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Spring Swirl Sweets

April 6, 2020
3 min. read

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*We know Easter may look different this year, but we hope you are still able to celebrate with your immediate household, in anticipation of a greater celebration later on with your broader circle of friends and family. May these bright and colorful springtime desserts bring you and your loved ones peace and joy this Easter season.

Spring has sprung! And it’s all around us—in the flowers beginning to bloom, in the sounds of nature coming alive, and in the excited chatter of preparations being made for upcoming festivities. As a matter of fact, Easter is only one week away! As you begin planning your brunch or dinner menu, don’t forget about all the sweet desserts that Spring has to offer. We have three iconic desserts for you here, made with Martin’s Swirl Breads, that are simply perfect for your Easter or springtime meal.

Martin’s Swirl Breads (available in four delicious flavors) pair perfectly with all your favorite springtime sweets—from classic carrot cake, to fruit trifles and bread pudding. The swirls of cinnamon and sugar (and maple, in the case of our Maple Brown Sugar Swirl) add a super-secret ingredient to help you achieve confection perfection.

Plus—did we mention that our swirl breads on their own make a great mid-morning snack, straight from the bag? Throw a pack (or two) into your family’s Easter basket. The bright and colorful packaging will fit right in amongst the festive pastels.

Without further ado…check out these marvelous spring sweets made with Martin’s Swirls!

Carrot Cake Bread Pudding Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Bread Pudding

Carrot cake is an Easter classic. Its unique flavor profile and obvious tie-in to the holiday (did someone say “Easter Bunny”?) makes this a must-serve dessert.

Every baker has their own special method for making carrot cake. Ours transforms ingredients like grated carrots, orange juice, apple butter, and nutmeg into a rich and moist bread pudding made with Martin’s Maple Brown Sugar Swirl Potato Bread! We also used a muffin pan to create cute single-serve cupcakes topped with the essential cream cheese frosting (in various pastel colors, of course) and finished them off with colorful malted milk eggs for a festive presentation.

Go ahead and try them for yourself—your family will love them!

Try the Recipe:


Carrot Cake Bread Pudding
(Seriously…how cute are these?!)


Strawberry-Cinnamon Shortcake Trifles

Strawberry-Cinnamon Shortcake Trifles with Martin's Swirl Bread

Strawberry shortcake is a great dessert for any time of year, but we especially love it in spring or summer because of the vibrant taste and color of the fresh ripe berries!

Our version of this classic uses Martin’s Cinnamon-Sugar Swirl Potato Bread in place of traditional shortcake, which adds a delicious sweet-spice flavor and makes these a cinch to prepare! Circles of swirl bread are stacked into mini dessert cups alternating with layers of macerated strawberries and fluffy whipped cream. The finished result is these cute mini dessert trifles that show off all the layers and are perfect for celebrating spring.

Try the recipe:


Strawberry-Cinnamon Shortcake Trifles with Martin's Swirl Bread
Look at those gorgeous layers!


Hummingbird Bread Pudding

Hummingbird Bread Pudding

Hummingbird cake is another holiday favorite, particularly in the southern United States. The key flavors for this classic spice cake are banana and pineapple, which team up to create a truly unique flavor that is to die for.

These single-serve hummingbird bread puddings would make an excellent addition to your next spring brunch. (Even the name sounds cheerful and spring-y!) Our recipe uses Martin’s Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Potato Bread (raisins are a popular mix-in for spice cakes), mashed banana, crushed pineapple, chopped pecans, and shredded coconut (for even more tropical flavor). The baked puddings are topped with a cream cheese icing glaze and decorative pieces of candied pineapple for a nice finishing touch.

Dainty and festive, these mini cakes are a sight to behold.

Try the recipe:


Hummingbird Bread Pudding with Martin's Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Potato Bread
Bright and sunny and perfect for spring!


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