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This collection of spring desserts includes cakes, cookies, pies, cheesecakes, and more—all the bright and light flavors of spring!

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A collage of spring dessert recipes.


Love Lighter and Brighter Desserts!

When I think “spring desserts” my mind almost immediately goes to fresh fruit!

Berry and citrus flavors are especially appealing when the days start to warm up. I’ve gathered plenty of tasty sweets for you to choose from.

What’s not to love?!

  • Flavor. All spring treats are packed with delicious flavor.
  • Easy. These recipes are all simple to whip up and perfect for sharing with friends and family – a small group or a crowd.
  • Make it spring. Many desserts are customizable, so feel free to change up the ingredients and incorporate your favorite flavors of the spring season!
Lemon bars dusted with powdered sugar on a white gold rimmed plate.

Flavors of Spring

Certain flavors just scream spring! These flavors are often used in some of our favorite recipes.

  • Lemon. Some of my favorite desserts for spring are bright and lemony like Lemon Blossoms, Lemon Meringue Pie, or Lemon Cheesecake.
  • Fresh strawberries are another signature flavor of spring. The pretty red and sweet taste of the berry pairs well with all types of desserts. A favorite of mine is Strawberry Shortcake with Vanilla Ice Cream.
  • Springtime produce, specifically fruits, can be made into all sorts of desserts. Our favorites include pies and tarts, cakes, or Cheesecake topped with fresh berries and sweet syrups.
Angel Food Cake dusted with powdered sugar and topped with fresh berries on a white plate.

Making Festive Springtime Desserts

Turn any dessert into a celebration of spring with these tips.

  • Flowers. Frosting flowers, edible flowers, or even regular flowers can be removed before serving.
  • Baby animals. Particularly bunnies, chicks, and lambs.
  • Incorporate favorite holidays like Easter and Mother’s Day, or bring the rainbow of color for St. Patrick’s Day!
  • Spring colors. Mix Vanilla Buttercream Frosting in any pastel color, or use this pretty pink Berry Buttercream Frosting, and add it to the top of your favorite chocolate brownie or cupcake. Pastel-colored sprinkles and pastel M&M’s also add a spring look.

Best Spring Desserts

Whether they use bright flavors or colors, these desserts are perfect for spring!

1 Fruit Pizza Recipe

Dessert Fruit Pizza Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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5 from 22 votes
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2 Coconut Cake recipe

Dessert Coconut Cake recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes
5 from 19 votes
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3 Lemon Lasagna Recipe

Dessert Lemon Lasagna Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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4.96 from 144 votes
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4 Fruit Tart Recipe

Dessert Fruit Tart Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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5 from 23 votes
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5 Lemon Bundt Cake recipe

Dessert Lemon Bundt Cake recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 10 votes
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6 Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 80 votes
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7 Angel Food Cake Recipe

Dessert Angel Food Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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5 from 13 votes
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8 Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe

Dessert Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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4.94 from 89 votes
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9 Coconut Cream Pie Recipe

Dessert Coconut Cream Pie Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes

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4.91 from 33 votes
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10 Carrot Cake Recipe

Dessert Carrot Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 20 votes
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Spring Cakes & Cheesecakes

These cakes are sure to please, bursting with a variety of spring fruits and fresh flavors!

11 Chiffon Cake Recipe

Dessert Chiffon Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

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5 from 10 votes
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12 Lime Cake Recipe

Dessert Lime Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.98 from 36 votes
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13 Lemon Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Lemon Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.86 from 56 votes
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14 Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 62 votes
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15 Neiman Marcus Cake Recipe

Dessert Neiman Marcus Cake Recipe
Total Time: 42 minutes
4.96 from 24 votes
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16 Strawberry Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Cake Recipe
Total Time: 55 minutes

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4.92 from 25 votes
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17 Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Dessert Easy Tres Leches Cake Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
5 from 20 votes
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18 No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

This no bake strawberry cheesecake is the perfect recipe for summer. So creamy, so easy & topped with fresh berries. Everyone goes crazy over this easy cheesecake recipe!
Dessert No Bake Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 25 minutes
5 from 27 votes
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19 Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 14 votes
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20 Lemon Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Lemon Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 36 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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21 Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe

Dessert Carrot Cake Cupcake Recipe
Total Time: 35 minutes

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4.97 from 64 votes
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22 Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe

Dessert Blueberry Dump Cake Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

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5 from 14 votes
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23 Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 62 votes
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24 Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Sheet Cake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.97 from 102 votes
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25 Churro Cheesecake Bars

Dessert Churro Cheesecake Bars
Total Time: 35 minutes

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5 from 230 votes
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26 Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

Dessert Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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5 from 13 votes
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27 Coconut Poke Cake Recipe

Dessert Coconut Poke Cake Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours
5 from 9 votes
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28 Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe

Dessert Cheesecake Cupcakes Recipe
Total Time: 40 minutes

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4.96 from 47 votes
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Spring Cookies

Set the fork and knife down and grab one of our delicious and festive spring cookies!

