Spring Desserts for Entertaining

Find great dessert recipes from Food Network for springtime entertaining.

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Ina's Lemon Yogurt Cake

The Barefoot Contessa's easy loaf cake will usher in springtime brightness with the vibrant flavor of lemon.

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Rhubarb Crisp

Take advantage of fresh rhubarb by baking this simple dessert for your next get-together.

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Banana Walnut Bread

Add a little sweetness to your breadbasket; this comforting crowd-pleaser is perfect for any occasion.

Get the Recipe: Banana Walnut Bread

Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes

With maple and bacon pieces in both the pudding-enhanced batter and cream-cheese frosting, these cupcakes make not only great conversation starters, they pack some serious flavor.

Get the Recipe: Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes

Jam Shortbread

You'll only need five ingredients and 20 minutes' prep time for this easy shortbread.

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Dulce de Leche Crepe Cake

Homemade crepes are layered with dulce de leche filling for a gooey, decadent dessert.

Get the Recipe: Dulce de Leche Crepe Cake

Orange-Glazed Blueberry Scones

Fold fresh blueberries into buttery batter for a flaky brunch treat. Once they're cool, Tyler finishes each scone with a sweet-tart orange glaze.

Get the Recipe: Orange Glazed Blueberry Scones

Almond Tuiles

Mold these crisp, buttery cookies into cylinders while still warm, then serve alongside sorbet or ice cream for a sophisticated take on the sundae.

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Strawberry Lemonade Bars

In these pretty pink bars, the tartness of lemon is accentuated by freeze-dried strawberries, adding a dose of springtime flavor and a rosy hue.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Lemonade Bars

Mini Bacon Cheesecakes

What could make individual cheesecake bites more delicious? How about mixing bacon drippings into the cookie crust.

Get the Recipe: Mini Bacon Cheesecakes

Carrot Cake Jelly Roll

Each slice of this spiced, jelly roll-inspired cake comes with a creamy spiral of cream cheese frosting. Topped with cute frosting carrots, it's an extra-special dessert for Easter or any springtime celebration.

Get the Recipe: Carrot Cake Jelly Roll

Spring Pastel Eclairs

Dress eclairs for a party with bright, colorful glazes that are tinted naturally with a variety of fruit juices.

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Nonna's Lemon Ricotta Biscuits

Giada's ricotta muffins are sprinkled with sugar and slivered almonds for a cute, fancy treat.

Get the Recipe: Nonna's Lemon Ricotta Biscuits

The Most-Lemony Lemon Bar of All Time

This bar is lemon city! We put lemon zest in the crust, upped the pucker in the filling and put lemon candy on top. It's the bar for the ultimate lemon lover.

Get the Recipe: The Most-Lemony Lemon Bar of All Time

Fresh Lemon Mousse

Ina’s lemon mousse is rich yet fluffy, served in a souffle dish for presentation.

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Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bake a batch of treats that get a double dose of chocolate from cocoa and two whole cups of chocolate chips. 

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Strawberry Cobbler

Baked with a golden biscuit topping, this springtime dessert makes the most of sweet strawberries. To ensure that the filling sets correctly, be sure to let the cobbler cool completely before serving.

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Swirly Temples

Top pound cake rounds with strawberry preserves and dollop with a mixture of homemade whipped cream that's sweetened by in-season rhubarb.

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Chocolate Cookies With Dipping Bar

Make these simple chocolate cookies in advance, and then set up a dipping station with toppings, giving guests of all ages a chance to personalize their sweets.

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Lemon and Almond Rice Pudding

Giada adds toasted almonds and lemon to her creamy rice pudding for an unexpected twist.

Get the Recipe: Lemon and Almond Rice Pudding

Strawberry-Pretzel Trifles

Layer a pretzel-based crumble between cream cheese filling and sweet strawberries for an individual treat.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry-Pretzel Trifles

Basil-Mint Coconut Cream Pie

Freshen up classic coconut cream pie with herbs and citrus. The bright green colors are perfect for spring.

Get the Recipe: Basil-Mint Coconut Cream Pie

Lemon Chiffon Cake with Strawberry Frosting

A light chiffon cake is flavored with fresh lemon zest and juice. Pureed strawberries naturally color the marshmallow cream frosting.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Chiffon Cake with Strawberry Frosting

Lavender Ice Cream Pie

Fill graham cracker crust with homemade lavendar ice cream. Purple sugar adds a pop of color and alludes to the floral flavor.

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Easy Citrus Tart

This 5-ingredient recipe is ready in less than an hour thanks to a simple homemade curd.

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Lemon Love Cake

Use store-bought lemon cake mix as the base and a lemon pudding mix as the frosting for this super easy, lemony cake.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Love Cake

Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon-Rosemary Shortbread Crust

The addition of lemon curd and a shortbread crust take this cheesecake to the next level.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Cheesecake with Lemon-Rosemary Shortbread Crust

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Olive oil adds savory, complex notes to boxed cake mix, making for a more grown-up, yet simple spring dessert.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Olive Oil Cake

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