Show Mum how much you care with a heartfelt homemade cake. We have loads of Mother's Day cake recipes, whether she likes chocolate cake, cheesecake, strawberry cake or low fat cake.
A sumptuous and moist carrot cake, studded with sultanas and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg. Instead of the usual cream cheese frosting, however, this calls for a light cream cheese glaze. You can use two 20 or 23cm round cake tins instead of the tube cake tin; simply adjust baking time as necessary.
A fun cake for birthdays or a cake sale that looks beautiful. This is a lovely change from the norm.
This is a sweet, moist sponge cake but it's made richer by pouring a sweet, buttery sauce over it while it's still warm.
A light cake is topped with a crunchy chocolate nut topping. This stores well and is great for a ladies coffee morning!
A creamy, thick icing that pipes easily onto cakes or cupcakes.
This cake is traditionally made with almond frangipane but this is a much quicker version that uses apple sauce. It's traditional to insert a charm, such as a penny or a gold ring, and whoever finds it will get good luck but it's completely optional!
You can add some chocolate chips or raspberries for a bit of variety but these taste lovely on their own, with a cup of black coffee. If you use a flexible silicone mould, no need to butter it.
This is one of the first cakes that children can learn to make by themselves because you use the yogurt tub to measure everything out, then mix it altogether and bake!
This is carrot cake recipe was handed down to me from my great aunt. My husband asks me to make this carrot cake for all special occasions.
This recipe is moderately easy and delicious for special occasions to get your family demanding more! Alternatively, you could opt for a plain vanilla sponge.
An incredible chocolate fix! Nutella is the easiest icing in the world - you simply spread it straight from the jar. I decorated these with mini eggs for Easter, but you can use anything you like.
This simple healthy banana cake is good for everyone! Especially nice for someone who wants a low fat, tasty and healthy cake for afternoon tea. It contains dried papaya fruit, so it does all the good for you.
As seen on my Facebook page "Cake and the Country" - I've been requested to put the recipe and photo on here. Beautiful little cakes which look so impressive but, with a little time and patience, are easily made and have that real wow factor! I've tagged these for Mother's Day - but everyone will love them.
A double-layered sandwich cake with rich chocolaty icing. Perfect as a birthday cake or other celebrations.
I've been making this cake for about 20 years now and everyone loves it. It keeps well in an airtight tin.
I had never baked a cheesecake before this; only ever whacked together some cream cheese and mascarpone and put it on top of a biscuit base - and the conclusion is it really tastes much better if you make it from scratch. This cheesecake tastes divine! I made a raspberry coulis and created a marble effect on the top and the outcome was fab. It didn't really sink that much in the middle which was brilliant as well!
This recipe was given to me about 30 years ago by a friend whose cousin lived in America and wrote books of old traditional recipes she found from around the country. It's unusual, very moist and does not need a topping. In all the years I have been making it, I have only found 2 people who didn't like it.
This will surely be a hit at any kid's birthday party with buttercream or cream cheese icing. Layer with a vanilla cake for an extra special slice, and garnish with fresh strawberries.
This cake combines strawberries and cream with a lusciously moist chocolate sponge. Makes a lovely presentation.
My mum doesn't like sweet things as a general rule, but these are her favourites. I made them up on a sunny Sunday afternoon with some leftover raspberries.