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The best part about springtime is the fact that the days are longer, and the nights are shorter, giving you the opportunity to enjoy more daylight before you must go inside. With the birds chirping and winter behind, start cooking things up in the kitchen because springtime is officially here!

Here are some desserts that you are sure to love:

  1. Easter Nest Torte
  2. Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake
  3. Carrot Cake Cupcakes
  4. Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
  5. Pink Velvet Cupcakes
  6. Peter Rabbit Cake
  7. Strawberry Rosemary Yogurt Pops
  8. Easter Egg Cookies
  9. Sweet Tea Bundt Cake
  10. Strawberries and Cream Sheet Cake

Easter Nest Tort

This cake would be an interesting choice for those interested in entertaining guests. Its creative basket weave design will make it the talk of the neighborhood.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • (2) large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup of baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Items to make filling:

  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 7 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 20 to 30 small candy Easter eggs
  • 1/4 cup of sugar

Get detailed instructions for the recipe here.

Raspberry Moscow Mule Cake

This Bundt cake is highly recommended for its tasty and unique flavor. The baking time for this recipe is about 70 mins. However, I’m sure you will be delighted to know that the prep time is much shorter. This recipe will be an excellent choice to make if you plan to serve a lot of people because it makes 16 servings.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • Sugar (2-3/4 cups)
  • Large eggs at room temperature (5)
  • Cups of softened, unsalted butter (1-1/2 cups)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Cake flour (3 cups)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Alcoholic raspberry ginger beer or nonalcoholic plain ginger beer (1 cup)
  • Fresh raspberries (2 cups)

Items need to make syrup:

  • Alcoholic raspberry ginger beer or nonalcoholic plain ginger beer (1/2 cup)
  • Sugar (1/2 cup)
  • Lime juice (1/4 cup)

Items needed to make glaze:

  • Sugar (1-1/2)
  • Lime juice (2 to 3 tbsp)

Get detailed instructions here.

Carrot Cake Cupcake

So, if you’re looking for a simple yet appetizing dessert to serve at the table after dinner consider these cupcakes. The recipe only calls for 30 minutes of prep time and at the end of it all you will have next to two dozen cupcakes at your disposal!

Here are the ingredients you need:

  • Large eggs (3)
  • Container of sour cream (8 oz.)
  • Can of vegetable cooking spray
  • Paper baking cups (24)
  • Finely grated carrots (1 cup)
  • Completely drained (8 oz.) can crushed pineapple in 100% natural juice
  • Finely chopped pecans (1/2 cup)
  • Ground cinnamon (1 tsp)
  • Ground ginger (1/2 tsp)
  • Vegetable Oil (1/4 cup)
  • Vanilla extract (1/2 tsp)
  • White cake mx (1 package)

Get full recipe here.

Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Poundcake

So far, the recipes have contained an extensive list of ingredients, but the good news is this poundcake doesn’t require much at all. The downside of this recipe is that it only serves 12. Nevertheless, it would still be a good choice for smaller gatherings. Bake this melt-in-your-mouth cake and leave a lasting impression on everyone in the room!

Here are the ingredients that you need:

  • Large eggs (6)
  • Softened cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • Softened butter (1/1/2 cups)
  • Sugar (3 cups)
  • Vanilla extract (1/2 tsp)
  • Strawberry glaze (2/3 cups)
  • Almond extract (1/2 tsp)
  • All-purpose flour (3 cups)

Find the full recipe here.

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

You may be very familiar with red velvet cupcakes as they are very popular among many people, but have you ever had the desire to switch things up? These cupcakes are the perfect choice if you are a person who has a special kind of love for pink. They are a great choice for feminine settings such as book clubs or PTA meetings.

Here are the ingredients that you need:

  • Softened Butter (1 cup)
  • Sugar (1-1/4 cup)
  • Pink paste food coloring (1/8 tsp)
  • Large eggs at room temperature (3)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • All-purpose flour (2-1/2 cups)
  • Baking powder (1-1/2 tsp)
  • Baking soda (1/4 tsp)
  • Salt (1/4 tsp)
  • Buttermilk (1 cup)

White Chocolate ganache:

  • White baking chips (2 cups)
  • Heavy whipping cream (1/2 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (1 tbsp)
  • Pink coarse sugar and sugar pearls

Get the full recipe here.

Peter Rabbit Cake

Whether you are having an Easter themed party or just a fun day around the house with the kids this cake is a good choice to make your home more festive.

Here is what you need to get started:

  • Regular size white cake mix (1 package)
  • Vanilla frosting (1 can, 16 oz.)
  • Sweetened shredded coconut, divided (1-3/4 cups)
  • Red food coloring (2 drops)
  • Green food coloring (2 drops)
  • Assorted jellybeans
  • Black licorice, cut lengthwise into 1/8-inch strips (1 stick)

Get the full recipe here.

Strawberry Rosemary Yogurt Pops

With a prep time of only 20 mins, here is a frozen favorite that will become popular among all your house guests, especially the kids. The yogurt pops only serve 6 people. Therefore, don’t hesitate to double the recipe. These scrumptious yogurt pops are good for those hot days ahead!

Here are the ingredients that you will need:

  • Fresh chopped strawberries (1 cup)
  • Balsamic vinegar (2 tbsp)
  • Strawberry preserves (2 tbsp)
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs (2)
  • Vanilla yogurt (1-1/2 cups)
  • 6 freezer pop molds or paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop or lollipop sticks

Get the full recipe here.

Easter Egg Cookies

If you are looking for more family friendly ways to have fun get to cooking with these egg-shaped cookies. You may not be a fan of boiled eggs, but you are sure to love these!

Here are some ingredients you will need:

  • Room temperature unsalted butter (1 cup or 2 sticks)
  • Granulated sugar (1 cup)
  • All-purpose flour (3 cups)
  • Baking powder (1 1/2 tsp)
  • Kosher salt (1/2 tsp)
  • Egg (1)
  • Milk (2 tsp)
  • Vanilla extract (1/2 tsp)
  • Almond extract (1/2 tsp)

Get the full recipe here.

Sweet Tea Bundt Cake

With this cake, you get the best of both worlds. You love tea and you love cake. What more could you ask for?!

Here are the ingredients:

  • Milk (3/4 cup, add more if needed)
  • Family-size iced tea bags (2)
  • All-purpose flour (3 cups)
  • Baking powder (2 1/4 tsp)
  • Kosher salt (1 1/2 tsp)
  • Unsalted butter (1 1/2 cups or 3 sticks)
  • Sugar (1 1/2 cups)
  • Eggs (6)
  • Vanilla extract (2 tsp)
  • Vegetable oil (2 tbsp)

Sweet Tea Syrup

  • 1/2 cup Water (1/2 cup)
  • Family-size iced tea bags (2)
  • Sugar (1/2 cups)
  • Salt (1/8 tsp)

Get the recipe.

Strawberries and Cream Sheet Cake

Here is yet another strawberry delight. Satisfy your palate with this lovely sheet cake.

These are the ingredients:

  • Softened Butter (1 cup)
  • Sugar (2 cups)
  • Large eggs (2)
  • Fresh lemon juice (2 tsp)
  • Vanilla extract (1 tsp)
  • Cake flour (2 1/2 cups)
  • Strawberry-flavored gelatin (2 tbsp)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking soda (1/2 tsp)
  • Salt (1/4 tsp)
  • Buttermilk (1 cup)
  • Chopped fresh strawberries (2/3 cup)
  • Shortening
  • Parchment paper
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • Strawberry Frosting
  • Garnish: fresh strawberries

Get the recipe here.

Sources:Tasteofhome, SouthernLiving