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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.

Chocolate-Cherry Cream Crepes

Chocolate-Cherry Cream Crepes

Chocolate-Cherry Cream Crepes

My 17-year old son calls me a gourmet cook whenever I make his favorite crepes. Sometimes, for a change, I substitute apple pie filling for the cherries and top the golden crepes with warm caramel sauce.

Warm Banana Crepes

Warm Banana Crepes

Warm Banana Crepes

Ready-to-use crepes can be found near the berries in the produce section of your local grocery store. Leftover crepes can be frozen.

White Chocolate Mousse Cups

White Chocolate Mousse Cups

White Chocolate Mousse Cups

Eye-appealing individual chocolate bowls are filled with smooth homemade mousse, then garnished with warm raspberry jam. The cups can be prepared early in the day and refrigerated until you're ready to fill them. They are great for entertaining.—Michele Field, Sykesville, Maryland
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Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

This fluffy cake is full of citrus flavor but not much fat or cholesterol. Preparation starts with a boxed mix for convenience and ends with a refreshing two-ingredient lemon glaze.—Bonita Giesbrecht, Glenn, California

Grilled Pear Sundaes

Grilled Pear Sundaes

Grilled Pear Sundaes

Who says you can't make dessert on the grill? Our home economists whipped up this comforting treat that's sure to turn heads…and keep healthy-eating commitments. Sweetened with cinnamon-sugar, the warm and tender pear slices are served alongside a little vanilla ice cream.

Mint-Chip Ice Cream Roll

Mint-Chip Ice Cream Roll

Mint-Chip Ice Cream Roll

This refreshing ice cream cake roll, drizzled with mouthwatering homemade chocolate sauce, adds a fresh finale to any summer meal, according to Sonja Wilhau of Grundy Center, Iowa. "The cake roll is so pretty that it creates a special occasion whenever I serve it."—Sonja Wilhau, Grundy Center, Iowa

Chocolate Cherry Crepes

Chocolate Cherry Crepes

Chocolate Cherry Crepes

"I like this recipe because it is easy to make," says Irene Menninga of Grand Rapids, Michigan. "I often prepare the crepes and filling in advance, assembling them and adding the topping just before serving."

Rosebud Butter Cookies

Rosebud Butter Cookies

Rosebud Butter Cookies

These pretty cookies shared by Jane Smith sing of spring! They'll disappear by the dozens!

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

Chocolate Torte

Mom's three-layer chocolate cake was always perfect with it's delicious whipped cream filling and a yummy chocolate frosting. Making this from scratch cake is well worth the effort--just ask any chocolate lover!

Candy Bar Cheesecake

Candy Bar Cheesecake

Candy Bar Cheesecake

"With this recipe, you can easily create a cheesecake that tastes like a fancy store-bought treat," Julie Cervenka relates from Ballwin, Missouri. "It's always requested when I'm asked to bring dessert to a function."

Luscious Lemon Cake Roll

Luscious Lemon Cake Roll

Luscious Lemon Cake Roll

A co-worker shared the recipe for this elegant cake roll. It's perfect for rounding out a special meal.—Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon
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