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From Easter to May Day, bridal showers to baby showers and the Kentucky Derby, there are so many beautiful moments to celebrate this season. Whether you’re looking for old-fashioned lemon squares, a fresh strawberry pie, or the perfect one-bowl carrot cake, these easy spring desserts add a festive touch to any occasion!

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The best part of any celebration has got to be the dessert! As we welcome longer, warmer, sunnier days, easy spring desserts that feature coconut, carrots, berries, citrus, and other fresh fruits earn a front-row spot on our sweet buffet.

These simple yet delicious options take advantage of minimal ingredients, don’t require any special baking skills, and often even utilize shortcuts like a box of cake mix. We want to enjoy the season and celebrate with loved ones, but we might not want to devote hours to the kitchen. We’d love to hear about your favorite easy spring desserts, too!

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What We're Eating

Old Fashioned Lemon Squares
These sweet and tangy old-fashioned lemon squares are easy to make from scratch with just 10 minutes of prep!
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Strawberry Shortcake Biscuits
These strawberry shortcake biscuits are tender, flaky, sweet, and buttery! Perfect with juicy berries and clouds of freshly-whipped cream.
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Coconut Cream Poke Cake
The most decadent coconut cream poke cake! A semi-homemade vanilla cake topped with a light and sweet coconut cream frosting. The perfect special occasion cake in a pinch!
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Easy One-Bowl Carrot Cake Recipe
Moist, perfectly spiced, and finished with a fluffy cream cheese frosting, this easy carrot cake recipe is truly the best!
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Dessert

Almond Pound Cake
An easy old-fashioned almond pound cake is a classic Southern dessert!
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What We're Eating

Carrot Oatmeal Bars
These easy baked Carrot Oatmeal Bars with Cream Cheese Glaze are a sweet breakfast, snack, or satisfying dessert!
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Oatmeal Cake with Coconut Pecan Frosting
This easy one-bowl oatmeal cake with a rich, buttery, broiled coconut pecan topping doesn't even require an electric mixer!
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Easy Strawberry Cobbler
This easy strawberry cobbler is a delicious way to enjoy fresh spring and summer berries!
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The Best Coconut Cake Recipe
Your search for the best Coconut Cake recipe stops here! With three layers of moist, fluffy cake smothered in a rich, creamy frosting, this old-fashioned coconut cake is the ultimate Southern dessert!
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Watergate Cake
This vintage Watergate Cake is a pistachio, pecan, and coconut dessert that's topped with a creamy whipped frosting.
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Pistachio Cake with Pudding
This semi-homemade Pistachio cake is super easy and flavorful, made with boxed cake mix and pistachio instant pudding for a moist, delicious cake for any special occasion.
No bake lemon bars with graham cracker crust on a rustic wooden table.

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No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Bars
These yummy no-bake lemon bars will remind you of cheesecake and lemon pie combined in one decadent square!
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Lemon Pound Cake
The very best lemon pound cake is a classic Southern dessert that has been loved for generations!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Bread {Lemon Loaf Cake}
A delicious and easy recipe for lemon poppy seed bread that starts with a box of cake mix! Serve the lemon loaf cake as a snack, at brunch, or for dessert.
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What We're Eating

Old Fashioned Lemon Buttermilk Pie
You'll love this old-fashioned buttermilk pie recipe — a classic Southern dessert with a flaky, buttery pastry crust and a creamy, tangy, lemon custard filling!
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What We're Eating

Lemon Bundt Cake
Thanks to help from a box of cake mix and a box of instant pudding mix, this easy Lemon Bundt Cake with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze comes together in just minutes!
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What We're Eating

Strawberry Cream Cheese Icebox Cake
An easy no-bake strawberry icebox cake made with a creamy pudding filling, fresh berries, and graham crackers.
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Strawberry Crisp
This easy strawberry crisp recipe is the perfect way to enjoy a bounty of fresh berries!
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Strawberry Shortcake Cake
This easy semi-homemade strawberry shortcake cake is the perfect combination of summertime favorite strawberry shortcake and moist yellow cake. Topped with a whipped cream cheese frosting and sweet glazed strawberries!
Fresh old fashioned strawberry pie recipe on a white wooden surface garnished with whipped cream

What We're Eating

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie Recipe
Mom's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie recipe is a classic easy dessert for the spring and summer months!
Fork taking a bite of key lime pie icebox cake on a white plate.

