Planning Something Special for Mom This Mother's Day? Try One of These 6 Amazing Recipes That Show You How to Make Cake for Mother's Day (2019)

Planning Something Special for Mom This Mother's Day? Try One of These 6 Amazing Recipes That Show You How to Make Cake for Mother's Day (2019)

Mother - an epitome of endless love and affection. Since your childhood, your mother has seen it all, from your first cry, to your first walk, to your first love. It's your time now to show your love for her. Bake her an amazing cake this Mother's Day and see her face lit up!

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A Beautiful Cake For A Beautiful Lady

Mother's day is a day to let our mothers know how much we love and appreciate them. Mothers give us their love, time and attention, all year round and mother’s day is the day when we focus all our time, efforts and attention on her intentionally. Therefore on this day one way to make her feel happy and pleased is to bake her a special cake. She deserves a unique and the best cake ever, so make sure you give her the best.

Checklist for An Adorable Cake

Cake Flavor and Frosting

Flavors and frostings are key things in cake baking; they give cake an amazing taste that lingers for a long time. Before you bake, you need to consider what type of flavor your mum would love and the frosting that she adores. We have shared with you some unique flavors and frosting that you can use to surprise your mum this mother’s day.

Here are the cake flavors you can use:

  • Vanilla cake
  • Chocolate cake
  • Strawberry cake
  • Banana cake
  • Lemon cake
  • Red velvet cake

Here are the frosting flavors that you can use:

  • Peanut butter frosting
  • Vanilla buttercream
  • Chocolate buttercream
  • Lemon buttercream
  • Strawberry buttercream
  • Blackberry cream cheese frosting

Finishing Makes a Difference

It goes without saying that finishing adds that spark to the cake. No matter how much time you put into baking the cake, if it is not finished properly, it will lose its lustre. So, remember to decorate your cake to get a perfect finish.

Here are the finishing items you will require:

  • Straight spatula/ offset spatula: These spatulas are used for spreading the frost onto a cake or pushing batter into even layers in a pan.
  • Bench scraper: You need the bench scraper to run around the sides of the cake to smooth out the frosting.
  • Cake smoothers and fondant smoothers: These tools are essential if you want to your cake to have a beautiful finishing.
  • Piping Nozzles and Icing bags: The nozzles make it easy to write and create swirls on the cake made.

Exclusive Mother's Day Decorations

For the decoration of your mother’s day cake, you can either use cake toppers, sugar flowers or figurines to make the cake look outstanding and professional. Cake toppers are small model like structures placed on cakes and they are usually a representation of the event or occasion being celebrated. Cake toppers are of two types: Edible and Non-edible. You can also use sugar flowers or figurines which are made from sugar paste that has been designed into flower and figures. Choose the decoration that will wow your mother.

Six Stellar Recipes for Mother's Day Cakes

Chocolate Bundt Cake

A bundt cake is much like any other cake and you'll find the recipe closely resembles that of a standard cake. The difference lies in the bundt cake pan which has a fluted hollow in the center. So it's a cake with a hole in the middle is probably what you're thinking.

Yes! But there's more to it. Without getting into too many technicalities, the flute in the middle ensures even cooking, so you never have a middle that hasn't quite set and is still gooey, or a gorgeous cake that sinks in the middle soon after it's out of the oven. This makes bundts perfect for large cakes, or if you want a different visual from the standard flat, round cake.

Don't be afraid to get creative with the glaze, and use something other than chocolate sauce if you wish; fill out the hollow with fruit, or decorate it with mom's favorite flowers! Click on this link to know more.

Ingredients for the cake

  • 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (4 ounces)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Ingredienst for the glaze

  • 3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Steps to make the Chocolate Bundt Cake:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and butter a bandt pan
  • Mix the ingredients for the cake. Begin with the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Next mix the butter and sugar, and whisk until the color of the mixture is pale. To the mixture, add eggs and whisk for a while and then add vanilla. Finally, add the flour and milk mixture. Then knead the dough/batter.
  • Turn the batter into the already buttered pan and put into the oven. Keep checking with a toothpick to ensure it is properly baked. Bring the cake out and allow it to cool.
  • Place the cream in a heat proof plate and put in the microwave, once it’s heated up, bring it out and allow it to simmer before pouring over the chocolate. After a few minutes, add the butter and mix, ensure the mixture is slightly thick.
  • Pour the glaze over the cake.

Lemony Yogurt Cake

The Lemon Yogurt Cake has the ability to capture hearts once the process of baking is right. The addition of lemon juice and yogurt is what differentiates the lemon cake from every other type of cake.

Ensure you add enough lemon zest to the batter to get the desired lemon flavor and do not forget to poke your cake to soak in all the juice.

You can have a taste of the cake on the first day but it tastes better after refrigerating. Follow the procedure carefully and the result will amaze you. Check the link for more.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup plain whole-milk yogurt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Steps to make the Lemony Yogurt Cake:

  • Pre-heat the oven and butter the square cake pan or any pan of your choice.
  • Mix the dry ingredients (Flour, baking soda and salt) in a bowl and in another bowl mix other ingredients (butter and sugar), beat the mixture until the colour looks almst whitish, then add the yoghurt first before adding the eggs, vanilla extract, the lemon zest and the lemon juice.
  • dd up all the ingredients and mix until smooth, then pour the batter into the buttered pan and bake for over 30 minutes.
  • Once the cake is properly baked and the tooth pick inserted comes out clean, bring out the cake and allow it to cool before serving.

Strawberry Cake

The strawberry cake is one of the fastest and easiest cakes to make; and it will definitely impress your mother.

