11 Sweet Desserts to Eat in Springtime

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Delicious spring-inspired desserts
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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.

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

A bowl of grill-roasted strawberry crostini sundae.
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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.

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

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

A plate of frosted sugar cookies decorated with edible flowers.
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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!).

Vanilla cupcakes decorated with frosting and colorful coconut sprinkles.
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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.

Squared crumb bars oozing with baked berry filling.
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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.

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

A stack of freshly made blueberries and cream cookies.
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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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