Coffee and walnut millionaire's shortbread cut into squares

Mother’s Day baking recipes

Surprise mum with a brilliant bake this Mother's Day. Brighten up her day with these tempting tarts, beautiful biscuits and showstopping cakes.

8 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Combine millionaire's shortbread with classic coffee and walnut flavours in this delicious bake. It's the perfect partner to a cup of tea for elevenses, or for a special occasion like Mother's Day

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
14 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in a slice of lemon cake for afternoon tea. With lovely light sponge layers, a citrus zing offsets the rich and creamy soft cheese icing

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
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134 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Kids can help make this simple springtime treat – delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Pair chocolate with passion fruit to make this deliciously decadent dessert. The tangy fruit curd works wonderfully with the rich ganache

2 hrs and 5 mins
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3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try a twist on baklava by turning the classic nutty filo pastry dessert into a cake. It makes a spectacular centrepiece that's perfect for a celebration

1 hr and 20 mins
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Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Conjure smiles from family and friends with easy chocolate fairy cakes – they have a lovely light sponge and buttery icing

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Whip up this warming, family-friendly dessert in under an hour using apples and golden caramel. Serve hot from the oven with a scoop of ice cream

50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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Layer maple syrup, spiced sweet potato and cool cream cheese on a crushed digestive base to make this dessert. Trust us, it really works

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try a new take on banoffee pie with a crunchy hazelnut praline, salted caramel and muscovado whipped cream. A few cheat’s ingredients will save you time

55 mins
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Vegetarian
20 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of vibrant pink rhubarb with a cake which combines its delicious tart flavours and sweet elderflower cordial - a stunning centrepiece!

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
24 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Combine sticky toffee pudding sponge with a generous helping of chocolate chunks and chocolate sauce for the ultimate comforting dessert

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine fruit pie with apple crumble to get the best of both – a warming dessert that slices neatly and delivers two textures of pastry

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1,470 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

A cross between banana bread and a drizzle cake, this easy banana loaf recipe is a quick bake that can be frozen. It's great for using up overripe bananas, too.

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
1,162 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

You can have a batch of scones on the table in 20 minutes with Jane Hornby's storecupboard recipe, perfect for unexpected guests

15 mins
Easy
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These delicate shortbreads make a perfect gift. Given a floral hint with rosewater, you could also use orange blossom extract or dried lavender

1 hr and 12 mins
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32 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Add custard powder to blondie mix for an extra fudgy texture. Pair with rhubarb for a classic flavour combination, or try swirling in some jam or compote

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
975 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

An easy chocolate chip cookie recipe for soft biscuits with a squidgy middle that will impress family and friends. Make plenty as they're sure to be a hit

25 mins
Easy
315 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

These zesty cupcakes look so gorgeous you won't want to eat them, but once you start you won't be able to stop

1 hr
More effort
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Serve for dessert or as an afternoon tea, the bakewell tart is a baking classic. We've upped the ante to make the crumbliest pastry and fabulous frangipane

1 hr and 30 mins
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Vegetarian
266 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use storecupboard ingredients to make these moreish chocolate fudge crinkle biscuits. They make the perfect partner to a coffee as an afternoon treat

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
32 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
29 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Transform a classic lemon drizzle cake into a self-saucing pud for a cheap, comforting dessert. Serve with cream or custard

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a lamington with a hot cup of tea. This traditional Australian bake is filled with cream and jam, coated in a chocolate icing and rolled in coconut

1 hr and 30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
290 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This crowd-pleasing recipe turns the ultimate afternoon tea favourite into delightful cupcakes

50 mins
Easy
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