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The Perfect Mother’s Day Cake Recipe

Mother’s Day is a special day to celebrate the women who have brought us into this world. It is a day to show our mothers how much we appreciate all that they have done for us. One way to show your appreciation is by baking a cake for her! To help you bake the perfect gift, we’ve put together a step-by-step Mothers Day cake recipe. This guide includes a delicious recipe for a vanilla sponge cake, as well as tips on how to decorate it.

It doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive – a simple cake made with love is sure to put a smile on her face.

So, what are you waiting for? Get baking!


The perfect Mothers Day cake recipe

When it comes to baking for your mum on Mother’s Day, a classic vanilla sponge cake is always a favourite. This mothers day cake recipe is super easy and only requires a few basic ingredients, which makes it perfect for beginner bakers!


To make the perfect mothers day cake sponge, you will need:

200g caster sugar
200g butter (softened)
4 large eggs (beaten)
200g self-raising flour (sifted)
1 tsp baking powder
2 tbsp milk

Start by heating the oven to 190°c (fan) / gas mark 5.
Grease two 20cm cake tins and line with non-stick baking paper.

In a large bowl, beat the caster sugar, softened butter, eggs, self-raising flour, baking powder and milk together until you have a smooth, soft batter.

Split the mixture evenly between the tins, smothing the surface down with a spatula. You can tap the tins gently to remove any air bubbles that may be trapped in the mixture.

Bake for 20 minutes until the cake is golden and the sponges spring back when touched. Insert a skewer into the centre of the cake to make sure it’s baked all the way through. If it comes out clean your cakes are baked. If not, pop them back in the oven for a few more minutes.

Carefully flip the cakes out onto a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

For your mothers day cake filling you will need:

100g butter (softened)
140g icing sugar (sifted)
A few drops of natural vanilla extract. We love the vanilla from LittlePod in Devon.

To make the buttercream filling, beat the butter until smooth, light and creamy, then gradually beat in the sifted icing sugar and vanilla extract.

Spread the buttercream over the top of one of the sponges and add the other sponge to the top. Then finish with your mums favourite toppings.

You can download and print this Mothers Day cake recipe if you want to add it to your recipe scrap book.

The perfect decoration for your Mother’s Day cake

For the top of the cake, you can either simply cover with a light dusting of icing sugar (great for beginners), or you can use a piping bag and tips to create textured patterns or form different shapes and designs with buttercream. Drip cake are a popular choice of cake decoration at the moment.

Next, you can get creative with toppings! Use fresh berries, coloured sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, meringue, sweets, or anything else you can think of to add texture and flavour to your cake.

The toppings will stick much better to your cake if you add them while the buttercream, drip or glaze is still moist.


Mother’s Day cake toppers

To make your Mother’s Day cake look even more special, it’s a good idea to top it with a heartfelt message or an adorable cake topper. You can find a variety of cake toppers online or get crafty and make your own. There are tons of tutorials online to help you create your own sugarpaste toppers or wooden cake toppers.


Writing on the cake, are you feeling brave?

A heartfelt message written on the cake is a great way to make your mother feel appreciated and loved. You can add an “I love you, Mum” or “Happy Mother’s Day” to the cake using buttercream or sugarpaste.
Check out this writing on cakes video on You Tube for some tips.
It’s hard, but practice makes perfect!

Or, you can buy alphabet cutters or ready made sugarpaste letters if you’re not confident writing with a piping bag.


If you want some inspiration on how to display your Mother’s Day cake, head over to our blog and read our top ideas for a Mother’s Day cake celebration.

To wrap things up

Baking your mum a cake on Mother’s Day is a great way to show her how much you appreciate everything she does for you. There are tons of delicious mothers day cake recipes and decorations that you can use to make your mum’s special day even more memorable. With a few basic ingredients, you can make a delicious and beautiful cake that is sure to put a smile on her face!

While you can certainly try your hand at baking a Mother’s Day cake, there’s no shame in opting for a shop-bought cake. At The Gift of Cake, we have a selection of beautiful and delicious cakes that are sure to please. So, if you’re looking for the perfect Mother’s Day cake, head over to our shop and find her the perfect cake.


Send a Mother’s Day cake to your special mum

There are three simple steps to arrange a Mothers Day cake delivery from The Gift of Cake:


1: First, select your choice from our range of handmade gourmet cakes. We have a special Mother’s Day cake offer this year.


2: And, don’t forget the card, a heartfelt message is something she will always cherish.


3: Finally, enter the shipping details. We’ll deliver your cake in time for Mothers Day.


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