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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.

Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake

Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake

Coconut-White Chocolate Cheesecake

Friends have suggested over and over that I submit this creation to a magazine because it's so good. For the best texture, make sure not to overmix the batter. —Jamie Harris, Danville, Illinois

Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

Macadamia-Coffee Bean Cookies

Nearly anyone who loves coffee will perk up for this java-infused cookie. What hot beverage would you pair these treats with? There’s only one answer! —Kathleen Specht, Clinton, Montana

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Pie

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Pie

Chocolate-Hazelnut Cream Pie

We've all seen peanut butter pies, so why not kick it up a notch and try a Nutella pie? This luscious dessert is just fabulous. I sometimes add sliced bananas on top of the crust and then spoon the Nutella mixture over them for a Banana Hazelnut Cream Pie.—Anna Smith, North Salt Lake, Utah
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Best Ever Fresh Strawberry Pie

Best Ever Fresh Strawberry Pie

Best Ever Fresh Strawberry Pie

Next time you get a pint or two of perfectly ripe strawberries, make my favorite pie. It combines fresh berries and a lemony cream cheese layer. If you’re in a hurry, use a premade pie shell. —Janet K Leach, Granger, Washington

Bavarian Chocolate-Hazelnut Braid

Bavarian Chocolate-Hazelnut Braid

Bavarian Chocolate-Hazelnut Braid

Mmm! This delectable loaf gives you a little taste of Bavaria, thanks to the chocolaty, creamy filling and flaky crust.

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

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

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

Something about the combination of dark chocolate and raspberry is just so addicting. This fudge makes a heartfelt homemade gift, or just a treat that's worth sharing. —Barbara Lento, Houston, Pennsylvania

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

Pina Colada Macadamia Pies

Pina Colada Macadamia Pies

Pina Colada Macadamia Pies

I first made this dessert for my husband who enjoys all things Hawaii—especially pina coladas and macadamia nuts. Refreshing, light, and different, these personalized tarts are a taste of the tropics. —Joni Hilton, Rocklin, California

Nut Fruit Bark

Nut Fruit Bark

Nut Fruit Bark

Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If you're a fan of sweet-salty tidbits make sure to use the sea salt.—Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
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