Top 10 Easy Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

Rhubarb Crumble Pie
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Your mother deserves the best of everything. This Mother's Day, treat your mother to something divinely delicious, with our top 10 Mother's Day desserts. From scrumptious strawberry shortcake and lovely lemon bars, to cute cupcakes and pleasing parfaits, we've collected wonderful dessert recipes to please every mom's palate. So whether you're creating an entire Mother's Day meal from scratch, or want to treat your mom to a homemade dessert after dining out, these special...MORE Mother's Day dessert recipes are a fantastic way to celebrate that very special mom in your life. Make one, or make them all!

  • 01 of 10
    Easy Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
    Linda Larsen

    This easy strawberry shortcake recipe is a beloved classic, just like mom! It's also so easy to prepare, with only three ingredients. Store-bought poundcake takes the place of homemade shortcake — but we won't tell mom this recipe uses store-bought ingredients if you don't. Tender strawberries, velvety cake, and billowing whipped cream make a special Mother's Day dessert she's sure to love.

  • 02 of 10
    Lemon Bars
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    Everyone loves traditional homemade lemon squares, especially moms! These lovely lemon bars have a refreshingly sweet and light flavor that make them a welcome treat after a big Mother's Day meal. Pack up some to go, too — they keep well in the fridge.

  • 03 of 10
    Orange meringue pie
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    This Mother's Day, treat your mom to a delicious twist on the usual lemon meringue dessert, with this delectable orange meringue pie recipe. Use a prebaked pie shell for this easy pie recipe that takes about 40 minutes to prepare and bake, start to finish. Top this special occasion dessert with whipped cream for a fabulous presentation.


  • 04 of 10
    Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake
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    Swirled with raspberry jam, this cheesecake in a graham cracker crust is as pretty to look at as it is delicious. Raspberry is a sweet and seasonal variation on the usual fruit cheesecake recipe. Serve this creamy, decadent homemade raspberry swirl cheesecake for dessert this year, to wow mom at her Mother's Day celebration.


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  • 05 of 10
    Blueberry Bundt Cake
    Blueberry Bundt Cake. Diana Rattray

    Mom will be delighted when you surprise her with this made-from-scratch blueberry Bundt cake that's easier to prepare than you might think! The secret is all in the pan shape, which creates that classic Bundt cake look. Serve this moist, delicious cake frosted with vanilla icing, or simply dusted with powdered sugar, for a lovely end-of-meal treat.


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    Banana Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting
    Laura Agra-Katie Workman-themom100com

    Cute little banana cupcakes with cream cheese frosting make a scrumptious and fun Mother's Day treat. This is a great dessert for health-conscious moms who enjoy fruit in their desserts. The cupcakes taste like banana bread muffins, and you'll want to steal the yummy cream cheese frosting recipe to use for other desserts!


  • 07 of 10
    Easy Chocolate Mango Mousse
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    Chocolate mousse is a decadent treat that makes a wonderful dessert for special occasions. This exotic, Thai-inspired twist on the traditional chocolate mousse recipe includes fresh ripe mangoes and coconut milk, for a rich-tasting chocolate mango mousse that's lighter in calories than the classic dinner party version. It's also naturally gluten-free and lactose-free and can be made ahead, making it the perfect Mother's Day treat when you're dining out first, and coming home for dessert afterward.


  • 08 of 10
    Fresh Fruit Tarts
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    Want to impress mom with your baking skills this Mother's Day? If you're confident in the kitchen, have we got a Mother's Day dessert recipe for you. Bakery-style, fresh fruit tarts with homemade pastry cream are baked in flaky pastry shells and topped with a clear apricot glaze. This is a truly a special treat that mom is sure to remember fondly for a long time to come.

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  • 09 of 10
    Strawberry Creme Parfaits
    Linda Larsen

    Strawberries and cream are a luscious flavor combination that can't be beat. This pleasing strawberry creme parfait recipe adds marshmallows in the mix, for a wonderful texture and sweet taste. With crumbled meringue cookies and vanilla flavoring too, it's a simply delicious Mother's Day dessert that beginner cooks can assemble easily, and moms will adore.


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    Rhubarb Crumble Pie
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    Rhubarb is a favorite spring ingredient for pies and tarts and it's also inexpensive. Make this tasty rhubarb pie with a buttery spiced oat crumble topping that's perfect for dessert this Mother's Day, especially with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top or on the side.