From pretty pastel spring colors to sweet fruity desserts to bold flavors of carrots and pecans, spring dessert recipes has it all. So if you are wondering what to make for dessert this spring season, you have come to the right place. We are sharing over 50 of the best spring desserts including all the carrot cake desserts, fun Easter treats, delicious cakes and cookies, and so much more!
Best Spring Desserts
Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Glaze
Showstopping carrot bundt cake with cream cheese glaze is light, fluffy, and moist. It's loaded with sugar, spice, and everything nice -- including grated carrots.
Carrot Cake Cookies are soft, chewy, cake-like cookies with a delicious homemade cream cheese glaze. They taste just like carrot cake but in cookie form.
Hot cross buns is a timeless classic Easter bread made with raisins, cinnamon, and a honey glaze. They are perfect for breakfast, a snack or dessert.
Pistachio Macarons are delicate, chewy, melt-in-your-mouth cookies filled with pistachio white chocolate ganache filling and chopped pistachios on top.
Persian Love Cake is a rich, moist, and nutty almond cake loaded with floral and citrus flavors, topped with a lemon glaze, pistachios, and rose petals.
Carrot Cake Shortbread Cookies
Carrot cake shortbread cookies are sweet and buttery, packed with carrots and walnuts, and spiced like your favourite carrot cake. A total treat.
Italian Easter Cookies are cake-like cookies that are light and fluffy with lemon flavor throughout and topped with an easy homemade glaze and sprinkles.
M&M cookie bars are soft and chewy, have crisp edges with a gooey center, and are loaded with M&M's and chocolate chips. The easiest way to bake cookies!
Moist vanilla cupcakes with buttercream frosting are soft, fluffy, simple, sweet, and delicious. Secret ingredient yogurt keeps them moist for days!
Easy lemon blueberry bread with lemon glaze is soft, moist, and delicious. This quick bread with fresh blueberries and lemon is the perfect summer dessert.
Carrot cake biscotti is crunchy, crumbly, and satisfies all your carrot cake cravings. Enjoy these Italian cookies as is or with white chocolate.
Chocolate and Vanilla Marble Cake
Chocolate and vanilla marble cake is delicious, moist, fluffy with the perfect golden brown crust. With two classic cake flavors, this loaf cake has it all.
Soft and fluffy lemon sweet rolls are filled with a lemon vanilla sugar and topped with homemade lemon cream cheese icing. They're sweet, citrusy, and tart.
Homemade chocolate chip cookies are soft and chewy, have perfectly crisp edges, and are loaded with chocolate chips. This classic cookie is quick and easy and one of the best easy baking recipes.
Carrot cake muffins are moist, light, chewy and full of carrots which means breakfast this week is healthy! Carrot muffins are great for meal prep too.
Mini Egg Easter Fudge is a rich, sweet, and colorful white chocolate fudge that is easy to make from scratch with just 3 simple ingredients.
No one will be able to resist this perfectly sweet and moist, glazed brown sugar bundt cake. Made with Greek yogurt for major decadence and richness.
Easier than pie, this strawberry galette with a buttery flaky crust and a sweet and tart strawberry filling is a beautiful treat to serve this berry season.
Fudgy brownies are rich, sweet, moist, and decadent. Plus, they're easy to make in one bowl (meaning less cleanup!) and ready in about 30 minutes.
Butter cookies are a classic cookie with a crisp, slightly crunchy texture that melts in your mouth on the first bite — and every bite after!
Baked Jelly Donuts with Strawberry Jam
These melt-in-your-mouth, homemade baked jelly donuts, coated in sugar and filled with sweet strawberry jam, are so soft, fluffy, spongy and airy.
Carrot Cake with Cheesecake Topping
Super moist and perfectly spiced carrot cake with a creamy cheesecake topping is flavourful, comforting, and the perfect homemade spring dessert.
Raspberry and White Chocolate Shortbread Cookies
Cute raspberry and white chocolate heart-shaped shortbread cookies literally melt in your mouth. They are the perfect Mother's Day treat.
The cutest bite-sized treat to serve at any event are vanilla cake pops from scratch -- luckily, they are actually simple and easy to make. Add pastel coloured food colouring to the chocolate coating, or use colourful sprinkles to make them festive for spring.
Italian rainbow cookies are delicious, colorful, fluffy, and gorgeous, made with three cake layers sandwiched in between jam and covered in chocolate.
Blueberry buckle cake is soft and moist, loaded with fresh blueberries, and has a crunchy, sweet and buttery streusel topping. It's the best coffee cake.
Classic New York Cheesecake is stunning, delicious, rich, and creamy. Plus, it's surprisingly easy to make from scratch — even for beginners!
French Macarons with Vanilla Buttercream Filling
Easy French macarons with vanilla buttercream filling are sweet, light, airy, and delicate cookies that melt in your mouth. Beginners can make them too!
Cut out shortbread cookies are soft, buttery, and melt in your mouth. Made with a simple 5-ingredient cookie dough and decorated with optional royal icing.
Moist chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate buttercream frosting and sprinkles, are a chocolate triple threat. They're rich, decadent, sweet, and easy to make.
Light, tender and flakey, glazed lemon blueberry scones are crunchy and golden on the outside, soft and moist in the middle, with a drizzle of lemon glaze.
Slice and Bake Pecan Shortbread Cookies
Easy slice and bake pecan shortbread cookies are sweet, nutty and buttery shortbread cookies packed with finely chopped pecans that melt in your mouth. It's an easy baking recipe with no cookie cutters or cookie scoop required.
