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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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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.

Lemon-Berry Shortcake

Lemon-Berry Shortcake

Lemon-Berry Shortcake

Here's a quick-and-easy summertime classic. The shortcake layer in this Lemon-Berry Shortcake recipe is tender and not overly sweet. Add some blueberries to the top for an extra-pretty finish to patriotic celebrations. —Meryl Herr, Overland Park, Kansas

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

This is a refreshing dessert, perfect with ice cream, and a staple at our family barbecues. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois
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Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

Miniature Peanut Butter Treats

This recipe is one of my family's favorites, and I make these treats a lot, especially at Christmas. I have 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and every one of them loves those "peanut butter thingies", as the grandchildren call them! —Jodie McCoy, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Strawberry Banana Split Cake

Strawberry Banana Split Cake

Strawberry Banana Split Cake

This scrumptious is so easy to make but so impressive to serve. I've used the recipe for potlucks, showers and birthdays.—Joan Pacey, Ennismore, Ontario

Berry-Filled Lemon Cake

Berry-Filled Lemon Cake

Berry-Filled Lemon Cake

This dessert starts with a convenient boxed cake mix. "The cake and glaze have a mild lemon flavor that's delightful paired with fresh berries," says Leanne Kistler of San Antonio, Texas.

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction in this recipe from Brenda Melancon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty, they'll go fast!

Swedish Creme

Swedish Creme

Swedish Creme

This thick and creamy dessert is my interpretation of my mother’s recipe for Swedish “Krem”. It has just a hint of almond flavor and looks spectacular with bright-red berries on top. Serve it in glasses to match the occasion. —Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cherry Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered coconut candy is tucked inside each of these moist morsels. The ganache frosting is complemented by coarse sugar and chocolate-covered cherries.—Sandy Ploy, Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

Crisp Lemon Sugar Cookies

I have had this recipe for about 40 years, and in that time I've made a few changes. These cookies are my husband's favorite, so I bake them for him almost every week. One of my daughter's friends still remembers having these special treats when she stopped in on her way home from school. -Dollie Ainley, Doniphan, Missouri

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake

Sour Cream Streusel Coffee Cake

This is a Wisconsin recipe-using our own delicious sour cream, of course! What better place to enjoy a dish like this than in the Dairy State?
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