30 classic Mother’s Day dessert recipes to treat mom on her special day. Better than a gift, show mom your love with a beautiful homemade dessert.

If you are planning a special menu for Mother’s Day and need dessert ideas, here are 30 of my favorite classic dessert recipes. Choose from desserts with fresh fruit to cookies and cakes. You’re sure to find something mom will love.

Easy Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

Classic Desserts to Show Mom You Care

Mother’s Day is right around the corner and its time to start planning for mom’s special day.

I love Mother’s Day because, if you’re a mom, it’s a day to indulge and be treated. One of my favorite ways to celebrate Mother’s Day is to relax and enjoy breakfast in bed. I really look forward to seeing what my kids put together for me to dine on.

One of the best ways to show mom your love is through her stomach! If you are planning to treat your mom to homemade cooking, then you need a classic dessert recipe that is perfect for Mother’s Day.

Easy Mother's Day Dessert Recipes
Mothers Day Dessert Recipes

30 Easy Mother’s Day Desserts

Here are 30 of my own classic dessert recipes to choose from. You will find every type of dessert fit for Mother’s Day from classic fruit dessert recipes to cakes and no-bake dessert ideas. I even have a few delicious dessert drink recipes to enjoy!

You’ll also love these Mother’s Day Ideas:

Simply Delicious Fruit Desserts

I hope you or your mom will love these Mother’s Day dessert recipes. Happy Mother’s Day!

  1. This is an easy fruit salad for Mom that doubles as a dessert when you add the delicious Cinnamon Honey Dressing.
Fresh Fruit Salad - Gluten Free Dessert Recipe
Easy Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Honey Dressing
This easy fruit salad is the perfect snack for summer or any time of the year! It’s the best gluten-free healthy dessert recipe! No added sugars.
Best Fruit Salad Recipe

2. Nothing is better than this trio of fresh fruit in my Strawberry Pineapple Mango Fruit Salsa

Strawberry Pineapple Mango Fruit Salsa
Easy fruit salsa recipe. Sweet and spicy Strawberry Pineapple Mango Salsa is a fabulous healthy dip served in orange bowls! Perfect party food.
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3. My Easy Lemon Dip is a delicious dessert recipe that can be served cookies and cake.

Easy Lemon Dip
Easy 3 ingredient creamy lemon dip recipe that can be served with fruit, bite size pieces of cake or cookies for a quick dessert.
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easy Lemon dip recipe

Easy Cookies & Bars

4. My Lemon Cookie recipe is a delicious and classic Mother’s Day treat.

lemon cookies recipe with fluffy lemon frosting dessert
Lemon Cookies are an easy Cookie & Bars recipe to make
Lemon Cookies
Easy lemon cookies recipe with homemade lemon frosting. Soft and fluffy lemon crinkle cake mix cookies! Also a refreshing recipe idea for essential oils.
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5. Who doesn’t love edible cookie dough? This recipe with sprinkles is easy and adorable! Mom’s littlest helpers are sure to enjoy this one with her.

Dole Whip Pineapple Fudge
This Dole Whip Pineapple Fudge brings your favorite Disney frozen treat into a sweet and tart pineapple creamy fudge candy form.
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Edible Cookie Dough Recipe

6. Maybe Mom wants her cookies baked? Try this amazing Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe.

The Perfect Sparkle Cake for Frozen Fans
Make a beautiful sparkle cake that is perfect for Frozen fans. Be prepared for all the oohs and aahs!
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Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies Stacked on each other.

7. Another classic cookie recipe is my Red Velvet Cake Mix Cookies. Top with a yummy cream cheese frosting to really impress Mom!

Mickey Mouse Cheesecake Dip
Easy Marshmallow cheesecake dip with a Mickey Mouse theme! If your kids love Mickey Mouse, they’ll love dipping into this Mickey Mouse Cheesecake Dip!
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8. Is Mom a chocolate lover? Whip up this Easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownie recipe!

Easy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Brownies
Gooey chocolate chip peanut butter brownie recipe that makes the perfect dessert for any chocolate lover!

Great Cakes for Mom

9. Wow Mom with this twist on a classic dessert recipe. This Pineapple Upside Down Ice Cream Cake is perfect!

Chip the Teacup – A Beauty and the Beast Inspired Treat
Chip the Teacup is such a sweet character. What better way to honor the iconic Beauty and the Beast character than a super sweet and adorable treat?
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10. You cannot go wrong with this classic Key Lime Shortcake dessert recipe! Pound cake, lime flavored cheesecake filling, whipped cream, and lime sherbet combine for a WIN!

