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Here are 15+ Mother’s Day recipes including madeleines, scones, chocolate chip cookies, tea cakes, and more! Mom will love each and every thoughtful recipe.

Lemon curd on mixed berry scones

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every kind of mother. Strong mamas, women on the journey to be moms, mothers to be, mamas to babies, mamas to pets, mothers who never held their babies, mothers to angel babies, and every type of mother in between. This weekend we celebrate, remember, and embrace each other. Here are 15 Mother’s Day recipes to show mom how special she is, even if that mom is you.


My scones recipe is a go-to for brunch. With over 15 varieties, I’m confident you’ll find one mom loves. Blueberry scones and chocolate chip scones (pictured below) are two favorites! Top scones with lemon curd (pictured above) for an extra special treat.

Chocolate chip scones

Almond Poppy Seed Tea Cakes

Filled with sweet almond flavor and drizzled with a light lemon glaze, these almond poppy seed tea cakes are extra special for an extra special mama.

almond poppy seed tea cakes on a cake stand

Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake

Readers obsess over this raspberry almond crumb cake recipe. I’m not exaggerating! I love the flavors! Not a raspberry fan? Try my sour cream crumb cake instead.

sliced raspberry almond crumb cake

Madeleines or Petit Fours

Light & airy, my homemade madeleines feature a delicious buttery lemon flavor. But if mom is more of a cake person, she would love petit fours. They’re a little more involved to assemble, but I have a video tutorial that walks you through each step.

collage of Mother's Day recipes including madeleines and petit fours

Lemon Pudding Cakes

With fluffy lemon cake on top and rich lemon pudding on the bottom, these unique lemon pudding cakes are a texture dream. It’s all made from 1 easy cake batter and 8 simple ingredients.

lemon pudding cakes

Mini Cheesecakes

9 individual mini cheesecakes are not only easier than a full cheesecake, they take half the time to prepare. If you’re feeding a crowd, try my classic cheesecake recipe or no-bake cheesecake.

stack of mini cheesecakes with a cherry on top

Flourless Chocolate Cake

This dark, rich, and deliciously moist flourless chocolate cake is naturally gluten free. A 1 bowl cake recipe without any special tools, decorating, or assembly required, this is chocolate cake MADE EASY.

flourless chocolate cake with raspberries

Buttercream Rose Cupcakes

Little cupcake bouquet with rose cupcakes is fun to make and I guarantee your cupcakes have never looked more lovely. You can even try two-toned buttercream roses, too!

pastel pink piped roses on mini cupcakes

Lemon Coconut Cake

A reader favorite recipe, this lemon coconut cake features deliciously moist coconut cake layers, homemade lemon curd, toasted coconut, and cream cheese frosting.

slice of lemon coconut cake

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

The easiest cinnamon rolls! They’re perfect for yeast beginners and only require 1 rise. Other cinnamon roll favorites: My overnight cinnamon rolls and cinnamon roll cake.

iced cinnamon rolls in a baking dish

Lemon Berry Trifle or Lemon Blueberry Cake

Lemon berry trifle is the most dazzling layered dessert that you can prep ahead of time!!! But with the same flavors, you can prepare a lemon blueberry cake instead. It’s one of my favorite cakes.

collage of Mother's Day recipes including lemon berry trifle and lemon blueberry cake

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Let’s face it, all mom wants is chocolate. These chewy chocolate chip cookies are the most popular cookie recipe on my website! Or maybe she just wants a giant cookie all to herself? Make my giant monster M&M cookie.

Chocolate chip cookies on baking sheet

Baked Cream Cheese French Toast Casserole

As a mom, I say with 100% honesty that any mother would appreciate a MEGA BIG SERVING of this baked cream cheese french toast casserole. The best.

baked french toast casserole

Chocolate Coconut Almond Tart (GF)

Made with only 7 simple ingredients, this chocolate coconut almond tart is naturally vegan and gluten free But you won’t even realize it! It’s decadent, fudgy, and very easy to make.

slice of chocolate coconut almond tart

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

Simple to prepare, the classic strawberry shortcake celebrates the season’s freshest flavors. And shows mom just how special she is.

