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5 Recipes to Bake Your Way into Mom’s Heart

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People express affection in different ways. Some people give hugs while other mow a neighbors lawn or wash a friend’s car. Some wander through shop after shop in search of the perfect gift. Others look to the tattered recipe cards handed down generation after generation for a dish that fits the occasion. We did some digging through our own files to inspire you.

Here are 5 ways to make a memorable, and tasty,  Mother’s Day

1. Strawberry Filled Cake with Fresh Strawberry Buttercream

A spring strawberry cake that is as delicious as it is beautiful. The recipe comes from Sugar Bakeshop, a small-batch bakery in Charleston, SC.

Photo by Jennifer Hitchcock
STRAWBERRY FILLED CAKE WITH FRESH STRAWBERRY BUTTERCREAM / Photo by Jennifer Hitchcock

2. Oatmeal Cream Pie a la Little Debbie

The dessert that might have filled our lunch boxes when we were kids is all grown up.

Photo by Sera Petras
OATMEAL CREAM PIE A LA LITTLE DEBBIE / Photo by Sera Petras

3. Cheese Straws

For the one who prefers savory over sweet. It is best to bake a double batch, one for you and one for her.

Photo by Jonathan Boncek
CHEESE STRAWS / Photo by Jonathan Boncek

4. Chocolate Cake

A piece of chocolate cake might just be the perfect breakfast for a chocoholic mom. This chocolate cake from Cheryl Day of Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, GA fits the bill.

Photo by Mary Britton

5. Salted Honey and Lemon Chess Pie

A classic Southern dessert made with a bit of buttermilk and cornmeal. This gem comes from Phoebe Lawless of Scratch Bakery in Durham, NC.

Photo by Jennifer Hitchcock
SALTED HONEY AND LEMON CHESS PIE / Photo by Jennifer Hitchcock