Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

Indulge mom with special sweets like cupcakes, cream pie, cheesecake, and, of course, chocolate.

Staff Picks

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 3076
Fresh lemon juice and lemon zest make this lemon meringue pie filling tart and lovely. And when it's poured into a waiting crust, topped with billows of meringue, and baked, it's downright dreamy.
By Allrecipes Member

Pavlova's Pavlova

Rating: 4 stars 32
To serve, cover with whipped cream and decorate with fruit. This is a very traditional Australian dessert. Enjoy!!

Buttermilk Strawberry Shortcake

Rating: 5 stars 252
A light biscuit topped with delicious strawberries.


Rating: 4 stars 52
Light and delicate choux pastry puffs filled with fresh cream and covered with warm chocolate ganache sauce are so easy to make, but everyone will think you are a master pastry chef!

Chef John's Strawberry Crepe Cake

Rating: 4.5 stars 15
Using this simple 'crepe cake' technique, you can turn any of your favorite cake fillings into visually stunning, multi-layered masterpieces. By the way, I say this is simple, not fast, as it does take some time to make and stack all those crepes, but once you get rolling, it goes pretty quickly. Use the ingredient amounts only as a guide, as crepe sizes and filling amounts will vary. Dust with powdered sugar and garnish with fresh strawberries.

French Silk Chocolate Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 217
Replacing the raw eggs in this recipe with pasteurized eggs or fat-free egg product eliminates food safety concerns and allows you to enjoy this Bake-Off® Contest favorite.

Old Fashioned Coconut Cream Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 1883
This is a tried-and-true, old-fashioned coconut cream pie. Took many years of searching and baking to find the right one and this is it! Enjoy!
By Carol H.

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.
By Hannah Klinger

Authentic Tiramisu

Rating: 4.5 stars 65
On my first trip to Italy to meet my husband's family back in 1995, I didn't speak a word of Italian. But I did learn how to make great 'dolci' from his sister, Maria. This was her recipe and now when we go back they ask me to make it!

Two Tier Strawberry Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 149
This pie has a delicious twist. I no longer make regular strawberry pie because this one is so good.
By Allrecipes Member

Down Under Lemon Tart

Rating: 4.5 stars 78
This is a 'to-die-for' tangy lemon tart. Family and friends always request it when invited for dinner.

Lemon Cupcake with Blackberry Buttercream

Rating: 4.5 stars 307
A simple from-scratch lemon cupcake has blackberry buttercream frosting. This cupcake is a refreshing hit! Garnish each cupcake with a blackberry or a pinch of lemon zest.
By Megan C. A.

Inspiration and Ideas

Our Best Easy Mother's Day Treats
These delicious desserts look fancy, but they're actually very simple to pull together. Mom's going to be so impressed.