Our Most Pinned Spring Desserts

Our Pinterest users are loving recipes for rhubarb, rose petals, and coconut this spring

Spring blooms in color and with it comes a new crop of fresh fruits ripe for making sweet, tart, and tangy desserts. While autumnal desserts are all about warming syrups and bakes, their warm-weather cousins favor vibrancy and freshness to shake the chill of winter. Our [Pinterest readers] agree: some of our most popular spring recipes include fruit-forward cakes, fluffy puddings, and cooling ice cream recipes to treat yourself on a hot day. From rhubarb to rose petals, here's a collection of the spring desserts you've been loving on Pinterest.

Butterscotch Budino

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Butterscotch BudinoMatt Taylor-Gross

Pizzeria Mozza's butterscotch budino has become one of Los Angeles' most iconic desserts. And in a city obsessed with budino (which is just the Italian word for "pudding") butterscotch is king. Get the recipe for Butterscotch Budino »

Angel Food Cupcakes

Angel Food Cupcakes
Angel Food CupcakesMatt Taylor-Gross

These cupcakes are the perfect spring or summer treat—light and airy angel food cake is topped with a tangy lemon-mascarpone frosting and garnished with fresh berries. Get the recipe for Angel Food Cupcakes »

Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut Streusel

cornbread coffee cake
Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut StreuselTim Robison

Southern chef Vivian Howard developed this cake with breakfast in mind, maybe something to share with family over coffee. But when she first made it, her kids named it corn-candy cake and called for it after supper. She obliged and put some whipped cream on top. Whenever you choose to eat it, feel good about baking it a day ahead. It keeps beautifully and is as satisfying at room temperature as it is warm. Get the recipe for Cornbread Coffee Cake with Fresh Figs and Walnut Streusel »

Mascarpone Ice Cream

Sweet Cheese Ice Cream with Apricots, Raspberries, and Honey Granola
Mascarpone Ice CreamFood Styling by Maggie Ruggiero

Sweet Cheese Ice Cream with Apricots, Raspberries, and Honey Granola. Get the recipe for Mascarpone Ice Cream »

Spicy Pineapple Linzer Cookies

Pineapple Tea Cookies
Spicy Pineapple Linzer CookiesMatt Taylor-Gross

A Portuguese chef's riff on a Taiwanese snack cake is New York's best cookie. Get the recipe for Spicy Pineapple Linzer Cookies »

Spiced Braised Rhubarb

Spice Braised Rhubarb
Spiced Braised RhubarbTodd Coleman

Orange juice, honey, and spices reduce into an intense syrup while tenderizing the rhubarb in this fruit compote. Get the recipe for Spiced Braised Rhubarb »

Semolina-Coconut Cake with Orange and Rose Waters

Semolina Coconut Cake with Orange and Rose Water (Basbousa)
Semolina-Coconut Cake with Orange and Rose WatersMatt Taylor-Gross

This elegant cake is soaked in a fragrant lemon syrup, perfumed by flower waters. The garnish is candied rose petals sprinkled with toasted coconut. Get the recipe for Semolina-Coconut Cake with Orange and Rose Waters »

Sugared Rosewater Marzipan Balls (Kaber Ellouz)

Sugared Rosewater Marzipan Balls
Sugared Rosewater Marzipan Balls (Kaber Ellouz)Matt Taylor-Gross

A simple almond dough is scented with rose water and dyed before being braided, cut, and rolled for these whimsical treats. Get the recipe for Sugared Rosewater Marzipan Balls (Kaber Ellouz) »

Meyer Lemon Sandwich Cookies

Meyer Lemon Sandwich Cookies
Meyer Lemon Sandwich CookiesPaul Sirisalee | Food Styling: Eugene Jho

Fragrant Meyer lemon zest goes into these shortbread cookies, while the sweet–tart juice is made into a silky curd that sandwiches two cookies together. Get the recipe for Meyer Lemon Sandwich Cookies »

Rhubarb Tarte Tatin

Rhubarb Tarte Tatin
Rhubarb Tarte TatinTodd Coleman

In the style of a tarte Tatin, rhubarb is caramelized until soft before being topped with batter and baked. Get the recipe for Rhubarb Tarte Tatin »

Mango Sherbet

Mango Sherbet
Mango SherbetAndré Baranowski

Tangy, sweet mangoes make the creamiest kind of sherbet. Get the recipe for Mango Sherbet »

Crème Brûlée

Crème Brûlée
Crème BrûléeTodd Coleman

Classic crème brûlée, a sublime contrast of crisp torched sugar and creamy vanilla custard, is hard to improve on. Get the recipe for Crème Brûlée »

Flourless Chocolate Soufflé

Flourless Chocolate Soufflé
Flourless Chocolate SouffléHelen Rosner

Rich yet airy, this decadent chocolate dessert also happens to be gluten-free. Get the recipe for Flourless Chocolate Soufflé »

Strawberry Lemon Layer Cake

Strawberry Lemon Layer Cake
Strawberry Lemon Layer CakeMatt Taylor-Gross

This special occasion dessert is a tower of vanilla cake, cheesecake, strawberry jam and frosting, lemon curd, and Milk Bar's signature milk crumbs. Get the recipe for Strawberry Lemon Layer Cake »