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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.

Brooklyn Blackout Cake

Brooklyn Blackout Cake

Brooklyn Blackout Cake

If you love chocolate, you will LOVE this cake. I found this recipe when looking for a special cake to make my chocolate-loving daughter-in-law's birthday. Be sure to give the pudding and the cake enough time to cool or the end results will be disappointing. —Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Mocha Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

Childhood food memories always bring me back to a special time. This is one of my mom's outstanding desserts, which she often served.—Cara Langer, Overland Park, Kansas

Lamington Roulade

Lamington Roulade

Lamington Roulade

I am a teacher born in Australia who came to the United States seven years ago via a teacher exchange program. I'm now married to an American with two beautiful children. This dessert is made often for special occasions in my mother country; when I make it for my teacher coworkers here in the U.S., it disappears fast!—Susan Fagan, Lexington, South Carolina
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Chocolate Lover's Drop Cookies

Chocolate Lover's Drop Cookies

Chocolate Lover's Drop Cookies

Whenever a friend, who is a chocolate lover, is having a difficult time or simply could use a pick me up, I bake these soft, cake-like cookies. I make little surprise package and deliver them. Life really is better with chocolate.—Rachelle White, Wickenburg, Arizona

Pecan French Silk Tarts

Pecan French Silk Tarts

Pecan French Silk Tarts

Individual-sized tarts keeps me from over indulging in my favorite dessert—French silk pie. The crunchy pecan base adds an extra layer of richness. —Terry Shaw, Tyler, Texas

Chocolate-Amaretto Mousse Pie

Chocolate-Amaretto Mousse Pie

Chocolate-Amaretto Mousse Pie

My mother made this silky pie when I was a child. It was my father's favorite. The fluffy chocolate-almond filling is held in a thin chocolate shell. Be warned, it is so rich that you should only take a sliver.—Jamie Burkhart, Windsor, Missouri

Easy Elephant Ears

Easy Elephant Ears

Easy Elephant Ears

You’ll love the classic cinnamon-sugar flavor of these crispy bite-size treats. Even more, you’ll love that they call for just three ingredients and are so simple to assemble. —Bob Rose, Waukesha, Wisconsin

Blue Cheese-Apple Strudels

Blue Cheese-Apple Strudels

Blue Cheese-Apple Strudels

It wouldn't be a family gathering at our house without this favorite strudel. The sweetness from the apples and the saltiness from the cheese is heavenly. Substitute Stilton cheese if you don't have Roquefort handy. —Patricia Nieh, Portola Vally, California

Carrot Cake Tarts with Cream Cheese Topping

Carrot Cake Tarts with Cream Cheese Topping

Carrot Cake Tarts with Cream Cheese Topping

When you crave carrot cake, but you don't want or need to bake a large cake, try my tarts! They have all the same wonderful flavors in a unique presentation and just right serving. —Laura Majchrzak, Hunt Valley, Maryland

Pina Colada Cake

Pina Colada Cake

Pina Colada Cake

As an avid baker, I wanted to create something that was mine and from my heart. I wanted to make a cake that tasted like the perfect pina colada drink and I feel like I accomplished just that with this recipe.—Stephanie McShan, Apopka, Florida

Mocha Mousse with Fresh Raspberries

Mocha Mousse with Fresh Raspberries

Mocha Mousse with Fresh Raspberries

Working as a teacher's aide, I don't always have a lot of time for making special treats. I found this recipe which is so simple to do. It has become a cool, refreshing indulgent pleasure.—Sandy Zimmerman, Pierre, South Dakota
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