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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.

Frozen Citrus Bowls

Frozen Citrus Bowls

Frozen Citrus Bowls

Impress your company with these easy-to-do bowls. The thin citrus slices add a magical feel to a special dessert.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Honeydew Granita

Honeydew Granita

Honeydew Granita

This is a very refreshing summer treat when melons are ripe and flavorful. It's also so easy to make. I like to garnish each serving with a sprig of mint or a small slice of honeydew.—Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

Espresso Cream Cake

“After a satisfying meal, I like to go with something light for dessert. This recipe combines two of our favorite flavors, coffee and chocolate, in a scrumptious cream that’s served alongside a slice of angel food cake. Yum.” —Nicole Clayton, Prescott, Arizona
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Raspberries with White Chocolate Sauce and Sugared Almonds

Raspberries with White Chocolate Sauce and Sugared Almonds

Raspberries with White Chocolate Sauce and Sugared Almonds

With just a handful of ingredients you can make a stunning dessert. The white chocolate ganache lightly coats the bright raspberries. Both my daughter and I enjoy this fabulous treat.—Cheryl Landers, LaTour, Missouri

Frosted Lemon-Ricotta Cookies

Frosted Lemon-Ricotta Cookies

Frosted Lemon-Ricotta Cookies

I work for a Special Education school and our students run their own catering business. Every time they make this for a catering event, they get raves. The students chose the Lemon Ricotta Cookies to submit as their favorite cookie recipe. They say they are the "yummiest and chewiest cookies ever!"—Renee Phillips, Owosso, Michigan

Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Makeover Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

“Both of my boys loved this makeover version of a family favorite, and even my husband, who is a bit picky, wants a piece in his lunch tomorrow!” —Mary Lou Moeller, Wooster, Ohio

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Macaroons

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Macaroons

Chocolate-Dipped Almond Macaroons

My mother taught my daughter how to make these chocolaty macaroons. When my daughter was 10 years old, she entered a batch in the county fair and won a ribbon. —Traci Booe, Veedersburg, Indiana

Toffee Bar Brownie Torte

Toffee Bar Brownie Torte

Toffee Bar Brownie Torte

Heads will turn when you serve this showstopping cake. The mild espresso frosting nicely complements the bittersweet brownie layers.—Megan Byers, Wichita, Kansas

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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