Happy Mother’s Day! Surprise your mom with our list of yummy Mother’s Day cake recipes. Make this Mother’s Day a special one with a dessert that’s sweet as your mother. Whether you’re an expert baker or just a beginner, we’ve listed some easy homemade cake recipes for you to try out.

Mother’s Day Cake Recipes

Your mom has done so much for you over the years. There is no better way to show her how much she means to you than by baking her a delicious Mothers Day cake. She’s sure to love any one of these delicious recipes.

Vanilla Lavender Cake

A cupcake is the perfect single-serving sized Mothers Day cake.

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It’s a delicious cake that has lots of flavor without excess icing. This recipe is a classic combination of vanilla cake with a hint of lavender.

For this recipe, you’ll need softened unsalted butter, sugar, whole eggs, egg whites, vanilla extract, and some white chocolate. Additionally, for the lavender syrup, you’ll need water, sugar and two tablespoons of dried lavender. For the buttercream frosting, you also have to add some softened unsalted butter, powdered sugar, simple lavender syrup and a teaspoon of vanilla extract.

First, melt the white chocolate and start making the simple lavender syrup. Then, whisk the flour, baking powder and dried lavender and set aside. In a wide bowl, whisk softened butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Likewise, blend in the whole eggs, egg white, melted chocolate and vanilla extract. Add the flour mixture and the buttermilk until everything is mixed well.

Pour the batter into the cake pans and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about twenty minutes. Make the frosting and assemble the cake. Gently poke the cake with a fork several times and drizzle the lavender syrup over the layers while it’s still warm. Frost the cake and enjoy.

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Elderflower Lemon Cake

A piece of lemon flavored Mothers day cake.

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Served in the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Megan, the elderflower lemon cake was the talk of the town. So why not make your mother feel special by preparing this Mother’s Day cake for her? Adding elderflower syrup gives your lemon cake a summertime twist. Moreover, the lemon juice and granulated sugar on the top provides a crunchy and extra lemony zing.

The ingredients you’ll be using for this cake are softened butter, large eggs, self-raising flour, lemon, elderflower syrup and granulated sugar. To begin with, preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, whisk the butter, sugar and lemon zest until they are pale and fluffy. Immediately add the eggs and whisk well.

Sift the remaining flour and quickly fold in with a metal spoon along with two tablespoons of hot water. Gently transfer into the prepared tin and bake for around 45-50 minutes. Squeeze the lemon juice, strain, and mix it in the cordial. Using a fine skewer, prick the cake all over. Drizzle the elderflower cordial and immediately sprinkle some sugar. Allow the lemon cake to cool before removing it from the tin. Serve the elderflower lemon cake in wedges.

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Flan Cake

Mothers day cake- flan cake topped with caramelized sugar syrup

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Flancocho or flan cake is a traditional Puerto Rican dessert. It has a creamy custard-like texture and is covered in homemade caramel sauce. You can find flans in chocolate, coconut, and strawberry also. The flan cake is otherwise called a magic cake because the layers separate while you’re baking the cake.

For the flan you’ll need softened cream cheese, granulated sugar, evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk, large eggs and pure vanilla extract. Additionally, for the cake, you’ll need a box of vanilla cake mix or yellow cake mix and a 12-15 cup Bundt pan (don’t use the ones with removable bottoms, trust us, the mess is epic).

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, melt sugar in a saucepan until it dissolves. Remove the sugar from the pan when it turns dark golden brown. Immediately pour the sugar syrup into the bottom of the cake pan before it hardens. Blend the cream cheese, evaporated milk, eggs, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla until smooth. Pour that mixture over the caramel sauce in the pan.

Meanwhile, prepare the cake mix according to the package instructions. Than ,gently pour over the flan until the pot is three-fourths full. Avoid stirring the flan and cake batter together. Place the Bundt pan in a water bath and bake the cake for about 60 to 75 minutes.

