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Top 10 Mother's Day cake ideas

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Treat Mum to one of these 10 showstopping cakes for Mother's Day – choose from lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge and more.

Make Mother’s Day an extra-special occasion this year by treating Mum to one of these heavenly cakes. Indulge her sweet tooth and show your appreciation and love.

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Discover our recipe inspiration below, or venture away from classic cakes and try some of our delicious cupcakes, crumbles and cookies.

For even more ideas, see our ultimate showstopping cake recipes to really wow Mum on her special day. If you're looking for a generous gift, read our guide to the best Mother's day hampers for foodies.

1) Lemon drizzle cake

Lemon drizzle cake

This zesty lemon drizzle cake takes only 15 mins to prepare, so the whole family can help put it together on Mother’s Day. The simple drizzle icing adds a sugary crunch, too.

2) Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

Victoria sponge

This quintessential English teatime treat consists of a light vanilla-infused sponge cake sandwiched with soft buttercream and jam filling, then finished with a light dusting of icing sugar. Rumoured to be a favourite of Queen Victoria, this cake will make your mum feel like royalty.

3) Carrot cake

Carrot cake

Wonderfully moist and entirely dairy-free, this carrot cake is exceptionally moreish. This cake is also freezer-friendly, so it can be made ahead.

4) Ultimate chocolate cake

Chocolate Cake

This decadent recipe is for the chocolate fanatics. Moist, rich and fudgy, add an extra touch of indulgence by sprinkling over some grated dark chocolate or delicate chocolate curls.

5) Raspberry bakewell cake

Raspberry bakewell

This simple almond-flavoured cake is incredibly light. Quickly blitz the ingredients together in a food processor, dollop half the mixture in the tin and scatter with raspberries. Spread the rest of the batter on top, then sprinkle over flaked almonds and bake.

6) Banana cake with pecan crumble crunch

Banana pecan cake

You can never go wrong with a banana cake, and this one can be made in three simple steps. It's also a good way to use up over-ripe bananas. Perfect for enjoying alongside a cup of tea or as the main star of your Mother’s Day celebration.

7) Blueberry cake with soft cheese frosting 

Blueberry cake

This blueberry cake is truly delectable. The secret ingredient in the recipe is the soured cream, which keeps the cake moist and adds tang to the sweet frosting.

8) Vegan courgette cake 

Vegan courgette cake

Who said that vegetables couldn’t be a treat? Courgette cake is a great way to use up excess courgettes and make a delicious bake. It's also a lighter alternative to the usual lemon drizzle.

9) Strawberry cheesecake 

Strawberry cheesecake

This recipe is simple to make, so children can help put it together. Ask the kids to help smash the biscuits for the base, then flavour your cheesecake with lemon, raspberry or passion fruit. Swap vanilla for citrus by adding lemon zest and juice to the soft cheese mixture, if you like.

10) Orange & olive oil cake 

Orange cake

Sophisticated, aromatic and delicious, our orange olive oil cake is a winner. Naturally gluten-free thanks to ground almonds and polenta, it’s a crowd-pleasing bake. It's fun to make, too – boil a whole orange before puréeing it with lemon to make the base of the cake.

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