Bake an extra-fabulous dessert for Mother's Day

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, Sept. 2, 2021: Brown Butter & Fig Cake with Raspberry Ripple photographed for the Los Angeles Times food collumn by Ben Mims on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, at Proplink Studios in Arts District Los Angeles. (Photo and Prop Styling / Silvia Razgova / For the Times) ATTN: 833519-la-fo-Cooking-fig
(Silvia Razgova / For The Times)

Mother's Day chocolate cake, cheesecake, fruit pie — or a dessert that combines pudding, cake and pie in one — any of these recipes would make a celebratory showstopper.