White Chocolate and Lavender Madeleines

While you wait for the day that you can treat her to a Parisian adventure, make her these cake-like French treats. And while you're at it, brew her a cup of her favorite herbal tea to go with them.

Get the recipe for White Chocolate and Lavender Madeleines »Mike Garten

S'mores Icebox Cake

You don't even have to uncover the fire pit or turn on the oven to bring this graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate beauty to life.

Get the recipe for S'mores Icebox Cake »Mike Garten

Easiest-Ever Fruit Ice Cream

Tailor your ice cream to her tastebuds by mixing in your mom's favorite frozen fruit - berries, mango, you name it!

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Mike Garten

Spiced Pear and Berry Crumble

Balance out the sweet fruity flavor with an oat and walnut crumble. It's best served straight from the skillet.

Get the recipe for Spiced Pear and Berry Crumble »Mike Garten

Decorated Cut-Out Cookies

Crushed pistachios and edible blooms give simple sugar cookies a whole new life.


Get the recipe for Easy Sugar Cookies »Mike Garten

3-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Think about it this way: The less time you spend making dessert, the more time you can spend enjoying it with your mom. Psst, this recipe only takes 10 minutes to make!

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Mike Garten

Tulip Cupcakes

Even though you've already picked out her Mother's Day bouquet, she won't object if you add these sugary-sweet tulips to her dessert table.

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Brian Woodcock

Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartlets

Your mom is sweet enough as it is, which is why this zesty citrus tart is the perfect treat for her.

Get the recipe for Ruby Red Grapefruit Tartlets »Mike Garten

Strawberry Coconut-Crust Cheesecake

Forget the trip to The Cheesecake Factory: Make a gluten-free version entirely from scratch.

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Mike Garten

Meringues with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Fruity compote and salty pistachios balance out the sweetness of the meringue.

Get the recipe for Meringues with Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote »Mike Garten

Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits

You don't even need to turn on your oven to make these beautiful parfaits. Just whisk, assemble, and chill!

Get the recipe for Lemon Mascarpone Parfaits »Mike Garten

Coconut Cream Éclairs

Fair warning: Mom will probably spend at least 10 minutes trying to get an Insta-worthy picture of these well-dressed pastries.

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »Mike Garten

Mint Julep Cupcakes

Raise a glass - ahem, cupcake - to Mom. She deserves it after all you put her through ...

Get the recipe for Mint Julep Cupcakes »Danielle Occhiogrosso Daly

Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake

Dress up this fruity pound cake with a sugary-sweet berry glaze.

Get the recipe for Raspberry Lemon Pound Cake »Mike Garten

Basil-Berry Lemonade Sorbet

Take our word for it: Mom will be seriously impressed if you serve sorbet from scratch.

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Vanilla Blossom Cake

This stunning tiered cake is the best of both worlds - a floral display and dessert.


Get the recipe for Vanilla Blossom Cake »Mike Garten

No-Cook Watermelon "Cake"

Who knew you could turn a watermelon into a well-dressed cake? Well, we did.

Get the recipe for No-Cook Watermelon "Cake" »Johnny Miller

Coco-Nutty Lime Tart

Gluten-free crust and no-bake filling give this flavor-packed tart some edge.

Get the recipe for Coca-Nutty Lime Tart »Mike Garten

Flourless Fudge Cake

This chocolate cake is intense - in a good way, of course.

Get the recipe for Flourless Fudge Cake »Mike Garten

Magic Mini Pavlovas

Because your Mom hasn't lived until she's tried whipped coconut cream.

Get the recipe for Magic Mini Pavlovas »Mike Garten

Berry Coconut Crumble

Win over Mom with this rich and fruity crumble that's also seriously low in sugar.


Get the recipe for Berry Coconut Crumble »Mike Garten

Very Berry Cream Tartlets

It's a good thing these tarts are personal-size (they're that good) - getting the siblings to share might be tricky, and there's no fighting allowed on Mother's Day!


Get the recipe for Very Berry Cream Tartlets »Mike Garten

Rhubarb and Almond Upside-Down Cake

For if your mom is one of the rare gems who likes rhubarb (or if you just want to try something new).

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »Mike Garten

Coconut Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Show off your baking skills - and your love for Mom - with this stunning cake.

Get the recipe for Coconut Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting » Mike Garten

Triple Citrus Bundt

Spruce up this classic bundt with candied citrus peels.


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Mike Garten

Daffodil Cake

Bonus points if you bring actual daffodils to accompany this cheery, citrusy cake.

Get the recipe for Daffodil Cake »Mike Garten

Meyer Lemon Pie

Add a splash of color and sweetness to this citrusy dessert with a homemade berry compote.

Get the recipe from Country Living »Brian Woodcock

Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb

Sometimes, you have to show off your skills. Like today. Because ... Mom.

Get the recipe for Pavlova with Strawberries and Rhubarb »Courtesy of Good Food, Good Life

Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Pretty in pink and full of fruity flavor, this red velvet cake has Mom's name written all over it.

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Brian Woodcock

Red Wine Brownies

Red wine, meet chocolate. If Mom doesn't swoon, everyone else will.

Get the recipe from Delish »Chelsea Lupkin

Lime and Coconut Coins

Tropical lime and coconut cookies will make Mom feel like she's on vacation.

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »Kate Sears

Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies

Your cast-iron skillet was always multifunctional ... but brownies? Who knew? Top with berries and generous scoops of ice cream to add to the fun.


Get the recipe for Molten Chocolate Skillet Brownies »Mike Garten

Strawberry Slab Pie

Polish off this open-face strawberry pie with floral pie crust cut-outs.

Get the recipe from Country Living »Brian Woodcock

Almond Joy Cupcakes

A gluten-free chocolate cupcake recipe reimagines a beloved candy bar.

Get the recipe from Woman's Day »Mike Garten