70 Incredible Mother’s Day Cakes For That Special Someone

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!

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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.

70 Incredible Mother’s Day Cakes For That Special Someone

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!

1. Rhubarb And Ginger Upside-Down Cake

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.

2. Caramel Chai Latte Cheesecake

This chai latte cheesecake is decadent without being overpowering. It’s a work of art, and such a dream.

3. Mango, Coconut, And Macadamia Ice Cream Layer Cake With Chilled Lime Caramel

Yeah, read that again. It sounds perfect, because it is perfect.

4. Grapefruit And Poppyseed Angel Cake With White Chocolate Frosting

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.

5. Decadent Coconut Cheesecake

This coconut cheesecake is decadent and almost too good to eat. It’s perfect for a summer with all your loved ones.

6. Passion Fruit Layer Cake

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.

7. Pineapple Lumps Cheesecake

Another cheesecake! This stunning pineapple lumps cheesecake is beyond delicious, and something that the whole family will love – mom included!

8. Caramel Drizzled Banoffee Bake

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.

9. Perfect Pineapple Cake

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.

10. Coconut Chiffon Cake With Meringue Icing

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.

11. Easy Peasy Moist Flan Cake

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.

12. Mascarpone And Caramelized Stone Fruit Layered Sponge Cake

Need we say more? The title tells you everything you need to know.

13. Banana Pudding Poke Cake

If bananas are your mom’s thing, we can guarantee that she will fall in love with this banana pudding poke cake.

14. Condensed Milk Fruit Salad Cheesecake

This condensed milk fruit salad cheesecake is a breath of fresh air in the summer heat. Everyone will love it.

15. Hazelnut Meringue Cake With Lime Curd, Peach, And Mango

Your mom will instantly fall in love with this fruity and rich hazelnut meringue cake with lime curd, peach and mango. Sweet and delicious.

16. Raspberry Honey Dessert Cake

It goes without saying that cakes are usually dessert, but we’re just copying the title! This raspberry honey cake is stupidly tasty.

17. Clementine Layer Cake

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.

18. Pistachio And Lemon Bundt Cake

This pistachio and lemon bundt cake is easy to make, and full of some incredible flavors.

19. Heaven On Earth Cake

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!

20. Blood Orange Yogurt Loaf

This yogurt loaf tastes a lot better than it sounds. We only ask that you give it a chance to prove itself.

21. No-Bake Baileys And Caramilk Cheesecake

A no-bake cheesecake will always be a winner, and if you disagree, you’re wrong. This caramilk cheesecake is perfect.

22. Strawberry And Elderflower Gâteau

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.

23. Vanilla Cake With Strawberry Buttercream And Roses

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.

24. Easy Black Forest Cake

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!

25. Ginger And Chocolate Mousse Cake

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.

26. Spiced Pineapple Cake with Roasted White Chocolate

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.

27. Coffee And Walnut Cake

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.

28. Courgette And Coconut Layer Cake

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!

29. Upside-Down Apple And Almond Cake With Pistachios

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.

30. Coconut Layer Cake

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?

31. Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

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.

32. Sunken Drunken Chocolate Cake

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!

33. Stunning Lemon, Thyme, And Olive Oil Bundt Cake With Raspberry Glaze

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.

34. Elegant Pink Champagne Cake

Love champagne? This pink champagne cake is so beautiful and tasty. Your mom will love this cake almost as much as she loves you.

35. Zucchini And Pistachio Spice Cake With Lime Frosting

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!

36. Simple Matcha Pound Cake

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.

37. Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake Slice

And here we have a chocolate peppermint cheesecake! It’s refreshing and so tasty without being overpowering.

38. Orange, Pistachio, And Almond Cake

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.

39. Simple Victoria Sponge Cake

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.

40. Stout Chocolate Cake With Butterscotch Sauce

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.

42. Super Easy Oreo Ice Cream Cake

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.

43. Dreamy Coconut Angel Food Cake

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.

44. Blueberry Lemon Cake

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.

45. Nonna’s Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake Slice

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.

46. Chocolate And Salted Peanut Caramel Layer Cake

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!

47. The Perfect Red Velvet Cake With Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

Red velvet cake alone is great, but when you add raspberry cream cheese frosting? Perfection.

48. Almond Poppyseed Loaf Cake

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.

49. Spiced Parsnip Cake With Apple Jam And Cream Cheese Frosting

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.

51. Watermelon And Rose Layer Cake

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.

52. Triple Ginger And Spice Cake

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.

53. Lavender And Earn Gray Cake With Honey-Lemon Glaze

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.

54. Crêpe Lemon Ricotta Cake

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.

55. Pumpkin Pie Spice Cake

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!

57. Lemon Curd And Blueberry Loaf Cake

Read that again and stop drooling! We know it sounds incredible, so just go and make it already.

58. Three-Tiered White Chocolate Cheesecake

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.

59. Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Chocolate Cake

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.

61. Gin And Tonic Cake

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.

62. Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

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.

63. White Chocolate And Raspberry Cake

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.

64. Lemon Curd Layer Cake

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.

65. Milk Chocolate And Beetroot Cake With Ombre Icing

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!

66. Jamaican Ginger And Caramel Cake

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.

67. Easy Lemon Layer Cake

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.

68. Chocolate And Hazelnut Cake With Peanut Butter Icing

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.

69. Vanilla Cream Buttersnap Cake

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?

70. Easy Caramello Cheesecake

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.

Final Thoughts

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

What Cake Is Best For Mother’s Day?

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.

Is There A Specific Cake You Should Make For Mother’s Day?

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.

Why Do We Bake Cakes On Mother’s Day?

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.

What Kind Of Cake Can I Make For Mother’s Day?

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.

70 Incredible Mother’s Day Cakes For That Special Someone

70 Incredible Mother’s Day Cakes For That Special Someone

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