40 Mother’s Day Treats & Desserts

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Looking for Mother’s Day treat ideas? I’m sharing the best Mother’s Day desserts and treats to make for mom this year including everything from light and fruity spring desserts, to creamy cheesecakes, to rich and decadent chocolate treats.

40 Sweet Treats for Mom on Mother's Day.

Moms deserve nothing but the best. This is why I have gathered up a list of the best Mother’s Day dessert recipes to share with you and help you plan a sweet treat for mom on the big day.

Whether you are planning a Mother’s day brunch or dinner, you will find plenty of sweet treat ideas for any time of day.

Dessert Recipes to Make for Mom This Year

Does mom prefer fruity desserts, chocolate desserts, or creamy treats? I have included some of each in the list below so you can find the perfect dessert for making mom’s day as sweet and special as possible this year.

Beautiful desserts don’t have to be complicated to make. You will see that many of the desserts featured below are quick and easy to make. A few are even no-bake desserts!

There is truly so much yummy goodness in this list… you, mom, and anyone else you are celebrating with is going to go wild for these desserts. Enjoy!

Strawberry Jello Pie slice topped with whipped cream and sliced strawberry.
Strawberry Jello Pie
Mom will love this easy no-bake strawberry pie recipe and you will love how easy it is to make using Cool Whip, graham cracker crust, fresh berries, and Strawberry Jello.
The cool, light no-bake pie is sure to impress mom and she will have no idea how easy it was to make.
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Lemon cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting and garnished with a slice of lemon
Lemon Cupcakes
Prefer cupcakes to baking a whole cake? These soft and tender lemon cupcakes are topped with homemade cream cheese frosting for a perfectly sweet and tart lemon treat.
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Berry fruit salsa with cinnamon tortilla chips
Fruit Salsa
Loaded with fresh fruit and berries, fruit salsa makes a light and refreshing Mother's Day treat.
Pick up a bag of cinnamon chips for dipping or use the included recipe to make your own- either way, mom is going to love this fruity dessert!
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strawberry, angel food cake, and whipped cream trifle in small glass jar
Strawberry Shortcake Trifles
These easy no-bake strawberry shortcake trifles make a great Mother's Day dessert.
Made with layers of angel food cake, fresh strawberries, and homemade whipped cream, mom won't be able to resist these beautiful individual-size trifles.
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Cream cheese fruit dip on a platter surrounded by fresh fruit.
Cream Cheese Fruit Dip
This creamy fruit dip is easy to mix up in minutes and pairs perfectly with a variety of fresh fruit. If mom is a fruit-lover, this recipe is for her!
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Easy homemade strawberry yogurt pound cake with a strawberry glaze and fresh strawberries.
Strawberry Yogurt Pound Cake
Looking for a dessert for your Mother's Day brunch? This strawberry pound cake is the perfect sweet treat for brunch.
Made with Greek yogurt and pieces of fresh strawberries, this homemade strawberry cake is super moist and packed with sweet strawberry flavor.
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Easy no bake peanut butter pie with graham cracker crust.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie
If mom is a peanut butter lover, she will go crazy for this easy no-bake pie recipe.The decadent, creamy pie is a peanut butter lover’s dream and best of all is very easy to make, no baking required.
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Lemon raspberry cake with three layers of yellow cake and a raspberry filling and frosting.
Lemon Raspberry Cake
A bakery-quality cake made with 3 layers of tender lemon, fresh raspberries, and a perfectly sweet raspberry cream cheese buttercream frosting. Not as easy as the other treats in the list, but if you are looking for a showstopper for your dessert table this recipe is for you.
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Chocolate cherry dump cake made with devil's food cake mix and cherry pie filling.
Chocolate Cherry Dump Cake
Not a confident baker? Not a problem at all, I promise you that you can handle this easy dessert recipe: chocolate cherry dump cake!
Simply "dump" the 3 ingredients into the pan and bake. No mixing required!
The result is a rich and indulging chocolate cherry cake. Serve with a dollop of cool whip or topped with vanilla ice cream for a decadent chocolate dessert.
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Angel food cake slice served with fresh berries.
Classic Angel Food Cake
Angel food cake makes the perfect light and sweet dessert for Mother's Day. Serve with fresh fruit or a dollop of Cool Whip and enjoy.
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With cream cheese and fresh fruit on top of a homemade graham cracker crust, this no-bake fruit pizza recipe makes a perfect summer dessert. 
No-Bake Fruit Pizza
With cream cheese and fresh fruit on top of a homemade graham cracker crust, this no-bake fruit pizza recipe makes a quick and easy Mother's Day dessert option, no oven required.
