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30 Mother’s Day Cakes That’ll Make Her Day

Nothing says “I love you, Mom” more than these heavenly Mother’s Day cakes.

I’m sure she’s had enough cheesy cards and stuffed bears for one lifetime. So, show her how much she means to you with fruit, Oreos, or rich chocolate cake.

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Whether she’s into decadent desserts or light and refreshing sweets, you’ll find the perfect cake recipe right here.

I think your mom deserves to be pampered a lot more often, so keep these Mother’s Day cakes in your back pocket and spoil her rotten all year round!

Gorgeous Cakes for Mother’s Day She’ll Love

1. Mother’s Day Cake 

Let’s kick things off with a cake that’s simple yet spectacular at the same time.

It’s definitely special occasion-worthy, but it’s embarrassingly easy to make.

In fact, you don’t even need to make the batter from scratch with this recipe!

A good old white cake mix serves as its base. But, of course, no one needs to know that.

With a simple strawberry frosting all over and in between the cake layers plus beautiful strawberry garnishes on top, this cake will surely take your mom’s breath away.

2. Oreo Ice Cream Cake

An ice cream cake will definitely impress mom, but can an amateur baker pull it off?


Ice cream cakes are one of those seemingly complicated desserts that are actually ridiculously easy to make.

For instance, this Oreo ice cream only requires you to layer crushed Oreos, softened Oreo ice cream, fudge, whipped cream, and more crushed Oreos in a pie pan.

It’s almost effortless!

3. Coconut Angel Food Cake

There are two things in this world that my mom loves more than anything else: coconut and cake.

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So, you can just imagine how happy she was when I baked her this coconut angel food cake!

First of all – just look at it. That all-white look is absolutely stunning.

This cake is insanely light and airy; it’s like biting into a cloud.

Thanks to a few drops of coconut extract, the coconut flavor both in the cake and frosting really shines through.

4. Mom’s Flan Cake

Ever heard of a cake flan? This 2-in-1 delight is what dessert dreams are made of!

It has a light and moist cake at the bottom, creamy flan on top, and it’s dripping with sweet caramel syrup, to boot.

Happy Mother’s Day, indeed.

It’s also super fun to make! 

Also called an Impossible Cake, the pan goes into the oven with the cake layer at the bottom and the flan on top.

But, when it’s done, the order magically gets reversed, and the cake is now at the top and the flan at the bottom. 

5. Pink Champagne Cake

This pink champagne cake is as elegant as it is delicious. 

With three layers of light-as-air champagne cake and silky vanilla buttercream, this is the ultimate Mother’s Day dessert.

It already looks gorgeous with just the cake and frosting, but taking it to a whole new level are cake sparkles pressed into the sides and top. 

6. Lemon Blueberry Cake

Sweet, tart blueberries and citrusy lemons team up to make the most glorious summer cake.

This cake is incredibly moist and bursting with bright and zesty flavors!

The cake itself is flavored with lemon and blueberries and brushed with lemon syrup to keep them moist.

The frosting is a stunning blueberry Swiss meringue buttercream which is so silky and creamy it’s to die for. 

7. Banana Pudding Poke Cake

If you’re new to the world of baking, poke cakes are a fantastic dessert to start with. 

The batter is a simple combo of yellow cake mix and mashed bananas, which yields an insanely moist fruit-flavored cake.

But then it’s poked with holes and drizzled with vanilla pudding to ensure that it keeps nice and moist for days. 

Finished off with a topping of banana slices and whipped cream, this cake is simple but won’t disappoint.

8. Orange, Pistachio & Almond Cake

This cake is for the health-conscious mom who’s not afraid to try unique flavor combinations.

Orange, pistachios, and almonds: that’s not a cake flavor you see every day. But boy, is it delicious.

Made with almond flour, ground pistachios, honey, and oranges, the cake is wonderfully tender, moist, and loaded with nutty and citrus flavors.

It’s drizzled with a simple syrup of orange juice and honey to make it extra moist and mouthwatering. 

Not only is it yummy, but paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free, too.

9. Heaven on Earth Cake

Is the name an exaggeration? Maybe. But is this cake wildly delicious? Definitely.

