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.

Lemon drop chilli loaf cake


(0 ratings)

Combine lemons and lemon drop chillies to create a cake with a real citrussy kick. This easy bake makes a stunning centrepiece dessert
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry Bakewell cake


(480 ratings)

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

Strawberry & almond cheesecake sponge


(18 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

Cherry Bakewell cake


(214 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


(212 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

Cinnamon Nutella cake


(174 ratings)

Cakes like these are wonderfully therapeutic to make - chuck the lot into a bowl, and give it a quick beat and it's ready to bake. Simple enough for a complete beginner
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

Rainbow cake


(126 ratings)

A stunning celebration cake of six or seven colourful layers and cream cheese frosting - an impressive showstopper.
  • 3 hours
  • A challenge

Vanilla cupcake bouquet


(7 ratings)

This stunning edible bouquet takes a little time to prepare but the results are jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a Mother's Day showstopper, this is it!...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Chocolate & banana cake


(160 ratings)

Just one look at this chocolate and banana treat is enough to know it won't stay in the cake tin for long
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • Easy

Gluten-free lemon drizzle cake


(147 ratings)

With a special surprise ingredient, this gluten free cake stays beautifully moist. To everyone’s amazement it's mash potato!...
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy

Raspberry chocolate torte


(17 ratings)

This cake takes the Austrian sachertorte to new heights. The raspberry filling adds a bright fruitiness that makes it seem far less rich than it really is. Serve in small slices
  • 40 mins
  • More effort

Sangria cake


(3 ratings)

Sangria is transformed into a deliciously decadent cake in this recipe, boasting all the summer fruit and red wine flavours of the classic Spanish cocktail
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Chocolate & caramel ombre cake


(103 ratings)

For the ultimate indulgence look no further than Sarah Cook's four-layered chocolate-caramel extravaganza
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Vegan carrot cake


(19 ratings)

Give free-from baking a go with this easy vegan sandwich cake – an indulgent carrot cake with coconut and cashew icing that everyone will want another slice of...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Boozy coffee & walnut cake


(47 ratings)

Boozy coffee and walnut cake is the perfect party sponge- serve at afternoon tea, cake sales and birthdays
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

White & dark chocolate cake


(54 ratings)

For big celebrations this cake is a must, four layers of moist sponge, lashings of chocolate ganache and the crunch of Maltesers
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Plum, hazelnut & chocolate cake


(48 ratings)

Plums, chocolate and hazelnut - this is a cake that really celebrates the season. Enjoy a slice with your mid-morning coffee or serve it warm for dessert
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Gin & tonic cake


(16 ratings)

Fan of gin & tonic? What could be better than your favourite tipple in cake form? A fabulous showstopper for afternoon tea or a summer celebration
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Chocolate traybake


(4 ratings)

This American-style chocolate traybake is super-easy, can be prepared in advance and cuts into even portions. It's perfect for birthday parties or bake sales...
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Raspberry & dark chocolate teacakes


(5 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

Granny's Victoria sponge


(114 ratings)

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


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