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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Buttery Almond Cookies

Buttery Almond Cookies

Buttery Almond Cookies

"My husband loves these cookies," says Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. "They have an old-fashioned flavor that goes well with a cup of tea. Plus they're simple to put together."

Lavender Peach Gelato

Lavender Peach Gelato

Lavender Peach Gelato

This sophisticated herbal gelato can be served as an appetizer, a palate-pleaser between courses or a dessert that tastes like heaven on a spoon.—Christine Wendland, Browns Mills, New Jersey

Strawberry Cream Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cookies

The cream cheese cookie looks lovely on a tea tray.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

"It's a snap to make a batch of tasty cookies using this recipe, which calls for a convenient boxed cake mix," relates Mary Pulyer of Port St. Lucie, Florida. "My husband and son gobble them up."

Poppy Seed Cake

Poppy Seed Cake

Poppy Seed Cake

As sweet finale for my favorite meal, this moist cake is chock full of poppy seeds. (Don't forget to soak the poppy seeds.) The cream cheese frosting adds the final touch! This is also a tasty dessert to bring to a potluck.

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

This fluffy cake is full of citrus flavor but not much fat or cholesterol. Preparation starts with a boxed mix for convenience and ends with a refreshing two-ingredient lemon glaze.—Bonita Giesbrecht, Glenn, California

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crumble

Blueberry-Rhubarb Crumble

A dollop of whipped topping adds a nice finishing touch to this satisfying crumble. Sometimes I drizzle a little flavored coffee creamer on top instead of the whipped topping. —Nancy Sousley, Lafayette, Indiana

Dark Chocolate Carrot Cake

Dark Chocolate Carrot Cake

Dark Chocolate Carrot Cake

Carrot cake has a dark side—and it’s divine! Cream cheese and shredded carrots in the batter keep the cake moist, while toasted nuts and cinnamon boost the flavor. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

Strawberry Rhubarb Torte

This pretty, airy cake will delight your tastebuds! My children, especially my son, really enjoyed this dessert while they were growing up. —Kathleen Kowski, Trinity, North Carolina

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

My friend, Gwen, gave me this creamy, lip-smacking recipe, and it's been a crowd-pleaser at my house ever since. The homemade lemon curd on top adds a tart, special touch! The cake can also be made in three store-bought graham cracker pie shells. —Anne Henry, Toronto, Ontario

Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies

Pecan Sandies

OUR GRANDCHILDREN go through these cookies like locusts in a wheat field! I always tell my husband to try hiding them when the grandkids come, but their little noses find them every time. -Martha Crowe, La Plata, Maryland
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