Mother’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show your appreciation for all the wonderful things Mom does. What better way to do it than with a batch of heartwarming cupcakes? Each of these twelve recipes will bring a smile to her face and make her feel special. From classic favorites to new twists, there’s a little something for every mom to enjoy.

Cupcakes with pink frosting and a strawberry on top.
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Pink Buttercream Cupcakes

Pink frosted cupcakes on a marble plate.
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Pink Buttercream Cupcakes are a festive choice for Mother’s Day with their eye-catching color and creamy vanilla flavor. The fluffy, tender texture combined with vibrant buttercream makes these cupcakes a cheerful treat for Mom.

Get the recipe: Pink Buttercream Cupcakes

Rose Lychee Raspberry Cupcakes

A plate of cupcakes topped with pink frosting and roses.
Photo credit: Sift & Simmer.

Celebrate Mom with these Rose Lychee Raspberry Cupcakes, which combine the gentle flavors of rose water and fresh lychee. Topped with a rose and raspberry buttercream that’s naturally colored pink, these treats are perfect for adding a touch of elegance to Mother’s Day.

Get the recipe: Rose Lychee Raspberry Cupcakes

Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Two cupcakes with strawberries and a fork on a wooden table.
Photo Credit: Live to Sweet.

Treat Mom to these Strawberry Filled Cupcakes this Mother’s Day. Soft vanilla bean cakes are enhanced with a homemade honey-strawberry filling and topped with a luscious strawberry cream cheese frosting, making them a sweet way to show your love.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Pink cupcakes with raspberry frosting on a wooden cutting board.
Photo Credit: How to Make Rice Crispy Treats.

These Raspberry Cupcakes are a great way to make Mother’s Day special. They feature a fluffy base with whole raspberries and are topped with an easy raspberry buttercream, making them a bright and cheerful addition to your celebration.

Get the recipe: Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate frosting and raspberries.
Photo Credit: Anna Banana.

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes are an excellent choice for celebrating Mom. Filled with raspberry jam and topped with smooth chocolate buttercream, these cupcakes balance rich chocolate with the brightness of raspberry.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

Chocolate cherry cupcakes with whipped cream and cherries on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Foxes Love Lemons.

For a Mother’s Day treat, try these Black Forest Cupcakes. Moist chocolate cupcakes filled with syrupy cherries and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings, they bring a classic dessert into cupcake form.

Get the recipe: Black Forest Cupcakes

Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Strawberry frosted cupcakes on a white sheet of paper.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful.

These Strawberry Filled Cupcakes are a joyous way to celebrate Mother’s Day. The cupcakes feature fresh strawberry filling beneath naturally pink strawberry buttercream frosting, offering a burst of strawberry in every bite.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with strawberries and chocolate frosting.
Photo Credit: Boston Girl Bakes.

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes are a perfect way to spoil Mom this Mother’s Day. Rich chocolate cupcakes are paired with creamy strawberry buttercream and can be garnished with chocolate-covered strawberries for an extra special touch.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

A stack of chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting.

Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes make a memorable treat for Mother’s Day. Rich and moist, they’re packed with cherry pie filling and topped with a cherry buttercream that’s both sweet and tangy.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful.

Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes are a delightful treat for Mother’s Day. These light and fluffy cupcakes are filled with fresh strawberries, topped with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with strawberry crunch crumble, echoing the classic strawberry shortcake bars.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
Photo Credit: NeighborFood Blog.

Strawberry Cupcakes are a fantastic choice for Mother’s Day, with their super moist texture and rich strawberry flavor. Topped with a swirl of strawberry buttercream, they’re a perfect way to celebrate with Mom.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes on a white plate with whipped cream.
Photo Credit: Vegan Huggs.

These Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes are perfect for Mother’s Day, combining a subtle chocolate flavor with the plush texture of red velvet. They’re an easy-to-make treat that’s sure to please.

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

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