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Are you thinking of surprising your mom with a home-cooked meal?
Instead of mom being the one to do the cooking, it’s your turn to wear the apron and serve her something scrumptious, starting from Mother’s Day breakfast all the way ‘til dinner!
After all, food is the way to anyone’s heart, and your mom will definitely feel all the love you put into what you cooked.
Whether it’s a Mother’s Day lunch or dinner, I’m sure you want to make sure everything is perfect.
Everything from the appetizer to the main course should leave your mom smacking her lips and patting her stomach in happiness.
Of course, we mustn’t forget dessert to cap off a memorable meal!
Don’t worry, you don’t need to spend a ton, nor do you have to be an expert baker to whip up something delicious.
Check out these easy dessert ideas you can create!
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1. Gluten-Free Waffles
This isn’t just a yummy dessert, but a breakfast you can surprise her with the moment she gets up.
Indulge your mom’s waffle cravings and load it with a ton of toppings of her liking. Sliced fruits, chocolate syrup, cream… The list is endless!
2. Flower Cupcakes
I’m over sending my mom a bouquet of flowers that will likely just wilt in a few days.
I’d rather serve a bouquet of cupcakes that look, smell, AND taste amazing!
There are no piping skills required for these cupcakes. You can even adjust the frosting and change it into your mom’s favorite color.
3. Chocolate Sugar Cookies
Send mom all your hearts with a plate of these dark chocolate cookies.
These are a chocolatey take to the typical sugar cookie, adding more fun and flavor to it.
The surprise: There isn’t any “actual” sugar, you’ll just be using maple syrup for the cookies and frosting!
4. Heart-Shaped Fruit Puff Pastries
What other way to show how sweet you are through a creative Mother’s Day dessert to delight any sweet tooth?
Make your mom proud with these puff pastries, especially with all that ooey, gooey fruit filling making each bite explode with flavor!
5. 5-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cups
For moms who love Reese’s peanut butter cups, don’t just buy the packaged version to gift.
Serve a homemade version with more flavor from sea salt and high-quality chocolate!
6. Oreo Red Velvet Cake
Anything red velvet is a true winner to me, and this dessert takes the cake.
Think of it as a unique fusion between the classic red velvet cake with Oreo cheesecake!
7. Peanut Butter Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Those who are lactose intolerant can sigh in relief as they can enjoy a dessert without worrying about an upset stomach.
This is made with dairy-free ice cream sandwiched between a thick, moist brownie for added chocolatey goodness.
You won’t miss the dairy here!
8. Chocolate Berry Cake
I’m usually not a fan of chocolate cake (cue gasp), but this fluffy and moist cake changed my mind.
The pleasant combination of berry buttercream and jam complements the rich chocolate well.
9. Easy Lemon Crinkle Cookies
I’m obsessed with lemon bars, so it makes sense to make this tasty dessert into a crinkle cookie version!
The sweet and tangy flavors are like a party in the mouth, and I’m sure mom would be sneaking in more cookies to enjoy.
10. Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies
Mom doesn’t need to know you used strawberry cake mix to make such fancy-looking cookies.
Add more flair to these cookies by dipping them in melted white chocolate and topping it with red and white M&M’s!
11. Mini Strawberry Nutella Tarts
We’re getting even fancier this Mother’s Day!
Don’t feel intimidated by the looks, because these tarts aren’t difficult to make at all.
From the Nutella ganache down to the freshly sliced strawberries, everything about this dessert is absolutely divine.
12. Lemon Blueberry Bundt Cake
My favorite part about bundt cakes is the glaze, and this recipe doesn’t disappoint.
Enjoy the extra bright, tart flavors from lemons and blueberries, which balances out the sweet, crumbly cake.
13. Pecan Brownie Pie
It isn’t Thanksgiving but show mom how grateful you are for her by serving a warm slice of pecan brownie pie this Mother’s Day.
The brownie filling makes this dessert all the richer.
It’s perfect for the mom who can’t get enough of anything chocolate!
14. Mocha Magnum Ice Cream
Your mom will not believe you created this dessert because it looks just like the classic Magnum ice cream, just made fancier AND vegan-friendly.
Make sure you’re prepared for the energy boost from the creamy coffee-based ice cream and chocolate overload!
15. Vegan Matcha Melon Pan
These are absolutely adorable desserts that are almost too pretty to eat!
But even then, I can have at least two of these melon pans.
Funnily enough, the recipe has no melon, but the earthy matcha flavors add a nice touch to this dessert.
16. Matcha Brownies
These are irresistible matcha brownies that almost have the consistency of thick fudge.
It has a glossy, crinkly top and a thick, moist texture within.
Make sure you use high-quality matcha for a more intense flavor!
17. Strawberries and Cream Poke Cake
Poke cakes are incredibly moist and dense, as you’ll be poking holes through the cake to add more filling.
If your mom is like me and LOVES strawberries, add a bit more filling, because there’s no such thing as too many strawberries and cream!
18. Blueberry Lemon Icebox Cake
Just because you can’t bake or have no oven doesn’t mean you can’t serve a delicious homemade cake.
Icebox cakes are there to save the day, a no-bake dessert with layers of lemon pudding and blueberry pie filling.
19. Blackberry Lemon Scones
Scones are perfect to pair with coffee or tea, making them a suitable way to end the entire meal.
Enjoy lovely conversations with the woman of the hour over decadent blackberry lemon scones.
I recommend making a huge batch so you can enjoy more of these scones for breakfast and afternoon tea with your mom!
20. Carrot Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese
Every bite of this carrot bundt cake tastes like heaven!
It’s one of the best dessert ideas for Mother’s Day, especially if you plan to do a fancy tea party-themed event for her.