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.

24 ratings 4.2 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
10 ratings 4.6 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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23 ratings 3.9 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
0 ratings 0.0 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
11 ratings 4.1 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

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
6 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
7 ratings 5.0 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
24 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
9 ratings 4.5 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
18 ratings 5.0 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
2 ratings 3.5 out of 5 star rating

Take a ham and cheese toastie to the next level with this croque madame traybake, ideal for brunch – and you can make the white sauce a day or two ahead of time

40 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.4 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
28 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

Barney Desmazery's make-ahead cheesecake means you can serve up a showstopper and still be at the heart of a family celebration 

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Indulge in a stack of our ultra-indulgent lemon drizzle pancakes, inspired by our favourite classic bake. These are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser

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

Kick-start your day with our vegetarian chickpea, red pepper, egg and feta hash. This brilliant breakfast is easy to make and delivers two of your 5-a-day

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

This delicious twist on a martini is made with just three ingredients and takes minutes to make. The bergamot oil in the Earl Grey gives a lovely citrus hit

5 mins
Easy
Vegan
Gluten-free
3 ratings 3.4 out of 5 star rating

This decadent seasonal dessert with a light, white chocolate mousse uses fresh, sweet poached rhubarb and crunchy oats to add texture as a topping

1 hr and 10 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Savour the coconutty flavour of this gorgeous banana bread, which comes from the coconut oil and coconut yogurt. Try a slice toasted for breakfast or brunch with sliced banana

1 hr and 25 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
18 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

What could be more decadent? A crushed chocolate digestive biscuit base is layered with two types of creamy chocolate then topped with Maltesers and chocolate buttons – and no oven needed

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
3 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Try something different with roast lamb and make this Sunday centrepiece cooked in hay – it adds a sweet smoky flavour. Just make sure it's free of pesticides

2 hrs
More effort
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

These delicate shortbreads make a perfect gift. Given a floral hint with rosewater, you could also use orange blossom extract or dried lavender

1 hr and 12 mins
More effort
9 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
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