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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.

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.

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

Pretty Posy Cupcakes

Pretty Posy Cupcakes

Pretty Posy Cupcakes

These cute cupcakes are a fun treat to make with kids. Simply bake and frost cupcakes, and then decorate them with marshmallow "petals" and a gumdrop center. —Karen Jerrell, New Albany, Indiana
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Grilled Summer Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Summer Fruit Kabobs

Grilled Summer Fruit Kabobs

Fire up the grill and get out of the kitchen to make these juicy, tasty kabobs, submitted by Trisha Kruse from Eagle, Idaho. Whether served over pound cake or over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, you'll be glad that grilling isn't just for meat and veggies.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

Nothing goes better with juicy strawberries than whipped cream and chocolate. This tasty combination from our Test Kitchen is decadent and fun, so it’s ideal for kids and adults alike!
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Slice 'n' Bake Lemon Gems

Slice 'n' Bake Lemon Gems

Slice 'n' Bake Lemon Gems

Rolled in colorful sprinkles, these melt-in-your-mouth cookies are pretty enough for a party. I make a lot of them for holiday cookie trays. (Complete your cookie tray with Chocolate Pretzel Rings.) —Delores Edgecomb, Atlanta, New York

Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cake

Lemon Chiffon Cake

This moist, airy cake was my dad's favorite. Mom revamped the original recipe to include lemons. I'm not much of a baker, but whenever I make this dessert my family is thrilled! —Trisha Kammers, Clarkston, Washington

Makeover Mama Cake

Makeover Mama Cake

Makeover Mama Cake

My great-grandmother used to make this delicious pound cake weekly. This is a light version of her cake yet it still has a wonderful and tasty flavor.—Tonya Peele, Wake Forest, North Carolina

Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

Talk about a dessert that pops. Sometimes, I make this easy cake even more eye-catching by coloring the whipped cream, too. Use whatever sherbet flavor combination you like. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Orange Sponge Cake

Orange Sponge Cake

Orange Sponge Cake

This was the cake that my dad used to request for his birthday every year. For a wedding present 2 years ago, my aunt Marilyn included this recipe in a family cookbook for me. —Amy Sauser, Omaha, Nebraska

Favorite Italian Cake

Favorite Italian Cake

Favorite Italian Cake

Marilyn Morel KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE Here’s a scrumptious cake that melts in your mouth and makes you say, “Mil a Grazi!” (Thanks a million.) Pecan lovers will eagerly accept a second slice.
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