Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Mother’s Day cupcake ideas

Celebrate Mother's Day with our easy cupcake recipes, from rich chocolate and carrot cake flavours to something a little boozy

Looking for cupcake recipes to celebrate Mother’s Day? Want the best chocolate or carrot cake? Try our ideas below and check out our cupcake collection for more inspiration.


Treat mum to more delicious dishes, including our best Mother’s Day breakfast and brunch recipes and our easy Mother’s Day cake ideas.

Best Mother’s Day cupcake recipes

Classic chocolate cupcakes

Bake a gaggle of these indulgent cupcakes for the perfect Mother’s Day treat. Top with swirls of homemade chocolate buttercream.

Lemon meringue cupcakes

Show your mum some love with these lemon meringue cupcakes – easy to make and perfect for sharing.

Lemon Meringue Cupcake Recipe

Carrot cake cupcakes

A classic cake in cupcake form, made all the more delicious with an orange soft cheese frosting. You don’t need any butter – the recipe calls for olive oil instead.

Baileys cupcakes

These sophisticated cupcakes will be a hit with an Irish cream-loving mother out there – the sponges and buttercream have a hint of Baileys.

Jaffa cupcakes

These orange cupcakes with silky smooth chocolate frosting and old school Jaffa cakes make for a fun Mother’s Day dessert.

Vegan chocolate cupcakes

Plant-based parents will love a batch of dairy-free cupcakes, topped with a swirl of rich chocolate frosting.


Lemon cupcakes

Mum (and the rest of the family!) will love the classic flavours of these zesty lemon cupcakes. If you’re short of time, make the sponges ahead and store in an airtight box before icing on the day.

Easy Lemon Cupcakes Recipe