic comfort food.
A pantry-based recipe that whips up in a pinch, it doesn’t get much better than that! You can adjust the recipe to make it as light or rich as you like, and you can even use a pre-made pie crust to keep it simple. It’s the perfect springtime dessert when you’re not sure what to make.
Tangy and sweet this rhubarb pie is encased in a flakey crust that everyone loves. It has a hint of orange flavor to add an extra layer of freshness and the pie can be prepped in advance to save you time on larger gatherings where it is sure to become a crowd pleaser!
There is nothing fresher and more uplifting than fresh strawberries as the sun peeks out. Make the most of those seasonal berries in the richest ways for classic desserts that celebrate spring with these ideas that go way beyond strawberry shortcake.
A decadent dessert for all chocolate lovers! These strawberry brownies have a naturally fresh flavor that adds a bright touch to a rich dessert. Perfect throughout spring and summer these brownies have a classic fudgy taste with a springtime twist.
Chocolate-covered strawberry flavor in cake form. With a dark chocolate flavor, the base of the recipe is a simple cake that whips up quickly. It’s then topped with a strawberry cream cheese frosting that’s creamy, and sweet, and brings a melt-in-your-mouth taste to the dessert.
Made with simple ingredients so that the fresh strawberry flavor shines through this bundt cake can be enjoyed as is or glazed. Mix in some dark chocolate chunks or crunchy walnuts to mix up the flavor and you can enjoy this spring dessert over and over again.
An easy-to-make cookie recipe that’s naturally sweetened with honey. These cookies use fresh strawberries and lavender to bring out a natural, comforting flavor. Swirled with chocolate chips they’re a cookie made to be shared and sure to become a family favorite.
Made from scratch this cake is not only delicious but gluten-free too! With no artificial flavors, this cake comes out with a spongy texture and out-of-this-world flavor. Top it with an easy, creamy frosting and you can dress it up for any dessert table, including mother's day.
Step up your ice cream game by whipping up a strawberry compote! Infused with thyme, the earthiness of this dressing comes through in just the right amounts. Use it on top of your favorite vanilla ice cream with a dollop of whipped cream and it transforms your dessert from basic to indulgent
You only need 5 ingredients for these cookies to come together and they make the perfect snack! Naturally allergy-friendly these cookies are a chewy blend of oats and chopped strawberries sweetened with bananas and maple syrup. Add a sprinkle of salt and you’ll want to enjoy the cookies all season long with your favorite beverage.
A creamy dessert that’s perfect for gatherings. Rich, creamy, vanilla mousse is sectioned off by sweet layers of strawberry mousse. The result is a swirled dessert that brightens up any table with both its color and its taste!
This light and delicious quick loaf is full of fresh berries and poppy seeds for a simple, light dessert perfect for having with tea or serving at a brunch buffet.
Want to sneak in an extra serving of vegetables to your day? Why not enjoy what you eat and whip up one of these new recipes for a unique dessert? They’re a tasty and colorful way to embrace the spring harvest while adding a bit of comfort to your diet.
Topped with cream cheese frosting this carrot cake batter is layered with cinnamon and baked until deliciously soft. Decorate the carrot cake with mini candies or colorful sprinkles and it can be dressed up in a new way each time you make it.
The color on this cake will hook you before anything else. Deliciously green, this cake is topped with an ultra-light mascarpone frosting. With a light, vanilla flavor it’s the perfect spring cake to add some color to the table or celebrate St. Patrick’s Day!
With a sweet maple flavor, this pie recipe is a blend of sweet and savory flavors. Made without any special ingredients it can be meal prepped in advance to make it easy for busy Holidays. Loaded with cinnamon and nutmeg it’s a comforting pie in a beautiful color.
Light, soft indulgence in single-serving form. This mug cake is perfect for the days you need a quick treat but don’t want to whip up a full recipe. Naturally gluten-free the carrot mug cake is topped with an easy cream cheese frosting or coconut frosting for an extra hint of comfort.