If you celebrate Mother’s Day, then you’re probably used to baking a wonderful cake for the special person. However, knowing what cake to bake isn’t always as easy as you might think!
Too often, we get stuck in a rut and end up making the same thing over and over. It can get boring, and it might be time to spice things up a little.
Maybe you’re used to making a chocolate cake for the mother figure in your life, or a vanilla one. There’s nothing wrong with that, but it could be so much better, don’t you think?
We think it might be time to get creative and try some new things. If you agree, then all you need to do is keep reading!
We’ve done all the groundwork for you, and compiled an amazing list of 70 potential Mother’s Day cakes you can make!
They are each amazing in their own way, and have something unique to offer.
Just think of which one your mother would appreciate, and get baking!
There are so many flavors, textures, and appearances to pick from, don’t blame us if they all look good enough to make!
First up, we have this delightful rhubarb and ginger upside-down cake. It’s full of rich, deep flavors, and your mom will love it.
This chai latte cheesecake is decadent without being overpowering. It’s a work of art, and such a dream.
Yeah, read that again. It sounds perfect, because it is perfect.
Grapefruit isn’t the easiest fruit to use, but this cake is the perfect recipe. You will never want to use grapefruit any other way.
This coconut cheesecake is decadent and almost too good to eat. It’s perfect for a summer with all your loved ones.
Passion fruit alone is something special. When you get to make a cake with it, you know that you’re already in for a real treat. Your mom will fall in love with it.
Another cheesecake! This stunning pineapple lumps cheesecake is beyond delicious, and something that the whole family will love – mom included!
This caramel drizzled banoffee bake is everything you could ask for and more.
It has all the rich and wonderful you could want in there, including a perfectly crumbly biscuit base. Your mom might want to have this wonderful dessert every year.
Looking for a cake that’s perfect for summer? This perfect pineapple cake might be exactly that! It’s sweet, and that pineapple fluff frosting is out of this world good.
It’s easy to make, and you won’t regret putting time aside to see your mom smile.
Whether you make this for a birthday, Mother’s Day, New Year’s, or a wedding, this cake will look the part.
It will wow anyone and everyone, and you’re going to look like a wizard when it’s revealed. It’s impossible for your mother not to love this stunner.
A flan cake is simple and so easy to make. You can’t go wrong with it, and your mom will love every bite of it.
Need we say more? The title tells you everything you need to know.
If bananas are your mom’s thing, we can guarantee that she will fall in love with this banana pudding poke cake.
This condensed milk fruit salad cheesecake is a breath of fresh air in the summer heat. Everyone will love it.
Your mom will instantly fall in love with this fruity and rich hazelnut meringue cake with lime curd, peach and mango. Sweet and delicious.
It goes without saying that cakes are usually dessert, but we’re just copying the title! This raspberry honey cake is stupidly tasty.
Clementines have something elegant about them. Maybe it’s the name, maybe it’s the flavor/ Either way, this clementine layer cake is fit for a queen.
This pistachio and lemon bundt cake is easy to make, and full of some incredible flavors.
We aren’t even kidding when we say that name is suitable. It’s so light and fluffy, and incorporates layers of cherry pie, custard, whipped cream, and angel food cake. You’re welcome!
This yogurt loaf tastes a lot better than it sounds. We only ask that you give it a chance to prove itself.
A no-bake cheesecake will always be a winner, and if you disagree, you’re wrong. This caramilk cheesecake is perfect.
Looking for a cake recipe that will knock your mom’s socks off, but in an elegant and decadent way? This is the one for you.
This cake is picture-perfect, and almost too beautiful to eat! It takes a basic vanilla sponge and turns it into something fit for a queen – which your mother is.
The strawberry buttercream is light and fluffy, and the roses make it look like a work of art.
Black forest cakes aren’t always the easiest to make, but this one is more straightforward than you could hope!
It uses all the classic flavors of a black forest cake, and it keeps all the creamy goodness we’ve come to expect. The cherry on top for this recipe are, well, the cherries!
Does your mom like bold and beautiful flavors? This ginger and chocolate mousse cake is thick, rich, creamy, and packed full of flavor.
If your mom doesn’t shy away from bold flavors, then she is going to love this little-known Mother’s Day cake.
Okay, this cake is a work of art. It’s something special, both on the outside and the inside.
The spiced pineapple and roasted white chocolate is a match made in heaven, and is something that is fit for any kind of occasion. It’s elegant, decadent, and sublime.
Coffee and walnuts are a classic combination that many of us have already fallen in love with.
If your mom is a coffee addict, then there’s no reason as to why she won’t absolutely love this creation. It’s so easy to make, and will always be loved by the crowd.
Courgette in a cake? Yes! This courgette and coconut layer cake is simple, easy, and so delicious. It’s denser than a lot of other cakes, so it’s perfect for an afternoon tea situation!
