Little kids will be bursting with enthusiasm when it comes to celebrating Mother's Day, so help them channel it into something special, which uses their time and creative skills. Taking the time to make something with the kids in advance will show how much thought and love has gone into your gift, and you're bound to get a little credit for the kids' creations.


Ready, steady bake

Feeling brave? Try making an afternoon tea to really show the love – we've got cakes and bakes that all ages will love making. You might want to keep a wet cloth to hand to clean up as you go; kids can be enthusiastic when it comes to stirring and decorating!

For more child-friendly baking inspiration try our kids' baking recipes.

1) Lemon curd & blueberry cake

Lemon and blueberry cake with white icing and purple flowers on top

This beautifully moist cake is a springtime treat the whole family will love – just make sure little hands don't get in there first! Serve with extra lemon curd and yogurt, and a license for a long relax...

2)Mixed fruit tart

Two tarts with mixed berry toppings

This vibrant tart bursts with berry flavours and is sure to get five-star reviews from your family. It's also a good recipe for young chefs who might have an interest in learning the art of pastry. The dough can be made up to three days in advance, allowing an easy and stress-free assembly for Mother’s Day lunch.

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3) Chocolate orange tart

chocolate tart on a plate with orange zest on top

This clever no-bake tart can be assembled almost entirely by little hands, they'll just need supervision when using the food processor. Start them early, experimenting with all-natural ingredients such as dates, coconut oil, ground almonds and raw cacao.

4) Vanilla cupcakes

Cupcakes on a stand with white and purple icing and sprinkles

These cute cupcakes will be a lovely surprise for mum. Kids can help by stirring up the simple sponge mixture and decorating with a swirl of buttercream. Get creative with food colourings and edible sprinkles for a special finish. If mum prefers something more chocolatey, try these amazing cocoa cupcakes instead.

5) Chocolate traybake

chocolate cake with sprinkles spelling cake on a blue background

Leave a special message on this fudgy chocolate cake using colourful sweets, edible sprinkles, nuts and chocolate shavings. Our American-style traybake is super-easy to make, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. Remember to leave some for mum!

6) Funfetti biscuits

Biscuits in a tray with sprinkles

Make a batch of these colourful biscuits while mum gets a long lie in. Children will have a lovely time getting messy with plenty of sprinkles, and the end results are delicious. Present with a cup of tea and homemade card.

7) No-bake orange cheesecake


This no-bake orange cheesecake takes just minutes to prepare, which is crucial when cooking with young, wandering minds. Kids will be able to stay involved every step of the way and should enjoy making it as much as eating it.

8) Chocolate brownie cake

Chocolate brownie cake slice on a plate with kiwi, mango and yoghurt

Nothing says love like squidgy chocolate goo, and this five-star-rated recipe really couldn't be simpler. This is especially great for the nervous baker as it's pretty much fail-proof.

9) Luscious lemon pudding

Lemon pudding on a plate with strawberries and blueberries

Want to let the kids make something special to finish off a Sunday lunch? This lovely lemon pudding might be just the thing, and you should also be able to avoid a testing supermarket shop as it mainly uses storecupboard ingredients.

10) Easy blondies

Blondies on a baking tray with a plate next to it and a jug

These easy blondies pair well with a well-deserved cup of tea. Made in just two simple steps, they take no longer than 10 minutes to prep. Fill with white chocolate as stated in the recipe or swap it out for Mum’s preferred flavour.

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