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Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

Need sweet ideas for Mother's Day? Treat her to one of these delicious recipes for cakes, parfaits, cheesecakes, cookies, cupcakes and more.

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My mom's favorite cake is Tres Leches, a butter cake soaked in three kinds of milk. I developed a no-fuss version that’s rich and tender. —Marina Castle, Canyon Country, California
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Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Shortcake with Fresh Rhubarb Sauce

Every spring when her rhubarb was ready, my mother-in-law chopped it up for this moist cake. If your rhubarb is too tart for the sauce, just add in some strawberries. —Rena McCalment, Sharpsville, Indiana

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

A smooth creamy filling with a mild cocoa flavor is spread on layers of pound cake, then topped with sliced kiwifruit for a pretty presentation.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Flutter By Cupcakes

Flutter By Cupcakes

Flutter By Cupcakes

The best thing about these little cakes is that you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry right now! Fruit Loops, licorice, M&M's and pretzels are all common ingredients that make up an uncommonly adorable treat! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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Three-Layered Carrot Cake

Three-Layered Carrot Cake

Three-Layered Carrot Cake

My mom loved carrots so much she put them in various dishes at least five times a week when I was growing up. Her specialty was a homemade carrot cake that was requested for every special occasion. When I made this for her 70th birthday, she cried with each bite. —Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania

Hawaiian Joy Bars

Hawaiian Joy Bars

Hawaiian Joy Bars

With the hint of rum plus the nuts and coconut, these bars are like a trip to the islands. I served them to my family and at my work and church, and I always hear murmurs of appreciation. —Jennifer Neckermann, Wentzville, Missouri

Coconut-Pineapple Sherbet Torte

Coconut-Pineapple Sherbet Torte

Coconut-Pineapple Sherbet Torte

I made up this torte one afternoon, and when I served it that night, it vanished within minutes. That's when I knew I'd struck gold. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries

Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries

Creamy Lime Pie with Fresh Berries

I combined the tangy taste of lime and cilantro with cream cheese for this unusual berry pie that showcases seasonal fruit. The ginger cookies add zip to the crust. —Anneliese Barz, Fort Mill, South Carolina

Chocolate Puddles

Chocolate Puddles

Chocolate Puddles

The variations on this original recipe are almost endless. For double chocolate puddles, use semisweet chocolate chips for the vanilla chips. Or make peanut butter puddles by substituting peanut butter chips and peanuts for the vanilla chips and mixed nuts.

Lemony Rhubarb Pie

Lemony Rhubarb Pie

Lemony Rhubarb Pie

I love rhubarb from the garden, and there's nothing like this pie—which includes a happy burst of lemon—to say spring is here! —Holly Balzer-Harz, Malone, New York

Chocolate Pavlova

Chocolate Pavlova

Chocolate Pavlova

A mild chocolate-flavored meringue is topped with a colorful, fresh, red and green fruit topping.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Backwoods Bonfire Bark

Not only do the flavors of chocolate, marshmallow and peanuts taste great together, the easy recipe reminds me of being up north at the cabin with my family. Makes a fast batch of treats to sell at your school bake sale. —Jamie McMahon, Cologne, Minnesota
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