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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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Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

Caramel-Mocha Ice Cream Dessert

You can use any flavor of ice cream in this frosty dessert. Chocolate and vanilla would be delicious substitutes for coffee and dulce de leche.—Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, Georgia

Lemon-Lime Mousse

Lemon-Lime Mousse

Lemon-Lime Mousse

"For a light and refreshing dessert after any meal, try this tangy citrus treat," suggests field editor Kathryn Anderson of Wallkill, New York.
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Lemon Chess Pie with Berry Sauce

Lemon Chess Pie with Berry Sauce

Lemon Chess Pie with Berry Sauce

This is one of those old-fashioned Southern desserts that makes everyone feel good. The easy-as-pie berry sauce gives it color and a tantalizing tang. — April Heaton, Branson, Missouri

Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcakes

Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcakes

Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcakes

Nothing says spring better than a fresh strawberry shortcake. Heaven. My mother and I usually make this with strawberries we picked ourselves. —Sarah Hatter, Brodhead, Wisconsin

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

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Heavenly Chocolate Marshmallow Fondue

Guests won’t be able to resist this silky chocolate fondue made extra-special with butterscotch chips, marshmallow creme and coconut. “Bananas are my favorite fruit for dipping, but apple wedges, pineapple chunks and maraschino cherries work, too.”—Sarita Naegeli, Edmond, Oklahoma

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

Grand Marnier Cranberry Pound Cake

Grand Marnier Cranberry Pound Cake

Grand Marnier Cranberry Pound Cake

This is a bit different than the usual pound cakes I've prepared. The combination of cranberries and orange liqueur is incredible. —Kathy Hunter, Woodland, Washington

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pops

Set out a basket of these pleasing "lollipops" at your next bazaar or family event and watch them disappear! You can easily create characters by icing the cookies with store-bought frosting like the CT home economists did here or serve them plain just as Jan Cassidy of El Reno, Oklahoma often does. "Our children love eating cookies either way," Jan details. "What I enjoy is the fact that serving the sweets on sticks like this keeps messy hands to a minimum."—Jan Cassidy, El Reno, Oklahoma

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Confetti Cake Batter Cookies

Mom and I took up cake decorating. Funfetti was our favorite cake, so we used the mix to make cutout cookies. Plain or decorated, they’re a fave at parties. —Danielle DeMarco, Basking Ridge, NJ
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