11 Sweet Desserts to Eat in Springtime

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Delicious spring-inspired desserts

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.

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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.

Tres Leches Cake

A beautifully decorated Tres Leches cake studded with shredded coconut.

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.

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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.

Vegan Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

A batch of ready-made vegan sugar cookies decorated with buttercream frosting and sprinkles.

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.

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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.

Grill-Roasted Strawberry Crostini Sundaes

A bowl of grill-roasted strawberry crostini sundae.

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.

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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.

Homemade Carrot Cake and Frosting

A slice of homemade carrot cake topped with frosting and chopped nuts.

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!

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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!

Homemade Lemonade Cupcakes

Lemon cupcakes topped with frosting, candies and fresh lemon zest.

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.

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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.

Floral Patterned Sugar Cookies

A plate of frosted sugar cookies decorated with edible flowers.

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!).

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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!).

One-Bowl Vanilla Cupcakes with Naturally-Colored Coconut Sprinkles

Vanilla cupcakes decorated with frosting and colorful 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.

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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.

Berry Crumb Bars

Squared crumb bars oozing with baked berry filling.

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.

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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.

Coconut-Pecan Carrot Cake With Cinnamon Glaze

A freshly made coconut-pecan carrot cake topped with coconut flakes and 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.

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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.

Blueberries and Cream Cookies

A stack of freshly made 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.

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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.

Tres Leches Cupcakes

Three frosted 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.

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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.

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