Now that spring has finally come, we’re feeling seasonal in all sense of the word! We’re planting flowers, making spring crafts, and looking up spring cocktails to enjoy with our friends once patio season is in full swing. Until things warm up quite that much, we’ve been really into the idea of making delicious springtime desserts that give us all the floral and fruity flavours we’ve been missing all winter long! That’s why we’ve always got an eye out for new dessert recipes we haven’t tried yet.
Just in case you love the idea of collecting and making springtime dessert recipes just as much as we do, if not more, here are 15 of the very best treats we’ve come across so far this year!
1. Naked cake with lemon buttercream and spring sugar berries
If you’ve never tried a “naked cake” then we’re sorry to tell you that you’ve been missing out! They’ve got a bit of icing in between their layers but they skip the outer icing, which makes them perfect for those who often find that cakes have too much frosting. This particular recipe from Ashlee Marie is a perfect springtime recipe because it’s made with lemon buttercream and topped with sugared spring berries.
2. Strawberry rhubarb cake
Where we come from, one of the first things to come into season the moment spring starts is rhubarb! Now, of course, rhubarb on its own is often quite sour but once you’ve prepared it properly, it’s incredibly sweet and goes very well indeed with strawberries. That’s why we were such big fans of this delicious strawberry rhubarb cake recipe from Sugar Hero!
3. Individual lemon meringue pies
Did we actually really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of making things that are flavoured with fresh lemon because that’s such a springtime flavour in itself but you’re a really big lemon fan and you want more than what the buttercream in a cake has to offer? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Mama’s Gotta Bake made these scrumptious individual lemon meringue pies in just a few simple steps!
4. Berry pie with lemon mascarpone
Just in case you’re a huge fan of the idea we’ve already brought up of tasting lemon and springtime berries in one place but you’re looking to try your hand at making something besides cake, here’s a fantastic alternative for your consideration! Nerds with Knives guides you through the process of making a large berry pie with creamy lemon mascarpone.
5. Fresh strawberry cheesecake bars
As you can probably tell by now, strawberries also come into season where we live practically the moment spring starts and we absolutely adore them. That’s why we’re such huge fans of strawberry flavoured desserts! These deliciously fruity fresh strawberry cheesecake bars featured on Cozy Country Living are the perfect example of what we mean.
6. Fruit fresh spring rolls
If you love Vietnamese food and the trend of making dessert versions of regular meals even half as much as we do, we have a feeling you’ll also be rather intrigued indeed by these fantastic fruit filled fresh rolls that resemble the kind you’d normally see filled with lettuce, carrot, vermicelli, and shrimp! Instead, Bigger, Bolder Baking shows you how to fill your rice paper with strawberries, mango, and mint leaves.
7. Strawberry rhubarb crisp
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about how fantastic strawberries and rhubarb taste together but you’re still thinking you’d like to try your hand at something other than a cake? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Chocolate With Grace made this fantastic strawberry rhubarb crisp that has the perfect amount of filling versus crumble.
8. Rhubarb tart
We’re continuing the rhubarb theme into more types of desserts because it really is our favourite spring flavour and we just can’t get enough! Not only is this delicious rhubarb tart so flavourful that it’ll make your mouth water, but it’s also outlined awesomely on Baking a Moment so that you can try your hand at the criss-crossed topping pattern just like they created here. It’s worth it!
9. Classic custard rhubarb pie
Now, don’t get us wrong, we like all kinds of pies. In particular, though, we’ve always been the biggest fans of custard pies! There’s just something so particularly sweet and scrumptious about them. We’re sure it’ll come as nor surprise to you, then, that we were absolutely thrilled to come across this recipe from Chocolate With Grace that combines our love for custard pies with our love for spring rhubarb.
10. Fresh apricot cake
Maybe a delicious spring cake is actually precisely what you’d like to make right now but you’ve been scrolling through your options looking for something slightly more uniquely flavoured because you’ve already done a lot of baking with berries? In that case, we’d like to direct your attention to the way From The Grapevine made their cake with another awesome springtime fruit that doesn’t get quite enough praise for its great taste: apricot!
11. Double layer apricot cream cake
Just in case you adore the idea of making an apricot cake but you are the kind of person who loves your cakes more and more when they have more and more frosting on them, here’s a much creamier recipe for you to try. An Italian in My Kitchen shows you how to make a double layer apricot cream cake that’s practically a springtime dream.
12. Fresh apricot coffee cake
Are you absolutely a cake lover and a huge fan of apricots but you find that your favourite cakes are always the kind that are a little less sweet and might go better with a warm beverage as a snack in the afternoon, rather than just being a dessert? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this yummy apricot coffee cake outlined step by step on Freeing My Martha.
13. Pavlova with lemon curd and berries
If you’re going to make a sweet springtime treat, would you rather make something that, though still creamy, is a little lighter than the average cake or pie? Well, if you like a bit of crunch to your desserts too, then we think you simply must check out the way Chowhound made this stunning and delicious pavlova with creamy lemon curd, raspberries, and blueberries!
14. Strawberry shortcake dip
Like us, are you obsessed with the current food trend of making one kind of delicious sweet treat that tastes just like another? Well, if you’re also a strawberry lover then you’re going to simply adore the way Just a Little Bit of Bacon made this mouthwatering dessert dip that tastes just like strawberry shortcake! Serve it with thinly sliced pieces of sweet sponge cake.
15. No-bake strawberry ice box cake
Just in case you’re still into the idea of a strawberry cake but it’s already warm where you are so you’d prefer not to turn on the oven, here’s a cold sweet treat that will help you cool down while you enjoy each delicious bite! The Slow Roasted Italian guides you step by step through the process of making a no-bake ice box strawberry shortcake.
Do you have another favourite fruit based dessert that you love making in the spring and that your family adores but that you don’t see here on our list? Tell us all about it or leave us the recipe in the comments section so we can give it a try as well!