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Strawberry fluff dessert salad.
Strawberry Fluff Salad
Strawberry fluff is an easy dessert salad recipe made with strawberry pie filling, pineapple chunks, Cool Whip, mini marshmallows, and a few other simple ingredients. The light and fluff no-bake dessert makes a perfect addition to your Mother's Day desert spread.
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Layered lemon pudding, graham cracker, and cool whip dessert topped with a fresh lemon slice.
Lemon Icebox Cake
Looking for an easy Mother's Day dessert idea? All you need are 4 simple ingredients to make this light and creamy no-bake lemon dessert. Top with raspberries or other fresh fruit for a gorgeous Mother's Day dessert.
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Slice of lemon layer cake with lemon curd filling and marshmallow frosting.
Lemon Layer Cake
Lemon desserts are great for Mother's Day. Mom is sure to love this light and fluffy lemon layer with marshmallow frosting.
The easy layer cake recipe starts with a boxed cake mix but you would never know it from tasting the incredible cake – it is bursting with flavor and tastes like it is made from scratch.
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Slice of cherry cool aid pie on white plate with large glass of milk in the background.
No Bake Kool-Aid Pie
When it comes to no-bake pies, it doesn't get any easier than this 4 ingredient treat! Prep it the night before with your choice of Kool-Aid flavor and it will be perfectly chilled and ready come the big day.
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Pina colada lush dessert sliced into a square and served on a white plate.
Pina Colada Lush
Treat mom to a sweet and creamy Pina Colada Lush – a layered dessert with all the flavors of the classic tropical drink.
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Banana icebox cake with layers of banana pudding, graham crackers, and cool whip.
Banana Icebox Cake
Don't let its decadent look fool you – you won't believe how simple this banana pudding dessert is to make! It's a great make ahead Mother's Day dessert option too.
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Cannoli dip with waffle cookie dipped into it.
Cannoli Dip
Made with ricotta, mascarpone, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, and mini chocolate chips, this creamy cannoli dip comes together in just 15 minutes for a perfectly rich and indulgent treat. It's sure to be a hit with any cannoli lover!
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Slice of cake being removed with spatula
Easy Ricotta Cake
Mom will love this rich ricotta cheesecake and never guess that it was made using a boxed cake mix! The rich, creamy cake combines moist butter cake with a creamy ricotta filling for a dessert perfect for your queen.
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Lemon cake mix cookies stacked on top of each other with cookies cooling on a rack behind them.
Lemon Cake Mix Cookies
Soft and chewy lemon cake mix cookies are super tasty and easy to make with only 3 ingredients! Better than any Mother's Day gift!
I am sure you will agree that their light, lemon flavor makes them a wonderful addition to your Mother's Day dessert table.
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Pistachio layered dessert in 9 x 13 glass pan
Pistachio Icebox Cake
A favorite in our house, this pistachio pudding dessert recipe features lush layers of pistachio pudding, whipped topping, and graham crackers. The easy no-bake recipe is absolutely perfect for having the kids help make mom for Mother's Day.
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Pink cupcake with pink frosting sliced in half to show whole strawberry in the center.
Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
These strawberry-filled cupcakes are the perfect Mother's Day dessert. Sweet, light, spongy, and packed with sweet strawberry flavor, these pretty pink cupcakes are sure to be a hit with mom and everyone else too!
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Carrot cake cookies with cream cheese frosting piped on top in zig zag pattern.
Carrot Cake Cookies
Carrot cake cookies are an easy twist classic spring dessert–made with boxed carrot cake mix and topped with a rich cream cheese frosting, these thick and chewy carrot cake cookies are perfect for Easter, bridal showers, baby showers, Mother's Day, or any occasion.
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Lemon blueberry bread pudding in an square baking dish with wooden spoon sticking out of the corner.
Lemon Blueberry Bread Pudding
A sweet summery twist on old-fashioned bread pudding, this lemon blueberry bread pudding is made with brioche bread, eggs, milk, fresh blueberries, and freshly squeezed lemon juice.
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small glass jar of bright yellow lemon curd; a silver spoon is pulling out a spoonful from the top to show the creamy texture. Lemon halves and grey linen in background.
Lemon Curd
How to make sweet, tangy, and creamy homemade lemon curd in just 15 minutes with 5 simple ingredients.
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OREO Poke Cake topped with Cool Whip and pieces of OREOs
OREO Poke Cake
Packed with delicious cookies and cream flavor, this chocolate OREO poke cake recipe is easy to make with boxed cake mix, instant pudding, and Cool Whip.