This upside-down apple and almond cake with pistachios is beautiful and so easy to make!
The rich fruitiness makes it perfect for a summer night with a glass of your favorite champagne. Watch the sunset with a plate of this, and your mom will never be happier.
Coconut cakes have a hint of the south, and we are absolutely here for it.
These cakes have mild and heavenly flavors that you just can’t beat. If your mom is a coconut lover, then it just makes sense to make this cake, right?
This rich Hershey’s chocolate cake is exactly what you might think of when you think about Mother’s Day cakes.
It’s rich, and has that classic celebration cake feel that we all love.
This cake is made with prunes, sherry, and all your classic making ingredients. It’s a different take on a chocolate cake, and will be a boozy bliss if you tried it out!
We’ll be honest, this cake looks like it belongs in an art museum. It’s stunning, as the name suggests, and is full of interesting and rich flavors.
The lemon, thyme, olive oil, and raspberries pair together wonderfully, and will make you wonder why you never tried this sooner.
Love champagne? This pink champagne cake is so beautiful and tasty. Your mom will love this cake almost as much as she loves you.
We love making cakes out of things you wouldn’t expect to see in a cake.
Thankfully, this zucchini and pistachio spice cake with lime frosting works beautifully, and you won’t even know that it’s made from a healthy vegetable!
Does your mom love the flavor of matcha? It’s a lot like fresh grass… so we won’t even try to understand it.
All we know is that it is absolutely delicious, and should be added to everything.
And here we have a chocolate peppermint cheesecake! It’s refreshing and so tasty without being overpowering.
This orange, pistachio, and almond cake feels like summer, and your mom will love it. There’s nothing better than the citrus smell from these cakes.
A Victoria sponge cake is a staple in many countries, so if you haven’t tried it, it’s time!
The filling is a delightful, fresh, thick cream and strawberries. It’s light and fluffy, and perfect for a light snack.
Why wouldn’t you add beer to your desserts? This stout chocolate cake with butterscotch sauce is a game changer, and your mom will love it. She might be a little surprised first, though.
41. Pink Ombre Cake
The coloring is what makes this delicious cake special. The ombre effect is something different, and something you’d only expect to come out of a bakery!
No, the frosting isn’t the ombre, but the sponge itself! Take a look.
Since Mother’s Day takes place in the summer for a lot of people, an ice cream cake just makes sense!
It’s a great way to cool down on a hot day and just sit back and relax.
In with another coconut cake! This time, we’re presenting to you a dreamy coconut angel food cake.
It’s light and airy, with mild and wonderful flavors that everyone will love. We can’t recommend this one enough.
Blueberries and lemon are a match made in heaven, if you didn’t already know.
This cake is so refreshing, and uses all our favorite flavors associated with the summer. Not to mention, this recipe will always make your cakes beautifully moist.
Read that again. Doesn’t that sound heavenly? Lemon ricotta cheesecake is just about as good as it gets, and you wouldn’t blame you if you stopped reading right here. It’s too good to pass up.
There are lots of interesting flavors in this cake, so it’ll be a party in your mouth!
From chocolate to caramel and salted peanut, no bite will be boring. We just hope your mom loves it as much as we do!
Red velvet cake alone is great, but when you add raspberry cream cheese frosting? Perfection.
If your mom loves the milder flavors of almond and poppy seed, this cottagecore cake is the one for her! It’s simplistic, but still tastes amazing.
We’ve had zucchini, now parsnip! Trust the process, because this cake managed to work, and is something you will want to have time and time again.
50. Hummingbird Cake
The classic hummingbird cake is a cake from America’s south, and it’s full of amazing goodness.
With cinnamon, coconut, pecans, banana, pineapple, and so many more mouthwatering ingredients, you really need to try this.
This surprising cake uses thinly sliced watermelon, strawberries, grapes, pistachios, rose petals and delicate rose water to create something special.
It’s the epitome of summer cakes, and isn’t something your mom will forget anytime soon if she loves fruit.
This humble looking triple ginger and spice cake might not look like much, but that will be your mistake!
It’s full of rich flavors, including ginger, black treacle, and allspice. It’s a warm hug, and will pair beautifully with thick cream.
Everything about this cake is mild, delicate, and absolutely perfect. All the flavors are balanced and complement one another like they were meant to be. It’s a showstopper.
This fancy crêpe lemon and ricotta cake is something a little different on this list!
As the name suggests, it’s made from crêpes rather than the classic sponge. Try it out if you’re feeling adventurous.
Is your mom a pumpkin pie lover? If she is, then why wouldn’t you make this pumpkin pie spice cake?
It’s got all those classic flavors of a pumpkin pie, but in cake form! It’s perfect, really.
