Spring desserts from the newest crop of spring cookbooks

The exceedingly wet winter has turned Bay Area hillsides lush and green. The backyard’s now a swamp, true, but we’re dreaming of sweet spring, garden parties and egg hunts. And dessert, because you can’t party without cake.

This spring’s cookbook crop brings plenty of inspiration in the form of cake-centric volumes and fruit-forward tomes that brim with beautiful photographs and inspiring sweets. So go grab your whisks. Here are four new cookbooks worth a look.

Baking at Republique

This strawberry-pistachio tart hails from the new “Baking at Republique” cookbook. (© Kristin Teig)

Margarita Manzke, a five-time James Beard semifinalist for outstanding pastry chef and the creative genius behind Los Angeles’ Republique Bakery, has written a traffic-stopping cookbook (Lorena Jones Books/Ten Speed Press, $30).

We know this because the book is sitting here this very minute, and no one

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