strawberry shortcake on a plate

Reader Questions and Reviews

  1. Wishing you a wonderful healthy and happy Mother’s Day!!!! Thank you for all the delicious recipes I am going to try.

  2. These recipes all look so perfect! I wish I could make all of them at once! Thank you so much for the amazing inspo 🙂

  3. Thank you Sally! These recipes are perfect for Mothers day! I am looking forward to baking a lot this weekend.

  4. I started making my own mother’s day brunch when I had my children. Mother’s day was one of those restaurant days where the crowds and wait times were large and long, and my kids were antsy…so, I started a new tradition that I actually enjoyed much more. We didn’t have to go out, the food was great, and the atmosphere much more relaxing. I have a favorite menu that I may switch up this year since everything else is different. My kids have long since grown up and moved away, but I continued my celebration at home. Thank you for all your wonderful choices and the most difficult will be deciding on which ones to make. Thank you for your wonderful recipes and blog, and congratulations for your new little one on the way and for your sweet little girl you already have. I wish you a most enjoyable and yummy mother’s day and stay well.

  5. Thank you so much for reminding me about the Raspberry Crumb Cake one of my Mom’s favorites of your recipes. I am going to do a porch delivery Sunday morning for my 88 year old Mom.

  6. Happy Mother’s Day! I want to try those mini cheesecakes!

  7. Happy Mother’s Day to you all…My Mom has passed and I miss her so much every single day. I grew up in the 1950’s and she had dinner on the table every day at 5pm when we all sat at the kitchen table and ate together. My daddy always wanted something sweet after dinner so she always had a cake or pie for us. One of my favorites was her Pineapple Upside Down CAke that she made in her cast iron skillet. If your mother is still with you, appreciate the time you have with her and when you can hug her…DO IT!!! Blessings…

  8. Great selections here, thanks Sally! They all look delicious, but I think I’m going to try your mini galettes for Mother’s Day; then I can enter the baking challenge, too 🙂

  9. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Sally!! Thank you so much for sharing you light…and your recipes…with us all!

  10. I made the raspberry crumb cake for my new neighbors. When my husband saw it he thought it was for us so naturally I had to make another. It was delicious. Also loved the best vanilla cake recipe. Happy Mothers day

  11. Happy Mother’s Day, Sally. You must feel so blessed to have sweet Noelle and a little one on the way. We are living through such a difficult and uncertain time so any reason to celebrate is a good reason.
    Enjoy your special day and stay well and healthy!

  12. Thank you Sally for all of your delicious recipes. I now have your cookie cookbook and
    a folder full of your recipes. I love cooking and baking and am always looking for something new to try. Your recipes are wonderful
    Have a most Blessed Happy Mother’s Day.

  13. I’m planning to porch deliver a spinach bacon frittata to my mother and lemon glazed blueberry scones for my mother-in-law. Happy Mother’s Day!!!

  14. Hi Sally! I would love to make my mom something but the only problem is, is that she is on Keto! but these are great recipes I gave these to my friend for her mom and she loved them! Thank you!

  15. Hi Sally! I bought a trifle bowl last fall and have been wanting to use it for spring/summer desserts. Your lemon berry trifle looks luscious & am looking forward to making it sometime in the future, but right now I have no lemons or fresh berries. Due to quarantine, I don’t feel like running out just to get them. Do you have any other suggestions on any other trifle I can make for Mother’s Day tomorrow? TIA & hope your Mother’s Day finds you & your family happy & healthy!

    1. Hi Bella, you can always do a regular pound cake or homemade brownie trifle with whipped cream and/or pudding and whatever fruit you have/enjoy. Thank you for the kind wishes!

  16. Happy Mother’s Day to all! Just my wife and me this AM took it easy with a special French Toast recipe. And my daughter is coming over just making the awesome brownies today.

  17. Happy Mother’s Day! We made a double batch of your chocolate cupcakes today for the mothers in our lives. They are amazing! Best cupcakes I’ve ever made!

  18. Happy Mother’s Day! I made the Strawberry shortcake and it was such a big hit with my 19 month old baby boy… he couldn’t stop smacking his lips everytime he took a bite 🙂
    Thanks for sharing the recipe Sally!

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