Satisfy mom (and the whole family!) this Mother’s Day and treat her to one — or many — of these scrumptious desserts. From a classic cheesecake recipe to raspberry tiramisu to Mark McEwan’s Vanilla Panna Cotta, there’s bound to be a dessert Mom will adore in this dreamy recipe collection.
A French spin on the classic shortcake, this beauty is topped with a strawberry mousse and strawberry halves and has a gorgeous edging on the outside of the cake, too.
Individual Coconut Cream Pies
Mini pies with a luscious coconut cream filling are topped with airy whipped cream and toasted coconut in this light and fresh dessert.
Rich, creamy and oozing with melted chocolate, this scrumptious tart is heaven in every bite and the perfect sweet finish to Easter dinner.
Mocha Chocolate Icebox Cake
Thin, crisp chocolate chip cookies combine with decadent mocha cream in this impressive chocolate layer cake.
Black Forest Pavlova
A delicate meringue pavlova is topped with a decadent kirsh and morello cherry sauce, and chocolate curls to create this jaw-dropping this dessert.
Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
These versatile bars with a sweet graham cracker bottom topped with lemon-flavoured cheesecake and fresh blueberries are great for a warm-weather-dessert.
This classic French dessert filled with fresh raspberries bakes in just 35 minutes. Make it for mom to enjoy for breakfast, dessert – or any meal she pleases.
Warm Peanut Butter Cookie Cakes
Treat mom to these decadent individual cookie cakes spilling with a peanut butter-caramel molten centre. The recipe makes 6, so double up if you’re entertaining a larger crowd. Are you drooling yet?
French Yogurt Cake with Blackberries and Mint
A stunning sweet confection that every mom deserves. The one-bowl make-ahead dessert, featuring a Greek-yogurt cake base, takes less than an hour to make.
Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies
The secret to the best-ever chocolate chip cookies? According to Anna Olson, it comes down to two factors: adding cornstarch to the recipe, and chilling the batter before baking. Whip up a batch to see for yourself!
Tres Leches Cake with Dulce de Leche Frosting
Everything you love about the traditional tres leches cake, but made even more mouthwatering and delicious with a generous drizzle of dulce de leche.
Fudgy Raspberry Swirl Brownies
An easy 8-ingredient brownie recipe with a sweet, raspberry swirl twist. Because even classic desserts deserve an upgrade for special occasions.
Maple Crêpe Cake with Maple-Glazed Pecans
The pastry cream, crêpes and maple-glazed pecans can be made ahead so all you have left to do is assemble and chill the cake for a few hours. And don’t forget a generous drizzle of maple syrup!
A fruity twist on a classic Italian favourite, this raspberry tiramisu with ladyfingers and mascarpone cheese create a light yet decadent dessert.
Flourless French Apple Tarts
Chopped dates, brown rice flour and ground almonds make up the crust of this must-make flourless dessert by Anna Olson. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
The Best Butter Tart Cheesecake
Whether you’re pro-raisins or purely a pecan fan, impress the dessert lovers in your life with an incredibly indulgent cheesecake, topped with a sticky, caramel butter tart filling and salty, crunchy pecans. Swap in nuts for raisins if that’s more your jam.
Strawberry Shortcake Cake
We love this gussied up version of the classic dessert. This entire cake is smothered in a generous layer of cream cheese icing, while each slice contains a layer of fresh, juicy strawberries.
Raspberry Orange Trifle
This showstopping Grand Marnier-spiked dessert trifle will wow your guests well before they even take their first bite. There are many layers to this sweet recipe but it will be well worth the extra effort!
Make your own patisserie delicacy at home with this easy-to-follow macaron recipe from Anna Olson that delivers impressive results.
Vanilla Panna Cotta with Honey Streusel Topping and Figs
Panna cotta is an elegant dessert that’s actually very simple to execute at home. Just four ingredients, cream, vanilla bean, sugar and gelatine, are combined to make it. A sweet sauce of honey, port, rosemary and figs, along with a contrasting honeyed streusel, turn the classic Italian sweet into a winning plated dessert.
