Rhubarb, marzipan & citrus cake

Spring dessert recipes

Create an eye-catching spring dessert with our simple, seasonal recipes. Make a zesty lemon cheesecake, a classic rhubarb crumble or a family-friendly pudding.

18 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This rhubarb sponge with orange and lemon zest can be served warm with a dollop of crème fraîche or cool as a cake - a spring dessert or afternoon tea treat

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
130 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Need a simple, zingy dessert you can make with minimal fuss? Try this creamy lemon cheesecake, made with just a few basic storecupboard ingredients

25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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17 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Turn a loaf cake into a celebratory dessert with a bit of fresh cream and some strawberries. All the flavours of a traditional Victoria sponge are combined in this easy showstopper

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Rustle up a super simple dessert with flummery – a mix of jelly and evaporated milk. Top with whipped cream for a treat the family will love

10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
202 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Make this classic rhubarb crumble for an easy, family-friendly dessert. Use seasonal rhubarb and a handful of ingredients to make a stunning pud.

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine fruit pie with apple crumble to get the best of both – a warming dessert that slices neatly and delivers two textures of pastry

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine the heady flavours of rhubarb and ginger to make a crème brûlée with a real flavour punch. It's a stunning dessert at the end of a special dinner

40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve for dessert or as an afternoon tea, the bakewell tart is a baking classic. We've upped the ante to make the crumbliest pastry and fabulous frangipane

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Infuse traditional rice pudding with lemon curd and rhubarb for a zesty yet comforting dessert. It's a real treat on a cold day

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
20 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to a dessert mash-up in the form of our lemon drizzle flapjacks. This simple traybake is perfect for slicing and sharing with friends

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This indulgent spring bread and butter pudding is full of seasonal rhubarb and rich ricotta, perfect for entertaining a crowd with a sweet tooth

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

What could be more cheerful than this vivid pink no-bake cheesecake? Rhubarb and ginger are merry bedfellows and make a stunning springtime dessert

45 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
13 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This tangy dessert looks impressive but takes very little effort – most of the ingredients are ready-made, so it is simply a matter of construction

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Icebox cake, or fridge cake, is one of the easiest desserts you can make and this raspberry, whipped cream and ginger recipe is deliciously decadent

3 hrs and 20 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine the nutty marzipan flavour with a rich chocolate cake to make the ultimate Easter treat. This easy recipe is perfect for baking with kids

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy this zesty citrus, almond and yogurt cake for afternoon tea. Best served warm with a cup of tea

1 hr
Easy
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
43 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Bake this classic Easter simnel cake. Top with 11 balls of marzipan – said to represent 11 of Jesus’s disciples, leaving off Judas – or with spring flowers

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a slice of lemon curd and orange cake for elevenses or afternoon tea. Top with flaked almonds and lemon zest and serve with a cuppa

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of vibrant pink rhubarb with a cake which combines its delicious tart flavours and sweet elderflower cordial - a stunning centrepiece!

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
247 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Top this classic carrot cake with moreish icing and chopped walnuts or pecans. Serve as a sweet treat with a cup of tea any time of the day.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
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