Dessert

Key Lime Icebox Cake
This no-bake key lime icebox cake is a cool, creamy, and tangy dessert for summer!
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Angel Food Icebox Cake
This light and fresh Angel Food Icebox Cake is about to become your new favorite easy dessert recipe!
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Fannie’s Frosted Lemon Bars
With help from a boxed cake mix, Fannie’s Frosted Lemon Bars are a perfect easy dessert to welcome Spring!
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Easter Muddy Buddies – Bunny Chow
Muddy Buddies with an Easter twist. This sweet mix is packed full of mini marshmallows, colorful candy, and cute sprinkles.
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Dessert

Jelly Bean Cookies
Jelly Bean Cookies are a fun and easy Easter dessert — ready in 20 minutes with just one bowl!
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What We're Eating

Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting
This easy, homemade Strawberry Cake starts with a box of cake mix, Jello, buttermilk and fresh or frozen strawberries. Finish off the moist layer cake with the most delicious strawberry cream cheese frosting!
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7UP Pound Cake
This old fashioned 7UP pound cake is a simple Southern dessert that's perfect for just about any occasion!
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Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Rich, buttery, and dense, with a moist crumb and golden exterior, this classic Southern cream cheese pound cake recipe is truly the best!
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Dessert

Kentucky Bourbon Chocolate Pecan Pie
For a classic Southern dessert, it doesn't get much better than a chocolate bourbon pecan pie!
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What We're Eating

Easy Key Lime Pie Recipe
This easy Key Lime Pie recipe is quick to assemble, bursting with bright citrus flavor, and perfect for warm summer days!
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Hummingbird Cake Recipe
This classic Southern Hummingbird Cake recipe is the perfect easy dessert, tea time snack, or sweet breakfast treat!

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Quick and Easy Banana Pudding
This simple, shortcut, easy banana pudding recipe is the ultimate prep-ahead, no-bake dessert!
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Easy Pineapple Upside Down Cake
This easy pineapple upside down cake recipe starts with a box of yellow cake mix, making it the perfect quick and simple dessert for any occasion!
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Chess Squares
These easy 5-ingredient chess squares are a classic Southern dessert!
Slice of sour cream pound cake on a blue and white plate with fresh berries

What We're Eating

Sour Cream Pound Cake
This old-fashioned Southern Sour Cream Pound Cake is a simple and easy dessert recipe that comes together with just a handful of basic pantry staples!

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Aunt Bee’s 5-Ingredient 5-Minute Cherry Dump Cake
Just combine 5 simple ingredients in a cake pan, bake it in the oven, and Aunt Bee’s 5-Minute Cherry Dump Cake is warm, bubbly, and ready to be enjoyed!
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Funfetti Cake Mix Cookies
Soft and chewy funfetti cake mix cookies are semi-homemade using boxed cake mix, pudding mix, sprinkles, and sweet funfetti chips. Delicious fresh-baked cookies in a flash!
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What We're Eating

Poppy Seed Bread
This old-fashioned poppy seed bread with a sweet glaze is the perfect addition to your breakfast, brunch, dinner, or dessert table!
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Dessert

Amish Drop Sugar Cookies
Soft, puffy, and fluffy no chill drop sugar cookies!
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What We're Eating

Kentucky Butter Cake
For a sweet, decadent, and easy dessert, it's tough to beat an old-fashioned Kentucky butter cake!
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What We're Eating

Cherry Almond Yogurt Cake
This tender and moist cherry cake is studded with almonds and dusted with powdered sugar!
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What We're Eating

One-Bowl Vanilla Buttermilk Cake
This old-fashioned vanilla buttermilk cake requires just one bowl, a whisk, and 10 minutes of prep!
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Pig Pickin’ Cake
This classic Southern dessert is an easy, semi-homemade recipe with boxed cake mix, mandarin oranges, and a fluffy pineapple frosting.
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Raspberry Crumble Bars
With an oatmeal shortbread crust, a raspberry jam filling, and a buttery crumb topping, these Raspberry Crumble Bars are a delicious, easy dessert!
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Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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