25 Mother's Day Desserts Worthy of a Queen

Ladies, frost yourselves.


Fruity, chocolatey or nutty, we have all your dessert bases covered for Mom's special day. Nothing beats her tried-and-true top secret chocolate cake recipe, of course, but these decadent treats are sure to put a smile on her face.

Brian Woodcock
Almond and Poppy Seed Loaf

This sweet loaf topped with a sugary glaze is the perfect thing to serve at your Mother's Day brunch.

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Romulo Yanes
Cherry-Berry Jumble Pie

Make this fruity dessert for Mother's Day, and Mom's sure to say you're sweet as ... well, you know.

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Ethan Calabrese
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake

It doesn't get more decadent than this white chocolate cheesecake with ribbons of raspberry sauce swirled throughout.

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Mike Garten
Outlaw Carrot Cake

Mom will love this sinfully delicious cake with tons of brown sugar buttercream frosting.

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Jonathan Boulton
Peach Roses

Mom deserves ALL the flowers on Mother's Day — including these ones made with puff pastry and delicate peach slices.

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Mike Garten
Triple Citrus Bundt Cake

Zesty orange, lime, and lemon all come together in this cake that's almost as gorgeous as it is delicious.

What you'll need: cake stand ($16, )

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Chelsea Lupkin
Reese's Brownies

If Mom's a peanut butter fanatic, she'll go crazy for these brownies with Reese's peanut butter cups inside.

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Brian Hawgiwara
Raspberry Ganache Tart

With a melt-in-your-mouth shortbread crust and amazingly rich chocolate ganache, Mom's sure to feel the love.

What you'll need: cake stand ($16, )

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Mike Garten
Vanilla Blossom Cake

This year, give Mom some flowers in a creative way: by affixing gorgeous (edible) blooms to this delicious vanilla cake.

What you'll need: edible flowers ($11, ), cake stand ($16, )

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Brian Woodcock
No-Bake Cheesecake with Berry Toppings

Someone get their camera ready — no filter needed for this no-bake, berry-topped beauty.

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Johnny Miller
Watermelon Cake

De-rind a watermelon, slather it in whipped cream and top with fruit. It's that easy and, not to mention, seriously stunning.

What you'll need: cake stand ($16, )

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Alfrajores Dulce de Leche Cookies

These delicate biscuit cookies, filled with gooey caramel, really bring the love with cute heart cut-outs.

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Con Poulos
Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

For the chocolate enthusiast, make a bar with a chocolate crust, filling and icing. That's what we call a triple threat.

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What's Gaby Cooking
Banana Pudding Pie

Heavenly layers of vanilla pudding, Nilla wafers, bananas and chantilly whipped cream make for a light-as-air spring dessert.

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Christopher Shane
Lemon Coconut Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

A lemon curd, sour cream and flaked coconut filling brings this mascarpone-frosted cake to the next level.

What you'll need: cake stand ($16, )

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Antonis Achilleos

Perfect for Mother's Day brunch, these waffle cupcake hybrids are the best cap to a thorough breakfast spread.

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Courtesy of Good Food, Good Life
Strawberry Rhubarb Pavlova

Amaretto, honey, strawberries, rhubarb and heavy cream top off this fluffy meringue.

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Well Plated
Berry Parfait Yogurt Pops

Before pouring Greek yogurt and fresh berries into popsicle molds, you'll want to cook the fruit with a bit of honey — this makes the berries soft and prevents them from getting to hard to bite into once they're frozen.

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Ethan Calabrese
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream

This no-churn ice cream requires only a stand mixer — and, considering you have to let this creamy creation freeze for five hours, a little bit of patience.

What you'll need: stand mixer ($180, )

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Brian Woodcock
Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake

Coat this pink velvet cake with a raspberry cream cheese frosting — clearly, there's no such thing as too much pink.

What you'll need: cake stand ($16, )

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Chris Court
Ozark Pudding

Not quite a pudding, not quite a pie, this soft apple and blackberry dessert pairs perfectly with fresh whipped cream.

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Chocolate with Grace
Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes

Mom's a peach, so why not make her a cupcake that's just as sweet?

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Chris Court
Opera Creams

Opera creams may be a vintage classic, but bring them into the 21st century by adding pistachios and flaked sea salt.

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I Am Baker
Rainbow Fruit Cake

A colorful variety of fruit perfectly satisfies this cookie tower's ROYGBIV requirement.

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Petite Allergy Treats
Blueberry Macaroons

This allergy-free macaroon recipe (no eggs, dairy, gluten, nuts or soy!) is perfect for those with sensitivities — but tastes like you aren't missing a thing.

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