Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

Show your mom how sweet you are with recipes for cakes, tarts, cookies, bars and more from your favorite chefs at Food Network.
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Lemon Tiramisu Trifle

Creamy, lemony layers are brightened by berries in this no-bake cross between tiramisu and trifle. Kids can assemble this treat with very little help.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Tiramisu Trifle

Rhubarb Custard Pie

Rhubarb, technically a vegetable, is known for its very tart flavor and the fact that only the stalks are edible. There are many varieties of rhubarb, which accounts for how the stalks vary in color from a deep red to a pale green. Although all kinds have a delicious flavor, this pie looks prettiest with the red-stalked varieties. Look for thinner stalks, as they will be more tender and less fibrous than thicker stalks.

Get the Recipe: Rhubarb Custard Pie

Lemon Bars

Ina's portable dessert bars have a shortbread dough that makes for a lot less fuss.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Bars

Raspberry Tiramisu

Tiramisu with a twist: This version is made with raspberry jam and Grand Marnier liqueur along with traditional ingredients — mascarpone cheese and ladyfingers.

Get the Recipe: Raspberry Tiramisu

Victorian Rose Geranium Cake

You'll need rose geranium leaves for Anne's pretty-in-pink cake.

Get the Recipe: Victorian Rose Geranium Cake

Strawberry Corn Cakes

Use store-bought corn muffin mix, but add flour, lemon zest and vanilla for a sweet twist. Top with strawberries and cream.

Get the Recipe: Strawberry Corn Cakes

Vanilla Pudding Raspberry Napoleon

This kid-friendly dessert is all about the assembly. Let them take turns layering vanilla pudding and crisp wafer cookies.

Get the Recipe: Vanilla Pudding Raspberry Napoleon

Hazelnut and Nutmeg Gelato

Add Nutella to homemade gelato for the ultimate Mother's Day indulgence.

Get the Recipe: Hazelnut and Nutmeg Gelato

Crispy-Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

All moms will adore this perfect combination of a crispy chocolate chip cookie and a cakey one.

Get the Recipe: Crispy-Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies

Lemon Pudding Cake with Berries

Finish a special meal for Mom with something sweet: individual lemon pudding cakes topped with fresh berries.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Pudding Cake with Fresh Mixed Berries

Chocolate Creme Brulee

Make creme brulee in minutes using a secret ingredient: store-bought pudding.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Creme Brulee

Grapefruit Mousse

This refreshing, easy-to-make dessert is ready in minutes and is just as delicious as it is lovely to look at.

Get the Recipe: Grapefruit Mousse

Toffee-Coffee Tartlets

Fill individual frozen puff pastry shells with a creamy, caramel-coffee flavored filling and top it with melted chocolate and toffee bits for a super-special dessert for the special mom in your life.

Get the Recipe: Toffee-Coffee Tartlets

Marmalade Cake

This ultra-moist cake is spiked with double orange flavor — the batter is made with orange marmalade and the warm cake is drizzled with orange syrup.

Get the Recipe: Marmalade Cake

Chocolate-Filled Almond Macarons

These cookies are the perfect combination of crispy and chewy. Don't worry if the tops crack; they will still be delicious.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Filled Almond Macarons

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