Easy Spring Dessert Recipes

Celebrate the season with classic and creative spring dessert recipes, including carrot cake, banana pudding, no-bake cheesecake and more sweet favorites.

Pineapple Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: It’s incredibly moist, perfectly spiced and topped with a sweet, yet tangy cream cheese frosting.

Easy Lemon Cheesecake Bars: This foolproof cheesecake recipe can be made a day in advance and stars a tangy cheesecake filling atop a buttery graham cracker crust.

Easy Coconut Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle: The softest, chewiest coconut macaroons that are slightly crisped on the edges.

Carrot Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: Moist carrot cupcakes topped with tangy cream cheese frosting and candy melt “carrots.”

Banana Pudding with Salted Caramel Sauce: strikes the perfect balance of sweet and salty flavors. I’ve been making this recipe for over a decade and it’s always a hit!

Strawberry Nutella Hand Pies: Sour cream pie dough pockets stuffed with juicy strawberries and creamy Nutella.

Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing: Just imagine your favorite slice of carrot cake but in the form of a soft and chewy cookie complete with the best cream cheese icing. These cookies will be on your table in a fraction of the time it takes to whip up a cake!

The Best Banana Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: My mom Noni’s banana cake is legendary, and for good reason: Her secret trick ensures the cake layers are extra moist and perfect for stacking and slathering with pillowy cream cheese frosting!

Chocolate Mousse with Strawberry “Carrots”: Creamy chocolate mousse, crunchy chocolate cookie “dirt,” and juicy strawberry “carrots” are joining forces in my latest and most favorite way to satisfy my sweet tooth and add a decorative touch to the dessert table.

Coconut Macaroons with Pineapple Jam: Easy, 3-ingredient coconut macaroons topped with a dollop of sweet and tangy homemade pineapple jam.

Mango Tart with Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream: This recipe has been a family fave for more than a decade. It stars a buttery shortbread crust, silky-smooth vanilla pastry cream and row after row of sliced fresh mango. It’s juicy, fresh and easy to make ahead of time!

Easy Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream: My version stars a one-bowl biscuit recipe that yields buttery, flaky shortcakes perfect for halving and stuffing with freshly sliced strawberries, and of course, homemade whipped cream.

Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting: Moist banana cake plus thick, luscious swirls of tangy cream cheese frosting is a match made in dessert heaven.

Glazed Lemon Pound Cake: Unlike traditional pound cake, I’ve added sour cream and cream cheese to this batter, and the end result is an intensely moist and seriously dense cake with a tender crumb.

The Best Key Lime Pie: It stars a graham cracker crust (that will not crumble!) and a tangy, citrusy filling made with just 3 ingredients, including Greek yogurt.

Strawberry Rhubarb Turnovers: They take minutes to make and star the best DIY filling tucked inside buttery puff pastry pockets.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake: This tried-and-tested recipe features a densely rich and moist pound cake that bakes up in a loaf pan for perfect slicing. I’ve opted for a pinch of fresh orange zest and a splash of vanilla extract to enhance the flavor, but you could do any combination of citrus and extracts.

Blueberry Pound Cake with Lemon Glaze: A dense and moist cake loaded with juicy blueberries and fresh lemon juice.

Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Cups: These individual sweets star a layer of crushed pretzels topped with the most amazing no-bake cheesecake filling, diced strawberries and whipped cream. Sweet, salty, creamy, crunchy perfection all in one bite!

Galette with Puff Pastry: No time for homemade pie dough? No problem! A simple store-bought shortcut is all you need to whip up a buttery, flaky galette with puff pastry and the jammy fruit filling of your choice!

Glazed Pineapple Coconut Bread: It’s dense in consistency and incredibly moist in texture. Finish it off with a pineapple glaze and a shower of toasted coconut for the ultimate breakfast-slash-dessert.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake: This bundt cake stars ripe mashed bananas, mini chocolate chips and a moist cake batter that’s baked to golden brown perfection.

No-Bake Cheesecake Cookie Pops: Vanilla sandwich cookies are blended with cream cheese and plenty of fresh lemon juice and lemon zest before being dunked in creamy white chocolate. Customize the cookie pops with a final shower of sprinkles and your ultimate spring dessert is served!

Carrot Sheet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting: This carrot cake has it all: a moist cake flavored with warming spices and crushed pineapple, a velvety cream cheese frosting, cookie “dirt” and candy melt “carrots.”

White Chocolate Cheesecake Cookies: They pair the pillowy lightness and tanginess of cheesecake with the chewy bite of a classic chocolate chip cookie.

Strawberry Cheesecake Chimichangas: Homemade strawberry cheesecake filling tucked inside a buttery, fried tortilla that’s given the churro treatment in cinnamon-sugar.

Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Turtles: A creamy cheesecake filling gets covered in chocolate, topped with flakey salt and paired with nutty pecans in this easy homemade candy.

Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza: A soft, chewy, just-sweet-enough sugar cookie base, tangy cream cheese frosting and alllll the fruit.

No-Churn Strawberry Ice Cream: There’s no fancy machine needed for this extra-creamy ice cream that can be flavored with whatever fruit is in season, from peaches and raspberries to mangos and bananas.

Peach Sangria Popsicles: Made with just six simple ingredients, these boozy popsicles are the perfect template for you to sub in whatever fruit suits your fancy (peaches, strawberries, pineapple, etc.).

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  1. The carrots are pretty nifty. Looks like something the ladies at my church would make.