15 Dessert Recipes for Spring


  • 15 Dessert Recipes for Spring: Daisy cupcakes and more flower-themed treats 1 of 16
  • Oreo Flower Cupcakes 2 of 16
    Two all-time kid favorites — cupcakes and Oreos — in one delicious mouthful. Topped with bright frosting "flowers," they're sure to put a spring in your step!
    Make Oreo Flower Cupcakes
  • Spring Cookie Flower Pops 3 of 16
    Daisy-shaped and delicious, these shortbread cookies make a great decorating activity for kids. Hand over the icing and sprinkles and let their imaginations bloom — make enough for a whole bouquet!
    Make spring cookie flower pops
  • Candied Rose Petals 4 of 16
    Taste meets elegance in these surprisingly easy-to-make sugared rose petals (try ‘em on ice cream — sundae night will never be the same!).
    Make Candied Rose Petals
  • Spring Daisy Apricot Linzer Cookies 5 of 16
    These simple, flower-shaped cookies are the perfect addition to your garden of dessert ideas! Add lemon zest to add to the citrus flavor.
    Make spring daisy apricot Linzer cookies
  • Lavender Shortbread 6 of 16
    Dried lavender is a great complement to simple shortbread. Add it in this simple, melt-in-your-mouth cookie cake for some extra floral flavor.
    Make lavender shortbread
  • Blooming Daisy Cupcakes 7 of 16
    Blooming Daisy Cupcakes
    Take a bite out of spring with this clever flower pot cake, the perfect “dirty” dessert to get your kid’s' minds off making those seriously messy mud pies.
    Make flower pot cakes 
  • Spring Flower Cupcakes 8 of 16
    Spring Flower Cupcakes
    April showers bring May flower ... cupcakes! Swirl bright colors of frosting together for a cheery treat that'll make everyone smile.
    Make spring flower cupcakes 
    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
  • Squash Blossoms 9 of 16
    Squash Blossoms
    Squash is in bloom! You can stuff these beautiful squash blossoms with savory or sweet fillings, depending on what you're craving.
    Make squash blossoms 
  • Rose Cupcakes 10 of 16
    Rose Cupcakes
    These gorgeous cupcakes are elegant enough for the fanciest occasion — but who says you need one to eat them?!
    Make rose cupcakes 
  • Springtime Flower Treats 11 of 16
    Springtime Flower Treats
    Fruity Pebbles-esque cereal adds lovely pops of color to these flower-shaped Rice Krispies treats. And the kids will love decorating the “petals” on top!
    Make springtime flower treats 
  • Rose Coconut Shake 12 of 16
    Rose Coconut Shake
    Try a different kind of dessert with this frosty, rose-flavored coconut shake, a refreshing way to start off the spring season.
    Make a rose coconut shake
    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky
  • Flower Cookies on a Stick 13 of 16
    Flower Cookies on a Stick
    These flower sugar cookies even have their own stems, so you can stick them in a pot of dirt — err, chocolate crumbs — for an extra special touch.
    Make flower cookies on a stick
  • Potted-Flower Cupcakes 14 of 16
    Potted-Flower Cupcakes
    These adorable mini cupcakes have candy toppings for a daisy-like effect.
    Make potted-flower cupcakes
  • Chocolate-dipped Strawberry Roses 15 of 16
    Chocolate-Dipped Strawberry Roses
    You don’t need to wait for Valentine's Day to make these special roses for your sweethearts.
    Make chocolate-dipped strawberry roses
  • Chamomile Smoothie 16 of 16
    Chamomile Smoothie
    Stressed out? Take a sip of this calming drink, which is topped off with (edible!) chamomile flowers.
    Make a chamomile smoothie
    Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky