Lemon and blueberry loaf cake, topped with flowers

Mother's Day cake recipes

38 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.

Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

4.355115

(88 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

Yummy scrummy carrot cake recipe

4.663145

(852 ratings)

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

Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

4.575415

(421 ratings)

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

Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

5

(5 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

Chocolate marble cake

4.68942

(293 ratings)

Marble cake is a classic childhood cooking memory. Whether using lurid colours for a psychedelic finish, or just chocolate and vanilla, it's a teatime treat...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Lemon drizzle cake

4.6736

(1587 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

Chocolate brownie cake

4.526835

(382 ratings)

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

Pineapple upside-down cake

4.699755

(204 ratings)

Retro rocks. This classic pineapple upside-down cake makes a fun centre piece for afternoon tea and brings back many childhood memories.
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

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

4.0625

(4 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

4.70652

(46 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

Raspberry & dark chocolate teacakes

4.583335

(3 ratings)

These classic afternoon tea nibbles are given a fruity twist and smothered in chocolate for an extra special spread
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • A challenge

Fruity sponge cake

4.192855

(35 ratings)

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

Granny's Victoria sponge

4.71875

(88 ratings)

The classic Victoria sandwich is always a teatime winner, every bite brings a taste of nostalgia
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Strawberry & almond cheesecake sponge

3.846155

(13 ratings)

This easy summer bake made by adding dots of cheesecake mix to almond sponge along with chunks of fruit is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry Bakewell cake

4.81905

(420 ratings)

This simple almondy cake is a great way of using up pick-your-own raspberries
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Cherry Bakewell cake

4.804295

(198 ratings)

If you know someone who likes Bakewell tart, then they will just love this cake – it’s full of almond flavour and sandwiched with cherry jam
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Double chocolate loaf cake

4.735055

(184 ratings)

Chocolate and cake are two of our favourite things, so what's not to love about this indulgent cake?
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy

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