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Nadiya Hussain’s best bakes for Mother’s Day

by Marina Hopkins

published on 18 March 2019

What better way to tell your mum you love her than with an irresistible homemade bake, and who better to turn to for some Mother’s Day baking inspiration than Nadiya Hussain? From strawberry and clotted cream cupcakes to an indulgent rocky road cake, these bakes are guaranteed to earn you all the brownie points this year.

Red Velvet Cake

Nadiya Hussain’s Red Velvet Cake

This is Nadiya’s version of a classic American bake. Two layers of rich, chocolatey sponge are sandwiched with a thick cream cheese frosting to create a Mother’s Day treat that tastes as good as it looks.

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Lemon Drizzle Swirls

Nadiya Hussain’s Lemon Drizzle Swirls

If you’re planning to surprise your mum with a specially prepared breakfast or brunch this Mother’s Day, whip up a batch of these lemon drizzle swirls. A citrusy twist on cinnamon buns, these are soft, sweet, and slathered with creamy lemon frosting.

Nadiya Hussain’s Strawberry and Clotted Cream Shortcake Cupcakes

Nadiya Hussain’s Strawberry and Clotted Cream Shortcake Cupcakes

Nadiya’s pretty pink cupcakes each contain a buttery biscuit base and a whole strawberry. Finish them off with a topping of strawberry ice cream frosting and you’ve got yourself the perfect tea time treat.

Nadiya Hussain’s Mango and Coconut Yoghurt Cake with German Buttercream

Nadiya Hussain’s Mango and Coconut Yoghurt Cake with German Buttercream

Inspired by the flavours of Nadiya’s childhood, this mango and coconut sponge is a refreshingly different sandwich cake, filled with tangy mango pulp and German buttercream.

Nadiya Hussain’s Treacle Anise Madeleines with Grapefruit Syllabub

Nadiya Hussain’s Treacle Anise Madeleines with Grapefruit Syllabub

With their delicate scalloped shape and subtle star anise flavour, these madeleines are sure to impress this Mother’s Day. Serve them with a light chocolate glaze and a bowl of grapefruit syllabub for dipping.

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

Nadiya Hussain’s Raspberry Ice Cream Cake

This inventive ice cream cake recipe is full of the flavours of summer, but can be made at any time of the year. The simple and traditional sponge base is filled with easy-to-make ice cream and topped with fresh raspberries, then left in the freezer overnight so you can spend less time in the kitchen on the day itself.

Crispy Chocolate and Salted Peanut Tart

Crispy Chocolate and Salted Peanut Tart

For the chocoholic mums, Nadiya’s chocolate and salted peanut tart is the one to go for. Nadiya adds an unusual ingredient to give this tart a satisfyingly crunchy base – you might do a double-take at the ingredient list, but trust us: it works!

Parsnip and Orange Spiced Cake

Parsnip and Orange Spiced Cake

Not to be confused with its carrot cake sibling (and we all know there’s always a bit of sibling rivalry on Mother’s Day), this two-tiered parsnip cake with its irresistible cream cheese frosting has a sweet, nutty flavour and a perfectly moist texture.

Rocky Road Cake

Rocky Road Cake

For something truly indulgent, this recipe combines classic rocky road with a super luxurious chocolate cake underneath, to show your mum that extra little bit of love on Mother’s Day. 

Passion Fruit Bundt

Passion Fruit Bundt

Bring some sunshine into your mum’s afternoon with this tropical twist on a baking classic. This traditional bundt cake, brightened up with a fresh passion fruit glaze, is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds and makes a wonderful festive treat. 

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