Celebrate Mom with something sweet from this collection of 31 Mother’s Day Dessert recipes. From lemon bars, pound cakes, coconut cream pie, strawberry shortcake, and so much more! No matter the sweet treat you make, it’s guaranteed to bring a smile to her face!

collage of Mother's Day dessert recipes such as strawberry shortcake, bread pudding, brownies.

Sweet Treats for Mom

Mother’s Day– an entire weekend dedicated to celebrate Mom and the motherly figures in your life. Make Mom sweet treats from this list of 31 Mother’s Day Dessert recipes, no matter what you pick, she’ll love them all!

Mother’s Day Desserts

Pineapple upside-down cake one a wooden pedestal with a vintage silver server.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

This pineapple upside-down cake recipe is easy & made from scratch! Juicy pineapple & cherries in a sweet brown sugar glaze, over moist butter cake.
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Best Lemon Bars Recipe

Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars: a beloved classic treat! Buttery shortbread crust, tangy lemon filling, and a dusting of powdered sugar on top. So bright, citrus-y, & happy!
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Overhead close-up shot of coconut macaroons drizzled with dark chocolate.

Coconut Macaroons

Learn how to make classic coconut macaroons that are crisp on the outside with a moist, chewy interior. Easy gluten-free recipe with just 5 ingredients.  
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Best Banoffee Pie Recipe

Banoffee Pie

Banoffee Pie: a classic combination of bananas and toffee, layered in a crunchy graham cracker crust and crowned with whipped cream. You’ll fall in love!
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Best Marble Cake Recipe

Marble Cake

Even better than from the bakery! This moist, buttery marble cake is made completely from scratch with ingredients you probably already have on hand.
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Best Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

These soft peanut butter chocolate chip cookies taste like a Reese’s cup, in cookie form! So soft & tender, with tons of peanut butter and chocolate flavor.
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Best Pound Cake Recipe

Traditional Pound Cake Recipe

Traditional Pound Cake: old-fashioned, moist, and so easy to make with just 6 simple ingredients. A butter-y classic that will make you swoon!
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Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Brown Butter Pecan Cookies

Taking classic butter pecan cookies up a notch with these brown butter pecan cookies. With soft centers, slightly crispy edges, a hint of vanilla and a nutty flavor from the brown butter, there’s no doubt that these will be the star of the dessert table!
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A slice of no-bake chocolate cheesecake on a dark plate with a vintage silver fork.

No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

This easy no-bake chocolate cheesecake recipe is made in just 15 minutes! Light & airy, yet so chocolate-y, rich, and decadent!
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A slice of strawberry cake on a lacy white plate with a wooden fork.

Strawberry Cake

This strawberry cake recipe is bursting with so much incredible, summery strawberry flavor! Nothing artificial added. You won't believe it!
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Strawberry shortcake cake with fresh strawberries, daisies, & baby's breath on top.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake

Strawberry Shortcake Cake: moist & velvety pound cake layered with fresh strawberries & fluffy whipped cream. So perfect for a warm-weather party!
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Slice of flourless chocolate cake on a dark blue plate with a rose gold fork.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Sinfully decadent & so indulgent, this flourless chocolate cake will satisfy your deepest chocolate craving! Made with just 5 ingredients.
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Easy No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie

Easy No-Bake Banana Pudding Pie

Get ready to fall in love with this no-bake banana pudding pie recipe. It starts with a buttery Nilla Wafer cookie crust, a layer of fresh banana slices and creamy vanilla pudding, and finished with whipped cream. After the first bite you’ll know why it’s loved by many!
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A slice of coconut cream pie on a lacy porcelain plate.

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut cream pie: Coconutty vanilla-scented custard nestled into a toasty crust & crowned with billows of soft whipped cream. Truly amazing!
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How to Make Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Need a last minute treat for a romantic occasion? Chocolate covered strawberries are the answer. Follow my easy how-to for a truly luscious indulgence!
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Croissant bread pudding baked in an oval dish with powdered sugar on top.

Croissant Bread Pudding

Croissant Bread Pudding: Comfort food at its best! Airy, buttery croissants soaked in a sweet, vanilla-scented custard. Quick & easy recipe!
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Chocolate chip cake baked in a square pan with powdered sugar on top.

