Our Best Spring Desserts

Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake
Spring is all about sweets. Including moist cupcakes accented with rosemary and decadent blueberry cheesecake bars, these sensational spring dessert recipes are simple to make and feature in-season ingredients like lemon, berries, rhubarb, and more.

Mascarpone Cheesecake with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Creamy cheesecake pairs with sweet and tangy strawberry-rhubarb sauce for a dessert that's rich and light at the same time.

Dark Chocolate Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

Strawberry buttercream gives rich chocolate cake a springtime makeover.

Mini Blueberry Pies

A tempting blend of butter, sugar, and blueberries fills these petite pastry shells. Fresh mint and shredded lemon peel make an elegant garnish.

Coconut Milk Cake

Coconut: Light like summer desserts but creamy like winter desserts, it's perfect for spring.

Lemon Bundt Cake

This cake's geometric shape (thanks to a unique Bundt pan) stands out. But no matter the pan you use, the lemon extract, zest, and glaze combine for a citrusy flavor that will make this cake one of your spring go-tos.

Rhubarb Chess Pie

Rhubarb lends this custard dessert a delicious sweet-tart flavor. Don't forget to top with vanilla ice cream!

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Lime gelatin combined with classic cheesecake filling gives these bar cookies a refreshing twist. Pour the mixture onto a crumbly graham cracker crust before chilling.

Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Mascarpone Frosting

This isn't your average carrot cake. Nutmeg and cardamom add a bit of spice to the moist cake. Then cardamom strikes again in the rich mascarpone frosting.

Lemon-Strawberry Cornmeal Scones

You'd never guess these flaky scones that feature the delicate flavors of fresh strawberries and lemon are gluten-free! Sprinkle the treats lightly with powdered sugar to serve.

Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Cream

The secret to this deliciously dense layer cake? Olive oil! The common pantry ingredient keeps the dessert incredibly moist, while a fluffy blend of whipping cream and lemon contribute bright springtime flavor.

Apricot-Rosemary Streusel Bars

Apricots and snipped rosemary freshen up this classic streusel dessert that gets its crunch from pine nuts. Smooth vanilla icing contributes a touch of sweetness.

We'll show you how to whip up this layered dessert with the classic flavors of strawberry and rhubarb. Perfect for sharing, it's served in a pretty, portable jar.

Strawberry and Rhubarb with Cheesecake Cream

Rhubarb, with a flavor that's a tart cross between grapefruit and watermelon, joins strawberries in this luscious layered dessert. Watch as we show you how to assemble the pretty parfaits, plus the secret to the creamy cheesecake filling.

Honey Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Cream

Naturally sweet honey stands in for granulated sugar in this moist cake recipe that features in-season carrots. A fluffy blend of mascarpone cheese and whipping cream tops the tasty spring treat.

Tangerine Butter Cookies

Tangy tangerine zest makes these cookies stand out from the rest, while cornmeal gives them a slightly crunchy texture. The simple dessert can be frozen for up to three months, so you can enjoy the flavors of spring all the way through to summer.

Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

Fresh strawberry slices and sweet fruit preserves crown these poppable cheesecake bites. A cookie crust made with toasted almonds makes the tiny spring dessert even more irresistible.

Pineapple Upside-Down Coffee Cake

This impressive spring dessert takes just 30 minutes of hands-on time. Vanilla Greek yogurt or sweetened whipped cream proves a perfect velvety topper.

Blueberry-Lemon Shortcakes

Get all the goodness of traditional shortcakes for fewer calories thanks to naturally sweet honey and a creamy topping made with Greek yogurt. Shredded lemon and ripe blueberries infuse the mini desserts with fresh spring flavor.

Coconut-Blueberry Cheesecake Bars

Fresh blueberries and coconut give these creamy bar cookies a spring spin. A dash of brandy punches up the spectacular cheesecake dessert.

Deluxe Lemon Bars

A double dose of citrus -- both lemon juice and shredded lemon peel -- gives these sunny treats sweet and tangy flavor. A sprinkling of powdered sugar tops off the impressive bar cookies.

Fresh Rosemary and Lemon Cupcakes

For a spring dessert that's sure to be a hit with kids and grown-ups alike, try these simple seasonal cupcakes flavored with fresh rosemary. The treat receives a double dose of refreshing lemon in both the cake and glaze.

Buttery Yellow Citrus Cake

Tart lemon, lime, and orange put a fresh spin on moist yellow cake. Try it at your next spring get-together or as a special weeknight dessert.

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