If mom likes chocolate desserts, she will love this OREO cake!
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Woman's hand reaching to take a homemade strawberry scone
Strawberry Scones
Another dessert good for brunch, these delicious strawberry scones are perfectly soft and tender, studded with fresh strawberries, and topped with a sweet vanilla glaze.
Make them for mom as a sweet Mother's Day breakfast or brunch treat or as a dessert. I can assure you that these glazed strawberry scones are more than sweet enough for a Mother's Day dessert!
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A cast iron skillet cookie recipe for a gigantic sugar cookie with rainbow sprinkles and homemade pink frosting. The sprinkles give the skillet cookie a funfetti vibe, making it perfect for birthday parties or other celebrations.
Cast Iron Skillet Cookie
If mom is more of a cookie-person than a cake-person she will love this giant skillet cookie topped with pink frosting and sprinkles. A pretty pink and feminine treat perfect for mom!
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Lemon pudding cookies with white chocolate chips on plate.
Lemon Pudding Cookies
Lemon pudding cookies with cream cheese are soft and chewy, bursting with sweet lemon flavor, and easy to make in under 30 minutes!
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Easy One Bowl Brownies
One-Bowl Brownies
The ultimate easy brownie recipe – just a handful of common pantry ingredients and ready in 20 minutes! And who doesn't love fudgy chocolate brownies?
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Rustic Galette with peach and blueberry filling. One triangular slice is cut and being served, with a bowl of fresh blueberries in the background.
Peach Blueberry Galette
Want to make mom a homemade pie but feeling a little intimidated? Try a galette instead!
This peach and blueberry galette tastes just as wonderful as freshly baked pie but is much easier to make.
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Golden bundt cake topped with drizzle of icing. Cake is on white cake stand and fresh peaches are in background.
Peach Bundt Cake
No list of mother's day dessert recipes is complete without a bundt cake.
This heavenly peach bundt cake is made with fresh peaches and topped with a sweet cream cheese icing. Add as little or as much icing as you like to customize the sweetness.
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Strawberry lemonade cupcakes topped with fresh lemon and strawberries.
Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes
These beautiful cupcakes taste like Spring in a bite! Tangy lemon cake, sweet strawberry frosting, and fresh garnishes make for a perfect treat. Plus, they easy recipe uses a shortcut by starting with a box of cake mix!
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Minty Strawberry Lime Icebox Pie
Minty Strawberry-Lime Icebox Pie
Made with fresh strawberries, strawberry ice cream, mint, and homemade whipped cream, this Mother's Day dessert recipe will have mom begging for seconds.
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No-Bake Coconut Lime Tarts with Fruit and Yogurt
Looking for a healthier option for Mother's Day dessert? Naturally sweet and gluten-free, these tasty fruit tarts can be customized with mom's favorite fruit.
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Chocolate Bavarian Pie
Smooth and creamy, this chocolate bavarian pie makes for the perfect chocolate treat for mom on Mother's Day.
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Upside-Down Peach Cake with Hot Rum Sauce
Brown sugar, fresh peaches, and rum combine for one incredible Mother's Day cake. Just look at that hot rum sauce–oh my!
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Creamy Pistachio and Coconut Pudding Cake
Looking for something different to make for mom this year? I got you.
In an unlikely duo, pistachio and coconut combine for one delicious layer cake. Mom will love the tasty flavor combination!
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Strawberry Cream Pastries
Golden, flakey pastries stuffed with a sweet strawberry cream filling will make a wonderful addition to your Mother's Day dessert table. And yes, they taste as incredible as they look!
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individual cheesecakes in cupcake liners topped with toffee bits and garnished with a cookie
No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake
These miniture white chocolate cheesecakes are easy to make, no baking required. This makes them a great Mother's Day dessert option to have the kids help prepare for mom.
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Now that you have dessert planned you might be thinking… What about breakfast, lunch, and dinner? For more Mother’s Day recipe ideas, visit our collection of 80+ Mother’s Day Recipes Ideas.

What is your favorite Mother’s Day dessert recipe? I am always looking for more Mother’s Day dessert ideas to try! Let us know your #1 dessert choice in the comment section below.

Originally published 4/30/2018.

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  1. Maybe I should send this link to my husband. LOL. I don’t see him making these for me but I will definitely make some of them this summer. So yummy!

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