These are the best Spring desserts to make this year! I chose these easy Spring dessert recipes because they are full of fresh spring flavors and colors, and each recipe has step-by-step tutorials on how you can successfully make them yourself.
- The best spring dessert recipes
- 1. Strawberry crunch cake
- 2. Mochi donuts
- 3. Ricotta pie
- 4. Strawberry crunch cupcake
- 5. Fraisier cake
- 6. Mini blueberry muffins
- 7. Lemonade bundt cake
- 8. Charlotte cake
- 9. Mini strawberry tartlets
- 10. Rhubarb cake
- 11. Earl grey lemon macarons
- 12. Strawberry cheesecake cookies
- 13. Easter bunny cake
- 14. Strawberry galette
- 15. Victoria sponge cake
- 16. Lemon poppy seed cupcakes
- 17. Red velvet cake with cream cheese mousse
- 18. Lemon blueberry tart
- 19. Strawberry-filled cupcakes
- 20. Pistachio cheesecake
- 21. Strawberry cheesecake
- 22. Hokkaido baked cheese tart
- 23. Strawberry Pavlova Cake
- 24. Chocolate Nest
- 25. Speckled egg cake
- 26. Carrot cake with cream cheese mousse filling
- 27. Strawberry pistachio tart
- 28. Lemon meringue loaf
- 29. Hot cross buns
- 30. Almond crepe cake with raspberry-rose cream
- 31. Cherry dump cake
- Spring desserts FAQs
- Related recipes
- Top 31 Best Spring Desserts
My guide to Spring dessert ideas has all the delicious and reliable recipes you need from strawberry desserts to Easter desserts, you will certainly find plenty that you will want to make.
The best spring dessert recipes
What can be more Spring-like than the first taste of fresh seasonal strawberries? This cake has texture, taste, and a tantalizing appearance.
The cookie crumb-coated exterior made from Golden Oreos and freeze-dried strawberries perfectly contrasts a moist sponge and smooth, silky piped cream cheese topping. You're going to love it.
2. Mochi donuts
Bouncy, chewy texture? Check. Chocolate ganache glazing? Check. Fun, signature bubble-ring shape? Check. These mochi donuts have it all.
Furthermore, they are made with everyday ingredients and a rather simple technique. In summary, if you've never tried mochi donuts (known as Pon-de-ring In Japan), this is the Spring dessert recipe for you!
3. Ricotta pie
Whilst classic Italian ricotta pie is traditionally made at Easter, you can certainly enjoy it throughout the whole Spring season! Lemon-infused ricotta gives a rich yet light flavor and an amazing creamy custard texture.
Also, this recipe includes tons of tips on how to achieve the best-ever crispy yet soft pie crust.
Strawberry crunch, but bite-sized! Cupcakes are such a cute dessert to make for Spring parties, and they pack a huge amount of flavor for something so small. The strawberry shortcake crumb on top is the most delicious garnish.
And what's more, any leftover strawberry crunch can be sprinkled over ice cream, yogurt, or oatmeal to jazz it up.
In this detailed recipe, I teach you how to make the traditional full-sized Fraisier cake. No doubt, elegant Fraisier cake is often seen in Patisserie windows and revered as a famous French pastry dessert.
But it is more simple to make than you think! As fancy as it looks, making French Fraisier cake is, in fact, rather easy. Buttery, fluffy sponge layers, decadent vanilla bean créme mousseline, and fresh strawberries are all you need.
Who doesn't love a bite-sized mini-muffin? I love these muffins because they are loaded with blueberry flavor and small enough to be a light Spring dessert. Or alternatively, make them as a grab-and-go snack or breakfast.
Once you've tried this Spring bundt cake, you won't want to taste the new season any other way. Not only is it bursting with lemon flavor, but it has the most amazing velvety texture too.
You'll love the easy yogurt cake sponge loaded with zest and citrusy lemonade syrup; it's tangy and not too sweet. Plus, it's so pretty too.
Achieve delicious professional patisserie-looking results with minimal effort, one of the most beautiful springtime desserts on this list! Assembling Charlotte cake can be tricky, but everything else about it is so simple. It is, in fact, just layers of fluffy ladyfingers, vanilla-flavored créme mousseline, and Spring berries.
As you’ll see, the elements of Charlotte cake are very easy, but it certainly looks very impressive. Sort of a strawberry tiramisu with creamy vanilla filling!
