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Mother's Day Cakes to Woo and Awe

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
May 8, 2014

To be very, very trite:


Because that’s what she wants on Mother’s Day: to be made something special—something that took real effort—for it to be delivered to her sweetly, with a smile and a flower, and then to be left the h&#( alone.

So do that for her, won’t you?

Angel Food Cake

Why It Woos: With it, you’re telling her: “You’re a sweet angel, Mother.” Moms like compliments just as much as the next gal.

Blackberry-Swirl Pound Cake

Why It Woos: You made that swirl all by yourself!

Velvet Cocoa Cake with Instant Buttercream

Why It Woos: It has “velvet” in the title. So don’t forget to mention its name as you set it before her.

Glazed Pecan-Raisin Cake

Why It Woos: It’s a lighter version of fruitcake for those nutmeg, pecan, and raisin-loving moms. 

Strawberry Cream Cake

Why It Woos: It’s proof that you listened to her talk about seasonality all those years.

Chocolate and Cabernet Sauvignon Italian Cake

Why It Woos: Wine.

Plum Cake

Why It Woos: She can have one slice now, and one each with her morning coffee for the next three days.

Lemon Cake

Why It Woos: “You candied those lemon slices yourself, too?!” [hugs and smiles]