While some people look forward to breaking out their barbecue grills in the spring, others have their minds on dessert. If you fit into that category, you’re sure to love these sweet spring desserts. Oh, and don’t worry if you’re also looking forward to grilling. These desserts are also crowd-pleasers at barbecues, so you can’t go wrong.
1. Orange Upside Down Cake
If you’re in the mood for a refreshing dessert, this Orange Upside Down Cake delivers. The caramel and candied orange slices complement each other, so don’t be surprised if you go back for seconds. Oh, and if you want a little crunch with your cake, add some polenta on top.
2. Strawberry Shortcake With Thyme and Whipped Cream
There’s never a bad time for a strawberry shortcake, but it’s even tastier during the warm spring months. With that in mind, this recipe for Strawberry Shortcake with Thyme and Whipped Cream is ideal for the season. Each ingredient is divine, but the melted butter is the real standout. It enhances the flavor while keeping the cake as tender as possible.
3. Lemon Lemon Loaf
If you think a lemon loaf is tasty, wait to try this Lemon Lemon Loaf recipe. You can actually add a third “lemon” to the title since it includes lemon syrup, juice, and zest. Plus, you’ll use sour cream to balance the flavor profile.
4. Classic Carrot-Coconut Cake
Are you torn between making a carrot or a coconut cake? There’s no need to choose with this Classic Carrot-Coconut Cake recipe. The cinnamon and ginger are a fantastic combination, and the cream cheese frosting takes the cake to the next level.
5. Key Lime Meringue Cake
You also won’t have to compromise when making this Key Lime Meringue Cake. With two popular spring desserts rolled into one, your sweet tooth is sure to go crazy over the flavors.
The recipe calls for fresh Key limes, but don’t worry if you can’t find any available. Persian limes tend to be easier to find, and the taste profile is similar. The cake will have a little more tartness, but your taste buds won’t mind at all.
6. Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies
Do you love brownies but want something a little “springier?” These Raspberry Cream Cheese Brownies fit the bill. It has fresh and preserved raspberries and is so full of flavor you’ll never think of brownies the same way again.
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7. Philadelphia Classic Cheesecake
If you’ve been craving cheesecake this spring, you’ll want to try this Philadelphia Classic Cheesecake recipe. The creamy filling is out of this world, so you’re sure to gobble it right up. Keep the recipe handy, too, since you’ll find yourself wanting to make it again and again.
It’ll be the sweetest spring yet if you make these desserts. Each recipe allows you to embrace the season’s flavors in the tastiest way possible.
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