One could say that these are the daintiest Spring pastry desserts you've ever seen. Tarte aux Fraises is a French delicacy that combines all the best elements of baking, crisp pastry, creamy crème pâtissière, and sweet, ripe strawberries.
If you're uncertain, first learn how to make sweet shortcrust pastry with my step-by-step tutorial. I go through all the steps, and you’ll get my expert tips to get it right every time.
10. Rhubarb cake
The first growth of rhubarb is one of my favorite Spring ingredients to use in baking. In this recipe, I show you how to make a moist yogurt and brown sugar cake topped with sweet and sticky rhubarb and a super simple strawberry rhubarb compote.
Furthermore, the only piece of equipment you need to make it is a round cake tin! So it is very simple, and it is one of the best easy spring desserts.
Delicate macaron shells made with fragrant Earl Grey loose tea and filled with tangy fresh lemon curd filling. Does this sound good to you? To be sure, these macarons are the best Spring dessert to serve at tea time. Elegant and dainty, you're sure to enjoy the refined flavors.
Is this your first time making homemade macarons? Try my online macaron class to learn exactly how to make them.
Can’t decide between cheesecake and cookies? This easy Spring recipe is a chewy cookie with cheesecake inside. And amazing strawberry flavor too. Say what? It may sound impossible but believe me; it is a lot easier than you think.
And the tangy cream cheesecake filling perfectly complements the sweet cookie dough. It's delicious.
Prepare for a visit from the Easter bunny! If you can bear to eat the adorable bunny ears, that is. Moist carrot cake with fluffy and rich cream cheese mousse frosting is baked in a bunny shape and decorated.
Best thing is that you don't need a special mold to make the bunny shape; I will show you how to make it with two round cake tins.
A strawberry galette is such an easy Spring dessert to make and works wonderfully well after brunch. Simple shortcrust folded over fresh berries and baked until golden brown and bubbling; it's divine. What's more, it comes together in 3 minutes but is packed full of flavor and texture.
It really is zero effort. Even if you are a complete beginner in the kitchen, you can definitely make this recipe. Serve with whipped cream or even ice cream for a decadent finish.
Have you ever heard of Victoria sponge? It’s a British classic named after Queen Victoria, who reportedly had a slice with her tea every afternoon. Surely this is a habit we can all get on board with!
Victoria sponge is made from a fluffy vanilla sponge layered with strawberry compote filling and whipped cream. My extra special version is lavishly decorated and therefore is the perfect cake to make for any Spring party or gathering.
Poppy seeds and zesty lemon are a flavor combination made in heaven. Cute Spring cupcakes are packed with poppy seeds, filled with tangy lemon curd, and smothered with decadent whipped mascarpone frosting.
And what's more, my recipe also includes a secret tip for the airiest and light cupcakes you've ever had as well as useful tips on how to fill cupcakes.
Who else loves red velvet? This cake tastes amazing at any time of year, but the cream cheese mousse is deliciously light and airy and lends itself particularly well to Spring, I think.
Red velvet cake is easily one of the most popular celebration cakes thanks to its mild chocolate taste, light cream cheese frosting, and vibrant appearance. So if you have any parties coming up, this could be the Spring dessert recipe for you.
Arguably pretty enough for a patisserie window, don't you agree? Dainty French tarts are light and zesty and ideal for Spring. The lemon filling is just tart enough to balance the sweet blueberries, blueberry whipped ganache, and buttery sweet shortcrust pastry.
One of the prettiest fruity spring desserts on this list!
A surprise strawberry filling lends an amazing, naturally fruity flavor to these moist and fluffy cupcakes. And the recipe comes together really easily with no special equipment or ingredients. If you're looking for a super simple Spring dessert, try this. Even if you are a total baking beginner, you'll nail it.
Pistachio cheesecake is sweet and tangy with a nutty crunch and rich, smooth cream cheese filling. And lastly, it’s a no-bake Spring dessert, so you don’t even need to turn the oven on! As fancy as it might look, this is actually a super simple recipe that provides wonderful results with natural flavors and colors.
Rich tangy filling. Fresh berry flavor. Crunchy Graham cracker crust. Need I say more? In case you need any more convincing, it is a no-bake cheesecake, so no water bath, no eggs, and no stress.
This strawberry cheesecake is another one of my personal favorite fruity Spring dessert recipes.