One major thing that makes the cake different and unique is the fresh strawberries used to make the finishing perfect. It is important to bake until the center of the cake bounces, and then decorate the middle of the cake with a few fresh strawberries. Check out the link for more.


  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and halved

Steps to make the Strawberry Cake:

  • Butter the pan to be used for baking and pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl while you mix butter and sugar in the other bowl. Once the mixture of the butter and sugar is certified fluffy and almost whitish in color, add the egg, milk and vanilla. Next, mix the dry and wet ingredients together to a finely mixed batter
  • Pour the batter into the pan and arrange strawberries above the batter, then sprinkle some sugar on the strawberries and allow the cake to bake.
  • Take out the cake from the oven, freeze it and serve.

Red Velvet Snowball Cake

The red velvet is a classic cake that is more than just a cake tinted with red colors. What makes this cake even more superb is the cream cheese frosting that goes into the cake. Not to forget the shredded coconut too.

This is not just like any cake you've tasted before; it has a distinctive flavor that makes you forget your worries. Time to make your mother worriless! Check out the link for more.

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 2 1/2 cups of cake flour
  • 1/4 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 oz. grated bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 bottle of red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs

Ingredients for the frosting:

  • 4 oz. white chocolate
  • 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 2 package cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded coconut

Steps to make the Red Velvet Snowball Cake:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and butter the pan.
  • Mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and the grated chocolate together. Then mix the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring in another bowl.
  • Beat the mixture of the sugar and butter, add eggs and then add flour mixture and mix till it blends. Pour the batter in the buttered pan and allow it to bake. Once the cake turns golden brown, remove the cake and allow it to cool.
  • Next make the frosting by mixing the chocolate and cream together, then microwave the mixture for 20 seconds, remove and allow it to cool. Next mix butter, cream cheese and vanilla until fluffy, then add the cream chocolate mixture and some sugar.
  • Cut the cake horizontally gently to make 3 or four layers as you wish. Separate each layer and spread the frosting on the cake and on the sides also.
  • Sprinkle the shredded coconut on the cake and refrigerate for forty minutes to one hour.
  • Enjoy the delicious Red Velvet Snowball Cake with your mother.

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

The recipe for the banana cake is really fast and easy. It is a thin cake! So if you want to get the normal cake thickness, double the recipe and you will get an amazing cake.

The banana is game player here, ensure to stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture perfectly and avoid using bananas that are over ripe.

Overall this is one cake your mother won’t get tired of eating. Check out this link for more.


  • 180g brown rice flour
  • 100g unrefined granulated sugar of choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 160ml mild olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 ripe bananas - mashed + 1 extra for chopped topping
  • 50-100g 70% dark chocolate chips or pecans

Steps to make the Banana Chocolate Chip Cake:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and butter the pan.
  • Mash the bananas.
  • Mix the flour, salt and baking soda in a bowl and then proceed to mix the olive oil, eggs and vanilla in a different bowl before adding the mashed bananas and the chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the buttered pan and allow the cake to bake for 40-45 minutes.
  • After the cake is baked, allow it to cool and refrigerate it.

Chocolate Marble Cake

The chocolate marble cake is one of the best treats to offer your mother this Mother's Day.

Not only is it delicious but it is also easy to make. There is no icing needed except if want to try out something creative on your own. Mix the cocoa powder with a few spoons of boiling water to ensure it doesn’t come out too dry. Check out this link for more.


  • 225g butter
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 3 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon cocoa powder

Steps to make the Chocolate marble cake:

  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and butter the pan.
  • In a cup, mix milk with the vanilla while you mix the flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
  • Beat the butter until it is light and creamy, add sugar, and beat the sugar until the mixture is fluffy, beat in the eggs and then add the dry ingredients to the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture into 2 bowls, pour first batter into the pan and then mix second batter with the melted bittersweet chocolate and squirt the chocolate batter over the pan. Tap beneath the pan to ensure there are no bubbles.
  • Using a skewer, swirl the mixture to create the marble effect then put the pan into the oven and allow it to bake.
  • Once baked, refrigerate and then serve.

Expert Tips for Best Results!

Always Use Butter at Room Temperature

It is recommended to always use butter that is at room temperature while baking. This is important because when butter, eggs and other ingredients are mixed at room temperature they form emulsion that traps and holds air and while baking, the air trapped in the batter expands, aerating the batter or dough and producing a fluffy and well baked cake. If butter is too cold, it won’t cream properly with the sugar and this will affect the fluffiness of the cake.

Always Pre-Heat 20 Minutes Before Baking

Never consider pre-heating your oven as a waste of time. It is of utmost importance. Time and temperature affects the output of what you are baking. The batter or dough you've mixed requires a good hit of heat at the beginning to help achieve an optimal rise, texture and browning. A cold start will result in a hard, crunchy and dry baked cake. Another thing worthy to note is that baking is faster when the oven has been pre-heated. So to get the best result, pre-heat!

Sift the Flour and Ensure Your Eggs Are Fresh

The reason why it is important to sift the flour before you use it is because it makes it lighter, and easier to mix with other ingredients. Sifting also aerates the flour which ensures you have a good finish. Also, you should sift to remove any debris that might be in the flour. Eggs are an integral part of baking, they help add moisture, therefore, the fresher the eggs, the richer the flavor.

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Bring a Smile on Your Mom's Face by Baking Her a Cake This Mother's Day!

Everyone loves cakes! Especially when its home made. Your mother will surely love this gesture and apart from enjoying the cake, will cherish this Mother's Day forever. So, go ahead and give her a surprise!