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The Best Mother’s Day Dessert Ideas

There’s no better way to show mom just how much she’s appreciated than with a sweet treat, especially one that’s homemade! So, to help you celebrate the day, I’ve rounded up some of the best Mother’s Day dessert ideas from cakes to cookies and more.

If you’re looking for a fun and tasty way to spoil mom this year, this list of simple desserts is where it’s at!

1. Pink Velvet Cake

Everyone knows that a Pink Velvet Cake for Mother’s Day is dessert perfection. Light, delicious, and simple to make, it’s almost too pretty to eat!

A slice of double layer pink velvet cake with buttercream frosting.
Pink Velvet Cake
Pink velvet cake is sweet, a little bit tangy, and the prettiest pink cake you'll ever make! It's perfect for Valentine’s Day, a pink-themed birthday party, or a baby shower. 
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2. Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake

This Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake features a white cake infused with sweet strawberry flavor. Then, we top it off with Cool Whip and crunchy Golden Oreos for a gorgeous dessert sure to impress Mom!

A slice of strawberry crunch poke cake on a plate.
Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake
This pretty in pink Strawberry Crunch Poke Cake is a gorgeous spring dessert that's luscious with strawberries and topped with fluffy Cool Whip frosting and crunchy Golden Oreos.
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Everyone in the house will be obsessed with these Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, not just Mom! Soft, chewy, and studded with sweet chocolate in every bite, they’re too good to resist.

Toll house chocolate chip cookie bars on a plate.
Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
Chocolate chip cookies but make them bars! These Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars recreate familiar Toll House chocolate chip cookies as delicious, easy-to-bake bars.
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4. Strawberry Cake

A strawberry lover’s dream, this Strawberry Cake features a strawberry-flavored cake batter with creamy berry buttercream to top it off. Top it with fresh strawberries for a gourmet-looking dessert!

Strawberry Cake
This strawberry cake is full of bright berry flavor, and it’s also a beautiful shade of pink! You’ll love the fresh strawberry buttercream that goes with it, too!
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5. 3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake

This 3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake proves that making a dessert for mom doesn’t have to be hard! Toss it together in just ten minutes for an easy treat she’ll be excited to eat.

3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake
You won't believe how easy it is to make this 3-ingredient no-bake cheesecake! You're only 10 minutes away from a creamy, decadent dessert!
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6. Banana Pudding Cupcakes

Banana Pudding Cupcakes are a true delight! Soft cupcakes are filled with creamy banana pudding for a unique dessert Mom will love. Topped off with whipped cream cheese frosting a Nilla Wafer, they look so impressive she’ll think you stopped by a bakery!

Banana pudding cupcakes topped with a Nilla wafer on a wire rack.
Banana Pudding Cupcakes
These banana pudding cupcakes are fluffy, light, and filled with decadent fresh banana pudding. The whipped cream frosting and crunchy Nilla Wafer is the perfect finishing touch!
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7. Dirt Cake

This Dirt Cake Recipe is easy to make and will feed a lot of mouths! Oreo fans rejoice over this simple treat!

Dirt Cake
This dirt cake recipe is a cinch to make and it’s always a crowd-pleaser! No one can resist the layers of Oreo crumbs and fluffy cream cheese pudding.
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8. Slutty Brownies

Can’t decide whether to make chocolate chip cookies, an Oreo recipe, or brownies? Make all three with these Slutty Brownies! Rich and fudgy, they’re the perfect option if Mom has a serious sweet tooth.

Forget about the name, and just make these Slutty Brownies for mom. Perfect for a chocolate fan!

A slutty brownie on a plate.
Slutty Brownies
These Slutty Brownies are a chocolate lover's dream! Chocolate chip cookie dough is topped with crumbled Oreo cookies, and brownie batter is layered on top. Three desserts in one, these brownies are rich, fudgy, and full of chocolate, of course!
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9. Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake

Rich and creamy with a vibrant, sweet, fruity flavor, this Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake will leave Mom asking for more! She’ll love how it tastes, and you’ll love how easy it is to make.

A slice of lemon blueberry cheesecake on a plate.
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
This Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake has the best citrus flavor! Creamy and delicious, it's the perfect spring or summer dessert. You'll love how light and refreshing it is, too!
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10. Snickers Cake

Make mom her favorite candy bar and cake – all in one! The flavor of this Snickers Cake is one of the best!

A slice of Snickers cake on a plate.
Snickers Cake
If you love a good Snickers bar, you'll go crazy for this Snickers cake! In just 15 minutes you can have a gooey, chocolate caramel cake that tastes just like your favorite candy bar.
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11. Red Velvet Brownies

These Red Velvet Brownies have all the rich flavor and fudgy consistency of classic red velvet cake, but they’re so much easier to make. With sweet chocolate chips in every bite and a cream cheese frosting, they’re guaranteed to disappear fast.

