15+ Mother’s Day Recipes

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, and mothers to angel babies. 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 are two favorites! Top scones with lemon curd (pictured above) for an extra special treat.

Mixed berry scones and chocolate chip scones

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.

Sour cream crumb cake with fresh raspberries and almonds! Buttery and moist breakfast cake recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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.

madeleines and petit fours

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.

These almond poppy seed tea cakes are buttery and light with a crunchy crackly exterior. Baked in a muffin pan, the delicate tea cakes are simple but taste extra fancy! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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.

Bake individual creamy cheesecakes in a muffin pan! This recipe yields 9 mini cheesecakes. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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!

How to pipe roses with a video tutorial on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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.

My BEST ever Cinnamon Rolls - totally from scratch, great beginner recipe! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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.

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

Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes

One happy stack of Greek yogurt lemon poppy seed pancakes for mom on Sunday morning! They’re fluffy and incredibly flavorful, made with whole wheat flour and protein-packed yogurt.

Start your morning right with these whole wheat & FLUFFY Greek yogurt lemon poppy seed pancakes! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Mini Vanilla Pound Cakes

This mini pound cakes recipe is perfect for your mini bundt cake pan or even a loaf pan. Just like my regular pound cake recipe, these mini pound cakes are moist, flavorful, and wonderfully buttery. Top with raspberry icing and sprinkles for extra pizazz, of course.

Mini pound cakes with raspberry icing and sprinkles

Pink Party Donuts!

True love at first bite. Pink party donuts begin with a vanilla cinnamon batter baked in a heart donut pan, topped with pastel pink glaze and rainbow sprinkles!

SO fun! Vanilla cinnamon donuts baked in a heart donut pan and topped with pastel pink glaze and rainbow sprinkles! BAKED, not fried donut recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

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.

Homemade Strawberry Shortcake

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

Homemade strawberry shortcake on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Have a beautifully delicious weekend!


  1. On Monday I made your Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake and yesterday your Glazed Strawberry Bread and both recipes were beyond good. This is the first collection of recipes you’ve posted that I’ve made more than one or two of the recipes (yay!!!). Tomorrow, I tackle the Trifle. Happy Matters Day Sally!! Loved your comment about every mom!!

  2. I have learned to make perfect scones through your recipes. Today I bought a blueberry scone at Starbucks and took one bite and gagged! You haven’t had great scones until you make your own. Never buying another scone!!

  3. I made the trifle yesterday and it was delicious. I used coconut curd I bought from a local bakery in Kauai, and strawberries instead of raspberries. I told my husband recipe makes 12 servings and we really have to try and not make it 6!!! I used your lemon pound cake recipe as suggested. So good. Thanks for great recipe.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day Sally. Thank you so much for all of your wonderful recipes. I hope you have a wonderful day with your baby daughter.

    Marilyn Petitto

  5. Thank you, Sally, for all the great recipes …. and your kindness for finding one for me when I can’t 🙂

  6. Happy mother’s day to you and your mom! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes! Ive made a lot of them, both sweet and savory and they have all been delicious! I love your tribute to all moms!

  7. Hi Sally!
    What a fantastic round up!! I’ve made 5 of the recipes posted here & have had my eye on a few more. Planning on making your pistachio cake for this weekend.
    Loving the new layout of the blog, btw!!!
    A very happy Mother’s Day to you!! Enjoy the weekend!

  8. My mother is actually away on a girls’ trip with her best friends for ‘mother’s day’ this weekend, so we celebrated this past weekend. I made a Classic Canadian Flapper Pie (if you’ve never heard of this, you MUST try one!!!), a totally non-SBA recipe for dessert; but I DID use your instructions and video on your lemon meringue pie recipe to help me make the meringue for that pie! I’d never done it before so thanks for making it look easy! Hope to bake up that raspberry almond crumb cake for my mom when she’s back 🙂

  9. Sally, I made your Blueberry French Toast Casserole this morning for Mother’s Day, it was delicious!! Hope you’re enjoying your Mother’s Day with your darling Noelle❤️❤️

  10. Happy Mother’s Day Sally!!! 2nd year round with your precious Noelle….and more with your two fur babies as well 😉 And a Happy Mother’s Day to all the other strong mamas out there too……you are amazing ❤
    I love everything you’ve listed here – definitely making one for my mother!!

  11. Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Sally! Little Noelle is such a lucky girl to have you for her mama (and so are Jude and Franklin) 🙂 All of these desserts look amazing, and I’ll be sure to make one of them for my mother come Sunday! I’m thinking the scones or the raspberry almond crumb cake. Both look delicious! Love the first part of this post; such a lovely tribute to mothers all around! <3 <3 <3

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