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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 Bars

Lemon-Lime Bars

Lemon-Lime Bars

I baked these bars for a luncheon on a hot summer day. A gentleman made his way to the kitchen to compliment the cook who made them.

Italian Cream Cheese Cake

Italian Cream Cheese Cake

Italian Cream Cheese Cake

Buttermilk makes every bite of this awesome dessert moist and flavorful. I rely on this recipe year-round.—Joyce Lutz, Centerview, Missouri

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

Triple-Layer Lemon Cake

A smooth and silky citrus filling separates the three layers of my lemon cake. It's a homemade favorite that friends and family never tire of. Serve it after a special spring or summer meal.—Connie Jurjevich, Atmore, Alabama
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Maple Pecan Twists

Maple Pecan Twists

Maple Pecan Twists

These sweet treats are one of my most requested recipes for special occasions. Maple flavor is prominent in both the dough and icing of these tasty twists.

Lemon Angel Cake

Lemon Angel Cake

Lemon Angel Cake

In Grande Prairie, Alberta, Debbie Segate relies on tangy lemon pie filling and a few other ingredients to quickly dress up a store-bought angel food cake. "If there's time, I use a boxed mix to bake the cake," she adds.

Lemon Daffodil Cake

Lemon Daffodil Cake

Lemon Daffodil Cake

You're sure to impress dinner guests when you present this eye-catching sponge cake. A light lemon filling and frosting make it a perfect springtime dessert.—Eunice Richardson, Shullsburg, Wisconsin

Sugar Cookie Tarts

Sugar Cookie Tarts

Sugar Cookie Tarts

Whenever my husband and I visit family in Maryland, we all cook dinner together. Everybody offers up ways to improve recipes, and that's how this dessert came to be. Sugar cookies from the bakery make a speedy "crust." —Barb White, Ligonier, Pennsylvania

Cookie Fruit Baskets

Cookie Fruit Baskets

Cookie Fruit Baskets

“When visiting a friend, I helped organize her recipe collection into scrapbooks,” recalls Theresa Myslicki of North Fort Myers, Florida. “When I found this recipe, I asked to copy it. I served the elegant dessert at my bridge club luncheon to oohs and aahs.” TIP: Fill these five-ingredient cookie cups with any flavor of ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet.

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake

Old-Fashioned Rhubarb Pudding Cake

“At 100 years old, my mom-Frances Beechner of Lincoln, Nebraska-still cooks, bakes, drives her own car and lives in her own home. She's amazing!" says Barbara Collins. Andover, Massachusetts. “And, this is one of her best desserts.”

Raspberry Angel Cake

Raspberry Angel Cake

Raspberry Angel Cake

Not only is this is a refreshing dessert, but it's virtually fat-free and has no cholesterol. Best of all, it's a special and delicious treat that comes together easily. -Sheri Erickson of Montrose, Iowa

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Devil's Food Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting

This recipe won several blue ribbons at our state fair. The made-from-scratch chocolate layer cake topped with a fudgy homemade frosting is truly a can't-miss dessert. —Donna Carman, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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