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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.

White Chocolate Berry Parfaits

White Chocolate Berry Parfaits

White Chocolate Berry Parfaits

Just 15 minutes and a few ingredients are all you need to create these family-friendly parfaits built for weeknight fun! —Julie Puderbaugh, Berwick, Pennsylvania

Strawberry-Rhubarb Flip Cake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Flip Cake

Strawberry-Rhubarb Flip Cake

My friend Dave always brought two strawberry rhubarb cakes to work to celebrate his birthday. He’d use up rhubarb growing in the yard and treat his co-workers. —Charlene Schwartz, Maple Plain, Minnesota

Berries & Swedish Cream Tartlets

Berries & Swedish Cream Tartlets

Berries & Swedish Cream Tartlets

A friend of mine brought a similar tartlet to a party we were both attending. I knew I just had to have the recipe. I modified it and now my family loves them. Since they use mixed fresh berries, they are great anytime of the year.—Maria Gruetzmacher, Stillwater, Minnesota
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Blackberry-Basil Panna Cotta

Blackberry-Basil Panna Cotta

Blackberry-Basil Panna Cotta

I love the simple taste and creaminess of panna cotta and decided to try this dessert with some fresh berries and basil from the farmers market. My family really enjoyed it.—Karen S. Shelton, Collierville, Tennessee

Raspberry & Rosemary Sundaes

Raspberry & Rosemary Sundaes

Raspberry & Rosemary Sundaes

“When my rosemary bush overtook my herb garden one summer, I created these surprising sundaes for grown-ups. The rosemary goes beautifully with the fresh raspberries and peach ice cream. However, you can substitute any flavor of ice cream you’d like.” —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

Italian Chocolate-Hazelnut Cheesecake Pie

I first prepared an Italian-style cheese pie years ago. When I added a chocolate-hazelnut topping, it proved so popular that I had to give out copies of the recipe.—Steve Meredith, Streamwood, Illinois

Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

Strawberry Mascarpone Cake

Don't let the number of steps in this strawberry cake recipe fool you. It's actually quite easy. The cake comes out high and fluffy and the strawberries add fresh flavor and beauty to the dessert. Cream cheese is a good substitute if you don't have mascarpone cheese handy. —Carol Witczak, Tinley Park, Illinois

Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

Tender Cherry Shortbread Cookies

I cant begin to imagine how many dozens of these lucious cookies I have made over the years. The drizzled chocolate catches the eye of everyone who walks past the cookie tray...and prompts them to try one or two. —Lorraine Caland, Shuniah, Ontario

Dutch Pancakes with Berry Coulis

Dutch Pancakes with Berry Coulis

Dutch Pancakes with Berry Coulis

My husband makes his mom's crepe-like Dutch pancakes with our kids on Saturdays. I came up with the berry sauce, and the dish is now our brunch standard. —Shannon Koene, Blacksburg, Virginia

Pear-Blueberry Ambrosia with Creamy Lime Dressing

Pear-Blueberry Ambrosia with Creamy Lime Dressing

Pear-Blueberry Ambrosia with Creamy Lime Dressing

This dessert is creamy and decadent, yet still good for you. Blueberries provide a lovely pop of color.
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