Sponge cake topped with pink icing, rose petals and raspberries

Mother’s Day cake 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.

30 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
141 ratings 4.5 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
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934 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
1,179 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
2,560 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

It's difficult not to demolish this classic lemon drizzle in just one sitting, so why not make two at once?

45 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Bake these gorgeous carrot cupcakes made with a delicious orange and honey icing for an afternoon treat. Edible flowers make a lovely finishing touch

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
10 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
509 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
29 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
72 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday

1 hr and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
22 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 10 mins
More effort
17 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
77 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

If you're looking for a slice with spice, try this deliciously moist and sticky ginger cake

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
82 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

John Whaite shares his recipe for a light, fruity layer cake with chocolate ganache and simple sponge

45 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Frances Quinn shares her showstopping chocolate and beetroot cake recipe finished with filo 'bulbs', chocolate soil and terracotta icing

3 hrs and 25 mins
A challenge
17 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
80 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

A wedge of this alongside a cup of tea makes for a perfect Sunday afternoon

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
255 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
73 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 50 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
44 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

A simple and sweet all-in-one cake - ideal for Mothering Sunday

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
48 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe

30 mins
Easy
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