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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.

Apple Bavarian Torte

Apple Bavarian Torte

Apple Bavarian Torte

A cookie-like crust holds the sensational filling of cream cheese, apples and almonds. This comforting torte, will be welcomed addition to a bake sale or potluck.—Sheila Swift, Dobson, North Carolina

Lemon Blackberry Parfaits

Lemon Blackberry Parfaits

Lemon Blackberry Parfaits

"I love the freshness of lemon, and with added seasonal blackberries, this rich, creamy dessert is so wonderful! Serve immediately if you like crisp graham crackers, or within 4 hours for a moister crumb.” —Amber Needham, Bellbrook, Ohio

Lemon-Raspberry Streusel Cake

Lemon-Raspberry Streusel Cake

Lemon-Raspberry Streusel Cake

Buttery almond streusel tops the luscious, raspberry-studded lemon cream in these very special bars. If desired, an icing made with 1 cup powdered sugar and 3 teaspoons lemon juice may be drizzled over the cooled bars.—Jeanne Holt, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Mini Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

Mini Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

Mini Lemon Cheesecake Tarts

Dainty and light, these tartlets feature two of my favorites —lemon and cheesecake —in one yummy morsel. They look lovely topped with fresh raspberries, but sliced strawberries are just as pretty and delicious. —Gwyn Brandt, Hibbing, Minnesota

Warm Cheesecake Crepes

Warm Cheesecake Crepes

Warm Cheesecake Crepes

I usually make the crepes, filling and sauce for this recipe the day before. The next morning, I assemble them for baking and warm the sauce. It might seem complicated, but it's not difficult, and the results are so worth it! —Patricia Prescott, Manchester, New Hampshire

German Sour Cream Twists

German Sour Cream Twists

German Sour Cream Twists

A subtle sweetness makes these pretty glazed twists just the thing for breakfast, brunch or an afternoon tea. Or package up a few as a tasty gift for a friend. —Sally Gregg, Twinsburg, Ohio

Rhubarb Cheesecake Squares

Rhubarb Cheesecake Squares

Rhubarb Cheesecake Squares

It’s rhubarb season, so now’s the time to try this rich and tangy cheese bar. It’s bound to be a hit with the rhubarb lovers you know. —Sharon Schmidt, Mandan, North Dakota

Two-Berry Pavlova

Two-Berry Pavlova

Two-Berry Pavlova

Here's a light and airy dessert that I first tried in Ireland. When I got home, I made it for my kids, who loved to build their own with their favorite fruits. The whipped cream makes for icing on the cake! —Norma Stevenson, Eagan, Minnesota

Coconut Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Coconut Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

Coconut Cake with White Chocolate Frosting

My husband adores coconut but not so much cake. When I take this beauty to family potlucks, he gets his coconut, too. —Sharon Rehm, New Blaine, Arkansas

Elegant Fresh Berry Tart

Elegant Fresh Berry Tart

Elegant Fresh Berry Tart

This elegant tart was my first original creation. If other fresh fruits are used, adjust simple syrup flavor to match.—Denise Nakamoto, Elk Grove, California

Rhubarb-Pineapple Crisp

Rhubarb-Pineapple Crisp

Rhubarb-Pineapple Crisp

If you haven’t already, introduce the family to rhubarb in an irresistibly delicious way. —Judy Schut, Grand Rapids, Michigan
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