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Spring is officially in the air, and these Delicious Spring Desserts are a wonderful way to celebrate the season!  Whether you are looking for dessert ideas, recipes for Easter, or simple desserts, this recipe roundup with 20 easy Spring small batch desserts has you covered.  With everything from small batch cupcakes, gluten free sweets, no-bake treats, and beautiful mini cakes.

Stack of raspberry and lemon cookie sandwiches leaning against a glass of milk

Delicious Spring Desserts

If your are looking for some delicious spring dessert ideas, this recipe roundup features 20 small batch recipes that are easy, bright, and say Spring!  Each section of desserts features a picture collage with the recipes to follow

This collection of sweet treats features:

  • No-Bake Fruity Desserts
  • Mini Spring Cakes
  • Gluten Free Desserts for Spring
  • Sweet Cupcakes
  • Fruity and Classic Cookies

If you are looking for light toppings and frosting for these sweet treats, Vanilla Whipped Coconut Cream is a light and fluffy option.  Or, Butter Free Strawberry Frosting would be delicious on the cakes, cupcakes, or even to make cookie sandwiches.  And you can never go wrong with a classic – and the most popularButter Free Vanilla Frosting!

No-Bake Spring Desserts

The first collection features ever popular – and easyno-bake desserts.  Fruit is the feature in the simple sweets with lime, peach, coconut, and cherry sweets.   Make the desserts even easier by using a pre-made crust for the Key Lime Bars, or vanilla store-bought cake to prepare the Peach Mousse Trifles.

Hoping to find an easy no-bake cheesecake dessert?  You found some!  Try the Cherry No-Bake Cheesecake Parfait, or the bright and citrusy Orange Creamsicle Mini Cheesecakes

Sliced key lime bars on a plate

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No-Bake Key Lime Bars

This easy small batch of No-Bake Key Lime Bars are light, creamy, and full of bright lime flavor.  Coconut cream is whipped with sweetened condensed milk and fresh lime juice. The velvety filling sits on a toasted coconut and Biscoff® cookie crust. 
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Pretty peach mousse trifle in parfait glass set on wood trivet.

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Peach Mousse Trifle

This refreshing peach mousse trifle dessert features layers of creamy fresh peach mousse, soft vanilla cake, vanilla whipped cream, and fresh peach slices. The peach mousse dessert makes 4 pretty individual servings, or 1 large impressive trifle, perfect for summer!
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Creamy scoops of pina colada ice cream in an ice cream tin.

3

Dairy-Free Pina Colada Ice Cream

The tropics are calling with this no-churn and dairy free creamy pina colada ice cream!  Experience the flavors of coconut, pineapple, and fresh lime in this homemade ice cream – that does not require an ice cream maker!  The creamy coconut cream base combines with all the fresh flavors for a incredibly velvety and bright ice cream. 
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Glass of cherry mousse with cherry on top

4

Rainier Cherry Mousse

Perfectly smooth and creamy Rainier Cherry Mousse – for two!  Rainier cherries are light and sweet, and this small batch recipe highlights the freshness of these summer beauties.  Best of all – the mousse is refined sugar free!
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Pretty Spring Cakes

The prettiest bunch of small batch desserts for Spring are these lovely cakes.  When you think of a cake for Spring, you may want a cake that is lighter in flavor and texture, adorned with fresh fruit, topped with a light frosting, a easy to make.  These little cakes feature all of that – and more!

  • Classic Angel Food Cake – That is light, fluffy, sweetened perfectly with vanilla, and delicious topped with Blueberry Whipped Coconut Cream.  And to make this small batch angel food cake, you will need a 7-inch Angel Food Cake Pan.
  • Sweet Lemon Cakes – Can be made into a single small batch cake using a 6-inch cake pan, individual square mini cakes using a creative pan – a brownie baking pan!  Or, you can easily make cupcakes.  
  • Strawberry Shortcake Layer Cake – Is also Gluten Free!  A super light and refreshing cake topped with Vanilla Whipped Coconut Cream and fresh strawberries.  A Spring stunner!
  • Mini Honey Bundt Cakes – Are made even cuter in these mini Bundt pans.  Another great highlight of this recipe – it is also Gluten Free!
Side view of a slice of angel food cake on a cake server

