Spring has sprung! These are 10 delicious essential vegan recipes for spring, from lemon cake to salad and everything in between.

Collage of spring dessert recipes

We out here celebrating springtime the only way we know how – with food! There are so many fruits and veggies in peak season right now that it would be such a shame to not enjoy them in their prime. Sweet, savory, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, desserts, cakes, pizzas, fizzy drinks – we’ve got it all covered in this April showcase!

Vegan Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Kicking things off with this almost too pretty lemon cake! Olive oil gives this cake a perfectly spongy texture that every baker strives for. Go ahead. Impress your friends and fam!

A perfectly sweet and tart vegan lemon olive oil cake! Frosted with a powdered sugar glaze, this cake is bound to be your new favorite lemon dessert.

Vegan Grapefruit Orange Cake

Orange and grapefruit combine to make thee ultimate citrus cake – which just happens to be in season btw! The citrus, not the cake. Cake is always in season obvi.

Oat and Almond Granola 

Guys, look how prettttyyyyyy!! My Oat and Almond Granola is amazing on a sunny spring morning because it reminds me that there are only warmer and sunnier days ahead! Also, I love granola. Just sets you up for a great day.

Popped Amaranth Peanut Butter Cups

K, they’re not Reeses eggs, but hear me out! Amaranth adds a fun, crunchy twist to these spring staples. Not sure what your perf peanut-butter-to-chocolate ratio is, but just look at that soft peanut butter center. I mean. Come on.

Popped Amaranth Peanut Butter Cups (Vegan, Gluten Free)

Crispy Split Pea Avocado Toast

Best news – it’s avo szn!! Celebrate by making yourself this bomb avo toast sprinkled with crispy split peas. It’s the combo you never knew you needed in your life.

Citrus Poppy Seed Vegan Sugar Cookies

Keep on that in season citrus train, but this time add poppyseed and make cookies! The texture of these round delights is ON. POINT. Hands down the best fluffy sugar cookie I’ve come across.  

Citrus poppy seed cookies on cooling rack

Easy Vegan Pizza

Something about homemade pizza makes my heart sing! You guys know I love making homemade pizzas on Friday nights and there are so many colorful veggies to add on top! Some in season options right now include broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, and greens (like arugula, YUM).

Fig and Lemon Sparkler with Basil Mint Simple Syrup

I love me a good springtime porch sit with an exciting drink. This Fig and (in season) Lemon Sparkler is fizzy and refreshing! Not to mention the A+ for presentation.

Fig and Lemon Sparkler with Basil Mint Simple Syrup//heartofabaker.com

Vegan Carrot Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

Springtime = carrot cake. There’s a good chance your family has a go-to recipe for carrot cake, but I implore you to try this recipe from Loving It Vegan! The lemon buttercream frosting adds such dimension to the classic cake and I swear you’ll love it.

Asparagus Spring Salad

What better way to commemorate asparagus being in season than by making this Asparagus Spring Salad by Bites of Wellness! It’s vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, Whole30, and nut-free. Also the Dijon Tahini dressing is so much yes.