30 Mother’s Day Cake Ideas And Recipes

Mother’s Day is all about showing mom how much she is appreciated. This year, delight her with a memorable and delicious cake that is sure to make her day. Discover a variety of different cakes for a homemade treat your mom will be sure to love. Read on to discover how KitchenAid® stand mixers, attachments and accessories can help you create cake recipes to make this Mother’s Day truly special.

A pink KitchenAid® stand mixer with cakes and mixed berries. A pink KitchenAid® stand mixer with cakes and mixed berries.

Mother's Day Cake Recipes

Does your mom like salted caramel buttercream frosting on chocolate cake? Or, perhaps she prefers the texture of rich cream cheese frosting on a carrot cake. With KitchenAid® stand mixers, attachments and accessories, you have the ability to experiment with ingredients, as well as to mill and sift flour, to curate a cake from scratch for mom’s special day. Show her how much she means to you, and unleash your inspiration to make dazzling desserts, like double chocolate beetroot cake, chai spiced carrot cake and more.

A double chocolate beetroot cake.

1. Double Chocolate Beetroot Cake

Dusted with a light layer of beet powder and decorated with bing cherries, the vibrant red toppings complement this double chocolate cake for the perfect pairing. Add a colorful twist with a smooth beet purée using a blender from KitchenAid brand.

A three-layer carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

2. Three-Layer Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

Elevate your carrot cake with three towering layers topped with cream cheese frosting and sprinkled with golden raisins for a treat that is sure to bring a smile to your mom’s face. Tap into your creativity and add a little flair with flaked coconut shavings using the KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale Attachment with your stand mixer.

A slice of peanut butter fudge ice cream cake.

3. Peanut Butter Fudge Ice Cream Cake

This thick and creamy cake is a refreshing treat you can make with your KitchenAid® stand mixer and Ice Cream Maker Attachment. With the delectable combination of peanut butter and fudge, mom will be craving another slice before it melts.

An apple crumb cake.

4. Apple Crumb Cake

Use this recipe for inspiration and curate your own special combination of ingredients for a delicious crumb topping. Use the KitchenAid® dough hook accessory with your stand mixer to skilfully knead the dough for this unique cake.

A chocolate fudge cake with a slice removed.

5. Chocolate Fudge Cake

Simple yet satisfying. Use your KitchenAid® multi-cooker to whip up this rich classic that will have mom coming back for a second slice. For a creative spin, experiment with different flavors of buttercream frosting using your stand mixer.

A toasted coconut honey ginger cake.

6. Toasted Coconut Honey Ginger Cake

This irresistible treat blends together a mixture of toasted coconut and sweet honey. Use a KitchenAid®  flat beater accessory to craft the perfect combination for this cake.

A citrus upside down cake.

7. Citrus Upside Down Cake

This zesty creation can be made with your KitchenAid® stand mixer and Sifter + Scale Attachment to customize a smooth, creamy batter.

Two slices of salted caramel mocha cake.

8. Salted Caramel Mocha Cake

The buttery caramel and rich mocha in this cake are joined by just a hint of salt for a scrumptious creation and an instant Mother’s Day favorite.

A golden vanilla birthday cake.

9. Golden Vanilla Birthday Cake

Use your KitchenAid® stand mixer to transform this birthday classic into an instant Mother’s Day favorite.

A green mini funfetti cake.

10. Mini Funfetti Cake

A mini cake with full flavor. This funfetti cake is the perfect way to celebrate mom using a mini stand mixer from KitchenAid.

A mini lemon cake with a slice of lemon.

11. Mini Lemon Cake

Garnished with cream cheese frosting and lemon slices, this sweet and satisfying cake can be customized for the perfect Mother’s Day recipe.

A mini angel food cake with whipped cream and berries.

12. Mini Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream and Berries

Celebrate with smooth whipped cream and colorful berries toppled over light and airy angel food cake. Use your KitchenAid® stand mixer to experiment with this recipe and explore different toppings for each slice.

A half-frosted chai spiced carrot cake.

13. Chai Spiced Carrot Cake

With the perfect combination of sweet and spicy chai, this unique twist to classic carrot cake can be draped with homemade cream cheese frosting. Experiment with frosting flavors by equipping your KitchenAid® tilt-head stand mixer with the Tilt-Head Flex Edge Beater accessory for delicious creations.

A pink vanilla ombre cake.

14. Vanilla Ombre Cake

From light to dark or dark to light, the gradual blending of gorgeous pink hues in this cake creates a show-stopping dessert that is almost too artistic to eat. Discover the possibilities to customize and curate this cake with your KitchenAid® stand mixer.

A mixed berry and almond cake with a slice removed.

15. Mixed Berry and Almond Cake

With your choice of fresh blueberries, huckleberries, raspberries and more, experiment with different levels of sweet and tart for flavorful infusions to this Mother’s Day cake recipe.

A lemon coconut cream stack cake.

16. Lemon Coconut Cream Stack Cake

Experience a taste of the tropics with a tower of sweet coconut and a hint of tart lemon in this tall, thick dessert. Unleash your creativity and discover the possibilities with different flavors for each stack.

A fudge brownie mudslide ice cream cake.

17. Fudge Brownie Mudslide Ice Cream Cake

Construct this ice cream cake with sweet chocolate and bold coffee flavors that are sure to be a delight. For best results, KitchenAid® ovens with Even-Heat True Convection provide a flawless bake with even, consistent heating before you freeze it.

A chocolate almond chiffon cake with three slices removed.

18. Chocolate Almond Chiffon Cake with Amaretto Cream

Add an elegant twist to this light and airy cake with sweet, cocoa Amaretto cream as a topping. Combine the richness of pound cake and the delicate texture of angel food cake into one with a KitchenAid® 7-Speed Hand Mixer.