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Mini Angel Food Cake

This delightful Mini Angel Food Cake is just that – mini!  We use a 7-inch angel food cake pan to make a perfectly portioned small batch cake.  The cake is a delicately sweet, super light, and topped with a light and fluffy blueberry whipped coconut cream!   
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Frosted lemon cakes on a cake stand

6

Mini Sweet Lemon Cakes

Perfectly light and refreshing Mini Sweet Lemon Cakes – This recipe makes 5 mini cakes that are moist, sweet, and highlighted with fresh lemon. Top the cakes with your favorite frosting, or a light and airy Marshmallow Meringue!
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Beautiful layered strawberry shortcake layered cake on a white cake stand.

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Strawberry Shortcake Gluten Free Layer Cake

Summer is quickly approaching and this Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Cake makes an easy, and pretty, summer dessert!  This small batch mini cake features two layers of light and moist cake with fluffy Whipped Coconut Cream and delicately sweetened fresh strawberries.   
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Mini bundt cake on a small platter

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Honey and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes

These delightful Honey and Orange Mini Bundt Cakes are gluten free and refined sugar free!  A blend of almond flour and oat flour to make 3 perfectly moist cakes full of floral and fruity honey and the essence of orange.
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Gluten Free Spring Desserts

Looking for even more Gluten Free Spring dessert ideas?  Keep reading!  Or you can skip ahead like most kids in class do, and go straight to the Gluten Free Dessert Recipes catalog!  

These gluten free desserts for Spring are just a preview of all the delicious – and newest on the blog! – desserts.  And just because the recipes are gluten free, it does not mean they aren’t absolutely delicious!  Because there is no room on this blog for ‘just ok’ desserts – especially when we want to indulge on something sweet!

The variety of gluten free desserts in this roundup is just that – a variety.  An iced lemon loaf that rivals the popular coffee house lemon loaf.  Tropical inspired pineapple and mango crisp that will have you wishing you were enjoying it on the beach!  Super fun funfetti sprinkle cookiesgreat for any occasion.   And finally the parfait dessert of all parfait desserts – mango cream layered with grapefruit.  

Is you mouth watering yet?!  Read on and get to baking!

Slices of gluten free lemon loaf with icing on wood cutting board

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Gluten Free Iced Lemon Loaf

Gluten Free Mini Iced Lemon Loaf is a small batch, gluten free, and naturally sweetened version of the beloved coffeehouse iced lemon loaf!  The lemon loaf is made with fresh lemon, almond flour, sweet rice flour, cream cheese, and maple syrup for a soft, dense, and sublimely moist cake.
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Close up of a bite of a small batch sugar cookie with a bite

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Small Batch Gluten Free Funfetti Cookies

This small batch of gluten free funfetti cookies yields soft sugar cookies that are chewy, creamy, and so much fun! This easy ecipe for 6 cookies uses a flavorful almond flour blend and a little milk powder to enhance the texture and sweetness of these celebratory cookies! 
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Pineapple mango crisp for one with whipped cream on top

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Pineapple Mango Gluten Free Crisp

This Pineapple Mango Gluten Free Crisp is a tropical fruit dessert that is easy, bright, and perfectly portioned for two.  Coconut sugar provides caramel sweetness, and the gluten free crisp topping is made with almond flour and oats.  A small batch dessert that is great for spring, Easter, or summer!
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12

Mango Grapefruit Cream Dessert

The Mango Grapefruit Cream Dessert is super creamy, light and refreshing, and features of a variety of textures.  Whipped coconut cream is mixed with pureed mango and maple toasted cornflakes, and rests on sweetened grapefruit segments.
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Easy Cupcakes For Spring

No dessert recipe roundup is complete without a few easy cupcake recipes.  And while cupcakes may seem super simple, they are also super easy to get creative with!  Frost with any flavor of frosting – how about a little Chocolate Butter Free Frosting.  Sprinkle with the most colorful and happy Spring sprinkles.  Or go the healthy route (hee, hee, it’s still a cupcake!), and top with your favorite fresh fruit!

