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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.

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Old-Fashioned Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

A pleasingly moist cake, this treat is the one I requested that my mom make each year for my birthday. It's dotted with sweet carrots and a hint of cinnamon. The fluffy buttery frosting is scrumptious with chopped walnuts stirred in. One piece of this cake is never enough!—Kim Orr, West Grove, Pennsylvania

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

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

Lemon Angel Cake Roll

"Every time I make this sunny cake roll, people comment on its fresh flavor and festive look," observes Diana Hardwick of Holdenville, Oklahoma. "It goes over big at church dinners."
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Tea Party Cake

Tea Party Cake

Tea Party Cake

This is such a pretty cake and will impress all of your guests at your next get-together. It is so easy to put together and tastes wonderful.—Wanda Ward, Louisville, Mississippi

Strawberry Sunshine Cake

Strawberry Sunshine Cake

Strawberry Sunshine Cake

"With fluffy whipped topping frosting an a fresh strawberry filling and garnish, this impressive three-layer sponge cake is a scrumptious summer dessert," writes Rosemary Binette of Les Cedres, Quebec. "For best results, be sure to slice it with a serrated knife."

Raspberry White Chocolate Bars

Raspberry White Chocolate Bars

Raspberry White Chocolate Bars

A co-worker's mother gave me this gem of a recipe a few years back. I can never decide what's more appealing—the attractive look of the bars or their incredible aroma while they're baking! Everyone who tries these asks for the recipe. —Mimi Priesman Pace, Florida

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

Almond Chocolate Biscotti

My neighbors look forward to getting my gifts of these chocolate-covered cookies. They're such a cinch to make. —Ginger Chatfield, Muscatine, Iowa

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."

Flowerpot Cupcakes

Flowerpot Cupcakes

Flowerpot Cupcakes

—Jackie Hannahs, Fountain, Michigan Judi Oudekerk of Buffalo, Minnesota features these sweet treats as one of a number of “cooking club” projects at the after-school program she supervises. “The flower-topped cupcakes are so easy that even children in our kindergarten make them,” she assures. “They’re great for a spring or summer birthday party.”

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

Fruit-Filled Angel Food Torte

"I was so tired of eating plain angel food cake and fruit for dessert that I decided to combine the two with a little whipped topping—the result is this scrumptious and refreshing torte," says Hettie Johnson of Jacksonville, Florida. "It tastes as good as it looks!"

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

Favorite Coconut Meringue Pie

We usually have a good selection of pies at our neighborhood get-togethers, but I always come home with an empty pan when I bring this classic. Friends line up for a creamy slice, topped with golden meringue and toasted coconut. -Betty Sitzman, Wray, Colorado
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