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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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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is truly an "oldie," dating back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! Her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with me and she came up with all the exact measurements, since the original cookies were mixed by "feel" and taste. These are my favorite cookies and I hope they'll become yours as well. —Helen Wallis, Vancouver, Washington

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Trifle

Strawberry Trifle

I won first prize in a dairy recipe contest with this tasty trifle. You can double the recipe and make two for large groups. —Norma Steiner, Monroe, Wisconsin

Carrot Layer Cake

Carrot Layer Cake

Carrot Layer Cake

I can turn any meal into a celebration with this cake. When they cut into it, people are bowled over by this moist not-too-sweet cake. The pecan filling is another unexpected treat.—Linda Van Holland, Innisfail, Alberta
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Strawberry Cream Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cookies

Strawberry Cream Cookies

The cream cheese cookie looks lovely on a tea tray.

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

Pair a slice of this moist cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. It's a staple at our family barbecues. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois

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

California Lemon Pound Cake

California Lemon Pound Cake

California Lemon Pound Cake

Citrus trees grow abundantly in California, and I'm always looking for new recipes which use the fruit from the orange and lemon trees in my yard. This is one of my favorites! My mother passed this recipe down to me. —Richard Killeaney, Spring Valley, California

Angel Strawberry Dessert

Angel Strawberry Dessert

Angel Strawberry Dessert

This is a wonderful dessert for spring and summer, when fresh strawberries are readily available. Every time I make this pretty dessert, someone asks for the recipe. —Theresa Mathis, Tucker, Georgia

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

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A pleasingly moist cake, this treat is the one I requested that my mom make each year for my birthday. It's dotted with sweet carrots and a hint of cinnamon. The fluffy buttery frosting is scrumptious with chopped walnuts stirred in. One piece of this cake is never enough!—Kim Orr, West Grove, Pennsylvania

Grandma's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Grandma's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

Grandma's Lemon Poppy Seed Cake

“This is from a collection of family recipes. My granddaughter, Riley, likes that it tastes like lemons, but is sweet. It’s always moist and wonderful.”—Phyllis Harmon Nelson, Wisconsin
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