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5 Party-Perfect Dessert Recipes for Spring

Spring celebrations are often about expected bundles of joy, brides-to-be, and our beloved mothers. What better way to celebrate than with something sweet? Party planning should always include a simple but stunning dessert recipe, whether it’s fruit-forward or a chocolate concoction. Extra points if it pairs well with Champagne.

1. Easy Strawberry Shortcake

This strawberry shortcake is a take on classic cobbler that features cinnamon and sugar-topped baking powder biscuits over a citrusy-sweet mash of strawberries. Even better, you can cook the strawberries and bake the biscuits in one pan. Serve with ice cream or homemade whipped cream. The combination of fresh, seasonal strawberries and bright lemon juice make this a sweet and surprisingly easy addition to any spring event.

Easy Strawberry Shortcake

2. Upside-Down Caramelized Banana Skillet Cake

The look of this cake is gasp-worthy, and your guests will love the rich flavor of caramelized bananas. The technique is simple: Slice the bananas thin and caramelize them in butter and brown sugar in a skillet, then top with a banana-heavy batter and bake. The cake’s golden, caramelized top is a true showstopper.


Upside-Down Caramelized Banana Skillet Cake

3. Coconut Tres Leches Cake

For the coconut lover. We lightened up this easy microwave cake—flavored with Mexican tres leches, which means three milks. The recipe uses lite coconut milk and Greek yogurt instead of heavier ingredients, giving you a party-perfect dessert that still feels like an indulgence. Garnish with fresh berries for a pop of color.

Coconut Tres Leches Cake

4. Chocolate Pull-Apart Bread With Blueberry Sauce

This grown-up take on classic monkey bread is baked in a pretty fluted pan and served with a creamy blueberry sauce that’s quick to make but packs a punch. Guests dip the chocolatey, crusty bread sections in the decadent sauce, fondue style.

Chocolate Pull-Apart Bread With Blueberry Sauce

5. Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake

Savory nut butter and a chocolate drizzle is a classic for a reason: The combination is irresistible. In this recipe, you’ll spike vanilla cake mix with creamy peanut butter and dot it with chocolate chips. Drizzle a simple glaze over the top for an extra hit of chocolate in each bite.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake


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This post was originally published on March 31, 2016, and has been updated.

13 Responses to 5 Party-Perfect Dessert Recipes for Spring

  1. Lynn April 5, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

    looks yummy! the macaroons and galette will be the first ones i try

    • Waunda April 5, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      I’m excited to try the Galette too, Lynn! Feel free to report back and let us know how it turned out 🙂

    • Gretchen Thompson April 5, 2016 at 4:40 pm #

      Let me know how they turn out Lynn!

    • Summer Brooks April 5, 2016 at 5:18 pm #

      The macaroon pizza is one of my all time favorites! It is a show stopper for sure!

    • Cindy Thomas April 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm #

      Lynn Pampered Chef has so many wonderful recipes! And I love anything with lemon! Mmmm galette!

  2. Ck April 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

    Anything with fresh fruit!

    • Brian April 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm #

      Love baking with fresh Fruit

  3. Jennifer April 5, 2016 at 4:59 pm #

    Looks great!

  4. Regina Haber April 6, 2016 at 1:18 am #

    One of my favorites to make and it always looks so pretty

  5. Andy April 8, 2016 at 2:26 am #

    I just made the Strawberry Cream Trifle this last week and it is P H E N O M E N A L, phenomenal!!! Everyone at my show and on my facebook page wanted the recipe. It’s on fire!

  6. Crystal May 8, 2016 at 7:05 am #

    I’ve wanted trifle dish for a long time. I think I’m getting myself one for Mother’s Day.

    • Linda March 29, 2017 at 10:17 pm #

      Crystal, we no longer sell them 😞 I’m now a lot more careful with mine since I use it a lot.

  7. Linda Hallatt March 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    Oh my, don’t know which one looks the most yummy! They all look so good! However just had my very first churro at Disney and lived it, so I guess I would like to try that one first !

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