10 Scrumptious Mother’s Day desserts because “Homemade” says it best

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Pecan pie squares
There are lots of ways to say “I love you” but I think that homemade says it best.

Taking the time and care to bake a special treat or prepare a special meal in honour of someone who makes your world go round is such a sincere gesture.

If you’re thinking what I’m thinking here are 10 sweet treats meant for the extra special people in your life.


10 Scrumptious Mother’s Day Desserts

Pecan Pie Squares have a deliciously rich and gooey centre and a buttery shortbread base. They’re like candy, only better.

Pecan pie squares


Dress up any cake in an instant when you drizzle it with this speedy  Coffee Toffee Sauce. Great for toffee lovers, and coffee lovers.

quick coffee toffee sauce

Continuing along with the coffee theme this Gingerbread Cake with Coffee and Chocolate is a cake for celebrating. It’s bursting with flavour and has just the right texture to keep it all grounded.

Gingerbread with coffee and chocolate

Silky Molasses Butter Tarts are just about the most decadent dessert we have. Rich with butter and baked in homemade pastry cups these tarts are meant for indulging.

 Silky molasses butter tarts

This Ginger Molasses Ice Cream is like a cool and creamy molasses candy kiss. Serve it on its own or alongside a simple white cake.

Rich and creamy ginger molasses ice cream

If you’re in search of Gluten Free options for your special dessert you’ll love this Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie. It’s everything that wonderful about a chewy chocolate chip cookie, only bigger. Serve it on it’s own or with a scoop of ice cream.

chocolate chip cookie pie is gluten-free

A crumb cake has an old fashioned sort of specialness to it. With a buttery crumb topping this Molasses Crumb Cake is special in a nostalgic kind of way.

Molasses Crumb Cake

This is another cake for coffee lovers. Made with good strong coffee this Espresso Molasses Cake can have a rich espresso flavour that pairs beautifully with molasses. Scale back on the strength of your coffee if you want a milder coffee flavour. You can bake this cake in a pretty bundt pan too.

Espresso molasses cake

This Soaked Ginger Cake is decadent beyond its appearance. It may seem like an old fashioned gingerbread with a simple brown sugar sauce –  and it is – except that it’s really infused with the buttery sauce. Served with more sauce on the side this can become an over-the-top dessert.

Soaked-ginger cake   

Chocolate and ginger – such a lovely flavour pairing, especially in this extra moist cake. Made with stout beer our Guinness Chocolate Gingerbread has a texture like no other. It needs nothing but a light sprinkling of icing sugar.

chocolate stout gingerbread cake

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Here’s to eating well, everyday,

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4 thoughts on “10 Scrumptious Mother’s Day desserts because “Homemade” says it best

  1. Henriette Taylor says:

    I love molasses , and I would like more recipes

    1. Dear Henriette, If you love molasses you’re in the right place. Do you have a copy of our Family Favourites cookbook? If not just email your mailing address to me ( bridget.oland@crosbys.com) and we’ll send a copy off to you. As well, you can subscribe to this recipe site to receive my recipe updates. Just look for the “subscribe” button in the upper right hand side of the crosbys.com page. We have a monthly newsletter too if you’d like to subscribe. Look for the subscribe info on the upper right hand side of the crosbys.com page as well. Please let me know if you need help with any of this. Thanks

  2. Alison says:

    These recipes all sound fabulous but the links are wonky!

    1. Hi Alison, I just checked all of the links and they’re working fine now. Enjoy!

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