Two red velvet brownies with cream cheese frosting on a plate.
Red Velvet Brownies
Red Velvet Brownies are decadently fudgy and filled with pockets of melty white chocolate chips. Topped with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting, they're a scrumptious treat that looks beautiful on any dessert table!
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12. Cake Mix Rum Bundt Cake

Give mom a little bit of a boozy treat this year with this simple Cake Mix Rum Bundt Cake. She’ll love every bite!

Cake mix rum bundt cake with two pieces sliced.
Cake Mix Rum Bundt Cake
Cake Mix Rum Bundt Cake is light, moist, and soaked in a mouth-watering rum-infused glaze! Topped with a chopped pecan topping, it's oh-so-delicious and made with the added convenience of cake mix and pudding mix for a failproof dessert.
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13. Pancake Mix Funnel Cake

Not your traditional cake, Pancake Mix Funnel Cake is the easiest way to create a simple treat! Top it with powdered sugar, whipped cream, and fresh fruit for a recipe that’s as fun to make as it is to eat!

Pancake Mix Funnel Cake
This pancake mix funnel cake recipe proves that funnel cakes don’t have to be limited to carnivals and fairs! It’s easier than you think to make them at home!
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14. No Bake Cookies (Without Peanut Butter)

Everyone loves No Bake Cookies – and mom is no exception! Find out how to make these simple cookies with simple ingredients and no peanut butter.

A plate of no-bake cookies without peanut butter.
No Bake Cookies (Without Peanut Butter
Need a recipe for no bake cookies without peanut butter? These are the best no bake cookies we've tried, and they're completely nut-free!
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15. Soda Cake

If mom loves orange soda, she’ll love this Soda Cake! Light, moist, delicious, and topped with cream cheese frosting, it’s a must-make!

A slice of orange soda cake on a plate with a fork with a bite missing.
Soda Cake
This 3-ingredient orange Soda Cake is light, fluffy, and topped with a sweet and tangy cream cheese frosting. Mix and match different soda flavors to make it your own!
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16. Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies

You might as well make a double batch of these Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies. Mom will never want this sweet treat to end, and you might be lucky enough to taste a few too.

Two strawberry cheesecake cookies with one split in half.
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies
Strawberry Cheesecake Cookies are soft and pillowy with fresh strawberry flavor and an irresistible cream cheese filling. They're so pretty and even more delicious!
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17. Chocolate Cupcakes

Give mom a grab-and-go treat for Mother’s Day that she can sink her teeth into and enjoy with these classic Chocolate Cupcakes. Made with a doctored cake mix, they’re quick and easy to prepare and virtually failproof.

chocolate cupcakes topped with cream cheese frosting
Chocolate Cupcakes (From a Doctored Cake Mix)
For super moist chocolate cupcakes, try this Chocolate Cupcakes (from a doctored cake mix) recipe. It really does make the absolute best chocolate cupcakes! Top with my homemade buttercream frosting and chocolate shavings.
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18. Cannoli Cake

Want a unique recipe for mom? This Cannoli Cake is it! She’ll love all the effort and thought put into this sweet dessert!

A layered cannoli cake with a slice missing.
Cannoli Cake
This cannoli cake is made with a soft, fluffy cake and a sweet ricotta mascarpone filling. It is the best Italian cannoli cake I have ever tried.
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19. Gooey Butter Cookies

Gooey Butter Cookies are soft, sweet, and decadently rich. Created with just five ingredients, starting with a cake mix, they come together in minutes.

gooey butter cookies
Gooey Butter Cookies
Gooey Butter Cookies made with a cake mix, butter, cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla. And easy cookie recipe made with only 5-ingredients!
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Pie Recipes Perfect for Mother’s Day

20. Peach Pie

Ripe peaches are the key to this Peach Pie recipe. It’s a classic that mom will love. Don’t forget to pile up the whipped cream or ice cream!

Peach Pie
This easy Peach Pie recipe is a classic summer dessert, especially with a scoop of ice cream. Using a premade pie crust makes it a cinch!
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21. Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies are fun to make and perfect for a bite-sized treat. Give Mom a whole batch so she can treat herself for several days!

Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies
Mini Strawberry Rhubarb Pies are a perfectly-portioned way to make the most of strawberry season! A sweet-and-tart homemade strawberry and rhubarb pie filling is encased in flaky refrigerated pie crust—and to keep things petite, they’re made in muffin tin cups.
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22. Ice Cream Pie

I love the crust on this simple Ice Cream Pie. It’s refreshing and perfect for a hot day. Mom will definitely approve of this one!