This cake has layers of airy angel food cake, creamy custard, sweet-tart cherry pie filling, and fluffy whipped cream.

Oh, and it’s even garnished with toasted almond slivers on top. 

The best part? Even if you can’t bake to save your life, you can still make it.

10. Red Velvet Cake with Raspberry Cream Cheese Frosting

You guys, I’ve tried so many red velvet cake recipes in my lifetime, and most of them yielded a dry cake base.

But not this one.

Don’t bother looking for other red velvet cake recipes! This one is all you’ll need.

It’s remarkably light, buttery, and moist with an extra special cream cheese frosting with raspberry jam. Yum!

11. Mom’s Black Forest Cake

This black forest cake is a decadent combination of chocolate cake layers soaked in cherry liqueur and filled and covered with a delectable chocolate cherry whipped cream frosting.

It’s a mouthful in more ways than one!

This cake is perfect as it is, but to make it even better, garnish it with chocolate shavings and top it with whipped cream and cherries. 

12. Almond Poppyseed Loaf Cake

Does your mom enjoy dessert for breakfast?

This almond poppyseed loaf cake makes an ideal gift. With a wonderfully dense yet moist texture, this cake pairs beautifully with coffee or tea.

Almond extract gives it a pleasant nutty flavor, while the poppy seeds give it some fun crunch.

13.  Lemon Pistachio Bundt Cake

If you want to make mom a gorgeous cake but aren’t very good at decorating, bundt cake is the solution.

Its distinct, donut-like shape makes it look so pretty, even on its own.

Of course, from there, it’s a breeze to drizzle over a glaze or frosting – no cake piping skills necessary.

This particular bundt cake doesn’t just look stunning but tastes heavenly, too.

14. Lemon Sour Cream Cake

Here’s another bundt cake recipe your mom will beg you to bake for her again and again!

While bundt cakes are such a beauty, some of them tend to be too dense and heavy.

Not this one. The batter is infused with sour cream, making it moist, despite being dense. 

Finished with a sweet and tangy lemon glaze, this cake bursts with freshness and flavor.

15. Earl Grey Lavender Cake with Honey-Lemon Glaze

It looks and sounds fancy, but this earl grey lavender cake is actually a breeze to make. But more importantly, it tastes fantastic.

To be honest, I was a little iffy about baking this cake because I’m not a fan of overly floral flavors that almost taste like soap.

Thankfully, I experienced none of that unpleasantness with this recipe.

Infused with just the right amount of earl grey lavender tea, this cake has a bright lemony flavor with an ever-so-subtle floral taste.

The honey lemon icing on top complements the cake’s flavors beautifully, too. Together, they create a culinary work of art.

16. Easy Coconut Cheesecake 

Between the crumbly and buttery crust, the rich yet light coconut cheesecake filling, the coconut whipped cream, and the toasted coconut on top, it’s hard to decide what to love most about this cheesecake.

Good thing you don’t have to!

Together, the layers form a heavenly dessert. The combination of textures and flavors creates a beautiful harmony.

17. Easy Chocolate And Rose Bundt Cake

To say this cake is stunning is an understatement. Just look how elegant those rose petals are resting on top of the decadent bundt cake!

The chocolate cake is incredibly fudgy and moist, and the pink chocolate ganache on top also tastes spectacular. 

What makes this cake a masterpiece are the candied rose petals.

Their sweet floral flavor balances out the richness of the chocolate just right, and they look Top-Chef-worthy to boot.  

18. Hershey’s Chocolate Cake

If you’d rather have a classic cake that doesn’t disappoint, go for this Hershey’s chocolate cake.

It’s tender and moist, fudgy and chocolatey, and simply delicious.

Serve it on its own or decorate it with your favorite frosting. It’ll taste awesome, either way.

19. Lemon Ricotta Cake (Crepe Cake Recipe)

Have you ever had a crepe cake? If you haven’t, you’re in for a treat! 

There are not enough words to describe how phenomenal this crepe cake is.

The many layers of thin and tender crepes and sweet frosting in between form such a unique texture you can’t get from any other dessert.

