The Spring-iest Spring Dessert Recipes!

a slice of blueberry lemon layer cake with fork

The days are getting longer and warmer, and our treats are getting lighter and springier! Make one of these pretty dessert recipes the centerpiece of your next spring fling.

overhead photo of naked cucakes decorated with flowers

Spring is prime baking season because I get to incorporate some of my all time favorite flavors like rhubarb and juicy strawberries. Even if it’s just cupcakes from a boxed mix (above,) I’ll festoon them with edible blossoms to celebrate this delicious season!


Rhubarb Shortcakes

Fresh, zingy rhubarb compote instantly updates a classic strawberry shortcake. That magical combination of buttery shortcakes (aka scones or biscuits,) cloud-like whipped cream, and fresh fruit is still there, but cue up the distinctive tang of seasonal rhubarb and you’ve got one special sweet treat.

Making rhubarb shortcake with rhubarb compote



Lemon Layer Cake with Lemon Poppy Seed Buttercream

I love this unexpected layer cake for all sorts of warm weather occasions. The poppy seeds add a nice crunch to the frosting and provide the perfect accent to fluffy lemon cake layers. Make this your signature spring birthday cake.

A piece of lemon layer cake on a plate with fork



Strawberry Lemon Blondies

These moist, shortbread-like blondies with a pink strawberry glaze are one of the most popular desserts on my blog. Something about that combo of sweet strawberry and tart lemon seems to get everybody excited.

a stack of strawberry lemon blondies



Ina Garten’s Coconut Cupcakes

I love these fluffy coconut cupcakes ~ they’re so pretty and fun. They’re the solution if you’re low on fruit like berries but still want to make something that feels fresh.

Ina Garten's Coconut Cupcakes ~ these are the iconic cupcakes from Barefoot Contessa ~ how can you resist?



Raspberry Eton Mess

This naturally gluten free dessert is a mixture of meringue cookies, seasonal berries, and heavenly soft whipped cream. It’s got textural contrast for days, and a simple, airy, fresh vibe that I absolutely love this time of year. Feel free to swap out any other fresh fruit for the berries.

Raspberry Eton Mess with raspberry sauce



Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

You can’t go wrong with blueberry and lemon, and when you need a layer cake for a special occasion, this combo delivers.

Removing a slice from a Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake



Rhubarb Crumble Tart

This is a really simple and easy way to use just about any seasonal fruit you have on hand, but I think you’ll have to agree that rhubarb reigns supreme right now. One dough does double duty as crust and crumble…making it a breeze to throw together.

rhubarb tart, sliced



Strawberries and Cream Pot de Creme

These pretty pink desserts have a nostalgic strawberries and cream vibe in an elegant format that can go anywhere. A perfect choice for any girlie themed stuff you’ve got going on this season.

Strawberries and Cream Pots with spoons, fresh strawberries, and edible pansies



Hummingbird Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze

Hummingbird cake is a Southern classic made with bananas, pineapple, and walnuts. It reads ‘spring’ but with a more comforting flavor profile.

hummingbird bundt cake, sliced



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    Karen Anderson
    May 10, 2020 at 10:50 am

    What a great collection of Spring Flings!

    Spring is sprung,
    The grass is riz.
    I wonder where
    Dem flowers is.

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