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10 Baking Projects for Mother's Day

May  6, 2015

There are few ways to show your love for your mom—or, if you're a mom, your love for your kids—better than by spending a day in the kitchen with them. Last year, we shared 10 of our favorite weekend baking products, which we've updated for this year. These are projects projects to get your hands dirty, to laugh about, to steal bites from when nobody's looking. Spend the day baking, then savor each other's company over the result of your day's hard work.

Pecan-Crusted Oat Flour Genoise by Alice Medrich

Maple Meringue Filled Doughnuts

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The Smitten Kitchen's Caramel Cake by Sarah Jampel

Cherry Almond Danish


Matcha Snickerdoodles by Ali Slagle

Crepe Cake


Ima's Challah by Rivka

Ima's Challah


Dorie Greenspan's Custardy Apple Squares by Nicholas Day

Rhubarb Pie


Baker's Sign Soft Pretzels by Nicholas Day

Soft Pretzels


Fancy Pavlova by SweetTea

Fancy Pavlova


Almond Baklava by cookingProf

Almond Baklava


Chocolate Wrapped Chocolate Cake by erinmcdowell

Early Grey Vanilla Bean Truffles


Orange Scented Olive Oil Sticky Buns by fiveandspice

Orange Scented Olive Oil Sticky Buns

What are some of your favorite things to bake on Mother's Day? Tell us in the comments below!

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Stephanie May 6, 2015
My mom loves baklava, so I'll be trying my hand at it this weekend!
TerryKes May 8, 2013
I'm pretty picky (some same snobby) about what I take time to make, or even care to eat. Every single one of these look amazing! YUM!
Sarah F. May 3, 2013
My mom will be getting a fat slice of Strawberry Almond Crumb Cake.
Waverly May 2, 2013
All lovely - I will let the family know where to find the recipes because I will not be cooking on Mother's Day.