12 Luscious Spring Desserts Anyone Can Bake

From moist cupcakes accented with rosemary and lemon to decadent blueberry-cheesecake bars, these seasonal sweets only look tricky to make.


Lemon-Blackberry Mini Tarts

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A luscious blend of lemon curd and cream cheese fills store-bought pastry shells. Fresh mint makes an elegant garnish.

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

These moist cupcakes feature all the luscious goodness of carrot cake with a rich and creamy cheesecake frosting. Grated carrots make a gorgeous topping.

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Coconut-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Fresh blueberries and coconut give these creamy bar cookies a spring spin.

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Raspberry Cakes for Two

This cake looks fancy but it's actually just fresh raspberries and raspberry preserves sandwiched between two already-made shortcakes. No baking required!

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Lemon-Lime Bars

A sprinkling of powdered sugar tops off these impressive bar cookies -- ideal for graduation parties and wedding showers.

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Fresh Rosemary & Lemon Cupcakes

For a spring dessert that's sure to be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike, try these super-simple seasonal cupcakes.

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Carrot-Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This seasonal cake requires just 30 minutes of prep time -- and you can make it with canned or fresh pineapple.

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Mixed Berry Tartlets

For a simple -- and seasonal -- dessert they'll love, fill store-bought (or homemade) pastry shells with a mixture of frozen berries.

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Malted Mousse Cake

This light-as-air dessert is a cross between panna cotta and tiramisu. Make it the day before you plan to serve it and store it (lightly covered) in the refrigerator.

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Tangerine Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting

For a unique spin on vanilla cupcakes, mix finely shredded tangerine into your batter. Fluffy coconut frosting makes a pretty and delicious topper.

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Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Lime gelatin combined with classic cheesecake filling gives these bar cookies a fresh spring twist.

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Oaty Rhubarb Streusel Bars

Rhubarb, a sweet-tart cross between grapefruit and watermelon, freshens up this classic streusel dessert. Ginger icing adds a touch of sweetness.

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