Spring baking may ease your COVID-19 concerns

Spring baking may ease your COVID-19 concerns

Clara Burkin
eSomethin Staff

In the light of recent COVID-19 events, some may forget that spring is finally here. There is much to be excited about for spring: the new blossoms, the warm weather, the calming rain, and, best of all, spring baking.

Spring baking is fun and delicious, too. Here are ten amazing and delectable desserts that even you can make.

1. Angel food cake

This light and fluffy sponge cake is a one of a kind cake with an almond taste, and it has no butter in it. It feels like a cloud, and it tastes great with whipped topping and fruit such as strawberries and blueberries. Use this link to make your own. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/angel-food-cake-recipe-1938726

2. Lemon curd tart

This delightful dessert looks just as appetizing as it tastes. It is a buttery shortbread crust that is filled with a deliciously tangy lemon curd filling. You can garnish it with whatever you want, such as berries or whipped topping! Use this link to make your own. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-curd-tart-recipe-1953051

3. Strawberry shortcake

Shortcake is a sweet cake or biscuit, and a strawberry shortcake has a filling of either strawberry filling or just strawberries and whipped cream. It is a delightful pop of flavor for you to enjoy on a nice spring day. Use this link to make your own. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/strawberry-shortcake-recipe3-1938695

4. Meyer lemon bars

Lemon shows up a lot when baking, especially in the spring season. This other take on lemon is a palatable lemon square. The sunshine-like pop of citrus makes it a treat for everyone to enjoy. Use this link to make your own. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/lemon-bars-recipe-1941483

5. Raspberry cheesecake bars

This is yet another tasty bar for people to enjoy. The dessert has a buttery and crunchy crust for the bottom with a cheesecake filling on top that is normally swirled with the raspberry filling. And it pairs nicely with many things, you make lemon raspberry cheesecake bars or even white chocolate raspberry cheesecake bars. So take an afternoon of a warm spring day to make these scrumptious squares. Use this link to make your own. https://www.pillsbury.com/recipes/raspberry-cheesecake-bars/6b102daf-345b-4c4e-84fc-fcb52c6ddf7b

6. Classic cheese cake

This creamy and rich cheesecake with an exquisite graham cracker crust is the great end to any meal.  It has the amazing flavor of cream cheese paired with sugar and vanilla, as well as in some cases lemon extract. Use this link to make your own. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchen/classic-cheesecake-recipe2-2012236

7. Key lime pie

This classic pie is made up of a wonderfully delicious and crispy crust. It has a delectable key lime flavored filling. And if you feel like being extra add a nice topping of whipped cream. Whipped cream adds a nice creamy flavor and texture to the already delicious pie. Use this link to make your own. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/key-lime-pie-recipe1-2011840

8. Carrot cake

The naturally sweet and natural orange color of the carrot make it the perfect leading actor in this dessert. And if you pair it with the sweet and tangy flavor of cream cheese frosting it just makes this already amazing dessert even better. And for added touch learn some piping skills and pipe some cartoon-like carrots on top! Use this link to make your own. https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/carrot-cake-recipe-recipe-2011777

9. Peeps sunflower cake

This cutesy cake with a well known marshmallow treat is the perfect surprise to brighten someone’s day. You can choose to make any type of cake you want with any frosting you want (as long as you can dye it brown/yellow). You then pipe little brown dots on the top of the cake with a piping bag, the rest of the frosting can really be any color, but brown or yellow is the most common. Then you can put peeps on the outside of the cake, and they don’t have to be yellow, they can be pink, blue or any other color you can think of! Use this link to make your own. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/peeps-sunflower-cake/

10.Chocolate orange truffles

These little decadent chocolate truffles, just sing with a bright and citrus orange flavor. They are wildly easy and so much fun! It just requires some oranges, some heavy cream, some chocolate and cocoa powder. It takes about 25 minutes to make and then a little bit of chilling time. Use this link to make your own. https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/dark-chocolate-orange-truffles/

So, if you are bored with nothing to do over the three week break, take a chance and make one of these desserts. It’ll pay off, I promise!

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