Chocolate Chip Cake

This chocolate chip cake recipe is moist, buttery, and studded all throughout with chocolate chips. Easy to make in just one bowl!
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Close up image of a chocolate chip cookie on a distressed white table, surrounded by chocolate chips.

Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies

Soft chocolate chip cookies: Chewy edges, pillowy middles & the best classic, comforting flavor. Simple ingredients, no chilling required.
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Blueberry crisp served in a shallow dish with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Blueberry Crisp

This easy blueberry crisp recipe bakes up jammy & thick with tons of summery fruit, blanketed under a thick layer of buttery, crunchy streusel.
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Brownie recipe, baked, cut into bars, and arranged in a tall stack with a blue kitchen towel in the background.

Simply Perfect Brownies from Scratch

Gooey, fudgy brownies, with the deepest, darkest, most intense chocolate flavor EVER! Easy, one-bowl recipe, from scratch, pantry staples, no mixer needed.
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Square slice of banana cake on a white china plate with a silver fork.

Banana Cake Recipe

This easy banana cake recipe bakes up so moist & fluffy! Make it in a sheet pan, as a layer cake, bundt, or cupcakes. So good with cream cheese frosting!
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Small glass bowls of chocolate mousse with whipped cream on an antique silver tray.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Recipe

This easy chocolate mousse recipe whips up in just 15 minutes! So airy & light, with a rich, deep chocolate flavor. Fancy, yet so quick & simple!
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Close up image of peanut butter blossoms on a white background.

Peanut Butter Blossoms

Peanut Butter Blossoms: A classic cookie recipe that everyone adores! Soft, pillowy peanut butter cookies with a milk chocolate kiss in the center.
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A tall slice of buttery lemon pound cake on a white plate over a yellow napkin, with a silver fork alongside.

Lemon Pound Cake Recipe

If you love lemon, you’ve gotta try this lemon pound cake recipe! Just bursting with tangy lemon flavor, and so moist! Made with all butter, for a velvety texture that practically melts in your mouth.
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three layer orange creamsicle cake with slice cut on cake stand with orange napkin.

Orange Creamsicle Cake

Taking a trip down memory lane with this orange creamsicle cake recipe– a twist on the classic citrusy creamsicle popsicles. With 3 layers of a moist orange cake bursting with zesty citrus orange and hints of vanilla sandwiched between a lightly sweetened velvety cream cheese frosting. Bite after bite, this citrus cake is a guaranteed hit with family and friends.
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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe

This chewy chocolate chip cookies recipe is a family favorite recipe and produces BIG and thick cookies. Using melted butter, more brown sugar than white sugar, cornstarch and 2 extra egg yolks guarantees the chewiest cookie texture. And the best part: no mixer required!
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A slice of hummingbird cake with cream cheese frosting and a dried pineapple flower on a white plate.

Hummingbird Cake

Hummingbird Cake: A classic southern recipe made with pineapple, banana, cinnamon, and nuts, all topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting!
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Chocolate pound cake sliced and served on a wooden board.

Chocolate Pound Cake

This chocolate pound cake bakes up so rich & velvety, with lots of deep chocolate flavor. Lovely for dessert or as an afternoon pick-me-up!
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Mini raspberry tarts piled on a distressed wood surface.

Mini Raspberry Tart Recipe

Mini Raspberry Tart Recipe: Cream cheese pastry cups filled with sweet, fruity jam and topped with buttery streusel. Such a nice treat!
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Butter cookies stacked with tea cups and spoons.

Butter Cookies

These butter cookies are simple but so good! Melt-in-your-mouth tender, & perfumed with sweet vanilla, with a crunchy sparkling sugared edge.
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Strawberry rhubarb crisp served in a shallow bowl with whipped cream.

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp: A comforting, seasonal dessert that's so easy to make! Bursting with fresh fruit under a crunchy crumb topping.
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    Christina is a contributor to Baking A Moment. She is a recipe creator, food photographer and author of Simple Everyday Recipes sharing easy, approachable recipes for the everyday family.

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