Single small batch vanilla cupcake with a bite

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Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes

These Small Batch Vanilla Cupcakes are light, tender, and easy to make. The cupcakes are made with sour cream to keep them moist and are full of vanilla flavor. This is a great basic vanilla cupcake recipe that can be combined with any frosting or filling flavor. This recipe features a Cranberry Cream Cheese Buttercream, that is beautiful for the holidays!
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Gluten free vanilla cupcakes in a row

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Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes

This is an easy small batch recipe for Gluten Free Vanilla Cupcakes.  Made with an almond flour blend, the cupcakes are moist and tender with great vanilla flavor – perfect for an Easter, Spring, or any time of the year dessert!  Maple syrup is the sweetener, making these cupcakes gluten free, and refined sugar-free!
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A single strawberry cupcake on a table.

15

Small Batch Strawberry Cupcakes

A super easy recipe for small batch strawberry cupcakes! You only need one bowl to make these moist and tender cupcakes. Fresh strawberry puree gives the cupcakes their delicious strawberry flavor and perfect texture! Frost with strawberry whipped buttercream frosting for a complete strawberry treat!
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Beautiful black forest cupcake topped with whipped cream and a fresh cherry.

16

Black Forest Cupcakes

An easy small batch recipe for Black Forest Cupcakes!  5 decadent and moist chocolate cupcakes – made without eggs – are topped with fresh cherry filling, fluffy whipped cream, chocolate shavings, a and a perfect cherry on top!
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Cute Spring Cookies

First and foremost, the Chocolate Chip Cookie has a place in any recipe roundup – no matter the season or occasion!  Am I right?!  And while this roundup only includes 1 recipe, there are a couple more worth looking into.  The Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies are two small batch cookie recipes that deserve a shout out too!

Enough chocolate chip talk.  There are a few other cookie recipes for Spring that need some love.  I mean, can you have a more Springtime cookie than a Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit Cookie that goes as far to have a dollop of Strawberry Whipped Coconut Cream on top?  Or another lemon dessert (lemon is a must for Spring!) with the Lemon Shortbread Cookies. 

And last, but not least, the Spring cookie to beat all Spring cookies – Raspberry and Lemon Iced Cookie Sandwiches.  Perhaps the sweetest little cookie on the blog.  Freeze-dried raspberries give the cookies their tart flavor and beautiful color.  Plus an easy lemon icing adds just enough sweetness.  But, let’s not forget the creamy filling that is actually just the oh-so-popular Vanilla Butter Free Frosting!

17

Strawberry Shortcake Biscuit Cookies

These strawberry shortcake biscuit cookies are like a cookie, scone, and biscuit combined into one delicious spring bite!  The small batch of cookies are soft and tender, with each bite bursting with jammy strawberries.  Give the cookies a finishing touch with either fresh strawberry glaze or creamy strawberry whipped coconut cream.
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Lemon shortbread cookies stacked

18

Lemon Shortbread Cookies

This small batch of soft and buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies are highlighted with fresh lemon juice, plus zest!  The cookies are light, bright, and easy to make – and they are perfect with a hot cup of tea!
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19

Raspberry and Lemon Cookie Sandwiches

The tart and sweet flavor combination in these Raspberry and Lemon Cookie Sandwiches is great for Spring!  Soft and buttery cookies are flavored with raspberry powder, then sandwiched together with a butter-free buttercream.  Lemon zest brightens the icing for the perfect cookie bite.  
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Tall stack of chocolate chip cookies

20

Small Batch Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Delicious Small Batch Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies!  This recipe makes 6 bakery style cookies with soft and chewy centers with an extra splash of vanilla for enhanced flavor!
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That concludes the sweetest Spring Dessert Recipes roundup!  And have no fear, there are many more Springtime recipes on the blog.  And I don’t know about you, but I want to enjoy Spring for as long as possible!  Beautiful flowers, green grass, and the tastiest desserts!

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