Say thanks to the sweetest angel in your life when you treat your mom to one of the following ten oh-so-sweet and decadent Mother’s Day desserts…

1. Rhubarb Pie

Treat mom to a classic rhubarb pie to remind her of the ‘good old days’. Or send her back to her childhood with a recipe just like her mom (your grandmother) used to make.  The great thing about a classic pie like this one is that you can bake it a few nights beforehand—and it will stay taste deliciously fresh.

Source: Martha Stewart

2. Lemon and White Chocolate Mousse Parfaits with Strawberries

These tart and creamy parfaits have a luxurious texture—thanks to the cloud-like chilled whipping cream, fresh lemon juice, and sweet strawberries. You’ll need an instant-read or candy thermometer.

Source: Bon Appetit

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3. Angel Food Ice Cream Cake

Treat mom like the absolute angel she is by treating her to a delectable slice of light and fluffy angel food cake, cool and creamy vanilla ice cream, and top it all off with fresh and juicy strawberries.

Source: Taste of Home

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4. Chocolate Brownie Cakes

If your mom is a chocoholic like mine is, treat her to an individual sized brownie cake with a warm and ooey-gooey fudge chocolate center. This moist chocolate brownie cake is simple to make, but it certainly is decadent enough for a special occasion—especially with raspberry drizzle on top!

Source: FamilyCircle.com

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5. Chocolate Marquise

This divine chocolate marquise will treat the royal lady in your life to an elegant Mother’s Day dessert—without you having to slave away in the kitchen. No joke, it’s quite easy to make, using dark chocolate softened with butter, egg yolks, and infused with rose water!

Source: Style At Home

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6. Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The tropics never tasted so good, and because most of us don’t have the luxury of whisking mom to the islands for her special day, this traditional Hawaiian pineapple upside down cake…well, takes the cake! Stuffed with juicy pineapple and sprinkled with sea salt for a savory-sweet finishing touch.

Source: The Cooking Channel

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7. Chocolate-Filled Almond Macaroons

A darling as they are tasty—these bite-sized crispy macaroons are like a bouquet of pretty pastel flowers that mom can savor. Especially since they’re crafted from chopped milk chocolate, cream ganache, and crunchy ground almonds.

Source: Food Network

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8. Lemon Marshmallow Cake

Celebrate mom’s favorite spring flavor—lemon—with this tangy, sweet lemon marshmallow layer cake. Treat your special lady to sharp layers of lemon curd separated by frothy whipped cream and sweet raspberry preserves, all covered by a fluffy marshmallow frosting cloud.

Source: Delish.com

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9. Tortilla Tuilles

Little effort, yet loads of love go into making these mouth-watering, traditional Mexican desserts for mom.  They’re simply a combination of baked flour tortillas, sprinkled with cinnamon sugar, and filled with a few scoops of your favorite frozen yogurt or ice cream, and fresh fruit.

Source: Women’s Day

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10. New York Baked Mini Cheesecakes

Light Philadelphia cream cheese makes the base for these baked-up-just-right classic New York-style mini cheesecakes.  And treat mom to some real fun when you let her choose her own toppings—form an assortment of fresh fruit, cookies, candy, and nuts.

 

Source: Hello Magazine

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Anna adores cooking, drinking wine, and listening to records, but she does a lot of yoga to balance things out ;) This explains the black bean brownie disaster of 2007 (don't bring that up). She's noshed in countries like Greece, Turkey, France, Ireland, Costa Rica, and numerous other weird, yummy places that will get her waxing all poetic about her favorite recipes.

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