Slowly remove the cake pan from water bath and cool on a wire rack. For best results refrigerate the cake overnight before you unmold it. Gently place a serving plate over the cake and immediately flip the cake and plate together. Remove the cake pan and serve.

Darkest Chocolate Crepe Cake

Make your mom hapy with this Mothers Day cake.

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Thinking pancakes in bed for mom? Why not step up your game with this elegant, delicious and deceptively complex looking cake. It is a classic, elegant no-bake cake that notably consists of many layers of paper-thin crepes. Even better, these crepes are separated with a brush of French pastry cream. Generally, the pancakes are layered with lemon curd, pastry cream or Nutella.

For this darkest chocolate crepe cake, you need unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, eggs, hazelnuts, semisweet chocolate, and sugar. Furthermore, you need some vanilla extract, chocolate glaze, and candied hazelnuts.

Boil some water in a saucepan and spoon in the butter and chocolate. Remove from heat once the butter and chocolate are completely melted. Whisk the flour, sugar, and salt in a big bowl. Whisk milk, eggs, and vanilla in another bowl. Gently mix the flour mixture into the milk mixture. Pass it through a sieve, and refrigerate it for up to two hours.

Coat a pan with melted butter and make crepes on medium-low heat. Place the pancakes on a wire rack. Brush some hazelnut filling and top it with another crepe. Continue layering until you get 32 crepes. Refrigerate for about fifteen minutes. Drizzle some glaze on the top of the cake. Again refrigerate the glaze until it is firm. Garnish with crushed candied hazelnuts and enjoy.

Humming Bird Cup Cakes

These delicious humming bird cupcakes are the perfect variation of a Mothers Day cake.

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Want to give a tropical surprise to your mom? Hummingbird cupcakes would precisely fit the bill. The cupcakes blend in the flavors of pineapples and bananas. And by all means, you can decorate it with pineapple and blueberry flowers.

Heat your oven to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, line a muffin pan with paper liners.

First, whisk together all purpose flour and whole wheat flour. At the same time add baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Then, in another bowl whisk together vanilla, eggs, and oil. Fold in bananas, pineapples, and pecans. Gently stir the flour mixture until everything gets combined.

Pour the mixture into the liners and bake for about thirty minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for about ten minutes and then transfer them to a wire rack. To make the frosting, pulse some dried pineapple in your blender or food processor to make a fine powder. Whip cream cheese and butter, add sugar, pineapple powder, and vanilla. Refrigerate until thickened. Spoon each cupcake with the frosting.

To make the flower petals, first cut the pineapples into quarter inch thick rings. Then, cut each into wedges. Finally, create a beautiful flower on each cupcake and naturally place a blueberry in the center surrounding the pineapple petals.

Raspberry Pink Velvet Cake

A Mothers Day cake with pink roses.

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This pretty pink velvet cake is covered with raspberry cream cheese frosting and topped up with edible flowers. A most graceful way to say thank you for your precious mother’s love.

Preheat the oven and grease the cake pans. Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt. Then, blend the butter and sugar until light, fluffy and creamy. Then, add a cup of raspberries and blend until smooth. Add in vanilla and eggs. Continue mixing.

Reduce your mixer speed and add flour and buttermilk alternately. Mix in the food coloring. Pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake the cake for 25 minutes and cool on wire racks for ten minutes.

To make the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until creamy. Beat in vanilla and raspberries until the raspberries get broken in half. Finally, add the confectioner’s sugar and blend until smooth.

Toss together seedless raspberry preserves and raspberries in a bowl. Top it on the cake and drizzle the raspberry preserve. Spread the frosting on the top and sides of the cake. Decorate with raspberries, meringue kisses, and edible flowers.

The Perfect Mother’s Day Cake

In essence, celebrating Mother’s day is a way of showing your mother how much you honor, respect, and love her. Try out the Mother’s Day cake ideas we’ve discussed, prepare a yummy cake and make her heart jump with joy.

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