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Cake Design for Mother: Amazing Mother’s Day Recipe

Last Updated on January 21, 2023

If you are wanting to wow your mom, this amazing cake design for mother, for Mother’s day, will do the trick. She will not only love how this cake tastes but also how beautiful it looks. It will show her just how much you love and appreciate her.

Though this cake does require some baking experience, it is well worth all the effort to see the smile on your mom’s face when you give it to her. It is sure to be a hit on Mother’s Day, as the delicious flavors and beautiful look will shine through. You can’t go wrong with the flavors and simple yet elegant design of this cake.

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Mother’s Day Cake Decorating Ideas

Mother’s Day is a day you want to make your mom feel special and cared for. Though an elaborately decorated cake would make for a beautiful gift, that can be hard for many home bakers to achieve. Fortunately, there are some simple ways to create an elegant cake that is perfect for Mother’s Day.

Fresh flowers make a stunning addition to your Mother’s Day cake. Your mom will appreciate the thought of flowers and they are a simple way to make any cake look fancy. For best results, buy your flowers from a florist and make sure they are non-toxic.

Mother's Day Cake Decorating Ideas

Fruit is another easy way to decorate your cake to make it look beautiful while being all edible. Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries will look sophisticated atop your cake.

Frost your cake with a pastel color such as light pink, light purple, light blue, or light green. This will give your cake a delicate look that is perfect for springtime. It makes for a lovely cake design for the mother.

What You Will Need: Cake Design for Mother 

Ingredients for the Cake

  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, separated
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 cups cake flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Shortening

For Strawberry-Lemonade Jam

  •  2 1/2 cups strawberries, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

For Strawberry Frosting

  • 1 package cream cheese, room temperature (8 ounces)
  • 2/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 2/3 cup strawberries, finely chopped
  • 1 drop of pink food coloring gel
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh strawberries (for decoration)
  • Flowers (for decoration)

Equipment

  • Three 9-inch round cake pans
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Two medium mixing bowls
  • Small saucepan
  • Whisk
  • Wire rack
  • Food processor or blender
  • Mesh strainer

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Mothers Day cake design

Step by Step: Cake Design for Mother

Step One: Preheat the Oven and Prepare Your 9-Inch Cake Pans

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the pans with shortening and dust with flour.

Step Two: Beat Butter and Sugar

Using your electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until it becomes creamy. Then, gradually add your sugar to your butter. Beat until light and fluffy, then add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing until incorporated.

Step Three: Combine Cake Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt

In a medium whisking bowl, combine the cake flour, baking powder, and salt together until combined.

Step Four: Combine the Dry and Wet Ingredients of the Batter

Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture in intervals, alternating with adding the milk. Begin and end with flour mixture and mix at low speed until just combined. Mix in the lemon zest and juice into the cake batter.



Step Five: Beat Egg Whites

In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Carefully stir one-third of the egg whites into the batter then fold in the remaining egg whites.

Step Six: Bake the Cake

Evenly pour the cake batter into the three cake pans and bake for 16-20 minutes. Check if the lemon cakes are done by using a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.

Step Seven: Make the Filling

Blend the strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth. Use a mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp and disregard the pulp. Add the strawberries to the saucepan with the sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch.

Heat the jam mixture on medium heat until it begins to boil, then whisk continuously for one minute. Remove the mixture from the heat and cover it with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the jam filling for at least two hours.

Making the stawberry Filling

Step Eight: Make the Frosting

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and 1/3 cup of sugar until smooth in a large bowl. Add the strawberries and the food coloring to the cream cheese mixture.

In a separate bowl, beat the cream and lemon juice at medium speed and then increase it to medium-high speed. Add the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and beat the frosting mixture until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the cream mixture and combine.

Step Nine: Assemble and Decorate the Cake

Add a layer of strawberry jam and a layer of frosting to one of the cakes. Top with the next cake and repeat the process. Decorate the top and sides of the cake with the remaining strawberry cream cheese frosting.

For Mother’s Day cake decorations, top the cake with strawberries and non-toxic flowers.

Servings and Preparation Time: Cake Design for Mother

Servings and Preparation Time - Mother's Day Cake

Tips and Tricks for Mother’s Day Cake Design

Store this cake in an airtight container in the fridge for three to five days. In addition, you can also freeze it for three to six months. Place the frosted cake uncovered in the freezer for one hour then wrap it with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and return it to the freezer.

For the best result, freeze it without the strawberry and flower decorations. When ready to serve, allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for about two hours.

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Cake Design for Mother: Amazing Mother’s Day Recipe

If you are wanting to wow your mom, this amazing cake design for mother, for Mother's day, will do the trick. She will not only love how this cake tastes, but also how beautiful it looks. It will show her just how much you love and appreciate her.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake Design for Mother: Amazing Mother's Day Recipe
Servings: 12
Author: cakedecorist.com

