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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.

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Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

Chocolate & Peanut Butter Pudding Pie with Bananas

I created this pie in tribute to Elvis, who was my favorite entertainer, and to Hershey, Pennsylvania, the town where I was born. —Penny Hawkins, Mebane, North Carolina

Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

Chocolate-Fruit Crepes

These pretty dessert crepes are delicate, delightful and as simple to make as they are special! Nice for a fancy brunch, too. Laura McDowell - Lake Villa, Illinois

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

If you want to enjoy one of these soft, fully loaded treats the day after you make them, you’d better find a good hiding spot. —Jennifer Krey, Clarence, New York
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Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

Creamy Lemon Cheesecake

My friend, Gwen, gave me this creamy, lip-smacking recipe, and it's been a crowd-pleaser at my house ever since. The homemade lemon curd on top adds a tart, special touch! The cake can also be made in three store-bought graham cracker pie shells. —Anne Henry, Toronto, Ontario

Lemon Angel Cake

Lemon Angel Cake

Lemon Angel Cake

In Grande Prairie, Alberta, Debbie Segate relies on tangy lemon pie filling and a few other ingredients to quickly dress up a store-bought angel food cake. "If there's time, I use a boxed mix to bake the cake," she adds.

Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries

Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries

Nutella-Stuffed Strawberries

Gourmet strawberries are pricey to order but easy to make. We serve strawberries with hazelnut spread as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or dessert. —Darlene Brenden, Salem, Oregon

Raspberry Pie Squares

Raspberry Pie Squares

Raspberry Pie Squares

Making pie for a crowd may seem impossible, but not when you turn to this crowd-pleasing recipe! The sweet-tart raspberry filling pairs well with a flaky homemade pastry. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

Waffles with Vanilla Sauce

I like to serve these flavorful waffles when we have company because they add nice color to the table and look so elegant, yet they're so easy to prepare. Everyone raves about the unique rich vanilla sauce served over the warm waffles.

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

Grandma's Old-Fashioned Strawberry Shortcake

This is my grandma's shortcake recipe, although she always served it with vanilla ice cream—usually homemade! —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

Popcorn Cookies

Popcorn Cookies

Popcorn Cookies

It's so much fun to surprise people with the crushed popcorn in these yummy cookies. They're definitely a distinctive cookie on the holiday tray.—Leigh Anne Preston, Palmyra, Indiana

Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

Rainbow Sherbet Angel Food Cake

Talk about a dessert that pops. Sometimes, I make this easy cake even more eye-catching by coloring the whipped cream, too. Use whatever sherbet flavor combination you like. —Bonnie Hawkins, Elkhorn, Wisconsin
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