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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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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

Lemon Chess Pie with Berry Sauce

Lemon Chess Pie with Berry Sauce

Lemon Chess Pie with Berry Sauce

This is one of those old-fashioned Southern desserts that makes everyone feel good. The easy-as-pie berry sauce gives it color and a tantalizing tang. — April Heaton, Branson, Missouri
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Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

Saltine Cracker Candy with Toasted Pecans

My kids and grandkids love these nutty, salty, chocolaty bites. The neighbors kids rush right over when they find out I have them. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Scandinavian Pecan Cookies

Scandinavian Pecan Cookies

Scandinavian Pecan Cookies

We enjoyed these rich, buttery cookies at a bed-and-breakfast in Galena, Illinois, and the hostess was kind enough to share her simple recipe. The pretty nut-topped treats are so special you could give a home-baked batch as a gift. —Laurie Knoke DeKalb, Illinois

Butternut-Sweet Potato Pie

Butternut-Sweet Potato Pie

Butternut-Sweet Potato Pie

If you're looking for a memorable dessert, this custard-like pie will certainly fit the bill. It's super easy to put together and slices like a dream. —Mary Ann Dell, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

Chocolate Ganache Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I've been baking cakes for years and enjoy trying new combinations of flavors and textures. I blended two popular flavors: peanut butter and chocolate. As soon as I took the first bite of these cupcakes, I knew I had created something divine! —Ronda Schabes, Vicksburg, Michigan

Contest-Winning Neapolitan Cheesecake

Contest-Winning Neapolitan Cheesecake

Contest-Winning Neapolitan Cheesecake

As a child, I loved Neapolitan ice cream. I thought it would be fun to create a cheesecake with the same flavors. This smooth, creamy layered beauty is the result. Each layer is just rich with flavor. —Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

Grilled Peach Crisps for 2

Grilled Peach Crisps for 2

Grilled Peach Crisps for 2

“Most of the fat and sugar is eliminated from this grilled version of peach cobbler. A perfect finish to a summer barbecue, this dessert always impresses our guests.” Michelle Sandoval - Escalon, CA

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip

Grilled Pineapple with Lime Dip

This fruit appetizer was created in our Test Kitchen. If desired, the pineapple wedges can be rolled in flaked coconut before grilling.

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

Hazelnut Chocolate Mousse

I love chocolate and it is so quick and easy to make that I can surprise my family anytime of the year. This is also good using chocolate fudge flavored pudding mix. You can also use chocolate flavored Cool Whip instead of regular Cool Whip. It depends on how much you love chocolate. Feel free to add toppings of your choice.
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