101+ of the Best Desserts for Spring Celebrations

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Spring desserts feature the best flavors and colors and ingredients of the season. Perfect for celebrating Easter and Mother’s Day, but there is no need to limit yourself to making these sweet treats just for a single holiday because these flavors taste delicious any day of the year. Whether you are looking for recipes for cookies, cake, cupcakes, bars, parfaits, or something else, you’ll find it all, including gluten free options!

Best Easter Desserts for Spring

Do you know what is going to be on your Easter dessert table this year? Or how about Mother’s Day or those other baby or bridal showers you are planning? There are so many wonderful spring holidays and celebrations. And no celebration is complete without a yummy sweet treat. So what kind of spring desserts will you be making?

What are the best Easter desserts?

This depends on your celebration. If it’s a big family occasion with lots of activities, you might want Easter dessert recipes you can pick up with your hands and eat while you are having an Easter egg hunt, like cookies or candy. On a spring dessert buffet, mini desserts are great so you can have a sample of anything, like individual parfaits or trifles or fluff desserts, where you can scoop out a serving. And if it’s a sit-down meal, cakes and pies and cheesecakes are lovely.

And what do you put in those Easter desserts? Spring dessert recipes often feature seasonal ingredients like strawberries and carrots, or light fresh flavors like lemon or coconut. Maybe they incorporate Easter candy like Peeps, Robin Eggs, or Cadbury Creme Eggs. There are countless possibilities.

Gluten Free Spring Dessert Recipes

As you may or may not know, most of my recipes happen to be gluten free. However, in this collection, not all of them are as they come from other blogs. I have noted which ones here are gluten free with “(GF)”, but you can also find a bunch of gluten free spring desserts.

Spring Desserts for Easter and More

Lemon Desserts

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  1. Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake (GF)
  2. Lemon Meringue Pie Fudge
  3. Crustless Lemon Strawberry Slow Cooker Cheesecake (GF)
  4. Lemon Yogurt Bread
  5. Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting by Back for Seconds
  6. Lemon Meringue Cookie Cups by Mom On Timeout
  7. Puff Pastry Lemon Knots by the Bitter Side of Sweet
  8. Italian Sweet Creme Glazed Lemon Cookies by Mom’s Test Kitchen
  9. Lemon-Cherry Hot Cross Buns by Crumb Blog
  10. Meyer Lemon Rice Pudding (GF) by Taste Love & Nourish
  11. Lemon Supreme Dessert by Cooking on the Front Burner
  12. Meyer Lemon Vanilla Shortbread Cookies by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
  13. Limoncello Cupcakes by Cooking on the Front Burner
  14. Lemon Macarons by Saving Room for Dessert
  15. Starbucks Lemon Loaf Recipe by Our Life Tastes Good
  16. Meyer Lemon Sprinkle Cookies by Keep It Sweet Desserts
  17. Lemon Burst Toasted Coconut Ice Cream by Simply Southern Baking
  18. Lemon Bars by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
  19. Meyer Lemon Souffle (GF) by Little Ferraro Kitchen
  20. Lemon Poppyseed Baked Donuts by Blahnik Baker

Carrot Cake Recipes

Mini Gluten-Free Carrot Cake for Two is one of the Best Easter Dessert Recipes for Spring
  1. Gluten Free Carrot Cakes for Two (GF)
  2. Carrot Cake Cheesecake Parfait (GF option)
  3. Carrot Cake Cookie Cups with Cream Cheese Frosting by Chelsea’s Messy Apron
  4. Carrot Cake Cream Cheese Muffins (GF) by Texanerin
  5. Carrot Cake Roll by Crazy for Crust
  6. Carrot Cake Macarons by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
  7. To Die For Carrot Cake by Mom on Timeout
  8. Carrot Cake with Macarons by Pint Sized Baker
  9. Carrot Cake Cupcakes by House of Yumm
  10. Carrot Cake Truffles (GF) by Food Faith Fitness
  11. Carrot Cake Cheesecake by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
  12. Carrot Cake Cookies by Joanne-Eat Well With Others
  13. Flourless Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting (GF) by Diethood
  14. Carrot Cake Cheesecake Cake by Shugary Sweets
  15. Carrot Cake Fudge  (GF) by Wine and Glue

And if that isn’t enough, you might like 24 Creative Carrot Cake Recipes.

Strawberry Desserts

Strawberries and Cream Cake is one of the Best Easter Dessert Recipes for Spring
  1. Strawberries and Cream Cake or Gluten Free Strawberries and Cream Cake (GF)
  2. Funfetti White Chocolate Strawberries (GF)
  3. Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits (GF)
  4. Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Strawberries (GF)
  5. Strawberry Chocolate Chip Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Dip (GF)
  6. Strawberry Shortcake Trifle
  7. No-Bake Strawberry Tiramisu Cheesecake Cups (GF)
  8. No-Bake Strawberry Shortcake Dessert by Crazy for Crust
  9. Easy Strawberry Crisp by the Bitter Side of Sweet
  10. Strawberry Streusel Sour Cream Coffee Cake by An Edible Mosaic
  11. Strawberry Pretzel Bars by Back for Seconds
  12. Dark Chocolate Strawberry Shortcake by Snappy Gourmet
  13. Strawberry Cheesecake Napoleon by This Gal Cooks
  14. Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups by Life, Love, and Sugar
  15. Strawberry Rhubarb Dream Cake by Joanne-Eat Well With Others
  16. White Chocolate Strawberry Truffle Bark by Call Me PMC
  17. Strawberry Cream Pie by Life, Love, and Sugar

Want more strawberries in your spring desserts? You can always check out all of these Strawberry Desserts.

