10 Best Desserts to Bake for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, let’s make sure you’re prepared with the most delicious dessert to show her just how much you love the women in your life! Here are my top 10 desserts to bake for Mother’s Day.

10 Mother’s Day Desserts

My list of 10 Mother’s Day worthy desserts include a little of everything: cakes, bars, pies, as well as desserts that are easy, intermediate and more advanced.

Lemon Oreo Cake

To kick off our list of Mother’s Day desserts, we have to talk about my Lemon Oreo Cake. This cake is made with light and fluffy vanilla cake layers with lemon Oreos in the layers, a lemon Oreo whipped cream filling and a delicious lemon buttercream. I love the tender layers, paired with the texture of the cookies and the silky smooth buttercream.

Slice of cake on a plate.
Better than the Box Brownies

Sometimes mom just needs chocolate! Come to think of it… maybe it’s all the time! If chocolate is the way to mom’s heart, you’ve got to try my Better than the Box Brownies. This recipe took me a lot of time to perfect, but it’s truly the best homemade brownie recipe and will remind you of those delicious dark chocolate Ghirardelli brownies.

Stack of brownies.
Blueberry Cobbler Cake

Another layered cake option is my Blueberry Cobbler Cake. This cake is bursting with flavor and definitely worthy of celebrating mom with.

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Strawberry Lemonade Cake

My Strawberry Lemonade Cake is made with tender strawberry cake layers, lemon curd, and strawberry cream cheese buttercream. The flavor will have you so excited for summer and will have mom asking for more!

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Olive Oil Ricotta Cake

This is a personal favorite! My Olive Oil Ricotta Cake with strawberry basil compote and lemon mascarpone frosting is actually my favorite non-chocolate cake. I could eat this every day and never get tired of it. With two cups of ricotta in the cake layers, the texture is so moist and rich, but is not overpowered by the cheese. It just creates so much moisture.

Slice of Olive Oil cake on a plate with strawberries.
Brownie Berry Torte

This dessert actually comes from my mom and will be an instant hit at your house. Grab a box brownie mix, some Jell-O pudding and you’re basically done! Mom’s Brownie Berry Torte is a crowd favorite and can be adapted to fit a lot of different flavor profiles.

Slice of a brownie berry torte dessert on a plate with raspberries.
Lemon Bars

And while I love that Brownie Berry Torte, no other recipe will make me think of my mom the way her Legendary Lemon Bars do. I’m going to make a bold claim – this Lemon Bar recipe is going to be your new go-to. I guarantee it.

Lemon bars on a table with fresh lemons.
Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Sticking with my love of lemon, my Lemon Poppy Seed Bundt Cake is another easy and delicious dessert to make for your Mother’s Day celebration. The cake has a great tender texture with a beautiful natural lemon flavor.

Lemon poppy seed bundt cake with a slice cut out
Peanut Butter Pie

Where are my peanut butter lovers at? This one is for you! My Peanut Butter Pie has a crispy pretzel and graham cracker crust, peanut butter filling, caramel, and loads of peanut butter cups and peanuts. You’ll love how easy and delicious this one is!

Slice of peanut butter pie on a plate.
Lazy Chocolate Cake

Last up, my Lazy Chocolate Cake. No fuss, no stress. One layer of the most delicious chocolate cake you’ve ever had, smothered in chocolate ganache. Just be sure to use my favorite cocoa powder. You’ll find it HERE.

A slice of chocolate cake taken out of a full cake.

Can’t wait to hear which of my 10 Best Desserts to Bake for Mother’s Day you choose to make!

Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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