Mother’s Day Cakes! Here are some of our favorites. Mother’s Day is almost here.  Show her just how much you love and appreciate her by baking her the perfect Mother’s Day cake . Here are some of our favorite cake recipes that will look great on your dessert table.

Best Mother’s Day Cakes

Mandarin Orange Cake– this is the perfect spring/summer cake. It has wonderful reviews and is always a hit. This cake is known in the South as a “Pig Lickin Cake.”

Sour Cream Coconut Cake – This delicious cake is one of our most popular! Super easy to make and your Mother will love it!

Southern Pound Cake-I can’t say enough about this cake. I think it’s the perfect dessert but I’ve loved it since I was a little girl. Not many cakes can stand on their own, but this one can. It doesn’t need any frosting or fruit, it’s just that good.

If chocolate is your thing, then you may want to try our Chocolate Pound Cake. It has a chocolate chip glaze and is delicious.

Exquisite Chocolate Cherry Cake – This cake is easy to make, has wonderful reviews and is absolutely delicious!


Kentucky Butter Cake-this cake has been around for a very long time because it’s just a wonderful recipe. It has great reviews and is one that you’ll make over and over.

Hummingbird Cake-a true southern recipe that is made with bananas and pineapple. This will be a great addition to your menu for Mother’s Day.

Lemony Chess Cake-if your Mom is a lemon fan then this is the cake for her! It’s delicious and the glaze makes it so pretty.

Easy Strawberry Coconut Cake – This cake is made with a mix and really good! It’s a delicious summer cake and you can easily decorate it with flowers! It is beautiful as a center piece.


Vanilla Wafer Cake-my Mom made us this cake when my sister and I were little and we loved it. It’s a great recipe to make for your Mother’s Day cake. I highly recommend it.

Orange Kiss Me Cake – This is a vintage recipe from the 1950’s and is so good! It made with the entire orange and has a wonderful texture.

Do Nothing Cake – Want easy? Here you go! You don’t even have to get out the mixer to make this cake and it’s always a huge hit!

Out of all of these Mother’s Day Cakes, I hope you found some recipes you can’t wait to try!

If you’re looking for more than a cake, see below for some more suggestions.

Other Dessert Ideas

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding-banana pudding is always a good idea!

Amish Vanilla Pie-this is such a unique dessert and an old recipe.

Strawberry Shortcake-this is an old-fashioned recipe and perfect for this time of year.

More Ideas

Don’t forget the pasta salad on Mother’s Day! It wouldn’t’ be a summer gathering at our house unless there was a pasta salad on the table. Pasta salads are so versatile. There are so many variations. So, we put together 10 of our most popular pasta salads for the summer just in case you loved them as much as we do!

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  1. Hello! I’m really enjoying your website. It’s like you have tailor-made the recipe instructions for me. You two have renewed my passion for trying different recipes. Of course pleasant child memories are provoked as well! The recipes are not to complicated for me to follow. I like how the ingredient lists are pretty much every thing a well stocked kitchen would have in it. I have made the sour cream coconut cake many times as it is a favorite of ours. My father in law proclaims that cake to be the BEST coconut cake he’s ever eaten. Thank you!!5 stars

    1. Laura, thank you SO much for the very, VERY kind comment. We’re thrilled that you are enjoying our recipes!! Your comment absolutely made our day. Thank you!

  2. How can I make individual short cakes like what pan?also do u sweetened your strawberries? PlEASE answer befor moms daythank u

    1. You might try making them in muffin tins for individual cakes and yes, I would cut up the strawberries and add some sugar and let sit in the refrigerator over night so they will be juicy.

    1. Thank you so much, Sonja! Happy to have you as part of our community. It’s people like you that make it all worthwhile. Have a great day.

    2. Thank you so much, Sonja! It is people like you that make it all worthwhile. Happy to have you on our site and hope you have a wonderful day.

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