An Oreo crust ice cream pie topped with whipped cream and cherries.
Ice Cream Pie
Each slice of this easy-to-make Ice Cream Pie is like a big, decadent piece of a hot fudge sundae. The Oreo crust, vanilla ice cream, and hot fudge sauce are perfect with a cherry on top!
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23. Old Fashioned Coconut Pie

Old Fashioned Coconut Pie will take Mom back to her childhood. She may even remember her mom or her grandma making this sweet pie. Top it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, and you can’t go wrong.

An old-fashioned coconut pie with a slice missing.
Old Fashioned Coconut Pie
This is the best Old-Fashioned Coconut Pie recipe ever! A flakey, buttery crust is filled with a creamy coconut center and baked until golden. Gooey in the center with a crisp crust, it's utterly irresistible, especially when topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
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24. Chocolate Pecan Pie

Chocolate and pecans? Yes, please! Mom will love this Chocolate Pecan Pie – it’s a simple pie recipe loaded with decadent flavor.

Chocolate pecan pie with a slice missing.
Chocolate Pecan Pie
Chocolate pecan pie has everything you love about pecan pie, with the addition of rich semisweet chocolate! It’s a whole new way to enjoy an old-fashioned favorite.
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25. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie

Give mom what she really wants this year, and surprise her with this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie. It tastes just like the classic candy but comes in the form of a giant pie for a gift that just keeps giving!

Reese's peanut butter cup pie with a slice being lifted.
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie
Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Pie has everything you love about the classic candy, in a giant pie size! It's a must-make no-bake dessert for anyone who loves peanut butter and chocolate.
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26. No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie

Give the oven a break, and whip up this No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie. It’s a fast and easy pie recipe that will be a true delight for Mom.

No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie
This No-Bake Strawberry Jello Pie is light, fresh, creamy, and ridiculously easy! With both fresh strawberries and strawberry flavored gelatin, it’s full of bright berry flavor.
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27. Blueberry Hand Pies

Get yourself some ripe and ready blueberries, and make these Blueberry Hand Pies. They’re a simple and refreshing dessert that are quick to make and easy to eat.

A blueberry hand pie split in half and stacked on a plate.
Blueberry Hand Pies
These sweet, fruity blueberry hand pies are the perfect summer treat. They are easy to make and also very easy to eat!
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28. No Bake Key Lime Pie

Mom will love the citrus flavor of this No Bake Key Lime Pie. It’s light, refreshing, and addictive. The best part? You don’t even need the oven to make it!

No Bake Key Lime Pie
This No-Bake Key Lime Pie recipe is creamy and rich, with the perfect balance of sweet and tart flavors. It's so easy, you don't even need to turn on the oven to make it!
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29. Chocolate Pudding Pie with Graham Cracker Crust

I love how easy this Chocolate Pudding Pie with Graham Cracker Crust is! A crisp cookie crust holds a rich, creamy filling for a classic dessert that never disappoints.

Chocolate pudding pie with a slice missing.
Chocolate Pudding Pie with Graham Cracker Crust
Creamy Chocolate Pudding Pie with Graham Cracker Crust features rich, homemade chocolate pudding on a crisp cookie crust. This classic dessert is topped with sweet and fluffy whipped topping for the perfect finishing touch.
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Unique Mother’s Day Dessert Ideas to Wow Mom

30. Lemon Bars

Celebrate the Spring season, and give mom a break from all the chocolate with these sweet and refreshing Lemon Bars. She’ll love the vibrant flavor, and you’ll love that you only need five ingredients and a few minutes to whip them up!

stack of cake mix lemon bars
Lemon Bars
These 5-ingredient Lemon Bars are the perfect combination of sweet and tart. Made with boxed cake mix and sweetened condensed milk, this is an easy version of a classic dessert!
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31. Red Velvet Waffles

It’s always time for waffles! These Red Velvet Waffles turn into a dessert dream when a sweet glaze is used instead of syrup. Don’t be surprised when Mom asks you to make them again!

Red Velvet Waffles
Red velvet waffles are the perfect Christmas or Valentine's Day breakfast. They are rich, sweet, and surprisingly beautiful!
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32. Easy Oreo Truffles

Easy Oreo Truffles make a great dessert and also a fun homemade gift idea for Mom. Wrap them up in a cute goodie bag, and shower her with chocolate!

