Adorable Spring Desserts
This moist and tasty treat tastes like the lovechild of zucchini bread and carrot cake—and looks like a springy carrot patch. Evenly plant each plot with a marzipan carrot and pistachio soil so each slice has an equal harvest.
Bird's Nest Cupcakes
A chow mein noodle "nest" and candy-coated chocolate eggs make these citrus-sour cream cakes the perfect spring dessert to hatch right around Easter. Time-crunched? Feel free to swap in bakery cupcakes or a boxed mix instead of going the homemade route.
Once this cake gets all dressed up, you'll never know it started with a box cake mix. We have a super-secret technique for making the honeycomb texture on the sides and top (but we might be willing to share if you can keep a secret). To make this cake even more like a bustling beehive, add a few candy flowers and bees on top.
Burrowing Bunny Cupcakes
Everyone will be anxious to dive in to one of these colorful bunny cakes. The feet and tail are both made with cleverly-sliced and placed marshmallows.
Little is better than a bouquet of flowers, except maybe a bouquet of flowers you can eat. Incorporate a mix of rose, hydrangea, and coneflower cakes for an eye-catching blend of blooms.
Chocolate pudding and graham cracker crumbles transform into adorable mini gardens with a few candy accoutrements. This mason jar dessert recipe is ideal for spring parties or bake sales since they're a breeze to transport.
Almond Cookie Carrots
These cute cookies may look like carrots, but there are no real veggies here. Celebrate the arrival of spring and gardening season with these almond-frosted cookies. Use a few swirls of frosting to give the "carrots" their signature color, and top with sliced almonds to mimic tiny carrot tops.
Hummingbird Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Surprisingly fresh and fruity, these lamb and bunny cupcakes are hiding bananas and pineapple under that rich cream cheese frosting.
Tip: No piping bag? No prob. Scoop frosting into a resealable plastic bag, then snip off a corner for a makeshift decorating tool.
Gorgeous Candied Flowers
Sugar-dusted edible flowers are endlessly versatile come dessert time. Use the shimmery petals to garnish cupcakes, meringues, layer cakes, parfaits, or tarts (or anything else your heart desires).
Sweet and Salty Chocolate Flowers
Half sweet, half salty, 100 percent ready to celebrate the warm weather. These simple yet delish flower treats require just three ingredients.
Lemon-Lavender Poppy Seed Cake
This gorgeous cake recipe is a spring dessert through-and-through. Not only is it decorated with a patch of pretty purple flowers, but it also has dried lavender buds sprinkled into the batter to add a hint of spring flavor. Combine that with lemon cake and lemon buttercream, and no spring dessert will be able to beat this cake masterpiece.
Fun Flower Cupcakes
Everyone will be buzzing about how much time and effort you put into these garden-reminiscent cupcakes. Only you will know the spring dessert recipe started with a box of cake mix and a can of frosting!
Sprinkle Cake with Flowers
Earn the oohs and aahs from party guests with this spring cake with green sprinkle "grass" and fondant blooms. Tall flower toppers add showstopping height to this centerpiece cake.
Tip: Can't find—or don't love—fondant? Use daisy and tulip cookie cutters to stamp out sugar cookie dough. Add a stick to each before baking, then decorate as desired before pressing into the cake.
Dressed-Up Marshmallow Bunnies
In case adorable marshmallow bunnies aren't sweet enough for you, we've added chocolate, sprinkles, glitter, and more! Each one gets a cute little marshmallow tail, too.
Our love for these just-picked cupcakes continues to grow. We're pretty sure the three different layers of chocolate flavor might have something to do with it!
Giant Bunny Cookie
This might just be one of our easiest spring dessert recipes ever. Shape store-bought sugar cookie dough into a supersize bunny face, then decorate with pink frosting and flaked coconut for a sweet treat that will have kids hopping back for another piece.
Celebrate the rainy season with a colorful rainbow cupcake display. The clouds are made from marshmallows, which is what we wish real clouds tasted like anyway.
Spring-Theme Forest Cake
DIY doesn't have to mean difficult. Get our (easy) step-by-step instructions for this stunning tree layer cake that's bursting with bright spring vibes.
Butterfly Garden Cupcakes
Pretzels and melted candy give these butterflies their impressive wings. And butterflies would be lonely without the flower cupcakes made from jelly beans and mini chocolate chips.
Hyacinth Flower Cake Pops
One glimpse of these pretty cake pops and guests will be doing a double take. Plant the pops in a flowerpot for the perfect spring centerpiece.
Lamb and Ducky Cupcakes
What an adorable pair. Coconut feathers and fur make these farm-inspired cupcakes extra sweet.
Ladybug and Flower Cupcakes
Bring a little luck to your life with these adorable ladybug-topped cupcakes. All you need: red candy coating, chocolate chips, and a food-coloring pen.
Adorable Lamb Cake
This sweet lamb cake is adorable as can be. Amp up the cuteness with a pretty piped lace pattern (it takes mere minutes!).
Bird's Nest Cupcakes
Now here are some cupcakes worth tweeting about! These spring-green treats have it all—minty meringues, toasted almonds, and rich frosting.
Beautiful Rainbow Butterfly Cake
It was love at first sight with this rainbow butterfly cake. We were head over heels for this pretty tie-dye pattern, too—and it just keeps getting better, because then we realized how easy this spring dessert is to make.
Spring Flower Cake Pops
Cake pops have never looked so pretty. These blooming beauties are all dressed up thanks to colored fondant and sprinkles.
Marbled Easter Egg Truffles
When it comes to homemade candy, these swirled truffles win the "most beautiful" award. A simple dipping technique is the only secret you need to make them.
Chocolate-Dipped Homemade Marshmallows
Marshmallows were made for dipping in chocolate. These spring shapes start with a homemade mallow and end with a colorful drizzle.
Mother Hen and Chicks Cake
A mother hen isn't herself without her baby chicks. Coconut flakes and sprinkles give the mama bird cake realistic (and tasty) feathers, while yellow sprinkles add fluff and flair to the chicks.