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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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Morning Crispies

Morning Crispies

Morning Crispies

These large cinnamon-sugar pastries make quite an impression o the table. Every bite melts in your mouth.—Emily Goad, Franklin, Indiana

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

Mousse-Topped Pound Cake

A smooth creamy filling with a mild cocoa flavor is spread on layers of pound cake, then topped with sliced kiwifruit for a pretty presentation.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Peanut Butter Baskets

Peanut Butter Baskets

Peanut Butter Baskets

Rich, buttery cookies become more delightful still topped with peanut butter cups and candy. They are cute for spring, but I've used appropriately colored decorations to match occasions at any time of the year. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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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

Simple Turtle Cheesecake

Simple Turtle Cheesecake

Simple Turtle Cheesecake

For an almost instant dessert, I spread homemade ganache and caramel sauce over pre-made cheesecake. It makes the holidays feel slightly less hectic. —Laura McDowell, Lake Villa, IL

Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

Strawberry-Lemon Crepe Cake

Each year for my husband's birthday I make him a different lemon cake (a tradition started by his mother). A couple years ago I made a Lemon Crepe Cake and it was really good. This spring I added fresh strawberries and the cake was fabulous! I like to make the crepe batter and lemon curd the night before and assemble the next morning.—Lora Roth, Seneca, South Carolina

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

Yogurt Parfait

Dottye Wolf of Rolla, Missouri is on a restricted diet, although her husband is not. "I often make two different single-serving recipes," Dottye reports. "Yogurt Parfait is a delicious breakfast or luncheon treat, especially with wafers on the side."

Chocolate-Raspberry Creme Brulee

Chocolate-Raspberry Creme Brulee

Chocolate-Raspberry Creme Brulee

Just when I thought nothing could beat the specialness of creme brulee, I created this decadent version that stars rich chocolate and sweet raspberries. Cracking through the top reveals a smooth and rich custard everyone enjoys. —Jan Valdez, Chicago, Illinois

Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake

Hot Milk Cake

This simple, old-fashioned cake tastes so good it will surprise you! As I remember my mom's delicious meals, this dessert was always the perfect ending. Mom always used "a dash of this and dab of that" to come up with what we thought was "the best"! —Rosemary Pryor, Pasadena, Maryland

Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

Texas Chocolate Cupcakes

My husband remembers his mother making "little black cupcakes with caramel icing." I never thought about putting caramel icing on chocolate cupcakes, but boy, was I wrong. His mother passed down this recipe to me. It's to die for! —Cathy Bodkins, Dayton, Virginia
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