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40 Best Mother's Day Cakes to Make for Your Mom This Spring

Nothing says "I love you" more than cake!

chocolate strawberry nutella cake
DANIELLE DALY

There are so many ways to make your mom—or any mother figure in your life—feel extra special this Mother's Day. Whether you're planning on rounding up some thoughtful Mother's Day gifts or you're going to write her a heartfelt Mother's Day card, there's one way in particular that's guaranteed to make her smile: food. In particular, one of these gorgeous Mother's Day cakes that will look almost too pretty to eat! These cakes will be fantastic additions to your Mother's Day brunch or Mother's Day dinner menu to make sure the day is positively sweet.

If your mom was the one always in the kitchen cooking up a storm just like Ree Drummond, you can pay it forward this Mother's Day by making a special treat that's all hers—well, unless she decides to share! Try towering layer cakes such as the coffee-toffee crunch cake or the lemon poppyseed cake that will be crowd pleasers. If you're planning breakfast in bed recipes or an outdoor brunch, include bites like lemon zucchini coffee cake or lemon crumb cake that would be perfect when enjoyed with a cup of coffee. These easy, delicious Mother's Day cake ideas are guaranteed to turn the day into an unforgettable occasion.

grandmas oatmeal cake
Perry's Plate
1 of 40
Grandma's Oatmeal Cake

How does a fluffy cake with a gooey pecan and coconut topping sound? Great? Amazing? Then this oatmeal cake is for you!

Get the recipe at SHOP BUNDT PANS

strawberry nutella cake
DANIELLE DALY
2 of 40
Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

There are two thick layers of Nutella on this chocolatey cake, perfect for any Mom who is obsessed with rich desserts.

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lemon pound cake
Con Poulos
3 of 40
Lemon Pound Cake

A classic lemon pound cake is great for a Mother's Day brunch. It completely exudes spring!

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coffee toffee crunch cake
Ralph Smith
4 of 40
Coffee-Toffee Crunch Cake

Is your mom a caffeine fiend too? This cake seems like the perfect dessert for the Drummond kids to make for Ree!

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sigrids carrot cake
Con Poulos
5 of 40
Sigrid's Carrot Cake

Serve this classic carrot cake after your Mother's Day meal. The recipe comes from Ree's mom's dearest friend.

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tres leches cake
Ralph Smith
6 of 40
Tres Leches Cake

Tres leches is such a great cake for a special occasion. Mom will love how creamy and indulgent it is.

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blackberry icebox cake
The Pioneer Woman
7 of 40
Blackberry Icebox Cake

Can't wait for summer? Celebrate early on Mother's Day with this warm weather treat icebox cake!

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angel food cake
Bake at 350
8 of 40
Angel Food Cake

Impress Mom by making an angel food cake entirely from scratch. It's the perfect airy dessert for an outdoor celebration.

Get the recipe at SHOP ANGEL FOOD CAKE PANS

chocolate swiss roll
Fifteen Spatulas
9 of 40
Chocolate Swiss Roll

A beautifully rolled chocolate cake will fit in at any celebration, so why not serve it for Mother's Day!

Get the recipe at SHOP JELLY ROLL PANS

meyer lemon ginger turmeric cake
Bake at 350
10 of 40
Meyer Lemon, Ginger, and Turmeric Cake

The vibrant hue of this springtime cake will wow Mom as soon as you cut into it.

Get the recipe at SHOP BUNDT PANS

lemon zucchini coffee cake
Bake at 350
11 of 40
Lemon Zucchini Coffee Cake

If you're having a Mother's Day brunch, you can serve this easy lemon zucchini coffee cake during or after the meal.

Get the recipe at SHOP MIXING BOWLS

dulce de leche lava cake
Ralph Smith
12 of 40
Dulce de Leche Lava Cake

Having a fancy Mother's Day dinner? Finish the evening off with these personal lava cakes filled with rich dulce de leche.

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olive oil cake with meyer lemon curd
Cloudy Kitchen
13 of 40
Olive Oil Layer Cake with Meyer Lemon Curd

This rich cake is a beautiful blend of flavors, with a moist olive oil cake, citrusy lemon curd, and subtle rosemary buttercream.

Get the recipe at Cloudy Kitchen.

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creamsicle cake
A Cozy Kitchen
14 of 40
Creamsicle Cake

Orange and cream flavors come through in this colorful cake, sending you and Mom right back to your favorite childhood treat.