Who else loves sweet and savory? Then surely you'll enjoy Hokkaido baked cheese tarts. Rich and creamy little Japanese desserts with crunchy sweet shortcrust pastry tart base and unique sweet and savory cheesy filling.
Whilst surprisingly, parmesan cheese is the secret ingredient, trust me; this dessert tastes divine and so so creamy!
Australia and New Zealand compete over who invented Pavlova, but one thing’s for sure, crisp meringue topped with whipped cream and strawberries is a dreamy combination perfect for Spring.
Also, pavlova is another gluten-free dessert! Read my recipe for all the tips on making perfect meringue with no cracks or browning.
24. Chocolate Nest
This easy Chocolate nest chocolate decoration will impress all of your guests around the Easter table. It is made of one single ingredient: chocolate without any special equipment.
Can function as a bowl-shaped edible decoration filled with mini chocolate eggs, can be the perfect hand-made edible gift, or can be used to decorate an Easter cake.
An Easter showstopper! First, moist vanilla sponge cake layers are stacked and then filled with an easy strawberry compote. Secondly, the cake is covered with my signature Ruby chocolate whipped ganache frosting.
Finally, an intricate chocolate nest perches on top. If you’re looking for an impressive Spring dessert idea to make an impact, undoubtedly, you should make this.
Carrot cake with cream cheese is another flavor combination made in heaven, and this has to be one of my favorite Spring desserts. Moist and fluffy homemade carrot cake packed with spices and filled with airy cream cheese mousse. Even beginners will find this recipe easy, and you won't be able to resist a second slice.
The prettiest Spring dessert! Silky white chocolate pistachio ganache encased in crisp pate sablee crust topped with fresh strawberries. Pistachio and strawberries work so well together, and the nutty crunch sets it all off perfectly.
An easy lemon pound cake is a great recipe to whip out on Spring afternoons to enjoy with a hot cup of tea or coffee. You will love the homemade citrusy pound cake loaded with lemon flavor and drizzled with lemony syrup.
And then, silky Italian meringue frosting perfectly sets off the zesty taste even further. Make this loaf cake and become everyone’s favorite host, it is one of the best and easiest lemon spring desserts ever!
29. Hot cross buns
Hot cross buns have been on Spring menus since the 1300s, and who am I to argue with a long-standing tradition like that? Slice in half and toast until warm and crispy, and melt butter on top before enjoying this sweet Easter treat.
Guests will be so surprised to find delicious layers of crepes inside this Spring cake! And the pretty pink color of the raspberry-rose cream filling makes it a treat for the eyes as well as the stomach. Furthermore, it is made with almond flour crepes, so it is a gluten-free Spring dessert.
31. Cherry dump cake
Seasonal cherries are one of just four ingredients in this easy Spring skillet cake. It surely tastes best served warm straight out of the oven, perhaps with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. I love cooking with cherries as a Spring flavor; as soon as I see cherry blossoms on the trees, I know the cherry season is almost here!
Spring desserts FAQs
Whilst I believe all desserts taste good at any time of year, it's also true that some flavors lend themselves better to certain seasons. And so, a Spring dessert would be fresh, seasonal, and lighter flavors that work well as the sun comes out and the weather gets warmer. I like to use seasonal ingredients such as rhubarb, cherries, strawberries, and lemon.
Certainly, fresh flavors and lighter recipes. Fresh berries, fragrant aromas, and, of course, a zesty taste. And let´s not forget about Easter dessert recipes as well as carrot cakes in all forms.
Top 31 Best Spring Desserts
Best spring desserts
- Strawberry crunch cake
- Mochi donuts
- Ricotta pie
- Strawberry crunch cupcake
- Fraisier cake
- Mini blueberry muffins
- Lemonade bundt cake
- Charlotte cake
- Mini strawberry tartlets
- Rhubarb cake
- Earl grey lemon macarons
- Strawberry cheesecake cookies
- Easter bunny cake
- Strawberry galette
- Victoria sponge cake
- Lemon poppy seed cupcakes
- Red velvet cake with cream cheese mousse
- Lemon blueberry tart
- Strawberry filled cupcakes
- Pistachio cheesecake
- Strawberry cheesecake
- Hokkiado baked cheese tart
- Strawberry pavlova cake
- Chocolate nest
- Speckled egg cake
- Carrot cake with cream cheese mousse filling
- Strawberry pistachio tart
- Lemon meringue loaf
- Hot cross buns
- Almond crepe cake with raspberry-rose cream
- Cherry dump cake
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