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20 of the best Mother’s Day cake recipes

Tiramisu cheesecake

Take the cake with your celebrations

Put the icing on the cake this Mother’s Day with a homemade slice of something nice. These cakes will wow the mum in your life and make her feel extra special. From healthier cheesecakes to decadent chocolate cakes and gluten-free delights, there’s a recipe to suit every taste.

Healthier beetroot cheesecake

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Healthier beetroot cheesecake

Don’t miss a beet with this spectacular cheesecake recipe. Made with beetroot, light ricotta, Greek-style yoghurt and almond spread, not only does it look and taste amazing, it’s also nutritionally approved.

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Lamington cake hack

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Lamington cake hack

Whip up this impressive lamington cake in 15 minutes thanks to the shortcut of using ready-made cake and frosting. This cake has all the delicious flavours of a lamington with the added vibrancy of fresh strawberries. If you’re short on time, but big on love for Mum, this cake is for you.

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best one bowl chocolate cake

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Best one-bowl chocolate cake

Who can go past a classic? This easy chocolate cake recipe is one you’ll come back to again and again. Decadent and rich with a hint of coffee, Mum will be sure to love it.

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Vanilla cake

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Vanilla cake

When it comes to sparking joy, this recipe really does take the cake. Put a smile on Mum’s face with this dazzling rainbow dessert of vanilla cake smothered in frosting and colourful sprinkles.

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Tiramisu cheesecake with raspberries

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Tiramisu cheesecake

Take your tiramisu to the next level with this delicious raspberry and cheesecake spin. Mum will fall in love with the creamy sweetness – so much that she may not want to share.

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Best carrot cake

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Best carrot cake

Serve up a classic carrot cake this Mother’s Day. Well spiced and with a beautiful depth of flavour from the toasted pecans and cream cheese icing, Mum won’t want to share this beauty.

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Upside down caramelised banana cake

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Upside-down caramelised banana cake

Sweet, decadent caramel flavours take this banana cake recipe to the next level. Use firm bananas for the topping as they hold their shape best when baking and give the cake a wow factor Mum won’t forget.

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Orange Syrup Cake

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Orange syrup cake

Give Mum only the best this Mother’s Day with this elegant cake – featuring exquisite flavours from syrup-soaked orange cake and pistachios, it’s the perfect way to top off a celebration.

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Hummingbird cake

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Hummingbird cake

You can’t go wrong with a classic hummingbird cake. Laced with banana, pineapple and the perfect mix of spices, the balance of flavours is perfect.

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Gluten-free raspberry and custard cake

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Gluten-free raspberry and custard cake

Whip up this gorgeous cake for the mum in your life and serve it at your Mother’s Day afternoon tea party. It’s gluten-free, making it great for coeliacs or anyone avoiding gluten.

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Best lemon meringue pie

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Best lemon meringue pie

This lemon meringue pie isn’t technically a cake, but more than worthy of a Mother’s Day celebration. Boasting a zesty lemon curd filling and topped with fluffy meringue, it’s a melt-in-the-mouth delight.

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Strawberry layer cake

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Strawberry layer cake

Get stacking with this luscious strawberry layer cake. Mum will love the lashings of cream, fresh strawberries and tasty homemade strawberry syrup. This show stopper is easy to make, making it the perfect cake recipe for a jam-packed Mother’s Day.

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Vegan chocolate cake

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Vegan chocolate coffee cake

Celebrate Mother’s Day with this gorgeous vegan chocolate cake recipe. Layers of soft sponge and rich chocolate icing will add a classy touch to your Mother’s Day afternoon tea. This cake is perfect for the vegan or lactose-intolerant mum in your life.

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Wagon wheel cake

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Wagon wheel cake

Get rolling with this unique Wagon Wheel cake recipe. Inspired by the classic Wagon Wheel biscuit, this cake is filled with sweet raspberry jam, homemade marshmallow, and covered in a rich chocolate ganache.

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Mint cake

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After dinner mint cake

This divine cake takes after dinner mint to the next level. Made with the famous Woolworths chocolate mud cake, this cheeky hack makes for an easy dessert. Have fun decorating it with an array of lollies and chocolate bars.

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Coffee streusel bundt cake

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Coffee streusel bundt cake

This classy coffee streusel bundt cake recipe is made from a combination of cake batter and a rich hazelnut and butter streusel mix. Serve it up for Mum topped with coffee icing and drizzled with a beautiful coffee syrup.

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German apple cake

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German apple cake

This gorgeous German apple cake recipe is the perfect Mother’s Day offering for the mums that like things simple and delicious. Serve drizzled with warm honey and topped with a sprig of fragrant rosemary.

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Honey ginger cake

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Honey ginger cake

Oh la la! This decadent honey ginger cake makes for an opulent afternoon tea centerpiece. Flavoured with spicy ginger and topped with crunchy, biscuit-laced ice-cream, this cake promises to bring the wow factor to your Mother’s Day feast.

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Cookie cake

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Heart shaped cookie cake

Shower Mum with love with this adorable love heart cookie cake. Giant heart-shaped cookies are sandwiched with whipped cream and topped with an array of mini meringues. Mum is sure to be left speechless.

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Brie charcuterie layer cake

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Brie charcuterie layer cake

Looking for the perfect cake for the mum without a sweet tooth? This impressive brie charcuterie layer cake has you covered. Wheels of creamy brie are layered with pear and dried apricots, as well as quince paste and walnuts, and topped with prosciutto and grissini sticks. Drizzle with honey and enjoy.

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