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Last Updated on February 7, 2021 by Katherine
Looking for a fun and refreshing spring baking project? Look no further than this post! Even if the weather hasn’t quite caught on, you can create your own spring feeling with a yummy dessert or two to treat yourself and your family!
My goal for this post was to break away from the heavier desserts of winter that you probably found in my earlier post about Last Minute Desserts. It’s springtime now, and we don’t need desserts that stick to our bones!
These recipes are easy, which makes them perfect for the nicer weather!
It was so much fun researching the recipes, and I had even more fun creating them. I hope you find some inspiration to get baking and creating with food. Let’s get started!
Things You Will Need (Aside from the food):
- Cupcake tin
- Loaf tin
- Baking sheet or two
- Cake tins (any shape can work)
- Container for your jello mold (You can make these in the glasses you want to serve them in or a bigger bowl).
Brand-wise, I recommend Wilton or Nordic Ware for your products. They are always high quality and will give you the best value for your money. I have pans I bought over a decade ago! Most major retailers will carry these brands for you.
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Lemon Blueberry Bread
I freaking love blueberries, and I love this recipe calls for the fresh kind–the best kind! The lemon zest and juice combine with the blueberries for a delicious flavor combination! You can find the full recipe at Glorious Treats–My favorite tip from Glory is using more blueberries than the recipe calls for!
You can find the recipe at A Cultivated Nest, just be aware, they are just addictive as what you’ll find in the store!
Raspberry Lemonade Bars
Yes, I am a fan of using lemon in baking, thank you for asking… Anyway, this recipe combines the flavors of lemons and raspberries. Berries combine beautifully with the sour lemon taste to create a dessert that I find very “fresh-tasting”. You can find the full write up of this delicious recipe at Handle the Heat! Enjoy!
Meringues are a light tasting dessert that just melts in your mouth–literally! I found this recipe at The Kitchen Is My Playground, and I love the idea of adding some pastel colors to your meringue. The colors add a nice spring twist to an already delightful little dessert. I love the flavor suggestions that Tracey has included.
I went with plain vanilla this time, but I think I’d peruse the candy flavors available at the Bulk Barn for something different. If you aren’t familiar with this wonderful place and you have one near you, I would check them out for your baking needs as they have a decent selection.
Okay, jello isn’t exactly baking. However, I had to include this recipe because it looked interesting, and I’d never done a layered jello dessert before. I did not use any cream products that the original recipe called for because someone in my family circle is sensitive to milk products, and I still wanted him to have the option to enjoy this if he so wished.
Instead, I used water in place of the milk products, and it turned out perfectly fine. If you want the full milk and all, recipe, you can find that at Sugar Hero. The milk products add some complexity to the recipe, but I love the pastel look you wind up with!
Brownies For Spring
Some nice pastel M&Ms can add a touch of spring to your favorite brownie recipe!
This is a super simple idea that I found on Cooking With My Kids, where you take your favorite brownie recipe (or a box mix, no judgments here!) and bake it according to your instructions. Let the brownies cool a little and then take some pastel M&Ms and gently press them into the surface of the brownies in the shape of flowers. Simple, right?
Final Thoughts on Spring Baking
So there you have it folks, seven brilliant spring baking ideas for you that are sure to chase away the winter’s blues! I think adding some pastel colors to a sweet dessert is the perfect way to usher in the season of renewal. Who knows? Maybe your delicious pastel treat will convince mother nature to get rid of the snow and let some flowers bloom!
Have you tried any of these recipes or do you have a favorite spring baking recipe, tell me all about it in the comments down below. I’d love to hear from you.
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Alright, my crafty friends, that’s all for this week. Next week I’ll be showing you how to go about planning your very own garden, so until then, stay crafty, my friends!