A chocolate chiffon cake with a chocolate mocha glaze.

19. Chocolate Chiffon Cake with Chocolate Mocha Glaze

Drizzled with a bold espresso and rich chocolate glaze, this fluffy cake can be customized with the KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale Attachment and your stand mixer. See where your inspiration takes you and experiment with the glaze for your own personal twist.

A strawberry bundt cake with white chocolate strawberry ganache.

20. Buttermilk Strawberry Bundt Cake with Sweet White Chocolate Strawberry Ganache

Transform the classic bundt cake with a vivid pink hue and strawberry ganache that is meant to brighten up the room for a memorable Mother’s Day cake.

An angel food cake with whipped cream and berries.

21. Angel Food Cake with Marsala Whipped Cream and Fresh Berries

Top this fluffy dessert with a layer of Marsala whipped cream for a sophisticated finish. See where your inspiration takes you and add a mixture of fresh berries for a refreshing taste in every bite.

A honey cardamom pear upside down cake.

22. Honey Cardamom Pear Upside Down Cake

The combination of sweet honey and herbal, minty cardamom create a unique twist to this pear upside down cake. Use a flat beater accessory with your KitchenAid® tilt-head stand mixer for this Mother’s Day cake.

A buttercream cake with whipped cream and seasonal berries.

23. Butter Cake with Whipped Cream and Seasonal Berries

This moist butter cake is meant to be customized with your choice of seasonal berries, whipped cream flavors and any other toppings that your inspiration calls for. For a delectable creation, bake in a KitchenAid® countertop convection oven for consistent heating and flawless results.

A ginger stout bundt cake with a Tahini honey glaze.

24. Ginger Stout Bundt Cake with Tahini Honey Glaze

A cake meant for Makers, this dazzling dessert combines fresh ginger root, thick molasses, warm spices and a Guinness stout for a perfect flavor combination. Sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds and draped with a tahini honey glaze, this artistic creation may be your next irresistible dessert.

A sponge cake with passionfruit topping.

25. Sponge Cake with Passionfruit Topping

Use your KitchenAid® stand mixer to create and layer this soft, fluffy sponge cake. Topped with sweet, and subtly tart, passionfruit, this Mother’s Day recipe will leave you wanting more.

A slice of vanilla butter cake with raspberries.

26. Vanilla Butter Cake

Customize this classic vanilla butter cake with your choice of frosting, toppings and garnish. Use the KitchenAid® Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer and Tilt-Head Flex Edge Beater to get the most of this recipe.

A black KitchenAid® stand mixer.

27. Ice Cream Cake

An ice cream cake is the perfect recipe that combines cake and ice cream into one delicious treat. Discover new possibilities and experiment with different flavors, like fudge brownie or peanut butter fudge, using your KitchenAid® stand mixer and Ice Cream Maker Attachment.

A velvety cocoa beet mini bundt cake.

28. Velvety Cocoa Beet Mini Bundt Cakes

Dusted with powdered sugar and infused with thick maple syrup, these mini bundt cakes will be a favorite on Mother’s Day.

A chocolate zucchini cake with a chocolate hazelnut swirl.

29. Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Hazelnut Swirl

Unleash your creativity with this decadent chocolate zucchini cake and a rich, earthy hazelnut swirl. Use your KitchenAid® stand mixer and a spiralizer attachment to curate perfectly spiralized zucchini for this light, refreshing cake.

A chocolate layer cake.

30. Chocolate Cake

Sweet, satisfying and perfect for customization. Use your stand mixer and Sifter + Scale Attachment from KitchenAid for a personal take on this classic favorite with toppings, like whipped cream and fruit, or different frostings, like cream cheese or buttercream.

A red KitchenAid® stand mixer with cake ingredients nearby. A red KitchenAid® stand mixer with cake ingredients nearby.

What are some ideas for decorating a Mother’s Day cake?

Frosting, icing, whipped cream and fondant are creative ways to decorate your Mother’s Day cake. Topping off with chocolates, nuts, fruit and fresh flowers can also make your cake stand out. Minimal designs and “naked” cakes without frosting can provide an elegant look and plenty of taste with luscious filling and flavor infusions.

Fondant is ideal for ice cream cakes because the sculpted designs, like curated flowers on top of the cake, do not melt at room temperature. Icing and a piping bag can also be used to decorate layer, bundt and carrot cakes by writing warm messages, like “Happy Mother’s Day.” Toppings like mixed nuts, fruit and chocolates can also be aesthetically placed on any type of cake for a delicious and decorative appeal. For a bright, refreshing look, add a freshly-picked flower to the top of your cake, like an edible nasturtium on top of chocolate buttercream frosting.

A pink KitchenAid® stand mixer and ice cream dishes. A pink KitchenAid® stand mixer and ice cream dishes.

What should I serve with a Mother’s Day cake?

A cup of coffee or tea, as well as a dish of ice cream or frozen yogurt, are the perfect complements to your Mother’s Day cake. While fruit is a popular cake topping, it can also be served as a refreshing side, like a cup of mixed berries or pineapple chunks. 

These sides can be delightful pairings to bring out the best flavors of your cake and make the most of your creation. In fact, using the KitchenAid® Ice Cream Maker Attachment with your stand mixer to make creamy vanilla or chocolate ice cream is a great way to treat your mom and showcase your creativity with a variety of desserts.

Shop for KitchenAid® stand mixers and countertop appliances

KitchenAid® stand mixers and countertop appliances, like blenders, hand blenders and food processors, can help you experiment with recipes for Mother’s Day cakes. Discover the possibilities and add your own twist to classic cakes with stand mixer attachments and accessories from KitchenAid brand. Plus, learn more about how to make cake pops as an alternative to the classic cake recipe.

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