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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Caramel Cream Crepes

Caramel Cream Crepes

Caramel Cream Crepes

Created by our Test Kitchen, these lovely, homemade crepes with a creamy caramel filling are a cinch to whip up with a flavor guests are sure to rave about.

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

I created this pie in tribute to Elvis, who was my favorite entertainer, and to Hershey, Pennsylvania, the town where I was born. —Penny Hawkins, Mebane, North Carolina

Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

These pretty dessert crepes are delicate, delightful and as simple to make as they are special! Nice for a fancy brunch, too. Laura McDowell - Lake Villa, Illinois
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Coconut Layer Cake

Coconut Layer Cake

Coconut Layer Cake

"This dessert is my specialty - it's great for wedding or baby showers," offers Marilyn Dick, a field editor from Centralia, Missouri.

Best Lime Tart

Best Lime Tart

Best Lime Tart

“This treat is the perfect balance between tart and sweet, and the almonds in the crust are just wonderful. This is one of my husband’s favorite desserts. Enjoy!” —Charis O'Connell, Mohnton, Pennsylvania

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.

Triple Berry No-Bake Cheesecake

Triple Berry No-Bake Cheesecake

Triple Berry No-Bake Cheesecake

I've made many cheesecakes and enjoy them all, but they're usually time-consuming. When I first tried this recipe, my husband said it was better than the baked ones, and that was a big plus for me! — Joyce Mummau, Baltimore, Maryland

Almond Custard Fondue

Almond Custard Fondue

Almond Custard Fondue

“I’ve been serving this smooth, rich dessert fondue for nearly 40 years. It’s a wonderful way to bring friends and family together at the end of a fine meal. Grapes, pineapple chunks and pound cake cubes also make delightful dippers.”—Patricia Swart, Galloway, New Jersey

Buttery Almond Cookies

Buttery Almond Cookies

Buttery Almond Cookies

"My husband loves these cookies," says Elaine Anderson of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. "They have an old-fashioned flavor that goes well with a cup of tea. Plus they're simple to put together."

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

Lavender Peach Gelato

Lavender Peach Gelato

Lavender Peach Gelato

This sophisticated herbal gelato can be served as an appetizer, a palate-pleaser between courses or a dessert that tastes like heaven on a spoon.—Christine Wendland, Browns Mills, New Jersey
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