Coconut Desserts

Coconut Cupcakes are one of the best spring desserts
  1. Coconut Cupcakes
  2. Gluten Free Coconut Cake (GF)
  3. M&Ms Macaroons (GF)
  4. Almond Joy Puppy Chow (GF)
  5. Almond Joy Cookies (GF)
  6. Coconut Dark Chocolate Chunk Cookies (GF)
  7. Flourless Almond Joy Cookie Dough Ball (GF)
  8. No-Bake Coconut Cookies (GF)
  9. Pineapple Coconut Fool (GF)
  10. Coconut Salted Caramel Chocolate Cupcakes (GF)
  11. Easter Cookie Cups with Coconut Buttercream by Diethood
  12. Coconut Fudge Pie from Inside Bru Crew Life
  13. Coconut Easter Cake by Ask Chef Dennis
  14. Chocolate Coconut Sheet Cake by I Heart Eating
  15. Dark Chocolate Coconut Pudding (GF) by Blahnik Baker

Dessert Recipes Made with Easter Candy

Reese's Poke Cake is one of the best Easter desserts
  1. Reese’s Poke Cake (GF Option)
  2. Double Chocolate Snickers Fudge (GF)
  3. Flourless Milky Way Caramel Chocolate Cake Roll (GF)
  4. S’Mores Chocolate Pudding Pie (GF)
  5. Monster Cookie Bars (GF)
  6. Peeps Shortbread Bunnies by Bake Love Give
  7. Peeps Sunflower Cake by Noble Pig
  8. Party Peeps Eclair Cake Cups by Inside BruCrew Life
  9. Chocolate Covered Marshmallow Bunnies (GF) by Inside BruCrew Life
  10. Peep S’mores by Cupcake Diaries
  11. Malt Ball Cookie Dough Bars by Shugary Sweets
  12. Cadbury Ganache Cookie Cups by Beyond Frosting
  13. Easter Egg Net Macaroons by Yummy Healthy Easy
  14. Springtime Fruity Rice Krispie Treats by Boulder Locavore
  15. M&M Easter Cookies by This Gal Cooks
  16. Mini Cadbury Egg Blondies by Like Mother Like Daughter
  17. Reese’s Pieces Pastel Egg Cookies by Cupcakes Diaries
  18. Robin Egg Magic Bars by Wine and Glue
  19. Chewy Malt Ball Cookies by Shugary Sweets
  20. Robin Egg No-Bake Cheesecake by Barbara Bakes
  21. Cadbury Stuffed Brookies by Beyond Frosting
  22. Malt Ball Mini Cheesecakes with Chocolate Ganache by Shugary Sweets
  23. Easter Egg Hunt Sugar Cookie Bars by Julies Eats and Treats

Hit up sales the day after Easter and you can make even more leftover candy recipes.

More Spring Dessert Recipes

Orange Creamsicle Jello Mold Spring Dessert
  1. Orange Creamsicle Jello Mold (GF)
  2. Key Lime Pie Puppy Chow (GF option)
  3. Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes (GF)
  4. Worms and Dirt Spring Sugar Cookie Cups
  5. No-Churn Cake Batter Ice Cream (GF)
  6. Rainbow Sherbet Floats (GF)
  7. Mini Pineapple Upside Down Cakes for Two (GF)
  8. Syrnyk Ukrainian Sweet Cheese (GF)
  9. Blueberry Maple Mini Cheesecake Parfaits (GF)
  10. No-Bake Mini Creamsicle Cheesecake Parfaits (GF)
  11. Greek Yogurt Cheesecake Fruit Dip (GF)
  12. Spring Circus Animal Cookies by Bake Love Give
  13. Springtime Cupcakes by Kailley’s Kitchen
  14. All Natural Ombre Cake (No Food Dye) by 52 Kitchen Adventures
  15. Mini Pavlova Nest (GF) by Hungry Food Love
  16. Hot Cross Buns by Natasha’s Kitchen
  17. Easy Bird’s Nest Cupcakes by Chelsea’s Messy Kitchen
  18. Easter Cathedral Candy (GF) by Mom On Timeout
  19. Rice Crispy Treat Bark by Kailley’s Kitchen
  20. Easter Chocolate Oat Squares by Food Faith Fitness
  21. Easy Key Lime Cake with Key Lime Cream Cheese Frosting by Call Me PMC
  22. Spring Krispie Cake by Delightful E Made
  23. Spring Confetti Bars by Chelsea’s Messy Kitchen
  24. Cherry Fluff  (GF) by Mom On Timeout
Collage that features some of the 100+ Best Spring and Easter Desserts
15 Comments
  1. Jessica @ instphil

    Love this dessert so much, I am so excited to try these recipes. I have wrote down a bunch and bookmarked your page. Thank for sharing!

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