Mickey Cake Pops Recipe
Make these homemade Mickey Mouse cake pops with this simple DIY copycat Disney recipe! They’re perfect for a Disney World party or a Mickey Mouse party!
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key lime shortcake dessert recipe

11. This is one chocolate cake you won’t be able to resist because it’s rizzled with chocolate sauce, caramel and Heath bits!

Homemade Goofy Cupcakes
Bring a little bit of Goofy Disney magic into your home with these Disney World inspired Homemade Goofy Cupcakes!
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better than anything cake recipe - chocolate drizzle bundt cake

12. Floral cakes are one of the easiest ways to really add some decorating pizazz to an otherwise boring cake. Perfect for impressing Mom! Find my instructions here.

Floral Cakes are a beautiful way to celebrate Mom!

13. This blackberry cake recipe is made with fresh blackberries and is the perfect cake to serve Mom.

Chocolate Chewbacca Donuts
These chocolate Chewbacca donuts are the PERFECT chocolate donut recipe for all your little (and big) Star Wars fans!
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Easy No-Bake Desserts

14. I’m addicted to Oreo desserts and these chocolate cheesecake bars are amazing. I guarantee that Mom will love them!

OREO Cheesecake Bars Easy Chocolate Recipe
Oreo Cheesecake Bars is a great no-bake dessert recipe.
Mickey Mouse Cake
How to decorate a Mickey Mouse Cake even if you aren’t a cake decorator! This easy cake decoration is something ANYONE can do easily.
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OREO Cheesecake Bars Easy Chocolate Recipe

15. These sweet strawberry bite-sized treats have only 5 ingredients and a few simple steps. Get creative by adding a graham cracker stick on top and really impress Mom!

Churro Toffee Disney Copycat Recipe
Copycat Disney Churro Toffee is the best homemade toffee ever! You can make this treat at home and have it all the time – it’s easy to make and so good!
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16. Is Mom a big Disney fan? Gather your favorite dessert and snack items and arrange them on a cutting board or serving tray. Then, follow my simple tips and tricks for creating an adorable Disney dessert board!

Disney Dessert Board
A Disney Dessert Board is the perfect snack for Disney fans! How to make a Mickey and Minnie Mouse Disney themed dessert charcuterie.
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Disney Themed Dessert Board Minnie Mouse Cookies OREO Cookies

17. Here’s another great Disney themed dessert that is adorable and easy to make for Mom. Simply use Oreo cookies to make my Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cookies!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Oreo Cookies
Cute OREO Mickey and Minnie Mouse Cookies are no-bake and perfect for a Disney themed birthday party or to celebrate a family trip to a Disney park!
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Best Party Ideas - Disney Mickey and Minnie Cookies

18. With a tasty Oreo cookie crust topped with whipped cream and cookies, this easy no bake dessert is perfect for Mother’s Day.

OREO Chocolate Mint Pie
Easy no bake OREO chocolate mint pie with a crunchy cookie crust topped with whipped cream and chocolate covered OREO cookies. A delicious chilled dessert for St. Patrick’s day, a summer party, or any time of the year!
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19. This is bound to be one of Mom’s favorite no bake dessert recipe, Lemon Pie Chex Party Mix. I also like to call it Lemon Crack, because once you try it… you won’t want to stop eating it!

4th of July Mickey Mouse Cupcakes
We might not be at Disney World this year for the 4th of July but we’re bringing Disney Magic home with these fun and festive 4th of July Mickey Mouse Cupcakes
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20. Impress Mom with my Lemon Trifle, an easy to make treat made with layers of pound cake, fruit and a lemon filling mixture of yogurt, whipped cream and pudding.

Lemon Trifle
A simple whipped lemon trifle recipe layered dessert you can whip up in no time! Made with layers of pound cake, raspberries and a delicious lemon filling. Omit cake for low-carb dessert.
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Sweet Brunch Dessert Recipes

21. Topped with bananas, nuts and maple syrup, this Banana French Toast bake might end up being one of Mom’s favorites! Don’t like bananas? Just leave them out and this recipe will still be delicious!

One Pan Instant Pot French Toast Recipe! How to make banana french toast in an Instant Pot! This easy Cream Cheese Banana French Toast Recipe is a fast way to make breakfast in a pressure cooker. LivingLocurto.com
A classic Mother’s Day brunch dessert is Banana French Toast.
Instant Pot Banana French Toast Casserole
How to make a french toast casserole in an Instant Pot! This easy Banana French Toast bake is a fast way to make breakfast in a pressure cooker.
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22. These easy to bake Hocus Pocus Buns are similar tasting to a cinnamon roll, but much more fun to make!

