Looking for Mother's Day cake ideas? Want the best cupcakes to treat your mum? Check out our recipes below to impress, then take a look at our Mother's Day menu ideas.


Serve your Mother's Day cake on one of these show-stopping cake stands, or treat mum to breakfast in bed with our easy brunch recipes.

Mother's Day cake ideas

The best victoria sponge

Keep it simple and treat mum to a classic jam and cream victoria sponge sandwich that is lighter than air.

Victoria sponge cake filled with jam, fruit and cream

Hummingbird cake

Pineapple and banana meets heady spices in this glorious American cake recipe, sandwiched together with a cream cheese buttercream.

Hummingbird cake

Coffee, chocolate and walnut cake

Can't decide whether to make mum a chocolate or coffee cake? We've made it easy and combined them both into one fanastic bake. The combination of coffee and walnut is a classic but the addition of chocolate adds another layer of flavour to this beautiful cake, ready in just one hour.

Coffee and Walnut Cake Recipe with Chocolate

Gin and tonic cake

This double lemon, gin and tonic cake combines two of our favourite things. It's easy to make and sure to please mum – a new way to enjoy g&t.

Gin and Tonic Cake Recipe With Lemon

Brown butter pear cake

Treat your mum to this indulgent seasonal bake. To get the nutty flavour in this cake you need to cook the butter until the milk solids turn golden, then cool and cream with the sugar as in a standard cake method. It takes a bit longer but is worth it for the flavour.

Brown butter pear cake, partially sliced

Carrot cake cheesecake

Celebrate Mother's Day in style with this perfect combination – classic carrot cake meets a creamy indulgent cheesecake. Packed with plenty of spice, the zest of an orange and crunchy pecans, this recipe is sure to impress.

Carrot Cake Cheesecake Recipe

Red velvet cake

Brighten your chocolate cake with a deep red tinge in this classic American cake recipe, covered in silky-smooth cheese frosting for extra indulgence on Mother's Day.

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

Lemon curd layer cake

A showstopping, lemony sponge cake with a delicious lemon curd icing and topped with beautiful edible crystallised violets and primroses, the best way to impress mum.

Lemon Layer Cake With Lemon Curd

Banoffee cake

A show-off way to celebrate Mother's Day! We've taken a popular banana cake and given it a banoffee pie make-over. Our cake is packed with bananas, covered in creamy caramel buttercream and topped with caramelised bananas for extra indulgence.

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Banoffee Cake Recipe

Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Does your mum love a boozy bake? This layer cake is a real showstopper and makes for the perfect Mother's Day celebration cake. We've taken it to the next level with rum and drizzled it with caramel and sandwiched it with caramel buttercream.

Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Courgette and coconut layer cake

Why not change things up and impress mum with our magnificent courgette cake? This super moist and moriesh layer cake is packed with fluffy cream cheese icing and topped with crunchy coconut chips, a modern take on the British classic carrot cake.

Courgette Cake Recipe with Coconut

Chocolate almond cake with amaretto cream

Looking to surprise mum with a majestic chocolate cake? Take your chocolate cake up a notch with this Italian-inspired almond cake with dark melted chocolate and a hint of coffee. Topped with velvety amaretto cream, this cake is pure indulgence.

Chocolate Amaretto Almond Cake Recipe

Clementine layer cake

Show mum you love her and take this classic victoria sponge up a notch – instead of jam and cream it is layered with a homemade clementine curd (you can use shop-bought if you prefer) and a champagne-spiked cream.

Clementine Cake Recipe

Rhubarb and ginger upside-down cake

A pink patchwork cake, flavoured with sweet forced rhubarb, two types of ginger, and white chocolate. Delicious served with thick clotted cream, what a way to celebrate Mother's Day!

Rhubarb and ginger upside-down cake

Blackberry and yogurt cake

Make blackberries the star of this pretty cake with fresh fruit baked into the sponge and a vibrant coulis drizzled over freshly whipped cream, it's sure to be a hit with mum!

Blackberry and Yogurt Cake Recipe

Passion fruit layer cake

An easy-to-make springy sponge cake layered with the tangy, fresh-tasting sweetness of a passion fruit icing. This cake would make a lovely afternoon tea treat on Mother's Day or a great alternative to classic a victoria sponge.

Passion Fruit Cake Recipe

Grapefruit and poppy seed angel cake with white chocolate frosting

This grapefruit and poppy seed angel cake with white chocolate frosting is a great twist on a classic and looks stunning. Make it to show mum you care on Mother's Day.

Grapefruit and Poppy Seed Cake Recipe

Lemon and blueberry poke cake

Lemon and blueberry is a classic combination and will sure to be a hit with the whole family to celebrate Mother's Day. It's easy to make but tastes and looks delicious.

Lemon and Blueberry Poke Cake Recipe

Blackberry and chocolate cakes

These indulgent show-off mini cakes are very easy to make and are perfect to treat mum throughout Mother's Day. Peruvian chocolate or a dark blend will work best with the blackberries in these cakes.

Blackberry Chocolate Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream

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