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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.

Candy Bar Cheesecake

Candy Bar Cheesecake

Candy Bar Cheesecake

"With this recipe, you can easily create a cheesecake that tastes like a fancy store-bought treat," Julie Cervenka relates from Ballwin, Missouri. "It's always requested when I'm asked to bring dessert to a function."

Luscious Lemon Cake Roll

Luscious Lemon Cake Roll

Luscious Lemon Cake Roll

A co-worker shared the recipe for this elegant cake roll. It's perfect for rounding out a special meal.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Fudgy Pecan Cake

Fudgy Pecan Cake

Fudgy Pecan Cake

This fudgy cake looked so stunning at our New Year's Day supper, I almost wished it wouldn't be eaten!—Joyce Price, Whitefish, Ontario
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Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

Berry-Cream Cookie Snaps

My mom and I made up this recipe by combining two others. These cute cookies are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy inside. You could also bake the cookies flat and serve the filling as a cookie dip if you like.

Strawberry Creme Crepes

Strawberry Creme Crepes

Strawberry Creme Crepes

I always feel like a French chef when I serve these pretty crepes. Although they take a little time to prepare, they're well worth the effort. My guests are always impressed. —Debra Latta, Port Matilda, Pennsylvania

Rhubarb Berry Cheesecake Pie

Rhubarb Berry Cheesecake Pie

Rhubarb Berry Cheesecake Pie

My grandparents grew a ton of stuff in their garden, including rhubarb and strawberries. We typically baked it into pies and cobblers, but then Mom found this recipe and it became a fresh, new favorite. —LeeAnn McCue, Charlotte, North Carolina

Strawberry-Lemon Angel Cake

Strawberry-Lemon Angel Cake

Strawberry-Lemon Angel Cake

"I couldn't decide how to use the lemon curd a friend had given me, so I tried spreading it between layers of angel food cake," relates Marietta Eklund of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. "I topped each piece with strawberries. We loved it!"

Caramel Cream Crepes

Caramel Cream Crepes

Caramel Cream Crepes

Created by our Test Kitchen, these lovely, homemade crepes with a creamy caramel filling are a cinch to whip up with a flavor guests are sure to rave about.

Poppy Seed Lemon Cake

Poppy Seed Lemon Cake

Poppy Seed Lemon Cake

"I made this moist bundt cake one Sunday for a brunch after church, and no one believed it was light," shares Marcia Fuller of Sheridan, Montana.

Marinated Oranges

Marinated Oranges

Marinated Oranges

"This flavorful fruit was actually the topping in a cake recipe. But I didn't want all the calories or fat from the cake—and the oranges are a good dessert all by themselves!" reports Norridge, Illinois' Carol Poindexter. "The dash of vanilla extract brings out the fruit's sweetness."

Delicious Angel Food Dessert

Delicious Angel Food Dessert

Delicious Angel Food Dessert

“This is one of my favorite desserts,” confirms Jessie Bradley of Bella Vista, Arkansas. “I took it to a family reunion, and everyone loved it!”
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