6 Mother’s Day Cakes That Are Fabulous and Fuss-free

These elegant, easy desserts are picture perfect for a ladies tea or a luxe brunch.

1

Rhubarb
 Upside-
Down Cake

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

A layer of fresh rhubarb gives this traditional upside down cake a pretty pink makeover. The tender vanilla and citrus-kissed cake is the perfect companion for tart, jammy fruit.

Get the recipe here.


2

Strawberry 
Almond Cornmeal Cake

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Golden and gently sweet thanks to a blend of cornmeal and almond flour, this homey cake packs a lot of summery goodness into every bite.

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3

Chocolate Mud Cake

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Dark and rich, this fudgey cake is like a souffle on steroids. And it couldn’t be simpler: just 6 ingredients stand between you and chocolate nirvana.

Get the recipe here.



4

Apricot Clafouti

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

This delightfully simple French dessert is a like a cross between a baked pancake and a custardy cake. Though clafoutis are commonly made with cherries, we love the way this one shows off the sweetness and sunny hue of golden apricots.

Get the recipe here.


5

Lemon Poppy 
Bundt Cake

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Pretty poppy seeds give this simple citrus cake a pleasing crunch, while creamy yogurt lends a lip-smacking tanginess and a tender crumb.

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6

Brown-Sugar Banana Cake

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Photo by Marcus Nilsson

Using dark brown sugar in place of white packs this cake with a deep, caramel flavor, which perfectly complements the tropical sweetness of roasted bananas.

Get the recipe here.