Top left chocolate cake decorated with raspberries, top right ombre pink cake with white drip frosting and pink magnolias, bottom left white frosted cake with pink flowers and blueberries, bottom right mini cheesecakes with fruit.

17 Mother’s Day Cake Ideas That Beat Any Gift

Make one of these Mother’s Day cake ideas to make your mom feel special and loved.

From pretty flower-decorated cakes to classics like upside-down cake and cheesecake, your mom won’t be able to resist these sweet desserts.

Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Chocolate cake with raspberries on a pink background.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

This rich chocolate cake with raspberry filling will have your mom and everyone going back for seconds.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Cake

Mother’s Day Cake in a Cup

Mother's Day cakes in cups decorated with word "Mom" and flowers in a green container.
Photo Credit: Everything Marina

What cuter way to serve cake for your Mother’s Day gathering than in little cups? These adorable cakes are layered with strawberry sauce and couldn’t be easier to assemble.

Get the Recipe: Mother’s Day Cake in a Cup

Lemon Eclair Cake (No-Bake)

Lemon layer cake with a slice of lemon on top on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

This insanely easy cake recipe is full of zingy lemon flavor and will have everyone wanting more.

It features tasty layers of pudding and graham crackers covered in an amazing lemon frosting.

Get the Recipe: Lemon Eclair Cake

Ginger Cardamom Cake with Rose Buttercream

A ginger cardamom cake with rose buttercream on a plate on a counter / a slice of cake on a plate with a fork.
Photo Credit: The Flavor Bender

Decorated with fresh magnolias, this cake is a showstopper that’ll have your mom saying, “Wow.”

Get the Recipe: Ginger Cardamom Cake with Rose Buttercream

No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Mini cheesecakes with fruit and flowers garnish on top on a light background.
Photo Credit: The Heirloom Pantry

These delightful mini cheesecakes have a buttery homemade graham cracker crust and vanilla cream cheese filling.

Lemon zest is an optional ingredient and perfect if you want to add some bright flavor.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

A pineapple upside down cake with a slice on a spatula.
Photo Credit: I Heart Eating

Whether for Mother’s Day or any other special occasion, a classic upside-down cake is a surefire hit.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

Reese's Peanut Butter Icebox Cake in a casserole dish with peanut butter cups in the background.
Photo Credit: Princess Pinky Girl

Peanut butter lovers will adore this mouthwatering icebox cake that consists of layers of chocolate pudding, peanut butter, cookies, and more.

Get the Recipe: Peanut Butter Icebox Cake

Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting on a white plate.
Photo Credit: The Creative Bite

This lemon sour cream cake has a heavenly cream cheese frosting and is loaded with fresh blueberries.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lemon Layer Cake

Vintage Heart Cake

Heart-shaped cake decorated with pink frosting and cherries on a white background.
Photo Credit: The Simple Sweet Life

Heart cakes aren’t just for Valentine’s Day. Show Mom how much you love her by baking her this beautiful vintage cake.

You can even decorate it with mom’s favorite colors.

Get the Recipe: Vintage Heart Cake

Hummingbird Cake

A hummingbird cake on a cake stand with a napkin on a counter / A hummingbird cake on a cake stand with a napkin on a counter.
Photo Credit: Modern Honey

Another classic vintage recipe, this hummingbird cake contains banana, pineapple, and pecans.

It has a mouthwatering homemade cream cheese frosting that is so much better than canned.

Get the Recipe: Hummingbird Cake

Pineapple Carrot Cake

A pineapple carrot cake on a cake stand on a counter.
Photo Credit: The Simple Sweet Life

Decorating with cake-safe flowers is optional but a nice touch for Mother’s Day. Directions for making this recipe into cupcakes or a sheet cake are included, too.

Get the Recipe: Pineapple Carrot Cake

Pistachio Cake

Green Pistachio cake with a white frosting. On a dark plate.
Photo Credit: Homemade Interest

Perfectly fluffy, this pistachio cake is made with pudding, box cake mix, and other ingredients. Using a box cake mix is such a time-saving shortcut.

Get the Recipe: Pistachio Cake

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake topped with whipped cream and slice on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Dinner at the Zoo

Anything with Oreos is guaranteed to be loved by everyone. If your mom is a chocolate lover, this dessert will be her new favorite.

Get the Recipe: No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Key Lime Cake

A slice of key lime cake on a plate on a wooden table.
Photo Credit: Modern Honey

This wildly popular cake has excellent recipe reviews, so you know it’s worth making.

One recipe review named Tina raved, “Wow! Such a moist cake. Definitely had more than one slice!”

Get the Recipe: Key Lime Cake

Rose Strawberry Hibiscus Mille Crepe Cake

A rose strawberry hibiscus mille crepe cake on a cake stand on a table / A rose strawberry hibiscus mille crepe cake on a cake stand with a slice of cake on a plate with two forks.
Photo Credit: Sift and Simmer

Made of delicate layers of rose-infused crepes, this would make a lovely Mother’s Day brunch dessert.

The strawberry hibiscus pastry cream between each crepe perfectly complements the rose flavor.

Get the Recipe: Rose Strawberry Hibiscus Mille Crepe Cake

Coconut Cake

Coconut Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting on a cake stand and white plate.
Photo Credit: Amanda’s Cookin’

This angelic-looking coconut cake has an out-of-this-world cream cheese frosting that everyone will be talking about.

Get the Recipe: Coconut Cake

Blueberry Lavender Naked Cake

A blueberry lavender naked cake on a white table / A slice of cake on a plate with a fork on a table.
Photo Credit: Inspiration for Moms

Beautifully decorated for Mother’s Day, this layered cake is just as yummy as it looks. Sandwiched between each moist layer is blueberry jam and vanilla cream frosting.

Get the Recipe: Blueberry Lavender Naked Cake

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