Lemon cake on stand, topped with lemon peel and drizzle icing

Mother's Day recipes

73 Recipes

Whether you're treating mum to breakfast in bed, baking a cake, or preparing a three-course dinner, we've got all the Mothering Sunday recipes you need.

Lemon sponge cake

4

(4 ratings)

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Banoffee traybake

4.42857

(14 ratings)

Fill your cake tin with this simple banoffee traybake, bursting with banana, toffee and chocolate flavours. It's guaranteed to be a new family favourite...
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Turkish eggs with red & green butter

0

(0 ratings)

Serve poached eggs on a bed of garlicky yogurt, topped with a herbed or spiced butter. Try them with Turkish simit bread for a filling brunch
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon drizzle simnel slices

4

(10 ratings)

Lemon drizzle meets almondy simnel cake in this Easter traybake. It's a fruity treat that you can slice and serve with ease when entertaining...
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Buck's fizz

5

(1 rating)

The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vanilla cupcake bouquet

4.714285

(7 ratings)

This stunning edible bouquet takes a little time to prepare but the results are jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a Mother's Day showstopper, this is it!...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Pea & leek super-green tart

5

(3 ratings)

Enjoy a slice of our cheesy leek & pea tart with a fresh green salad and crusty bread. This recipe works equally well with shortcrust or puff pastry
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Carrot patch cake

4.588235

(17 ratings)

Bake a simple and stunning carrot cake with cream cheese frosting for an afternoon tea or mid-morning treat. It tastes even better a day or two later
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

One-pan roast butter chicken

5

(6 ratings)

Try this twist on roast chicken. It's up to you whether you serve it as a curry with rice and naan bread or as a roast with your favourite Sunday lunch trimmings...
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Rhubarb & elderflower cake

5

(8 ratings)

Make the most of vibrant pink rhubarb with a cake which combines its delicious tart flavours and sweet elderflower cordial - a stunning centrepiece!
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Afternoon tea sandwiches

4.714285

(7 ratings)

Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of sandwiches, perfect for an afternoon tea or buffet
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Croque madame traybake

5

(1 rating)

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the next level with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you can make the white sauce a day or two ahead of time...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Chorizo & halloumi breakfast baguette

4.6

(5 ratings)

Treat yourself to this hearty chorizo and halloumi breakfast baguette – perfect for the weekend. Make the rich tomato jam in advance and then enjoy it on sausage sarnies, a cheeseboard, chicken thighs…...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Salted caramel cheesecake

4.125

(16 ratings)

Barney Desmazery's make-ahead cheesecake means you can serve up a showstopper and still be at the heart of a family celebration...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle pancakes

5

(4 ratings)

Indulge in a stack of our ultra-indulgent lemon drizzle pancakes, inspired by our favourite classic bake. These are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chickpea, red pepper, egg & feta hash

4.666665

(3 ratings)

Kick-start your day with our vegetarian chickpea, red pepper, egg and feta hash. This brilliant breakfast is easy to make and delivers two of your 5-a-day
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Earl Grey martini

5

(1 rating)

This delicious twist on a martini is made with just three ingredients and takes minutes to make. The bergamot oil in the Earl Grey gives a lovely citrus hit
  • 5 mins
  • Easy

White chocolate mousse with poached rhubarb

4.5

(2 ratings)

This decadent seasonal dessert with a light, white chocolate mousse uses fresh, sweet poached rhubarb and crunchy oats to add texture as a topping
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Banana, coconut & cardamom bread

4.6

(5 ratings)

Savour the coconutty flavour of this gorgeous banana bread, which comes from the coconut oil and coconut yogurt. Try a slice toasted for breakfast or brunch with sliced banana
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

No-bake chocolate cheesecake

4.09091

(11 ratings)

What could be more decadent? A crushed chocolate digestive biscuit base is layered with two types of creamy chocolate then topped with Maltesers and chocolate buttons – and no oven needed...
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Hay-baked stuffed leg of lamb

4

(3 ratings)

Try something different with roast lamb and make this Sunday centrepiece cooked in hay – it adds a sweet smoky flavour. Just make sure it's free of pesticides...
  • 2 hours
  • More effort

Sugared flower shortbreads

5

(2 ratings)

These delicate shortbreads make a perfect gift. Given a floral hint with rosewater, you could also use orange blossom extract or dried lavender
  • 1 hour and 12 mins
  • More effort

Little pistachio cakes

4.4

(5 ratings)

These nutty little cupcakes, topped with cream cheese icing make a pretty addition to any buffet dessert or afternoon tea spread
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

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