56. German Plum Cake
You guessed it – this cake has plums on it! This makes it wonderfully sweet and so easy to eat. If you serve it warm, be sure to enjoy it with some thick cream or even ice cream!
Read that again and stop drooling! We know it sounds incredible, so just go and make it already.
This three-tiered white chocolate cheesecake is elegant enough to have a place at any kind of event.
Wedding, included! It’s easy to make, but it looks like a real work of art, and it tasted even better. White chocolate loving moms, this one’s for you.
Take a look at this peanut butter Swiss meringue chocolate cake, and be in awe. It’s beautiful, decadent, and stunning.
This cake might take some time to get right, but it will be worth it. Just look at it!
60. Atomic Cake
An atomic cake is a classic cake, and it’s “da bomb”, as the cool kids used to say.
It’s made with three different flavored cake layers, three pudding layers, and some delicious fresh fruit. Oh, and we can’t forget the whipped cream! There’s a lot to it, but it’s worth the effort.
A lot of moms love gin and tonic. If yours does, too, then what’s stopping you from making this gin and tonic cake?
It’s bound to be a great surprise, and completely unexpected. You might want to keep it away from kids, though.
A cinnamon roll coffee cake is rich and packed full of delicious flavors. It might not look like much from the outside, but oh boy does it taste incredible.
It’s rustic and full of character.
This white chocolate and raspberry cake gets finished off with the perfect ganache, and sprinkled with confectioner’s sugar. Your mom will love it and all of its fruity goodness.
If you know your mom loves lemon curd, it makes sense to make this lemon curd layer cake, right?
It’s simple and will include all the best flavors you could ask for out of a cake.
The ombre icing on this cake is simple but beautiful, but the real surprise is inside.
Made from beetroot and milk chocolate, this interesting cake is delicious and nutritious, the ultimate combination!
When Jamaica is in the name, you know it’s going to be good.
In this case, this lovely Jamaica ginger and caramel cake is all you could ask for and so much more. You can copy the drop finish and turn this thing into a work of art.
Sometimes an easy lemon layer cake is all you want, and there’s nothing wrong with that! If you’re going to make a lemon layer cake, though, let it be this one. You won’t regret it at all.
A chocolate and hazelnut cake is poetic. The peanut butter icing just pulls it all together to make something that no one will forget in a while.
With so many rich flavors, this cake is bound to become a favorite in no time.
This vanilla cream buttersnap cake is a fun twist on the chocolate ripple log, and something that’s certainly worth recreating.
It’s fun, it’s delicious, it’s too good to pass up! If you have all the ingredients, why are you still reading this?
Finally, why not make this easy caramello cheesecake? If your mom loves cheesecake, she will absolutely love this decadent creation.
It’s no-bake, so it’s also easy for you, so it’s the best of both worlds!
Can these Father’s Day desserts also be used for Mother’s Day celebrations?
Can these amazing father’s day dessert ideas also be used for Mother’s Day celebrations? It’s definitely possible! Delicious treats like chocolate-dipped strawberries or homemade pies are perfect for both occasions. Whether it’s spoiling Dad or showing Mom some love, these desserts will surely add sweetness to any celebration.
There you have it! If you have been stuck on what Mother’s Day cake to make next time, you now have 70 beautiful and delicious cakes to choose from!
We’ve included some pretty amazing cakes on this list, so we don’t doubt that there is something here for everyone.
From beautiful fruity creations to decadent cheesecakes and chocolate cakes, it’s impossible to feel lost now!
Be sure to bookmark this page, because we guarantee that you will want to come back to it in the future.
Whether it’s for Mother’s Day, a birthday, or any other celebration, these are versatile cakes, and they deserve to be enjoyed.
Frequently Asked Questions
There’s no right answer for this. Chocolate cakes are popular, but so are vanilla, strawberry, banana, ice cream, spice, and many other kinds! The cake you bake should depend on your own mother, and what she likes.
Because Mother’s Day has different dates around the world, seasonal fruits are popular fillings and toppings, too. In the United States, Mother’s Day is in May, so a lot of summer fruit are popular options. This results in a deliciously fresh and flavorful cake.
No! You can make any kind of cake you like for Mother’s Day, as long as it’s a cake you know your mother will love! This can be cheesecakes, layer cakes, or anything else.
You can stick to traditional flavors like chocolate or vanilla, or get adventurous and try spice cakes, boozy, or fruity ones! There are lots of great fillings and frostings to try, too, so you can get creative.
We bake cakes for our mothers, or anyone who has been like a mother to us, to show our appreciation! While baking a cake can be a simple act, it’s just a small gesture of appreciation for some of the most important people in our lives.
You can make chocolate, vanilla, walnut, elderflower, lemon, orange, banana, strawberry, peach, apple, ginger, ice cream, peanut butter, and many more varieties! Check out our list of 70 incredible Mother’s Day cakes you can make for your special someone.