A feast for the eyes, pastry expert Anna Olson shares how to create vanilla cupcakes with vibrant floral frosting — the perfect centrepiece.
Strawberries and Cream Sponge Cake
A light sponge cake layered with a rich whipped cream and jam-covered strawberries gives this dessert a stunning look.
Chocolate Hazelnut Napoleon
Chocolate hazelnut cream is layered between homemade puff pastry sheets and topped with a light dusting of icing sugar for an eye-catching dessert.
Black and Blue Cheesecake Tart
The deep purple hue of this decadent cheesecake tart is thanks to the combination of macerated blackberries and blueberries tossed with a bit of sugar. If you prefer, use raspberries or another fruit altogether to top this exquisite dessert.
Angel Food Cake
Light and fluffy, this angel food cake is the perfect dessert after a heavy meal. Serve with whipped cream and berries.
Chocolate Mint Cookie Cake
Whether it is chocolate mint ice cream or chocolate mint thins, this flavour combination never disappoints. In this case, rich chocolate cake is layered with minty Swiss buttercream before it’s topped with creamy dark chocolate ganache.
Apple Pie Butter Tarts
Two classic desserts combine into one decadently delicious sweet treat. Warning: these butter tarts are incredibly addictive, so we recommend doubling the recipe so mom can freeze the extras!
If you’re a fan of The Barefoot Contessa, you’ve seen Ina Garten serve up some pretty spectacular dishes. But this towering coconut-encrusted creation, well…it takes the cake!
Spring Mirror Glaze Cake
Learn how to create this beautiful, glossy design right at home. It is easier than you think! Turn your carrot cake, cheesecake or lemony angel food cake into a shiny, pastel coloured treat with real ‘wow’ factor.
Apricot Orange Soufflés with Raspberry Coulis
This apricot and orange soufflé with raspberry coulis is so delicate and moist it crumbles in your mouth.
Giant Maple Doughnut Cake
For a playful Canadian-inspired dessert catered to the doughnut lover, create a maple-flavoured version in cake form. Don’t forget the sprinkles!
Giant Portuguese Custard Tart
Pastel de nata is already a delicious treat, but imagine your company’s reaction when you bring out a giant version of this Portuguese favourite. A touch of cinnamon in the creamy filling is what gives it the signature and addictive hint of spice to every bite.
Raw Vanilla Cheesecake With Chocolate Almond Crust
Vegans and non-vegans alike will love this creamy cheesecake. Top with fresh berries or lemon curd for a light finish to any meal.
Gateau St. Honoré
This classic French torte is almost too pretty to eat! A puff pastry base is topped with pastry cream and whipped cream, and surrounded by light-as-air profiteroles dipped in caramelized sugar.
Nectarine and Plum Upside-down Cake
Using a basic yellow cake as the base, this simple yet elegant fruit cake is easy to pull off and will definitely impress.
Blackberry & White Chocolate Charlotte
Pistachio lady fingers encase this awe-inspiring cake that’s filled with layers of blackberry Bavarian cream and a white chocolate mousse. Arrange fresh blackberries around the edges of the cake, and sprinkle with chopped pistachios.
Chocolate Berry Cake with Italian Buttercream
This delicious chocolate cake doesn’t skimp on the buttercream. Iced in an ombré petal style, it’s also a treat for the eyes.
Glazed Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
This sweet, moist apple coffee cake boasts a layer of crunchy streusel and a sugary glaze, laced with thin slices of juicy apples.
Get the recipe for Apple Cinnamon Coffee Cake
Meyer Lemon Meringue Cheesecake
If you thought you’ve seen it all when it comes to Anna Olson’s lemon desserts, think again — this recipe is a must-try! Unbelievably creamy lemon cheesecake is topped with tangy lemon curd and finished with a mountain of torched meringue.