29 Strawberry Cookie Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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4.96 from 50 votes
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30 Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe

Dessert Lemon Sugar Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes

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4.99 from 147 votes
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31 Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

Dessert Lemon Cake Mix Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 47 minutes

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4.96 from 69 votes
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32 Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe

Dessert Carrot Cake Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 2 hours 22 minutes

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4.77 from 21 votes
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33 Coconut Cookies Recipe

Dessert Coconut Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes

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5 from 335 votes
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34 Sugar Cookie Blossoms Recipe

Dessert Sugar Cookie Blossoms Recipe
Total Time: 17 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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35 Fruit Pizza Cookie Recipe

Dessert Fruit Pizza Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 18 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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36 Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Dessert Coconut Macaroons Recipe
Total Time: 23 minutes
5 from 3 votes
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37 Lemon Crinkle Cookie Recipe

Dessert Lemon Crinkle Cookie Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 27 minutes
5 from 13 votes
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38 Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Dessert Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe
Total Time: 30 minutes
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More Spring Dessert Ideas

You’ll find beautiful and delicious dessert recipes perfect for a special occasion as well as fun sweet treats just for the kids.

39 Pretzel Salad Recipe

Dessert Pretzel Salad Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

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5 from 21 votes
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40 Lemon Bar Recipe

Dessert Lemon Bar Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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4.99 from 134 votes
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41 Cherry Bars Recipe

Dessert Cherry Bars Recipe
Total Time: 43 minutes

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4.98 from 44 votes
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42 Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Dessert Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
Total Time: 45 minutes

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5 from 2 votes
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43 Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Shortcake Bars Recipe
Total Time: 3 hours 25 minutes

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4.97 from 66 votes
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44 Dessert Parfait Recipe

Dessert Dessert Parfait Recipe
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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45 Lemon Blossoms Recipe

Dessert Lemon Blossoms Recipe
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.91 from 21 votes
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46 Key Lime Pie Bars Recipe

Dessert Key Lime Pie Bars Recipe
Total Time: 4 hours 40 minutes
5 from 46 votes
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47 Lemon Bars with Cake Mix Recipe

Dessert Lemon Bars with Cake Mix Recipe
Total Time: 47 minutes

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5 from 93 votes
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48 Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Icebox Cake Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 16 votes
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49 Strawberry Pie Recipe

Dessert Strawberry Pie Recipe
Total Time: 50 minutes

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4.82 from 11 votes
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50 Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe

Dessert Lemon Icebox Pie Recipe
Total Time: 6 hours 50 minutes

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5 from 23 votes
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51 Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe

Dessert, Snack Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries Recipe
Total Time: 10 minutes

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5 from 22 votes
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The Perfect Marriage

What do you get when you combine a sugar cookie pizza, cream cheese frosting and fruit? You get the best dessert of all time, Fruit Pizza!

This dessert pizza will forever be on repeat in our house with it’s cookie crust and layers of yummy fruit. Trust us, you’ll be reaching for more than one slice!

Here is the recipe:

5 from 1 vote

50+ Spring Desserts

By: Lil’ Luna
This collection of spring desserts includes cakes, cookies, pies, cheesecakes, and more—all the bright and light flavors of spring!
Servings: 8 slices
Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 30 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 egg
  • cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt

Toppings

  • bananas, strawberries, kiwis, blackberries, pineapples, blueberries

Frosting

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice or vanilla extract

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream together the sugar, butter, and egg with a handheld mixer in a medium-sized mixing bowl.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.
  • Combing the dry ingredients with the creamed mixture and mix until well combined.
  • Coat your hands in flour and spread the dough out onto a lightly greased pizza pan to about ¼ inch thickness. Make sure to leave 1-2 inches of clearance around the edge of the pan for the dough to expand.
  • Bake the crust for 10 minutes, then allow to cool.
  • To make the frosting, cream together the cream cheese, sugar, and pineapple juice with a handheld mixer. Once the desired consistency is reached, spread the mixture over the cooled crust.
  • Add the various fruits in your preferred pattern, making sure to wait right before serving to ensure the freshness of the fruit. To keep bananas from browning, dip them in pineapple juice.
  • Keep the prepared pizza in the fridge for up to 3 hours until ready to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 362kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Trans Fat: 0.5g, Cholesterol: 51mg, Sodium: 116mg, Potassium: 122mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 386IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Hard to Pick a Favorite!

We sure love ALL of the scrumptious spring desserts listed above – it’s so hard to pick a favorite. You’re sure to find the perfect treat to make your Easter celebration or any other springtime get-together even sweeter!

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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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