Easy Oreo Truffles
These easy Oreo Truffles With Cream Cheese are a decadent treat, but oh-so-simple to make! Cookies-and-creme crumbs and cream cheese are rolled into truffles, then dipped in melted chocolate to create this crowd-pleasing homemade candy.
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33. Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips

What I love about this Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips is that it’s a light dessert option that can eaten and enjoyed without guilt. It’s an easy way to show Mom how much you care.

bowl of healthy fruit salsa
Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon Chips
Fruit Salsa is a perfect summer dessert dip! Loaded with fresh fruit and a side of baked cinnamon chips, this is the ultimate party dip! All you need for this delicious fruit salsa is fresh fruit, tortillas, cinnamon, and sugar.
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34. Fruit Dip

You just need three easy ingredients to make this Fruit Dip. It’s perfect for dipping fresh berries! Or, pair it with Bakery-style chocolate chip cookies if you really want to go all out.

Fruit Dip
Fluffy fruit dip comes together with just three simple ingredients. The simple fruit dip comes together in just five minutes.
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35. Cranberry Jello Salad

Cranberry Jello Salad is a simple dessert for any celebration. It’s perfectly sweet while remaining light and refreshing. Top it with a dollop of Cool Whip for the finishing touch!

A bowl of cranberry jello salad topped with whipped cream.
Cranberry Jello Salad
Cranberry Jello Salad is the perfect holiday dessert. Light and delicious, it's loaded with fruits for a bright, festive color and natural flavor. A quick and easy recipe to add to your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu planning!
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36. Jello Pretzel Salad

I love the cream texture paired with the crunchy crust of this Jello Pretzel Salad. A classic recipe perfect for Spring, it’s always a crowd-pleaser when you don’t know what to make!

A square of strawberry pretzel salad on a plate.
Jello Pretzel Salad
This easy Strawberry Jello Pretzel Salad combines layers of pretzels, a no-bake cheesecake filling, strawberry Jello, Cool Whip, and fresh strawberries for a sweet, refreshing dessert!
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37. Homemade Crepes

Making Homemade Crepes can be a savory or sweet recipe for mom. You get to let her decide what she wants for a filling or to put on top!

crepes with fresh berries and whipped cream.
How to Make Crepes
Crepes can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Whether you’re looking for a sweet or savory treat, this recipe is sure to impress.
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38. Cream Cheese Bars

Cream Cheese Bars made with a cake mix are a fast and simple dessert. Mom will love these – and might ask you to make them again!

A stack of three cream cheese bars.
Cream Cheese Bars
These Cream Cheese Bars are made with yellow cake mix for a quick and easy dessert. With a crisp crust and soft center, they're perfectly sweet and deliciously decadent!
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39. Cake Mix Cobbler

Need an easy treat for mom? This Cake Mix Cobbler is made with a cake mix – and loaded with sweet berry flavor. Serve it on its own or with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

A bowl of mixed berry cobbler with a spoon sticking out.
Mixed Berry Cobbler with Cake Mix
This mixed berry cobbler with cake mix only uses four ingredients to create a fruity filling and crumbly topping for a delicious dessert!
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40. Cranberry Fluff

Keep it simple with this Cranberry Fluff. With just six ingredients, it comes together in minutes. Sweet and creamy, it’s an explosion of tastes and textures to satisfy all Mom’s tastebuds!

A bowl of cranberry fluff topped with whole cranberries.
Cranberry Fluff
This cranberry fluff dessert is sweet, tarty, ultra-creamy, and comes together with just six simple ingredients! Garnish it with vibrant whole cranberries and a sprinkle of mini marshmallows for a show-stopping dish.
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41. Oreo Fluff

There’s just something about this Oreo Fluff recipe that has me loving every bite. It’s no-bake and needs just a handful of ingredients to whip up. Pair it with cookies, crackers, or fruit for dipping.

This Oreo Fluff Dessert is a super simple no-bake dessert that is creamy and delicious with just the right amount of sweetness to tame that sweet tooth of yours with only 5 simple ingredients! 
Oreo Fluff
This Oreo Fluff Dessert is a super simple no-bake dessert made with 5 simple ingredients – Oreos, Cream Cheese, Instant Pudding, Cool Whip & Milk!
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42. Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate gets its name for a reason. With layers and layers of rich chocolate, it’s always a favorite. And don’t worry. While it might taste truly indulgent, but it couldn’t be easier to make!

Death by chocolate dessert.
Death by Chocolate
Death by Chocolate trifle is pure chocolatey decadence! This dessert stacks layers of fudgy brownie, sweet chocolate pudding, chocolate toffee bits, Cool Whip, and chocolate chips. Then, we finish it off with a chocolate sauce drizzle!
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