Vanilla Cupcakes with Rose Petal Buttercream
Light, airy and fluffy vanilla cupcakes with rose petal buttercream icing is the cutest treat for Easter. They are super quick and easy to make.
Inspired by Starbucks lemon loaf, this moist, homemade lemon loaf with lemon glaze has the perfect balance between sweet and tangy, and so so flavourful.
Homemade salted caramel sauce is sweet, salty, and buttery. It's so simple and easy to make at home in just 10 minutes with 4 basic ingredients.
Chocolate Chunk Peanut Butter Cookies
These perfectly soft, chewy and a little crumby chocolate chunk peanut butter cookies literally melts in your mouth. Make them in under 20 minutes.
Easy Small Batch Almond Biscotti
Small batch almond biscotti are crunchy, crumbly and packed with almonds, perfect for dunking into tea, coffee, or hot chocolate, and they are super easy to make.
Easy No Crust Burnt Basque Cheesecake
Easy no crust burnt Basque cheesecake is the easiest one bowl recipe. It is perfectly caramelized on the top and edges and creamy yet firm on the inside.
Cake mix cookies are the easiest cookies to bake with just three simple ingredients in 20 minutes! Mix and match different cake mix flavors and add-ins.
Persian Rice Cookies with Poppy Seeds (Nan-e Berenji) are irresistible, melt-in-your-mouth cookies made of rice flour, fragrant rose water and poppy seeds.
Cute, delicious, and easy-to-make Easter egg sugar cookies with royal icing are the perfect treat to make this Easter. Crisp outside and soft inside. One of my favourite Easter dessert recipes.
Mini egg Easter cookies are the perfect chocolate chip cookie -- crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. Make in under 20 minutes.
Get festive with these cute bunny ears Easter cupcakes. Buttercream frosting and marshmallows make these vanilla cupcakes extra sweet and delicious.
Chocolate-covered peanut butter eggs with a hard chocolate shell on the outside and a soft peanut butter interior inside are rich, sweet, and delicious.
Rich, fudgy, and decadent, Easter egg caramel brownies are topped with an easy-to-make caramel sauce and topped with mini chocolate eggs. Such a decadent on this list of Easter dessert recipes.
Easter Bark is the perfect chocolate treat — sweet, rich, and pretty, loaded with chocolate mini eggs and sprinkles. It's a quick and easy no bake recipe.
Butterscotch and Peanut Butter Bird's Nest Cookies
Spring is in the air and Easter is right around the corner. This calls for a batch of adorable no bake butterscotch and peanut butter bird's nest cookies. One of the cutest Easter dessert recipes.
Mini egg cookie bars are a quick easy one bowl Easter dessert — soft and chewy with perfect crisp edges and a gooey center and loaded with mini eggs.
Easter blondies are rich, sweet, and moist, loaded with festive M&M's which makes them fun to make and eat. Plus, it's a quick and easy one bowl recipe.
How to Make Ahead and Store
You can make or prepare some of these spring dessert recipes ahead of time. Store the desserts and baked goods at room temperature for 1-2 days. You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months. Confirm storing instructions by checking each recipe.
To reheat any of these recipes and serve them warm, reheat in a 300F preheated oven or air fryer for 5-15 minutes until fully warmed through, depending on the recipe. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first and then reheat.
How to Make Ahead and Store Spring Desserts
You can make or prepare most of these spring desserts ahead of time.
- Store the pies and baked goods at room temperature for 1-2 days.
- You can also store them in the refrigerator for up to one week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
To reheat any of these desserts and serve them warm as if they just came out of the oven, you can reheat in a 300F preheated oven or air fryer for 5-15 minutes until fully warmed through. If heating from frozen, let it thaw first overnight in the refrigerator, or a for a few hours at room temperature, and then reheat.
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50 Best Spring Desserts
- Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings
- Diet: Vegetarian
Over 50 best spring desserts including all the carrot cake desserts, fun colorful Easter treats, delicious cakes and cookies, fruity desserts, and more! One of my favorite spring desserts is this Carrot Bundt Cake.
- 2 cups all-purpose white flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup walnuts, chopped
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cup olive oil
- 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 medium carrots (2 cups), finely grated
For the cream cheese glaze:
- 4 oz. cream cheese (½ package), at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350˚F. Coat a 10-cup bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, raisins and walnuts. Whisk together until evenly distributed and combined.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, olive oil, sugar, vanilla and carrots until smooth.
- Pour the wet mixture into dry flour mixture and fold together using a spatula until just combined and no dry ingredients are visible.
- Pour the batter into the prepared bundt cake pan and bake for 60-65 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.
- Let the carrot cake cool for 10-15 minutes in the bundt pan on a wire cooling rack, then turn it upside down onto the wire cooling rack to remove. Allow the cake to cool completely before frosting.
For the cream cheese glaze:
- In a medium mixing bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add sugar and milk (½ tablespoon at a time) and beat until smooth and desired consistency is reached. The icing should be thin enough to pour but thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. If the icing is too thin, add in a little more sugar. If it is too thick, add in a little more milk.
- Use a spoon to slowly drizzle the cream cheese glaze over the cooled bundt cake and sprinkle chopped walnuts on top.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cooling Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Cake
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
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We made yoour hot cross buns last year and loved them. Can't wait to make again for Easter this year.!