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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.

Rich Lemon Meringue Cake

Rich Lemon Meringue Cake

Rich Lemon Meringue Cake

Meet the Cook: My husband likes lemon meringue pie, so I figured this would appeal to him. It's become his favorite birthday cake. Our children are 14, 11, 8 and 3. -Debra Blair, Glenwood, Minnesota

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies

"It's a snap to make a batch of tasty cookies using this recipe, which calls for a convenient boxed cake mix," relates Mary Pulyer of Port St. Lucie, Florida. "My husband and son gobble them up."

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff

Strawberries Romanoff

Your clan will surely save room for dessert when they see this colorful concoction. It also makes a nice anytime snack.
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Lemon Pie

Lemon Pie

Lemon Pie

This refreshing lemon dessert is mixed in minutes and chilled while dinner is being served.—Joanne Schlabach, Shreve, Ohio

Hazelnut Crunchers

Hazelnut Crunchers

Hazelnut Crunchers

Ruth Sayles of Pendleton, Oregon reveals, "I often make ice cream sandwiches using these yummy cookies."

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

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?

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies

Lemon Sugar Cookies

These are my favorite sugar cookies. The lemon adds a unique flavor. They sure are good with coffee when company comes. —Eula Forbes, Wagoner, Oklahoma

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

Chocolate Dessert Waffles with Raspberries

Chocolate Dessert Waffles with Raspberries

Chocolate Dessert Waffles with Raspberries

When I was a little girl, growing up in Kansas City, Mo., my mother made these waffles for the family, especially if we were expecting company. For a little girl, the best part of this was the waffle iron Mother used. It was called a "Mazie Lee". All the waffles came out with a sun, moon and stars on them. The iron was used on the stovetop, so you cooked one side at a time. The iron is in my possession, and I enjoy making this treat for my family.

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake Squares

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake Squares

Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake Squares

My family loves this dessert. The ricotta cheese layer sinks down in the cheesecake, creating a luscious, dense cake that's just bursting with lemon flavor.
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