Get the recipe at A Cozy's Kitchen.

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blueberry oatmeal cake
Orchids + Sweet Tea
15 of 40
Blueberry Oatmeal Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

For a moist, decadent cake filled with fruity flavor, this blueberry oatmeal cake is a perfect pick. It's even covered in a rich blueberry cream cheese frosting.

Get the recipe at Orchids + Sweet Tea.

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orange salted honey cake
The Cake Blog
16 of 40
Orange Salted Honey Cake

The salted honey custard layered between each cake sounds good enough to eat with a spoon!

Get the recipe at The Cake Blog.

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carrot coffee cake mothers day cakes
Lenox Bakery
17 of 40
Carrot Coffee Cake

Coffee cake is a great choice if you're hosting a Mother's Day brunch. This carrot cake version is spot on for a spring meal!

Get the recipe at Lenox Bakery.

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coconut rum cake
Sugar and Soul
18 of 40
Coconut Rum Cake

Does Mom love sweet tropical flavors? Try this delicious coconut rum cake, infused with a buttery glaze.

Get the recipe at Sugar and Soul.

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lemon olive oil loaf
Britney Breaks Bread
19 of 40
Lemon Olive Oil Loaf Cake with Lavender Mascarpone

The layer of mascarpone on top is flavored with a sweet lavender syrup. It's the perfect floral balance for a springtime cake.

Get the recipe at Britney Breaks Bread.

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cream cheese coconut tres leches cake
Half Baked Harvest
20 of 40
Cream Cheese Swirled Coconut Tres Leches Cake

Who knew a bundt cake could be so creamy? This version is inspired by a tres leches cake that also includes cream cheese, coconut, and rum.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

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hummingbird cake slice
Grandbaby Cakes
21 of 40
Hummingbird Cake

A hummingbird cake is perfect for spring, bursting with pineapple and banana flavors and topped with a cream cheese frosting.

Get the recipe at Grandbaby Cakes.

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lemon blueberry cake
A Classic Twist
22 of 40
Lemon Blueberry Cake

Blueberry compote and airy whipped cream are sandwiched between fluffy lemon cakes in this irresistible dessert.

Get the recipe at A Classic Twist.

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champagne cake roll
Sally's Baking Addiction
23 of 40
Champagne Cake Roll

If you're planning on popping some bubbly this Mother's Day, then this champagne cake roll is one fantastic way to do so!

Get the recipe at Sally's Baking Addiction.

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almond cake white chocolate tahini ganache
Carrot and Crumb
24 of 40
Almond Cake with White Chocolate Tahini Ganache

A simple cake will shine for Mother's Day, especially when it's covered in a rich white chocolate tahini ganache.

Get the recipe at Carrot and Crumb.

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lemon crumb cake
How Sweet Eats
25 of 40
Lemon Crumb Cake

There's a layer of btcc交易所官网homemade lemon curd between the dense cake and crumbly top. It's great for brunch or after dinner!

Get the recipe at How Sweet Eats.

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lemon raspberry cake
Baker by Nature
26 of 40
Lemon Raspberry Cake

This lemon cake is loaded with fresh raspberries and complemented by a tart lemon cream cheese frosting.

Get the recipe at Baker by Nature.

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strawberry moscato layer cake
Life Love & Sugar
27 of 40
Strawberry Moscato Layer Cake

Made with Moscato cake and covered in btcc交易所官网homemade strawberry icing, this celebration cake will be a Mother's Day favorite.

Get the recipe at Life Love & Sugar.

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coffee oreo cake
Broma Bakery
28 of 40
Oreo Cake with Coffee Oreo Buttercream

Put an adult spin on this childhood classic by adding a hint of coffee to the frosting. Mom will love the fun twist!

Get the recipe at Broma Bakery.

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lemon poppyseed cake
The Cake Blog
29 of 40
Lemon Poppyseed Cake

You can't go wrong with a classic lemon poppyseed cake. Try this layered version, made with btcc交易所官网homemade lemon cream cheese frosting.

Get the recipe at The Cake Blog.

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raspberry rose cake
A Cookie Named Desire
30 of 40
Raspberry Rosé Cake

Here's the cake for any moms obsessed with rosé! The pink hued wine is used in the cake, frosting, and a special syrup.

Get the recipe at A Cookie Named Desire.

SHOP ICING SPATULAS

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