Serve up fuss-free homemade desserts this Mother’s Day with our quick and easy recipes. Read on to find out more!

Apple Yogurt Cake with Cinnamon


Photo credits to Joe Lingeman

This moist apple cake swirled with cinnamon and small bites of apple will only take you about 15 minutes to make! It is not too sweet and goes well with a cup of tea.

Ingredients:

Cooking spray or olive oil
1 1/2 cups whole regular or Greek yogurt, well-stirred
1 cup granulated sugar
2/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 pounds apples
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
Pinch freshly ground nutmeg
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

Instructions:

1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat to 180°C. Lightly coat a baking pan with baking spray.
Place the yogurt, granulated sugar, oil, lemon juice, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl and whisk to combine.
2. Peel and core the apples, then chop into chunks. Add the apples to the yogurt mixture and stir to combine. Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and 1/2 teaspoon of the cinnamon. Stir just until no dry pockets of flour remain and set aside.
3. Place the remaining 2 teaspoons cinnamon, brown sugar, and butter in a small bowl and smash with a rubber spatula to combine.
4. Pour 1/2 of the batter into the pan. Sprinkle with 1/2 of the cinnamon-brown sugar mixture on top, dropping it on the batter in small lumps. Spread the rest of the batter over the top, then sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon-brown sugar.
5. Bake until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean, covering with aluminium foil toward the end if the top is browning too much, 45 to 55 minutes. Place the pan on a wire rack and let it cool for at least 1 hour. Cut and serve the cake warm or at room temperature.

 

Tiramisu


Photo credits to Avant Garde Vegan

 

Make a classic tiramisu with this recipe, coffee and chocolate are a classic combo, simply layer them up and enjoy!

Ingredients:

3 teaspoon instant coffee granules
3 tablespoon coffee liqueur (Coffee Essence)
250g tub mascarpone (cream cheese with lemon juice)
85g condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4-6 sponge fingers
1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Instructions:

1. Mix the coffee granules with 2 tablespoons of boiling water in a large jug and stir to combine. Add the coffee liqueur and 75ml cold water. Pour into a shallow dish and set aside.
2. Make the cream layer by beating the mascarpone, condensed milk and vanilla extract with an electric whisk until thick and smooth.
3. Break the sponge fingers into two or three pieces and soak in the coffee mixture for a few secs. Put a few bits of the sponge in the bottom of two wine or sundae glasses and top with the cream.
4. Sift over the cocoa and chill for at least 1 hr before serving.

 

Fruit Custard Shortcake


Photo credits to BBC Good Food

A light shortcake dessert with a creamy indulgent custard is the perfect dessert for the table!

Ingredients:

320g pack scone mix
250g pack frozen mixed berry
2 tbsp demerara sugar
500g pot ready-made fresh custard

Instructions:

1. Heat oven to 220°C. Make up the scone mix according to pack instructions, then press out into a circle approx. 20cm across on a lightly floured baking sheet. Make the edge a little thicker than the middle. Bake for 10 mins until risen and light golden.
2. Put the fruit and sugar in a shallow baking dish and microwave it (100 °C) for 5 mins until hot, but the berries are still holding their shape.
3. Heat the custard according to pack instructions.
4. Spoon a layer of the custard onto the scone base, then top with the drained fruit. Serve with the rest of the custard.

 

Banana Pudding

 
Photo credits to Top Inspired

Rustle up a healthy dessert in minutes with this banana pudding cooked in the microwave. It’s low in saturated fat and calories! Definitely a hit within the family!

Ingredients:

100g butter softened, plus extra for greasing
2 ripe bananas
100g muscovado sugar
100g self-raising flour
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
icing sugar, toffee sauce and ice cream, to serve, if you like

Instructions

1. Put the butter in a 1 litre baking dish and microwave it (100 °C) for 30 seconds until melted.
2. Add 1½ bananas, mash into the melted butter, then add the sugar, flour, cinnamon, eggs and milk. Mix together well.
3. Slice the remaining banana over the top, then return to the microwave (at 100 °C) for 8 mins until cooked through and risen.
4. Serve warm, dusted with icing sugar, if you like, with a drizzle of toffee sauce and a scoop of ice cream.

 

Apple Crumble Sundae


Photo credits to View Letters

Ready in no time, this simple sundae will satisfy any sweet cravings. If you’re looking for a pudding that you can whip up in a flash, this is it!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoon butter
4 apples, cored and diced
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoon light brown sugar
8 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 ginger nuts biscuits, crushed

Instructions:

1. In a small saucepan, melt the butter over a gentle heat and add the apples, cinnamon and sugar.
2. Cook for 10 mins or until the apples have softened but still hold their shape.
3. Split the mixture between four sundae glasses or bowls. Sit 2 scoops of ice cream on top of each, followed by the crushed biscuits. Serve while the apple mix is still warm.

Whether it is an occasion to celebrate, baking has a nurturing and comforting effect! You can even try out one of the recipes with your mom and spend some quality time together this Mother’s Day!