Nothing says “Thank you, Mom,” like a treat baked from scratch with love. This Mother’s Day, don’t just tell your mom how much you care. Show her with one of our beautiful, homemade treats that beat breakfast-in-bed any day. From a Spumoni-inspired layer cake to French cookies and mile-high cinnamon rolls, we have 15 baked goods to send your mom a proper thank-you.
If there were a cake that embodied springtime, the Natural Strawberry Cake with Browned Butter Frosting would be it: pretty (in pink) and perfect for any special occasion or just a day when you need a little something sweet. In our version, you’ll find chunks of fresh strawberries nestled among fluffy cake layers slathered in a rich browned butter frosting.
The stickier, the better with this timeless treat. One of our favorite comfort foods, the recipe originated in Sweden, where they actually observe a Cinnamon Roll Day (Kanelbullens dag) on October 4, but we recommend celebrating these rolls every chance you get, but especially for Mother’s Day!
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These simple cookies are rich and only slightly sweet. They are delightful on their own, straight from the oven, but a schmear of buttercream, ganache, or Nutella takes them to the next level.
For this Honey Pear Swirl Bread, we combined honey with pear preserves to create a silky filling that packs every bite with layers of fruit and spice.
Traditional Spumoni is a molded Italian ice cream made with layers of different flavors separated by fruit or nuts in whipped cream. In our baked take on this classic frozen treat, we stacked layers of sweet strawberry, silky chocolate, and nutty pistachio cake to achieve a tasty trifecta.