Top 7 Easy Mother's Day Dessert Recipes

For Mother's Day, mom will love anything you make for her or buy for her. If you aren't confident enough in the kitchen to make a meal, take her out for a special breakfast, brunch, lunch, or dinner, but have dessert ready and waiting at home. (Or a last minute dessert you can whip up in 10 minutes. Really!) These easy and very delicious recipes are perfect for Mother's Day. None require any special techniques or ability or unusual ingredients. Each has only a couple of steps. And...MORE they're foolproof! Just pick out the recipe you think Mom would like the most, and jump right in. She'll love it.
  • 01 of 07
    Black and White Frozen Dessert
    Black and White Frozen Dessert. Linda Larsen

    This fabulous dessert is ready and waiting in the freezer, so it's perfect for treating Mom. The combination of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream makes this recipe so velvety and luscious.

  • 02 of 07
    Chocolate Cake. Linda Larsen
    I love this easy little recipe. All you need is a mixer and five ingredients. If you'd like, top the tiny cheesecakes just before serving with some sliced strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.
  • 03 of 07
    Easy Strawberry Shortcake. Linda Larsen
    If all you want to do is assemble a few ingredients, this is the dessert for you. Of course, you do have to beat cream with powdered sugar and vanilla, but that's super simple. You can substitute frozen whipped topping, but really, freshly whipped cream tastes so much better. And takes about 5 minutes.
  • 04 of 07
    Graham Cracker Icebox Cake. Linda Larsen

    This is another 'simply assemble' dessert. It's really fun to make. Just remember it must be made ahead of time so the graham crackers have a chance to soften in the pudding mixture. They become cake-like, which is quite a neat trick. 

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  • 05 of 07
    Fastest Cheesecake. Linda Larsen

    If you want a cheesecake that's super creamy, smooth, and rich, but is super simple to make, this is the recipe for you. I've never had a problem with it not setting, but on the unlikely chance that happens to you, freeze it!

  • 06 of 07
    Chocolate icebox Dessert. Linda Larsen

    This simple old-fashioned dessert has been around for decades. It must be made ahead of time so the cookies can soften in the cream. Slice it on an angle so you can see the cookie layer.

  • 07 of 07
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    Yes, believe it or not, this dessert is very easy to make. The only tricky part is separating the egg whites. Just do them one at a time. If any egg yolk gets into the white they won't beat to stiff peaks, so examine each one before you add it to the bowl. You can remove egg yolk from the white with the edge of an egg shell.