25 Simply Gorgeous Mother's Day Desserts

Make Mom a Mother's Day dessert recipe she'll crave year after year.

mothers day desserts
Brian Woodcock

To satisfy Mom's sweet tooth on Mother's Day, make her a homemade dessert that's as beautiful as it is delicious. Whether you decide to try your hand at a Mother's Day cake, cookies, or a tart, our easy recipes are sure to impress both her eyes and her stomach. To make her day extra special, pair one of these treats with a homemade gift or store-bought present that she'll absolutely treasure.

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mothers day desserts madelines
Brian Woodcock
Jasmine Madeleines With Lemon-Poppy Seed Glaze

Treat Mom to the tea time of her dreams with this delicate French cake.

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mothers day desserts tart
Brian Woodcock
Chamomile-Mascarpone Tart With Fresh Strawberries

Fresh chamomile flowers add a little something special to this tantalizing tart.

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mothers day desserts donuts
Brian Woodcock
Rooibos-Blueberry-Glazed Donut Holes

Start off Mom's special day in the sweetest way with these bright bites.

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mothers day desserts cupcakes
Brian Woodcock
Tulip Cupcakes

Topped with a tulip cookie, this recipe is like two treats in one!

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mothers day desserts pie
Brian Woodcock
Meyer Lemon Pie

The secret behind this sweet, buttery crust? Crushed !

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mothers day desserts donuts
The Missing Lokness
Mini Lemon Pink Donuts

Start the day off with something sweet! These mini lemony donuts are small enough to serve with other dishes at brunch.

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mothers day desserts macaroon
Eats Well With Others
Champagne Macarons

Bring a little French flavor to your Mother's Day celebration. Made with Champagne-infused buttercream, these macarons are a decadent treat Mom definitely deserves.

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mothers day desserts cheesecake
Healthy. Happy. Life.
Pink Vegan Cheesecake Bars

For a healthy Mother's Day dessert that's still delicious, try these vegan "cheesecake" bars that are made with cashews instead of cream cheese.

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best mothers day desserts lemon drop cake
Brian Woodcock
Lemon Drop Sheet Cake

Say "I love you" with this tart lemon drop sheet cake. The cream cheese frosting adds a little bit of sweetness to balance out the tangy cake.

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best mothers day desserts ice cream bombe
Brian Woodcock
Ice Cream Bombe

Upgrade regular ice cream with this spectacular frozen dessert. The "cake" has layers of strawberry, chocolate chip, pistachio almond, and chocolate ice cream to give your taste buds a sweet treat. You'll have to eat it pretty quickly before it melts, but we're sure that won't be a problem.

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best mothers day desserts fruity pebbles donuts
Brian Woodcock
Fruity Pebble Donuts

Two breakfast favorites collide to create our new favorite morning treat. Mom will feel like a kid at heart indulging in these delicious donuts.

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best mothers day desserts almond crepe cake
Milly's Kitchen
Almond Crepe Cake with Raspberry Rose Cream

This cake not only looks beautiful, but blogger Olaiya writes that it can be made with absolutely no sugar by just "relying on the natural sweetness of the almonds, berries and cream."

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best mothers day desserts blueberry lemon cake
Carrie Sellman for The Cake Blog
Lemon Blueberry Cake

A cake made with fresh lemons and blueberries has spring written all over it. Blogger Carrie warns that the lemon cream cheese frosting is so good, you might want to eat it alone.

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raspberry pink velvet cake
Brian Woodcock
Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

This stunning raspberry pink velvet cake will look absolutely gorgeous on your Mother's Day table. The topping of raspberries, fluffy meringues, and edible flowers adds to its elegant charm.

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strawberry rhubarb shortbread bars
Brian Woodcock
Strawberry Rhubarb Shortbread Bars

If you need a last-minute sweet for Mother's Day, these strawberry-rhubarb bars are so easy to make and come together in just half an hour. With 16 bars, there's plenty to go around!

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Almond and poppy seed loaf cake with almond glaze.
Brian Woodcock
Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf Cake

This moist and fluffy loaf cake is pleasantly sweet. Decorate the platter with small flowers from your garden for a special touch mom will appreciate.

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Brian Woodcock
Lady Grey Cupcakes with Orange Zest Frosting

You probably already have all the ingredients you need for these classy cupcakes, which are a lovely addition to any Mother's Day tea party.

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Antonis Achilleos
Lemon Dimples

If mom loves all things lemon, she won't be able to keep her hands off these bite-sized treats, which are filled with lemon curd and lightly dusted with sugar.

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Brian Hagiwara
Raspberry-Ganache Tart

The rich chocolate filling topped with fresh raspberries is delicious enough on its own, but the buttery shortbread crust adds a savory crunch that makes this dessert irresistible.

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James Baigrie
Vanilla Shortbread Hearts

Show your love for mom with these jam-filled, buttery-vanilla hearts, coated with a sprinkle of confectioners' sugar for added sweetness.

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Courtesy of Project Nursery
Strawberry Trifles

Requiring just four ingredients, these strawberry trifles couldn't be any simpler or more adorable! Plus, putting dessert inside mason jars is always a great idea in our book.

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Courtesy of Two Sisters Crafting
Angel Food Cupcakes with Pink Lemonade Frosting

These soft pink cupcakes just embody spring and make a beautiful treat for Mother's Day. The pink lemonade buttercream frosting brings a tart sweetness to the light angel food base that's absolutely delightful.

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Courtesy of Will Cook For Friends
Rhubarb Tarts With Pistachios, Berries, & Shortbread Crust

Sweet, buttery shortbread is the perfect complement to tangy rhubarb, and these little tarts, topped with raspberries and Italian meringue, couldn't be any more precious.

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Courtesy of Ren Behan
Chocolate Lollipops

Chocoholic moms will love munching on these decadent treats, which you can decorate with marshmallows, sprinkles, or a candy of your choice.

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Courtesy of Averie Cooks
Cherry Bread with Cherry-Almond Glaze

Blogger Averie was inspired by childhood memories of her grandma's famous cherry bread and decided to recreate it for herself. The result: an unbelievably sweet and soft pastry that makes a beautiful Mother's Day dessert.

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