4 Sumptuous Spring Bakes to Welcome Warm Weather

EEliza February 7, 2024 7:02 AM

As the days get longer and the weather gets warmer, it's time to welcome spring with some delightful baking. Here are four sweet and sumptuous spring bakes to help you celebrate the season.

1. Lemon Blueberry Cake

Lemon and blueberry are a match made in heaven and ideal for a light spring bake. The freshness of the lemon and the sweetness of the blueberries make this cake a perfect treat for a spring afternoon.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 lemon (zest and juice)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup milk


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and flour your baking pan, then set it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the blueberries.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs, and milk. Gradually add this mixture to the dry ingredients, stirring just until combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the cake to cool before serving.

2. Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is a classic springtime dessert. It's simple, fresh, and the perfect way to showcase sweet, ripe strawberries.


  • 1 quart fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • Whipped cream, for serving


  1. Hull and quarter the strawberries. Toss them with the sugar and let them macerate for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C). In a large bowl, combine the flour and baking powder. Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the milk just until a dough forms.
  3. Drop spoonfuls of the dough onto a baking sheet, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Serve the warm shortcakes with the macerated strawberries and a dollop of whipped cream.

3. Carrot Cake

Spring is the perfect time for carrot cake. This moist, spiced cake is a crowd-pleaser and a great way to use up those extra carrots from your garden.

4. Cherry Blossom Cookies

These pretty cookies are inspired by the cherry blossoms that herald the arrival of spring. With a subtle cherry flavor and a hint of almond, they're as tasty as they are beautiful.

Try these delicious spring bakes and bring the flavors of the season into your kitchen.

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