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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Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

Lemon-Blueberry Pound Cake

This is a refreshing dessert, perfect with ice cream, and a staple at our family barbecues. —Rebecca Little, Park Ridge, Illinois

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Toffee Mocha Cupcakes

Chocolate, toffee and espresso make a mouthwatering concoction in this recipe from Brenda Melancon of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The yummy sweets are perfect for any party or gathering. Make plenty, they'll go fast!

Swedish Creme

Swedish Creme

Swedish Creme

This thick and creamy dessert is my interpretation of my mother’s recipe for Swedish “Krem”. It has just a hint of almond flavor and looks spectacular with bright-red berries on top. Serve it in glasses to match the occasion. —Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota

Mint Cake

Mint Cake

Mint Cake

"My sister and I like to bake this 'cool' mint cake when we were learning to cook...and I still enjoy making it today," reports Sue Gronholz of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

Chocolate Chip Strawberry Shortcakes

Nothing goes better with juicy strawberries than whipped cream and chocolate. This tasty combination from our Test Kitchen is decadent and fun, so it’s ideal for kids and adults alike!
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Lemon-Berry Shortcake

Lemon-Berry Shortcake

Lemon-Berry Shortcake

Here's a quick-and-easy summertime classic. The shortcake layer in this Lemon-Berry Shortcake recipe is tender and not overly sweet. Add some blueberries to the top for an extra-pretty finish to patriotic celebrations. —Meryl Herr, Overland Park, Kansas

California Lemon Pound Cake

California Lemon Pound Cake

California Lemon Pound Cake

Citrus trees grow abundantly in California, and I'm always looking for new recipes which use the fruit from the orange and lemon trees in my yard. This is one of my favorites! My mother passed this recipe down to me.

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

Cool Coffee Gels

Cool Coffee Gels

Cool Coffee Gels

If you love coffee, you'll love this recipe. It's a simple dessert to prepare and makes a great impression. —Lillian Julow, Gainesville, Florida

Carrot Layer Cake

Carrot Layer Cake

Carrot Layer Cake

I can turn any meal into a celebration with this cake. When they cut into it, people are bowled over by this moist not-too-sweet cake. The pecan filling is another unexpected treat.—Linda Van Holland, Innisfail, Alberta

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

This is truly an "oldie", dating back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! Her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with me and she came up with all the exact measurements, since the original cookies were mixed by "feel" and taste. These are my favorite cookies and I hope they'll become yours as well.
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