Mother’s Day Cakes That Are Almost as Sweet as Mama Is
There’s no one quite like a Southern Mama. She gives the best (often quote-worthy) advice, harbors generations worth of beauty secrets, and can whip up an elaborate three-course meal at the drop of a hat. Most of the year, Mama’s everyday efforts may go unnoticed or under-appreciated. But come May, it’s time to celebrate number one ladies in our lives, the ones who’ve always been there for us: Our mothers. Treat Mama to a sweet slice of one of these stunning springtime cakes this Mother’s Day.
Start by picking your mother's favorite flavor. Moms that love cheesecake are going to flip over our Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake. For the mom who loves chocolate, nothing can compete with our Chocolate Zucchini Cake. Make this Mother’s Day one for the books with our Coconut Cream Cake—it is an absolute stunner. These treats are worthy of the Mama who does it all; they're the perfect gift for the woman who taught you that the secret to stiff peaks is all in the wrist.
Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
Recipe: Dreamy Lemon Cheesecake
The secret to a crack-free cheesecake is cooking it gently in a water bath.
Recipe: Strawberry-Lemonade Cake
This pastel cake tastes like spring.
7UP Bundt Cake
Recipe: 7UP Bundt Cake
This Bundt cake is oh-so-easy and absolutely delicious. It’s based on a classic recipe that uses lemon-lime soft drink.
Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Mama will never guess that this decadent chocolate cake is really packed full of veggies.
Recipe: Hummingbird Cake
Moist layers packed with pineapple, pecans, cinnamon, and bananas make this our most popular cake of all time.
Chocolate Bundt Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Bundt Cake
Boxed cake mix and brownie mix are the secret to this beautiful cake.
Coconut Cream Cake
Recipe: Coconut Cream Cake
Between our Fluffy Coconut Frosting and the mounds of toasted coconut, this cake is an absolute showstopper.
Heavenly Angel Food Cake
Recipe: Heavenly Angel Food Cake
For the sweetest Mama, nothing but this Heavenly Angel Food Cake will do.
Sweet Tea-and-Lemonade Cake
Recipe: Sweet Tea-and-Lemonade Cake
Top each piece of this cake with a thin lemon slice.
Strawberry Swirl Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Place cut strawberries in the center of this pound cake for a sweet surprise.
Chocolate-Coconut Pavlova Cake
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
If mom prefers cookies to cake, this is the perfect solution.
Strawberry Dream Cake
Recipe: Strawberry Dream Cake
This cake is pretty on the outside but, just like Mom, what’s on the inside is even more lovely.
Naked Lemon Cake with Flower Crown
This impressive cake is easier to create than you think.
Key Lime Pound Cake
Recipe: Key Lime Pound Cake
Bring a taste of the tropics to your Mother's Day celebration.
Luscious Lemon Cake
Recipe: Luscious Lemon Cake
Frosting just the top and between the layers saves you time and is perfect for a casual occasion.
Chocolate Éclair Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Éclair Cake
We made a cake that’s just as worthy of celebration as the eclair.
Mini Confetti Cakes
Recipe: Mini Confetti Cakes
You'll be surprised how few ingredients you need for these mini cakes.
Mary's Mango Cake
Recipe: Mary's Mango Cake
The cake is made with fresh oranges, limes, and mangos.
Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake
The Triple-Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake Recipe is perfect for a special occasion.
Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake with Caramel Buttercream
Mama is worth the extra effort required to make this decadent cake.
Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Recipe: Cream Cheese Pound Cake
Cream cheese ensures that this pound cake stays fluffy and moist the whole way through.
Angel Food Cake
Recipe: Angel Food Cake
Angel food cake for the original angel in your life.
Chocolate Strawberry Cake
Recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Cake
A chocolate-covered strawberry in cake form? Sign us up.
Recipe: Wacky Cake
If you want to make a delectable baked good but you’re short on time, this Wacky Cake is the perfect, extra-fudgy solution.
Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake
Recipe: Glazed Buttermilk Donut Cake
A cross between a glazed donut and a Bundt, this wow-worthy cake will be the star of your Mother’s Day brunch spread.
Marbled Pecan Pound Cake
Recipe: Marbled Pecan Pound Cake
This Bundt may appear unassuming, but once you cut into it and see those glorious chocolate swirls, everyone will be sold.
Classic Chocolate Pound Cake
Recipe: Classic Chocolate Pound Cake
This one’s for all the chocolate-loving mamas out there.
Mama’s Rum Cake
Recipe: Mama’s Rum Cake
We took a page out of Mama’s book with this classic Rum Cake.
Coconut Pound Cake
Recipe: Coconut Pound Cake
This tropical cake is the perfect way to celebrate spring—and, of course, to honor Mama!