30 So-Sweet Mother's Day Desserts That Double as Gifts

Don't expect Mom to share her cheesecake with you ... because she won't.

Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten

If the way to one's heart is through their stomach, then head to the kitchen to show Mom how much you love her. Indulge your favorite lady's sweet tooth on Mother's Day with homemade cakes, cookies, and more — she did raise you, after all. To give her a celebration as special as she is, kick off the holiday with a delicious dinner and shower her with these top-rated gifts.

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Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartlets - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartlets

Your mom is sweet enough as it is, which is why this zesty citrus tart is the perfect treat for her.

Get the recipe for Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartlets »

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Strawberry Coconut-Crust Cheesecake - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Strawberry Coconut-Crust Cheesecake

Forget the trip to The Cheesecake Factory: Make your home gluten-free version entirely from scratch.

Get the recipe for Strawberry Coconut-Crust Cheesecake »

RELATED: 20 Sweet Strawberry Desserts for Spring and Summer

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Meringues with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Meringues with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Fruity compote and salty pistachios balance out the sweetness of the meringue.

Get the recipe for Meringues with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote »

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Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits

You don't even need to turn on your oven to make these beautiful parfaits. Just whisk, assemble, and chill!

Get the recipe for Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits »

RELATED: 30+ Easy and Refreshing Lemon Desserts

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Coconut Creme Eclairs - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Coconut Cream Éclairs

Fair warning: Mom will probably spend at least 10 minutes trying to get an Insta-worthy picture of these well-dressed pastries.

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »

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Mint Julep Cupcakes - Mother's Day Desserts
Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly
Mint Julep Cupcakes

Raise a glass — ahem, cupcake — to Mom. She deserves it after all you put her through...

Get the recipe for Mint Julep Cupcakes »

RELATED: 24 Easy Spring Cupcakes That Are Almost Too Cute to Eat

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Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake

Dress up this fruity pound cake with a sugary-sweet berry glaze.

Get the recipe for Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake »

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WATCH: How to Make Easy and Delicious Sugar Cookies

For an easy crowd-pleaser, make a batch of these classic cookies and decorate with an assortment of sprinkles and icing.

Get the recipe »

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Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet

Take our word for it: Mom will be seriously impressed if you serve sorbet from scratch.

Get the recipe for Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet »

RELATED: 16 Homemade Vegan Ice Cream and Sorbet Recipes

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Vanilla Blossom Cake - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Vanilla Blossom Cake

This stunning tiered cake is the best of both worlds — a floral display and dessert.

SHOP EDIBLE FLOWERS

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RELATED: The Prettiest Flower Bouquets to Send Mom on Mother's Day

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No-Cook Watermelon "Cake" - Mother's Day Desserts
Johnny Miller
No-Cook Watermelon "Cake"

Who knew you could turn a watermelon into a well-dressed cake? Well, we did.

Get the recipe for No-Cook Watermelon "Cake" »

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Coco-Nutty Lime Tart - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Coco-Nutty Lime Tart

Gluten-free crust and no-bake filling give this flavor-packed tart some edge.

Get the recipe for Coca-Nutty Lime Tart »

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Flourless Fudge Cake - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Flourless Fudge Cake

This chocolate cake is intense — in a good way, of course.

Get the recipe for Flourless Fudge Cake »

RELATED: 30 Best Chocolate Cake Recipes You'll Ever Try

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Magic Mini Pavlovas - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Magic Mini Pavlovas

Because your Mom hasn't lived until she's tried whipped coconut cream.

Get the recipe for Magic Mini Pavlovas »

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Berry Coconut Crumble - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Berry Coconut Crumble

Win over Mom with this rich and fruity crumble that's also seriously low in sugar.

SHOP CASSEROLE DISHES

Get the recipe for Berry Coconut Crumble »

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very berry cream tartlets
Mike Garten
Very Berry Cream Tartlets

It's a good thing these tarts are personal-size (they're that good) — getting the siblings to share might be tricky, and there's no fighting allowed on Mother's Day!

SHOP MINI TART PANS

Get the recipe for Very Berry Cream Tartlets »

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WATCH: How to Make the Perfect Cheesecake From Scratch

If anyone knows how difficult to avoid a crumbly cheesecake, it's Mom. Follow along with this video to learn our top tips — and surprise Mom in the process.

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Rhubarb and Almond Upside-Down Cake - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Rhubarb and Almond Upside-Down Cake

If your mom is one of the rare gems who likes rhubarb (or if you just want to try something new)...

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »

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Coconut Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Coconut Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Show off your baking skills — and your love for Mom — with this stunning cake.

Get the recipe for Coconut Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting »

RELATED: 20 Cake Recipes That'll Wow Mom on Mother's Day

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Triple Citrus Bundt - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Triple Citrus Bundt

Spruce up this classic bundt with candied citrus peels.

SHOP BUNDT PANS

Get the recipe for Triple Citrus Bundt »

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Daffodil Cake - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Daffodil Cake

Bonus points if you bring actual daffodils to accompany this cheery, citrusy cake.

Get the recipe for Daffodil Cake »

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Spiced Pear and Berry Crumble - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Spiced Pear and Berry Crumble

Toasted, buttery oats atop a berry-and-peach base will have everyone scooping for seconds. You'll want to serve this one with ice cream, too.

Get the recipe for Spiced Pear and Berry Crumble »

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Meyer Lemon Pie - Mother's Day Desserts
Brian Woodcock
Meyer Lemon Pie

Add a splash of color and sweetness to this citrusy dessert with a homemade berry compote.

Get the recipe from Country Living »

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Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb - Mother's Day Desserts
Courtesy of Good Food, Good Life
Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb

Sometimes, you have to show off your skills. Like today. Because ... Mom.

Get the recipe for Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb »

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Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting - Mother's Day Desserts
Brian Woodcock
Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Pretty in pink and full of fruity flavor, this red velvet cake has Mom's name written all over it.

Get the recipe from Country Living »

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Red Wine Brownies - Mother's Day Desserts
Chelsea Lupkin
Red Wine Brownies

Red wine, meet chocolate. If Mom doesn't swoon, everyone else will.

Get the recipe from Delish »

RELATED: 40+ Gifts Every Wine Lover Needs

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Lime Coconut Cookies - Mother's Day Desserts
Kate Sears
Lime and Coconut Coins

Tropical lime and coconut cookies will make Mom feel like she's on vacation.

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »

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Skillet Brownie Recipe - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies

Your cast-iron skillet was always multifunctional ... but brownies? Who knew? Top with berries and generous scoops of ice cream to add to the fun.

SHOP MINI SKILLETS

Get the recipe for Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies »

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Strawberry Slab Pie - Mother's Day Desserts
Brian Woodcock
Strawberry Slab Pie

Polish off this open-face strawberry pie with floral pie crust cut-outs.

Get the recipe from Country Living »

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Almond Joy Cupcakes - Mother's Day Desserts
Mike Garten
Almond Joy Cupcakes

A gluten-free chocolate cupcake recipe reimagines a beloved candy bar.

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »

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