Show your mum some love this Mother's Day and bake. This is a round-up of spectacular, bold, flavoursome, fruity (and sometimes floral) cake recipes that look incredible, and taste fantastic too. From Nigella to Ottolenghi and many more of the best bakers in town, these recipes will go down a treat.
This isn't any old banana cake, this is a rich, caramelly banana cake topped with peanut buttercream and swirls of maple syrup. Sumptuous, luxurious and do-able with most of your pantry staples.
Aside from the lightest sponge and the fluffiest buttercream, the beauty in this bake from Nigella's At My Table is that it affords you the perfect canvas to decorate however mum would like best, from a scattering of rose petals to some fresh berries.
More of a slice than a cake, this traditional New Zealand bake is made with a thin cakey bottom and layered up with fruity jam in the middle and coconut meringue with a crisp top. A bright, fun cake to make your mum smile.
What's better than a cute French macaron? One giant macaron, baked into a layer cake with cream, cake and more cream piled into it. Pack it with berries and add a little food colouring for a bold, bright and fabulous bake.
Carrot Cake with Pumpkin Seeds, Apricot & Honey Icing from Natural Baking by Carolin Strothe & Sebastian Keitel
Spiced with cardamom, cloves and cinnamon, this pretty carrot cake has a hint of orange, topped with honey-flavoured cream cheese icing and edible flowers for an extra special teatime treat.
This gluten-free cake is made with polenta and almonds for a lovely, crumbly texture that contrasts wonderfully with the juicy, tart bursts of raspberry. A simple bake for Mother's Day.
This gluten-free bake is a pistachio bonanza – a dense and incredibly moist sponge with an intense roasted pistachio flavour, topped with homemade pistachio nut butter icing, fresh honeycomb and plenty more nuts for decoration. It's a bold bake for the whole family.
For those mums who can't resist a good Jaffa Cake, this bake pairs orange sponge with sharp orange jelly and an irresistible chocolate ganache. Prepare the cake the day before so the jelly has enough time to set, then on the day, all you have to do is assemble and ice it. Easy!