Mother's Day baking projects for kids

Show some love this Mother's Day with home-baked treats galore. These easy cakes, biscuits, pies and tarts will be sure to make her special day.

Colourful iced cupcakes on a cake stand

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!


Lemon curd & blueberry cake

Blueberry and lemon loaf cake with icing and flower topping

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...

Lemon curd & blueberry cake


Apple pie

Apple pie with piece cut out showing chunks of apple and sauce

Kids will love preparing this comforting family favourite almost as much as mum will love eating it. This recipe has been specifically written with children in mind, so they can even have a go at making and rolling their own shortcrust pastry – mum will be proud!

Apple pie
 

Chocolate orange tart

Chocolate tart topped with orange peelings

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. 

Chocolate orange tart


Vanilla cupcakes

Vanilla cupcakes on a stand, topped with 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.

Vanilla cupcakes
 

Chocolate traybake

Rectangular chocolate traybake topped with sprinkles and smarties in a CAKE word formation.

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!

Chocolate traybake
 

Funfetti biscuits

Funfetti-decorated biscuits in a gift box

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.

Funfetti biscuits


No-bake orange cheesecake

Orange cheesecake topped with orange segments

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.

No-bake orange cheesecake
 

Chocolate brownie cake

Slice of chocolate brownie cake with fruit and cream

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.

Chocolate brownie cake
 

Luscious lemon pudding

Lemon pudding with summer berries on a plate

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.

Luscious lemon pudding with summer berries

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