Sponge cake topped with pink icing, rose petals and raspberries

Mother's Day cake recipes

60 Recipes

Treat your mum by baking one of our beautiful cakes for Mother's Day. Choose from classics like lemon drizzle, Victoria sponge and boozy chocolate cake.

Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

5

(17 ratings)

Eloise Shardlow creates a delicate, floral twist on the classic sponge cake. Dried rose petals, rose icing and raspberries make for a showstopping decoration
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

4.45098

(102 ratings)

Kids can help make this simple springtime treat – delicious with extra lemon curd and yogurt as a pud, or serve with a cuppa...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

4.645985

(548 ratings)

The perfect party cake, a Victoria sponge is a traditional bake everyone will love. Makes an easy wedding cake too
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe

4.683335

(960 ratings)

Delight friends with an afternoon tea that includes this easy carrot cake. You can bake the cake, freeze it and just drizzle over the icing on the day
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy

Sticky cherry bakewell buns

5

(2 ratings)

Make our cherry bakewell buns for a cake sale or to share with friends over a cuppa. These easy, sticky treats are bursting with sweet raspberry jam
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle cake

4.69113

(1826 ratings)

It's difficult not to demolish this classic by Tana Ramsay in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle mille crêpe cake

4.75

(4 ratings)

This stunning stacked crêpe cake is perfect for a special occasion. We love the combination of sweet pancakes and a sharp, creamy lemony filling
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry & elderflower gateau

4.90909

(11 ratings)

Make this stunning strawberry and elderflower gateau in just 30 minutes. As well as looking amazing, it tastes as good as anything from a top-end patisserie
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate brownie cake

4.523365

(428 ratings)

Get kids cooking at the weekend by baking this yummy brownie cake, much better than shop bought
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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

Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

4.432435

(37 ratings)

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Sunken drunken chocolate cake

4.77778

(18 ratings)

Prunes, Marsala and dark chocolate – a marriage made in heaven. It may sink and crack as it cools, but this is part of its charm...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Little pistachio cakes

4.5

(6 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

Triple ginger & spice cake

4.763635

(55 ratings)

If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake...
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

Almond raisin cake with sherry

4.5

(14 ratings)

Forget the tea and cake here and serve this with a glass of sherry. For the best result make this the day before so the flavours can infuse
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Hidden bulb cake

5

(3 ratings)

Frances Quinn shares her showstopping chocolate and beetroot cake recipe finished with filo 'bulbs', chocolate soil and terracotta icing
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Orange olive oil cake

4.714285

(7 ratings)

Add some citrussy zing to your baking with this orange olive oil cake, topped with a rosemary and cardamom drizzle. It's gluten-free and super delicious...
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Vegan lemon cake

4.17213

(122 ratings)

Try baking a vegan version of lemon cake. Light and zingy, it also works well if you replace the flour and baking powder with gluten-free alternatives
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Tea loaf

4.636365

(11 ratings)

Enjoy a classic, fruity cake, packed full of plump tea-infused sultanas and raisins. Slice it into thick wedges and spread with salted butter for a satisfying treat
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Fruity sponge cake

4.317075

(41 ratings)

Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

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

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