This Mother’s Day, we think mom should get a break from the cooking (unless that’s her happy place, of course), so we’ve found 5 beautiful and easy Mother’s Day cakes that the kids can make themselves.
We’re looking at sheet cakes that don’t require crumb coats or simple boxed-cake upgrades. You know, in case you don’t happen to have a pastry degree from Le Cordon Bleu.
These recipe will get you in and out of the kitchen easily and happily, with a gorgeous dessert to show for it.
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There’s something to be said for the simple perfection of a chocolate sheet cake. This gooey, light recipe for Frani’s chocolate sheet cake at Well Floured is perfect for beginner bakers. You can’t fail with the chocolate frosting-glaze, and it’s guaranteed to be moist and delicious.
This delicious Irish apple crumb cake at The Every Kitchen is great for kids who have slightly more sophisticated kitchen skills. The light vanilla cake is topped with a layer of sliced apples and crumb topping — yum!
Whether you need a vegan option or not this Mother’s Day, I think this Lemon Cake at Very Vegan Gal should be a real contender. It’s bright and perfect for spring with the lemon glaze on top, and that drizzle is something the kids can’t screw up.
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This Banana Sheet Cake at Certified Pastry Aficionado is like banana bread, but all dressed up for Mother’s Day. You can whip it up in one bowl and let the kids slice the bananas for the topping while it bakes. They’ll love setting them on top in perfectly straight lines. Fingers crossed.
This Skinny Tres Leches cake at Renee’s Kitchen Adventures starts with a boxed cake mix, which makes it extra easy for kids to bake. You just need to add a few extra ingredients and top with fresh fruit for a delicious and impressive dessert made just for mom by her kids.