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20+ Mother's Day Recipes - Sally's Baking Addiction

Here are 20+ Mother’s Day recipes including madeleines, scones, cookies, strawberry shortcake cake, tea cakes, cinnamon rolls, and more! Mom will love each and every thoughtful recipe.

slice of one layer vanilla cake with whipped cream and strawberries on white plate

Mother’s Day Recipes That Mom Will Love

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to every kind of mother and motherly figure. Strong mamas, mothers to be, mamas to babies, mothers who never held their babies, mothers no longer with us, and every type of mother in between. This weekend we celebrate, remember, and embrace each other. Here are 20+ Mother’s Day recipes to celebrate mom, even if that mom is you.

By the way, if you need gift ideas for mom, here’s a collection of Gift Ideas for Bakers.


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! I also have these savory ham & cheese scones. Top sweet scones with lemon curd (pictured below) for an extra special treat.

Tea Cakes

Gluten Free Mother’s Day Recipes

I’m including some gluten free options in this collection of Mother’s Day recipes. This deliciously moist and rich flourless chocolate cake is naturally gluten free, super easy to prepare, and there’s no special assembly required. Or try this 7 ingredient gluten free and vegan chocolate coconut almond tart.

And don’t miss these strawberry coconut macaroons.

strawberry coconut macaroons

No Bake Greek Yogurt Tart (GF)

This healthy yogurt fruit tart is healthy, no-bake, and fun for kids to decorate! You need just 3 ingredients for the crust.

assorted fresh fruit on yogurt-topped no bake tart crust.

Easy Cinnamon Rolls

These are the easiest homemade cinnamon rolls because they only require 1 rise. And this giant cinnamon roll cake is surprisingly simple too… just a matter of slicing dough into strips and spiraling them together. Or if you don’t have time to let the dough rise, these no yeast cinnamon rolls are ready in less than 45 minutes.

Favorite Muffins

Double chocolate muffins and jumbo blueberry muffins have been in my recipe rotation for years, so if you’re looking for a muffin that mom will love, both are prime choices. I also have this base muffin recipe where you can use your favorite add-ins and flavors.

Raspberry Almond Crumb Cake

Readers obsess over this raspberry almond crumb cake recipe. I’m not exaggerating… this recipe has a big fan club! Or try my cinnamon crumb coffee cake. It’s simple and classic but far from plain!

sliced raspberry almond crumb cake

Easy One Layer Cake

If you’re having a small celebration, this marble loaf cake or this 6 inch 1 layer chocolate cake may be just the thing to reduce leftovers, yet still impress!

Madeleines or Petit Fours

Light & airy, my homemade madeleines feature a delicious buttery lemon flavor. And if mom is craving something extra special with tea, serve these 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

Eggs for Breakfast

Perfect Pancakes

Enjoy whole wheat blueberry pancakes, or spoil mom with a plate of lemon poppy seed pancakes. Both made with Greek yogurt!

Monkey Bread to Share

You can never go wrong with a big pan of homemade monkey bread, something the whole family can enjoy. It’s like a giant pull-apart cinnamon roll Bundt cake!

top of monkey bread

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Or maybe a giant double chocolate cookie is all mom needs!

one giant double chocolate cookie on wooden cutting board with hand pulling broken half away.

Lovely Layer Cakes

Three reader favorite recipes include this lemon coconut cake, this strawberry cake, and this popular lemon blueberry cake. Each cakes burst with flavor and are lovely choices for any spring occasion.

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. Or add some berries and make it a berries & cream french toast casserole.

Strawberry Shortcake

Simple to prepare, the classic strawberry shortcake celebrates the season’s freshest flavors. I have plenty of variations, too. Try strawberry shortcake cupcakes, this strawberry shortcake cake, and my strawberry cream cheese pie.

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