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The Best Mother’s Day Cake Recipes

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
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NatashaLS

Mar 15, 2022
6 minutes to read

Looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas? Want the best chocolate cake to treat your mum? We’ve selected some of our most-loved bakes, from afternoon tea recipes to easy cupcakes and our ultimate Victoria sponge

Whether you want a show-stopping layer cake or something quick and simple, we’ve got your Mothering Sunday baking covered! Choose from classic Battenberg, Nadiya Hussain’s banana caramel loaf, Mary Berry’s iced cupcakes and lots more!


Arabian Nights Coffee Chocolate Layer Cake with Rose-scented Ganache

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Who doesn’t love chocolate cake? Here, cardamom-infused Turkish coffee and the fragrance of Turkish delight in an intense chocolate cake.

Banana, Thyme & Caramel Loaf Cake

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​There’s nothing like a loaf cake for an easy yet very satisfying teatime treat - perfect if you want a quick bake for Mother’s Day. Here Nadiya Hussain puts her signature twist on the classic recipe.

Traditional Battenberg Cake

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This traditional British cake is sure to impress this Mother’s Day! It takes a little time to prepare, but makes a really eye catching afternoon tea snack.

Tiramisù Cake

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Now this is a real show-stopper! This towering cake is an elegant version of the much-loved, classic Italian dessert. Thin layers of light sponge are soaked in coffee and sandwiched together with a decadent mascarpone filling and a hint of dark chocolate.

Mary Berry’s Iced Queen Cakes

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These delicate little fairy cakes couldn’t be simpler to make! You can jazz up the icing using whatever colouring you like, and decorate the top with seasonal flowers. Lovely easy cakes for Mother’s Day.

Classic Rosewater Victoria Sponge

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Victoria Sponge is a classic British bake for good reason, it’s absolutely delicious and always a crowd-pleaser! Here we’ve given it a subtle twist with the addition of fragrant rose water, plus homemade crystallised rose petals to go on top. Mum will love it!

Citrus Layer Cake

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If you’re looking for a orange cake recipe this Mother’s Day, then look no further! Natural yoghurt in the batter gives the cake a lovely soft crumb, which really complements the citrus

Gin & Tonic Loaf Cake

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This easy loaf cake is smothered in a delicious gin and tonic-infused icing - the perfect celebration bake for a G&T lover!

Mary Berry’s Malted Chocolate Cake

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Mary Berry’s classic chocolate cake is hard to beat and a real crowd-pleaser for Mother’s Day. It’s flavoured with malt extract and topped with Maltesers for a fun treat that everyone will love

Whole Orange & Ginger Cake with Mascarpone Frosting

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A light and fluffy orange sponge with the most decadent orange curd and ginger-infused mascarpone frosting. Using whole halved oranges in this cake makes the sponge incredibly moist and flavourful - give it a go this Mother’s Day!

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