This crepe cake is filled with a light ricotta cream frosting and finished with a sweet strawberry sauce. Besides the mind-blowing textures, the flavors also don’t disappoint.

20. Almond Honey Cake with Strawberry Ripple Cream

This cake is so gorgeous it’ll take your breath away! Of course, you can always count on fresh strawberries to make cakes look like a thousand bucks.

Besides the presentation, its flavors and textures will also impress. Plus, it’s drizzled with honey, making it extra moist and sweet. 

The almonds give it a nice crunch, and the strawberries and whipped cream provide a refreshing contrast to the decadent cake. 

21. Most Delicious Matcha Pound Cake

Pair your coffee with matcha tea for the ultimate breakfast or afternoon treat! 

This cake is a perfect gift to matcha lovers. 

First of all, that tinge of green makes the cake ridiculously charming.

The matcha powder also gives it a distinct, earthy flavor that complements the cake’s sweetness beautifully.

22. Peanut Butter Swiss Meringue Chocolate Cake

If you’re not new to baking and are up for a challenge, you have to give this chocolate cake recipe a try.

I won’t lie; this will take a bit of work. But it only takes one look to know it’s worth all the effort.

This dessert has three layers of moist and buttery chocolate cake, a silky peanut butter Swiss meringue buttercream filling and frosting, and a topping of chocolate ganache and Reese’s peanut butter cups. 

Enough said.

23. Practically Perfect Pineapple Cake

It’s incredible how this cake is seriously moist and tender even without butter or oil!

It’s all thanks to crushed pineapple.

Not only does the bright fruit give the cake a wonderful texture, but a phenomenal flavor too.

With pineapple both in the cake and frosting, this dessert is the ultimate tropical treat.

24. Blood Orange Yogurt Loaf

No other fruit makes a cake so ridiculously striking than blood oranges. This citrus’s deep red and purple tones are such a stunner.

This loaf is flavored with blood oranges and yogurt, making it equally flavorful and moist.

It’s good on its own, but don’t forget to finish it with a sweet blood orange icing – it makes the cake even prettier and more delightful.

25. Atomic Cake

Featuring three different cake layers and pudding fillings, strawberries, and bananas, the atomic cake is the bomb.

It definitely won’t be faulted for being one-note.

Despite its many different components, though, this cake is still newbie-friendly.

Made from simple ingredients such as premade cakes, instant pudding, and store-bought whipped cream, this recipe is a cinch!

26. Mother’s Day Lemon, Thyme, and Olive Oil Bundt with Raspberry Glaze

Infused with lemon, thyme, and olive oil, this cake is moist with a unique earthy flavor.

The raspberry glaze and fresh raspberries on top make it look like it came straight from a bakery!

What more could Mom ask for?

27. Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

Make mornings worth waking up for with this cinnamon roll coffee cake!

Your mom will love waking up to the smell of this breakfast/dessert.

With a moist and buttery cake base, a cinnamon-brown sugar topping, and a vanilla glaze to boot, this cake is simply delightful.

28. Peanut Butter Sheet Cake Recipe 

This cake is every peanut butter lover’s dream dessert.

There’s peanut butter in both the cake and the frosting, so there’s no escaping that smooth nutty goodness.

It’s not overwhelmingly rich, though. In fact, it’s so light you’ll want a second slice!

29. Pink Ombré Cake

This ombré cake looks complex, but it’s a lot easier to make than you think!

While it calls for different cake layers, you’ll only need one batter.

To achieve that four-tone look, divide it into bowls and infuse it with varying amounts of pink gel food coloring.

The decadent buttercream frosting is straighfoward. It’s just a simple mixture of butter, powdered sugar, and a bit of cream.

30. Fresh Strawberry Vanilla Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze 

With a moist, strawberry-lemon-vanilla flavored cake base and a sweet lemon drizzle dripping all over it, this cake is just as delicious and refreshing as it is beautiful.

I think it’s best served with extra fresh fruit, but that’s totally up to you.

30 Mother’s Day Cakes That’ll Make Her Day

Nothing says “I love you, Mom” more than these heavenly Mother’s Day cakes. So this year, show her how much she means to you with something sweet and delicious.


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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