April Dessert Ideas

I am making a dessert for gastronomically conservative colleagues in April, and would love your thoughts about great desserts to make. I thought about making Dirt Cake--but making my own pudding/brownies, etc., instead of buying the overly sweet, store-bought components. But I'm open to anything.

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Adianne March 28, 2013
Coconut cake. Or maybe a lemon chiffon cake.
 
ZombieCupcake March 27, 2013
Strawberry shortcake bread pudding
 
AntoniaJames March 27, 2013
Lemon-apple curd is delightful and a little different. You want light. Very light. Lemon tart topped with whipped cream will please the gastronomically conservative. Consider bringing brownies, too. Everyone likes one or other or both of those. Don't bring berries unless they're local. Whatever others are available will lack the flavor necessary to stand up to the lemon. ;o)
 
ChefJune March 27, 2013
Chocolate desserts, while not particularly "Springy" are usually big favorites. What you choose depends on a lot of factors. Are you a baker? or do you prefer something more like a parfait or pudding? Lemon curd, while not exactly Spring-like, combines well with various berries, which are just beginning to come into season. I love doing lemon tarts and garnishing them with either candied lemon slices or berries.
 
Lindsay-Jean H. March 27, 2013
I've got lemon on the brain, so I can't stop thinking about cakes like http://food52.com/recipes/12553-gluten-free-rhubarb-lemon-and-almond-cake, http://food52.com/recipes/4933-grilled-lemon-cake-with-strawberries-and-lemon-thyme-cream, and http://www.howsweeteats.com/2013/03/easy-lemon-cake-with-marshmallow-frosting-toasted-coconut/. Also, check out this round up of 10 dinner-party worthy desserts with 5 ingredients or less.
 
rt21 March 27, 2013
Make a Meyer lemon curd tart with fresh berries
 
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