Hocus Pocus Buns
Hocus Pocus Buns are delicious melt-in-your mouth cinnamon sugar covered marshmallows baked inside of a crescent roll until golden brown. After baked, the marshmallow magically disappears giving this sweet treat it’s name!
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Hocus Pocus Buns Recipe Marshmallow Crescent Rolls

23. This Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry Dessert will no doubt be one of Mom’s favorite recipes! It tastes like the best chocolate croissant you’ve ever eaten!

Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry Dessert
This easy chocolate braid is warm gooey chocolate baked inside of a tasty crescent puff pastry. An easy almond topped chocolate braid recipe for brunch, breakfast, or school party!
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Chocolate Braid Puff Pastry Dessert

24. Serve these Air Fryer Peanut Butter French Toast Roll Ups with your choice of dipping sauce. You can use maple syrup, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce or grape jelly. These are wonderful with bananas, strawberries and green apples.

Air Fryer Peanut Butter French Toast Roll Ups
Serve breakfast or a snack extra fast with these easy Air Fryer Peanut Butter French Toast Roll Ups. Crunchy peanut buttery snacks baked to perfection!
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Air Fryer Peanut Butter French Toast Roll-Ups

25. With creamy whipped topping and strawberries, this delicious stuffed Nutella french toast is the perfect breakfast dessert for Mother’s Day!

Nutella French Toast
Out of this world Nutella French Toast recipe with creamy whipped topping! Pair it with strawberries for a quick and easy breakfast or snack!
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Nutella Stuffed French Toast - Recipe by Divian Connors for LivingLocurto.com

Delicious Dessert Drinks

You could just skip dessert all together and make mom a sweet drink she’ll love! Here are 5 favorite cocktails we’d love to be sipping on Mother’s Day.

Mom can’t say no to this classic Passionfruit Rum Punch drink.

26. Give Mom an imaginary beach vacation! Make a pitcher or two of this easy Passionfruit Rum Punch recipe for Mom and transport her to the tropics.

Passion Fruit Rum Punch
If you’re looking for a passion fruit cocktail that’s easy to make, you can’t beat this simple four ingredient rum punch. Make a pitcher of this easy tropical drink recipe for your next party.
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Tropical-Drink-Passion-Fruit-Rum-Punch-Cocktail-Recipe

27. A mix of cranberry juice, orange juice, peach schnapps, coconut rum, layered with oranges, pineapples, limes and strawberries makes Tropical Rum Punch is amazing!

Tropical Rum Punch
Tropical rum punch is a delicious cocktail recipe to make for a party or sip by the pool. A mix of juices, peach schnapps and coconut rum layered with fruit. With just one taste and you’ll be transported to the beach!
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Tropical Rum Punch Recipe - Fruit Luau Party Drink

28. This delicious Pineapple Sangria is a perfect coconut rum cocktail for a luau party, but also a refreshing drink to serve Mom on Mother’s Day.

Pineapple Sangria Recipe
A tropical twist on the traditional white sangria. This Pineapple Sangria recipe is a perfect coconut rum drink for a luau or just sipping by the pool.
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29. Serving blueberry mojitos for Mom is always a great idea, not only because she’s guaranteed to love this classic cocktail, but because they are so easy to make! 

Blueberry Mojito Pitcher Recipe
Easy Blueberry Mojito Pitcher Recipe perfect for a crowd. I love this twist on the classic mojito! Mint, lime and blueberries will burst with flavor in this tasty cocktail.
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Blueberry Mojito Pitcher Recipe Living Locurto

30. One of my favorite desserts is a Pineapple Upside Down Cake and now you can skip the baking and make a cocktail version. With a pineapple juice base, this delicious drink will be one of Mom’s favorites!

Pineapple Upside Down Cake Cocktail
Cool off with a Pineapple Upside Down Cake Drink. This easy cocktail recipe is made by the glass or pitcher and tastes just like the cake!
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Pineapple Upside Down Cake Drink - Easy Cocktail Recipe

Which Classic Dessert Recipe will you make for Mom?

I hope you enjoyed my 30 Classic Mother’s Day dessert recipes and found inspiration for your Mother’s Day celebration. To all the Mom’s out there, I wish you a Happy Mother’s Day!

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