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11 Spring Dessert Recipes To Sweeten Up Your Day

Fresh fruit, pretty pastels, and all the sugar.

With all of the fun themes and colors of spring and so many delicious seasonal ingredients popping up in the grocery store, you might be feeling inspired to do some baking. Good thing there’s no shortage of tasty recipes for springtime desserts.

Sugar cookies are always a good sweet treat to have around the house, but you can give them a spring makeover with this recipe for the cookies and royal icing from A Classic Twist. The instructions are super simple and a decorating novice can replicate the look. A Classic Twist
Strawberry season starts in April, and you can put them to good use with this recipe for strawberries and cream miniature chiffon cake from Two Red Bowls. Use the step-by-step guide to recreate this cake and even make your own whipped cream frosting. Two Red Bowls
You have until June before navel oranges are out of season, so use up what you have to make this delicious creamsicle chiffon cake from A Cozy Kitchen. Everything is made from scratch, but the steps are easy and there aren’t any wild ingredients necessary. A Cozy Kitchen
Lemon season stretches from late winter to early summer, leaving springtime right in the middle, so it’s a good time to take advantage of the yummy ingredient. Try this recipe for vegan lemon bars with a shortbread crust from Jessica in the Kitchen. Jessica in the Kitchen
Instead of topping a cake with strawberries, cook them right into it. This recipe for strawberry cake from A Classic Twist is absolutely delightful and will leave you with a piece of fruit in every bite. Plus, you can top it with sugar and whipped cream. A Classic Twist
Hummingbird High creates the perfect blend of sweet and tart in her recipe for raspberry lemon lofthouse cookies. The sour cream sugar cookies have a hint of lemon in them, while the buttercream frosting is flavored with raspberries. It’s a delightful combination.Hummingbird High
Nothing says “spring” like blooming flowers. Turn your cake pops into little bouquets with this recipe and tutorial from Bakerella. To give the pops the look of flowers, she uses a toothpick to drizzle on the details (you may need a few practice rounds to get it right).Bakerella
Pink lemonade, anyone? How about in the form of a cake? This recipe for pink lemonade chiffon cake from Cookies and Cups is equal parts gorgeous and delicious, and it’s surprisingly easy to recreate the pink ombre frosting look you see here. Cookies and Cups
Cherry season starts in May, and if you’re a fan of the tart fruit, consider this recipe for cherry almond brownies from Love, Cake. They’re so rich and yummy and are made with cocoa powder, bittersweet chocolate, roasted almonds, and dried cherries. Love, Cake
Lemons and blueberries are another delightful pair, and A Cookie Named Desire brings them together in this cupcake recipe. The cake mix and the frosting both have a little of each ingredient in them to create a light, refreshing sweet treat. A Cookie Named Desire
Seasonal ingredient? Springtime pastel colors? Delicious? This recipe for strawberry macarons from DIY Candy checks all of the boxes necessary for a perfect spring dessert. They can be a little tricky to make, but that’s what troubleshooting guides are for. DIY Candy