Equipment

Ingredients
  

For the Cake

For Strawberry-Lemonade Jam

For Strawberry Frosting

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven and Prepare Your 9-Inch Cake Pans - Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease the pans with shortening and dust with flour.
  • Beat Butter and Sugar - Using your electric mixer, beat the butter on medium speed until it becomes creamy. Then, gradually add your sugar to your butter. Beat until light and fluffy, then add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing until incorporated.
  • Combine Cake Flour, Baking Powder, and Salt - In a medium whisking bowl, combine the cake flour, baking powder, and salt together until combined.
  • Combine the Dry and Wet Ingredients of The Batter - Add the dry ingredients into the butter mixture in intervals, alternating with adding in the milk. Begin and end with flour mixture and mix at low speed until just combined. Mix in the lemon zest and juice into the cake batter.
  • Beat Egg Whites - In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with an electric mixer at high speed until stiff peaks form. Carefully stir in one-third of the egg whites to the batter then fold in the remaining egg whites.
  • Bake the Cake - Evenly pour the cake batter into the three cake pans and bake for 16-20 minutes. Check if the lemon cakes are done by using a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean, they are done. Let the cakes cool in the pans for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.
  • Make the Filling - Blend the strawberries in a food processor or blender until smooth. Use a mesh strainer to separate the juice from the pulp and disregard the pulp. Add the strawberries to the saucepan with sugar, lemon juice, and cornstarch.
  • Heat the jam mixture on medium heat until it begins to boil, then whisk continuously for one minute. Remove the mixture from heat and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the jam filling for at least two hours.
  • Make the Frosting - Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and 1/3 cup of sugar until smooth in a large bowl. Add in the strawberries and the food coloring to the cream cheese mixture.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the cream and lemon juice at medium speed and then increase it to medium-high speed. Add the remaining 1/3 cup of sugar and beat the frosting mixture until stiff peaks form. Fold the cream cheese mixture into the cream mixture and combine.
  • Assemble and Decorate the Cake - Add a layer of strawberry jam and a layer of frosting to one of the cakes. Top with the next cake and repeat the process. Decorate the top and sides of the cake with the remaining strawberry cream cheese frosting.

Notes

Store this cake in an airtight container in the fridge for three to five days. In addition, you can also freeze it for three to six months. Place the frosted cake uncovered in the freezer for one hour then wrap with plastic wrap and aluminum foil and return to freezer.
For the best result, freeze it without the strawberry and flower decorations. When ready to serve, allow it to thaw in the fridge overnight or at room temperature for about two hours.
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Mother’s Day Heart Cake Recipe

Making a heart cake for Mother’s day is one of the simplest, but most effective ways of telling her that you love her. For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 box of white cake mix (plus ingredients needed to complete the cake: usually water, egg, and oil)
  • 1 container of store-bought/homemade white frosting
  • 1-2 drops of red food coloring

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Grease 2 baking pans (one 8″ round and one 8″ square) and preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Using the instructions on the back/side of your boxed cake mix, prepare the batter accordingly.
  3. Pour batter evenly into the pans and bake in the center of your preheated oven. The square cake should take around 25-28 minutes, and the round cake should take around 30-24 minutes. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely before handling.
  4. Cut the round cake in half and point the other cake at an angle toward you (so one corner is facing you). Now add each cut half of the round cake on the sides of the square cake. This should make a heart shape.
  5. Add a few drops of red food coloring to your white frosting and frost the cake entirely. Add fresh strawberries on top, if desired. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

Money Cake Design for Mother

One of the latest trends for celebrations is a money cake. This is simply a cake that has money hidden inside. This is sure to surprise your mom.

The ingredients you’ll need for this recipe are:

for the cake:

  • 2 cups of white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

for the frosting:

  • 2 cups of butter
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt (omit if using salted butter)
  • 2lb of confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips

for the money:

  • dollar bills
  • ribbon
  • small plastic bags
  • toilet paper tube

Now all you need to do is:

  1. Grease and line 3 cake pans with parchment paper. You’ll also need to preheat your oven to 350F.
  2. Grab a mixing bowl and add the following ingredients: sugar, cocoa powder, flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Once mixed, add the following ingredients to the bowl: eggs, oil, vanilla extract, milk, and water. Mix well until the batter is relatively smooth; there’s likely to be a few smaller lumps.
  4. Pour batter evenly into your pans and bake for around 20-24 minutes; or until a toothpick in the center comes out clean. Leave to cool.
  5. For the frosting, add your butter and beat for around a minute, until fluffy. Add in your vanilla and salt. Then mix in your confectioners’ sugar slowly.
  6. Add milk gradually until you reach the desired consistency of your frosting. Set aside.
  7. Add one layer of cake to a stand and frost from the center to the edges. Add a handful of sprinkles over the top and then add the second layer. Repeat this process until you reach the third layer (do not add frosting).
  8. Measure your mini plastic bags and ensure your tube is just slightly longer. Add a slit in your tube for the bags to fit through. Cover with plastic wrap, leaving a hole where the slit is.
  9. Add money to your mini bags and firmly seal each end of the bag to the next one, to create a long strip. Once finished, roll up as small as you possibly can and fit it into your tube. Add more plastic wrap around the tube for security.
  10. Add a small hole to the bag nearest the top of the tube and tie a piece of ribbon to the end of one of your cake decorations. You can use a lollipop if you’d prefer.
  11. Make a hole with a knife, in the center of your cake; just enough to fit the tube snugly. Empty any frosting and cake and place your tube inside.
  12. With the frosting and cake you removed, add it back to the cake, to cover the tube; ensuring the piece of ribbon is still easy to access.
  13. Frost the top of your cake and gently tug the ribbon to reveal the money. Then slice, serve and enjoy!

A Lovely Happy Mother’s Day Cake

This elegant and delicious strawberry-lemonade cake is wonderful for serving on Mother’s Day. Your mom will absolutely adore how it looks and love the taste. Though it may take some experience to make, your mom will appreciate all the hard work you put in. I hope this has given you some ideas on a cake design for mother, Mother’s day.

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