Lemon cake on stand, topped with lemon peel and drizzle icing

Mother’s Day recipes

Whether you're treating mum to breakfast in bed, baking a cake, or preparing a three-course dinner, we've got all the Mothering Sunday recipes you need.

32 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Top this citrussy sponge with lemon icing and candied peel. Greek yogurt creates a cake that's extra moist and tangy, for an irresistible teatime treat

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

You'll flip over these next level fluffy American pancakes – the perfect indulgent brunch treat. Serve with our tangy cherry syrup and irresistible maple syrup and bacon

40 mins
Easy
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Enjoy these traditional Indian cardamom biscuits with a mug of steamy masala chai. Nan khatai are notable for their crumbly texture and butter-rich flavour

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
26 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
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this riff on a Greek spanakopita. With a sticky-sweet, spiced and tangy twist, it's a spectacular veggie centrepiece for any special occasion

2 hrs and 10 mins
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Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Try a twist on baklava by turning the classic nutty filo pastry dessert into a cake. It makes a spectacular centrepiece that's perfect for a celebration

1 hr and 20 mins
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Vegetarian
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Serve poached eggs on a bed of garlicky yogurt, topped with a herbed or spiced butter. Try them with Turkish simit bread for a filling brunch

15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Enriched with nuts and infused with spices and rosewater, this chilled milk drink is traditionally served during Holi, India’s festival of colour

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
1 rating 3.0 out of 5 star rating

Cook a traditional Jamaican dish, ackee and salted cod, for a hearty brunch. With peppers, tomato and garlic alongside the ackee fruit, it's full of flavour

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make our version of the traditional central European cake, gugelhupf. We soak the sultanas in tea to give the sponge lovely flavour and texture

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Lemon drizzle meets almondy simnel cake in this Easter traybake. It's a fruity treat that you can slice and serve with ease when entertaining

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
1 rating 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Combine the heady flavours of rhubarb and ginger to make a crème brûlée with a real flavour punch. It's a stunning dessert at the end of a special dinner

40 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
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Make these soft lentil dumplings as a snack or side dish. They’re coated with yogurt and served with coriander relish, plus our tamarind & date sauce

1 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
3 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

The simple and classic combination of orange juice and champagne makes a perfect cocktail for a celebratory brunch or party

5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Layer maple syrup, spiced sweet potato and cool cream cheese on a crushed digestive base to make this dessert. Trust us, it really works

40 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make our baked eggs with spinach, coconut and turmeric flavours for a weeknight supper or lazy weekend brunch. It comes with a cheat’s version of a paratha

55 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
A challenge
10 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Enjoy a slice of our cheesy leek & pea tart with a fresh green salad and crusty bread. This recipe works equally well with shortcrust or puff pastry

45 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
30 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
11 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Try this twist on roast chicken. It's up to you whether you serve it as a curry with rice and naan bread or as a roast with your favourite Sunday lunch trimmings

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
0 ratings 0.0 out of 5 star rating

Tuck into this hearty Japanese oyakodon. It translates as ‘family donburi [rice bowl]' or ‘adult-and-kids donburi’, because both chicken and egg are used in the dish

20 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Make the most of vibrant pink rhubarb with a cake which combines its delicious tart flavours and sweet elderflower cordial - a stunning centrepiece!

1 hr and 35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Keep the whole family happy this summer with a delicious spread of sandwiches, perfect for an afternoon tea or buffet

20 mins
Easy
15 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Treat yourself to this hearty chorizo and halloumi breakfast baguette – perfect for the weekend. Make the rich tomato jam in advance and then enjoy it on sausage sarnies, a cheeseboard, chicken…

55 mins
Easy
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