Easter and Spring Dessert Recipes

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I am looking forward to Easter weekend, even though it is still cold in Utah.  It snowed this week and not a light dusting either. I am talking thick, heavy snow. We had to shovel and scrape our cars…ok, Josh did all of the dirty work, but still. I was not happy. I am ready for SPRING! I hope it warms up soon.

We are talking Spring desserts today at Two Peas and Their Pod. If I can’t have sunshine, I can at least enjoy spring sweets to help brighten my mood. If you are looking for an Easter or Spring dessert to WOW your family and friends with, here are a few suggestions:

(Starting at top left)

Lemon Buttermilk Cookies
Berry Trifle with Lemon Mousse
Lemon Ricotta Biscuits
Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate
Lemon Buttermilk Shortcakes with Berries
Pink Grapefruit Yogurt Cake
Lime Bars
Lemon Loaf Cake
Lemon Angel Food Cupcakes

I love them all! Josh requested the Lemon Loaf Cake for our Easter dessert. We are making Lemon Cottage Cheese Pancakes with Strawberries for brunch, so we will be on lemon overload, but I am ok with that:)

What dessert are you making this weekend?

Happy Easter to all who celebrate! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. I have absolutely no plans for this weekend, but I already know that I’ll probably be baking something…. Usually I go through all my new bookmarks on Friday and pick something then, all of these options sound like great contenders though! It might be difficult for me to pick just one this weekend!

  2. I love all the citrus options! Now that it’s warming up a bit in New Jersey I’m all about fresh spring flavors and bright colors. I already have a white chocolate pie in mind but a nice lemon cake would go great with it!

  3. I have two toddlers so we are doing a playful dessert: Dirt Cake! Complete with gummy worms! I figured my little munchkins would enjoy their flower pot desserts.Have a Happy Lemony Easter!

  4. Lemon or lime anything is just perfect for spring! Happy Easter to you and Josh! God bless you both! xo

  5. I heard about all the snow Utah was getting. I hope it will start to warm up soon. I think we all have Spring Fever!
    I love all your Easter Lemony suggestions. I have plans to make the girls lemon cupcakes this weekend so we can have Sunday after the Easter egg hunt. I love this time of the year.
    Have a wonderful Easter!!

  6. These all look unbelievable!! I would probably eat the coconut macaroons…wait…who am I kidding, I’d eat all of them ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m now obsessed with your blog!

  7. Aw! I hope it magically gets warm soon!!!! The lime bars- Josh’s absolute favorite. Such great desserts. Happy Easter

  8. Great round-up of desserts for Easter! I’m not sure what I’m making yet – something lemony.

  9. I am making your Oreo cheesecake bars and a carrot cake for Easter. I made the Oreo bars last month for a party and I was amazed at how good they were!

  10. It’s cold here too. Even though I dream about crisp salads and fruity desserts the reality is Im still am using my crock pot!

  11. I am not sure yet, but it will involve strawberry, maybe a pie. I got 2 huge containers yesterday. Your recipe roundup looks great!

  12. I love the berry trifle and am seriously thinking of making that for my Easter dinner. It is beautiful! Wishing you a great weekend.

  13. Snow? Yikes! Its almost 90 here today.

    Love all your lemon desserts….such a lovely sign of spring. Happy Easter!

  14. Lemon and strawberry have to be the two top flavors for me, lime slides in right behind them. Happy Easter!

  15. Lovin’ all the lemon desserts, Maria! That loaf cake does indeed look repeat-worthy ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just today I made a torta di mele with lemon ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. What a gorgeous virtual buffet of spring desserts? I’d like to take a plate and a taste of each one. I’m doing a lemon chiffon cake for Easter this year. Funny how lemon is such a “hello spring!” flavor.
    Happy Easter!

  17. Great Easter dessert. Our family is trying to pick the dessert we want to eat while decorating Easter cookies tonight. Hope you and Josh have a great Easter!

  18. Lemon Buttermilk Shortcakes with Berries looks the best to me. I am going to make this over the weekend for my family.

  19. Lemon overload is good! I’d rather it than chocolate.

    Hope you have a Happy and blessed Easter!

  20. Yummy list of desserts !
    My family requested I make strawberry shortcake for Easter dessert so I made a yellow cake in a jellyroll pan lined with parchment paper, cut up, then lightly sugared 4 lbs. of fresh strawberries and I will whip a quart of heavy cream about an hour before Easter dinner. Have a very blessed Easter !

  21. Love the Easter dessert collage. I have had your pink grapefruit cake bookmarked for ages and will hopefully get around to making it very soon. Happy Easter!

  22. I cannot believe you all got snow last week. Seriously. That is so depressing!! I hope that spring comes your way very, very soon, Maria and I hope you had a lovely Easter!