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Mother's Day cake recipes

60 Recipes
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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.

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  • Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

    Rosewater & raspberry sponge cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.30 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

  • Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

    Lemon curd & blueberry loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.142 ratings

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

  • Victoria sponge cake on a plate with a slice cut out

    Classic Victoria sandwich recipe

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.953 ratings

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

  • Slices of yummy scrummy carrot cake on brown baking paper

    Carrot cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.1186 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

  • Sticky cherry bakewell buns topped with glacé cherries on a baking tray

    Sticky cherry bakewell buns

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 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

  • Lemon drizzle cake loaf on a pretty platter

    Lemon drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.2593 ratings

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

  • Little carrot cakes served on a cake stand

    Little carrot cakes with orange & honey syrup

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Lemon crepe cake on stand

    Lemon drizzle mille crêpe cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.10 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

  • Strawberry & elderflower gateau served on a cake stand

    Strawberry & elderflower gateau

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.16 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

  • Chocolate brownie cake

    Chocolate brownie cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.511 ratings

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

  • Banoffee traybake served in slices on a wire rack

    Banoffee traybake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.29 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

  • Elderflower & lemon celebration cake served on a cake stand and decorated with fresh flowers

    Lemon & elderflower celebration cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.75 ratings

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

  • Sunken drunken chocolate cake

    Sunken drunken chocolate cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.22 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

  • Little pistachio cakes

    Little pistachio cakes

    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.18 ratings

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

  • Triple ginger & spice cake

    Triple ginger & spice cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.78 ratings

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

  • John’s white chocolate & raspberry cake

    White chocolate & raspberry cake

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.82 ratings

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

  • Almond raisin cake with sherry

    Almond raisin cake with sherry

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.15 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

  • Hidden bulb cake

    Hidden bulb cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.3 ratings

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

  • Orange olive oil cake served on a plate with a slice cut out

    Orange olive oil cake

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.17 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

  • A vegan lemon cake loaf cut into slices

    Vegan lemon cake

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.263 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

  • Tea loaf cut into slices

    Tea loaf

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.79 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

  • Lemon & violet drizzle cake

    Lemon & violet drizzle cake

    A star rating of 4.9 out of 5.44 ratings

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

  • Fruity sponge cake

    Fruity sponge cake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.49 ratings

    Reader Sue McGann devised this delicious low-fat cake recipe

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