Spring Dessert Recipe Ideas

  • Selma O’Malley ’22

Due to our current Coronavirus lockdown, all of us are spending a whole lot of time at home with nothing to do. If you feel the need to take a break from the piles of homework and can’t take any more walks, here are some fun and easy spring desserts you can make.

  1. Cadbury Egg Trifle


  • 12 cookies (i.e., Oreos)
  • 4 cups of marshmallows
  • 2 Tbsp of water
  • 1 box of vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 6 oz of chopped milk chocolate
  • Medium-sized bowl
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Glasses/sundae cups

Time to make- 10 min


  1.  Microwave marshmallows in a medium-sized bowl with drizzled water on top for 1 min. 
  2. Whisk the melted marshmallows and water.
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat the pudding mix and milk for two minutes and let it sit in the refrigerator. 
  4. Chop cookies into chunks and sprinkle onto the bottom of serving cups. Pour marshmallow mix over it and then the pudding, followed by a sprinkle of chocolate.
  1. Strawberry Banana Ice Cream


  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 4 cups of frozen strawberries
  • 2 Tbsp of sugar
  • Large bowl
  • Blender

Time to make- 5 min.


  1. Toss sugar in with strawberries in a large bowl and microwave until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Blend bananas and strawberries for 3 min, making sure to stop to scrape the sides if it gets too thick or frozen. 
  1. Lemon Bars


  • 1 cups of flour
  • 2 Tbsp of flour
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp of powdered sugar
  • 1 stick of melted unsalted butter
  • ? tsp of kosher salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup of lemon juice
  • 1 zested lemon
  • 9×9 inch pan
  • Baking spray
  • Parchment paper
  • Medium-sized bowl

Time to make- 1 hr 30 min


  1. Preheat the oven to 350º. Spray pan with baking spray and line it with parchment paper.
  2. Mix 1 cup flour, ½ cup powdered sugar, butter, and salt with a fork. Cover pan with ½ inch high dough. Bake for 10 min.
  3. Whisk remaining flour, eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Pour mixture onto crust when removed from oven. Bake again for 20-25 min. Cool for 30.
  4. Cut into 16 squares and sprinkle remaining powdered sugar.
  1. Raspberry Lemonade Pound Cake


  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 sticks room temp. butter 
  • ¼ cup lemon zest
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 5 eggs
  • ¾ cups lemon juice
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 12 oz raspberries
  • 12 oz raspberries
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • Bundt cake pan
  • Large bowl
  • Mixer

Time to make- 1 hr 45 min


  1.  Preheat the oven to 325º. Flour pan.
  2. Mix lemon zest and sugar in a large bowl. Add butter when thoroughly mixed, and then eggs, and finally salt and baking powder. Add flour 1 cup at a time and ½ cup of lemon juice. Add 6 raspberries. Stir together. Pour batter onto pan.
  3. Sprinkle 6 raspberries over batter. Tap the pan on the counter to release the air bubble. Bake 1 hr 15 min and cool for 20 min. Flip cake onto plate. 
  4. To make glaze, beat remaining sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice. Add 10-12 raspberries. Drizzle over cake. Add extra raspberries on top.
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