11 Sweet Desserts to Eat in Springtime

There are many great things to love about springtime, including longer days, warmer weather, and fresh fruits that are once again back in season. As we pack up the winter outerwear and prepare for sunnier days, celebrate spring with these light, fresh and fruity dessert ideas.

1. Tres Leches Cake

This Tres Leches cake is inspired by the classic Mexican sponge cake made with three types of milk: evaporated milk, condensed milk and heavy cream. Studded with coconut, this cake is the perfect impressive dessert to serve on Mother's Day, for a bridal or baby shower, or for your best friend's birthday.

This light and airy cake harmoniously brings together the flavors of fresh milk, cream and coconut.

2. Vegan Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

For an exquisite dessert, make a batch of these sugar cookies with buttercream frosting. Made with vegan butter and non-dairy milk, these light and fluffy cookies will satisfy any sweet tooth, vegan or otherwise.

These cookies are deliciously sweet and satisfying.

3. Grill-Roasted Strawberry Crostini Sundaes

Top your meal off with some grill-roasted strawberry crostini sundaes. The unique pairing of grilled crostinis, smoky strawberries and cool ice cream makes for a surprisingly refreshing treat. Your BBQ party just got bumped up a notch.

Keep the strawberries slices in a foil container on the grill to ensure the juices stay in.

4. Homemade Carrot Cake and Frosting

This rich and wholesome carrot cake is delightful in the springtime. It’s topped with a light and fluffy homemade frosting that complements this moist cake very well. Hello, Easter Sunday brunch!

The more you soften the cream cheese and butter, the fluffier the icing will be.

5. Homemade Lemonade Cupcakes

Warm weather is the perfect excuse for making these homemade lemonade cupcakes. Follow this recipe to yield spongy and airy cupcakes that are as refreshing as a tall glass of lemonade.

The lemon juice and fresh lemon zest are enough to bring out the fruit’s subtle and delicious flavors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. Floral Patterned Sugar Cookies

For an whimsical treat, prepare these floral patterned sugar cookies. With this recipe you can make these artisan delicacies right in your own kitchen (and impress all your guests!).

The sugar cookies are decorated with edible, sugared flowers.

7. One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes with Naturally-Colored Coconut Sprinkles

One bowl is all you need to whip up a batch of warm vanilla cupcakes. Naturally color your sprinkles while the cupcakes are baking so that they’re ready to use for decorating.

The colorful coconut sprinkles are what make these cupcakes stand out during the springtime.

 

8. Berry Crumb Bars

Now that fresh berries are becoming more in season, enjoy them in some homemade berry crumb bars. The luscious blueberries and raspberries create a stunning crumb bar that you’ll want to enjoy for breakfast and even after dinner.

Fresh blueberries and raspberries provide your crumb bars with vibrant colors, but frozen berries are also completely acceptable.

9. Coconut-Pecan Carrot Cake With Cinnamon Glaze

This coconut-pecan carrot cake features a cinnamon-infused glaze that rivals carrot cake’s traditional cream cheese frosting. With every bite, you get an immense amount of fresh carrot cake flavor complemented with a light and sweet glaze.

This is a delicious and unique version of classic carrot cake that is also dairy-free friendly.

 

10. Blueberries and Cream Cookies

It’s a not-so-secret fact that berries and cream make an amazing pair, and these blueberries and cream cookies are no exception. Take advantage of fresh berries this season by making a batch of these delightfully tart and moist cookies.

These cookies feature lemon zest, blueberries and heavy cream to create a heavenly cookie.

11. Tres Leches Cupcakes

This Tres Leches cupcakes recipe has taken the classic Tres Leches cake recipe and modified it for cupcakes that are perfect to bring to picnics or for when you're invited over to a friend's house for an al fresco lunch.

These cupcakes make great portion sizes for guests who are looking to try many different desserts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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