15 Sweet Desserts for Your Mother's Day Celebration
Celebrate Mom this Mother's Day with desserts that are as sweet as she is. Does she love decadent chocolate treats? Try a classic mousse or easy four-ingredient truffles. Maybe mom prefers something a little less rich? Try lemony poppy seed cake or strawberry shortcakes. And if you can't make it to Paris or the local bistro this year, treat Mom to French-inspired classics like crepes and napoleons. Kids can also help with mixing, layering, and decorating these desserts so everyone in the family can help make her day special with fantastic Mother's Day desserts.
Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake
Chef John's Chocolate Mousse
Give Mom the decadent treat she deserves: A silky, airy chocolate mousse. Chef John adds a dash of smoky chipotle chili powder to bring out the flavor of the dark chocolate. "Outstanding, simply outstanding!" says KarenCooks.
Poppy Seed Bundt Cake III
No too-sweet frosting or multiple layers here — this cake is classic, simple, and just sweet enough, just like Mom. Save time with yellow cake mix and get the kids to help stir it together.
Raspberry Almond Coffeecake
Top off your Mother's Day brunch with this gorgeous coffee cake. Fresh raspberries are swirled through the batter before baking, a bright contrast to the sweet glaze and crunchy almonds.
The best part about this classic crepe — a thin, eggy pancake — is that you can dress it up however you like. Let kids assemble a plate for Mom with fresh fruit and a drizzle of melted chocolate.
For Moms who love their morning coffee and great Italian food, look no further than tiramisu, a restaurant staple. The best part of this show-stopping dessert? It's no-bake: Just layer and chill in the fridge.
Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie
We love the idea of treating Mom or Grandma to a dessert she usually makes for you, especially on Mother's Day. This tart-sweet lemon pie, complete with billowing meringue, definitely fits the bill.
Easy Decadent Truffles
You could buy Mom a box of chocolates, but why not make these super easy truffles at home? Cream cheese and semisweet chips make up the base here. After chilling, have fun rolling in nuts, sprinkles, or coconut.
So impressive and surprisingly easy, this baked meringue will wow Mom on Mother's Day. Be generous with the whipped cream on top, then decorate with all her favorite fruits.
Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream
Zingy lemon and tart blackberry balance the sweetness in these adorable cupcakes — why we think Mom will love them. Kids will love them too: "The taste testers in my house gave an all thumbs up," says user JennMSing.
Instead of flying Mom to Paris, bring the patisserie to your kitchen with this dessert. Frozen puff pastry and vanilla pudding mix save time so you can focus on stacking those gorgeous layers.
Flourless Chocolate Cake
If Mom is a chocolate lover, this decadent flourless chocolate cake will make her so, so happy. "This cake was to die for," says reviewer MandeyHale. "Perfect for any special occasion."
Banana Pudding and Yogurt Parfaits
Let kids take over to make this no-bake dessert for Mom. They can whisk the yogurt and vanilla pudding mixture, crumble the cookies, and layer both with the bananas in individual glasses.
Mini Cheesecakes III
Individual cheesecakes mean Mom gets her own, and no one else can argue over the size of their slice. If you're having a larger gathering for Mother's Day, this is the perfect make-ahead dessert to serve.