27 Wedding Cakes Recipes And Flavors To Try

Wedding Cake Recipes And Flavours

If you have gathered enough courage to get married (pun intended), then do be courageous to try these other-than-chocolate wedding cake flavors. Although we have some chocolate recipes in our blog, who doesn’t love chocolate? But teas, herbal elements, and floral extracts make a wedding cake all lovey-dovey, sweet, and sultry and will make you go crazy in love. So, here you go!

1. Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 5 hours
  • Natural pistachio and almonds for a nutty flavor
  • Smooth, silky frosting
  • The decoration features kalanchoe, fresh berries, and pistachio

If you plan a winter wedding, get your cake customized in this delicious almond and pistachio flavor. With all the crunchiness, the texture remains soft, moist, and fluffy, thanks to eggs and butter. Use the freshest blueberries, some chopped pistachio, and pink kalanchoe flowers to decorate. These elements, along with white cream cheese frosting, create a classic wedding cake look.

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2. Hawaiian style Pineapple Wedding Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 3 hours
  • The perfect blend of Pineapple and Coconut flavors
  • Sweet and Tangy flavor

A destination wedding on a Hawaiian beach indeed calls for this classic, Tropical flavored Hawaiian style wedding cake. The fresh pineapples and coconuts lend a crumbly texture and sweet plus tangy flavors. Although it might appear tricky, the cake is easy to bake and decorate. The cream cheese frosting is soft and silky and has freshly grated coconut. If you like, add chopped walnuts to the mixture to make it one of the best Pineapple cake Recipes.

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3. Lemon Floral Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 2 hours 45 minutes
  • Cirrus-flavored royal cake with elderflowers
  • Inspired by British royal wedding cake flavors

Floral flavors go best with lemon because of its balance between sweetness and tanginess. And oh! What a royal wedding cake it is. Although elderflowers are the best option for this flavor, you can use lavender extracts as an alternative too. The white, silky frosting with the zesty aroma replicates the classic British royal wedding cake flavors.

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4. Apple Cinnamon and Caramel Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Apple, cinnamon, and salted caramel flavors

Apples make a popular dessert combination with cinnamons, i.e. cinnamon rolls, but when caramel comes into play, all else fails. So why not combine both components to create a deliciously moist wedding cake? And it’s best if you have an autumn wedding coming up. The flavors are suited for adults: the salted caramel and cinnamon take it on a spicier side, but the silky cream cheese frosting balances things up. Decorate with apple wedges, whole cinnamon sticks, and edible flowers.

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5. Flourless Chocolate wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • One of the best flourless cakes
  • Ideal for outdoor wedding celebrations

We have often heard people saying that flourless cakes are not real cakes! I mean, what exactly does a real cake taste like? When we use almond flour meals as an alternative, it already gives a nutty flavor ideal for any cake base. So if you or your partner, or anyone in the family wants gluten-free desserts, bake this fantastic dark chocolate flourless cake. Although once decorated, it looks so amazing you would not like to cut it! The silky, pale yellow colored frosting with Lisianthus, frangipanis, and gardenias looks so gorgeous…

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6. Sorbet Wedding Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 2.5 hours
  • A unique wedding cake idea for summers
  • An alternative to typical creamy ice cream cake

When we can make a warm Apple cinnamon cake for fall weddings, then summer weddings sure deserve an incredible, grapefruit-flavored sorbet wedding cake. Make sure you get the freshest grapefruits, blueberries, and redcurrants for the recipe. The cake is best for summer weddings, but you must be particular about the chilling and serving times to prevent the sorbet from creating a mess.

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7. Gluten and Dairy free Wedding Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Gluten-free, suitable for lactose intolerant
  • Simple to bake and easy to decorate

A wedding cake does not mean to be loaded with decorations to make an impression. Simple white frosting with minimal piping ideas can also create a fantastic look. The best thing is baked with gluten-free flour and non-dairy milk. These ingredients make it suitable for gluten and lactose intolerance. The classic plain Vanilla flavor makes its place in the light, soft and airy cake and silky frosting. Make a floral design through piping or use edible flowers for decoration.

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8. Three Tier Mix Fruit Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 8 hours
  • Filled with raisins, nuts, and sultanas
  • Best for fall weddings

Fruits become an exciting flavor when combined with nuts. Apricots, cherries, prunes, and dates, along with raisins, sultanas, walnuts, etc., give a fresh fruity plus nutty, and crunchy texture. So if you have a fall wedding planned, give this refreshing fruity flavor a try. Use warm and smooth apricot jam to decorate the cake and dust it with powdered sugar.

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9. Orange Berry Wedding Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 4 to 6 hours
  • Loaded with zesty, citrus flavors
  • Presentation in two tiers with fresh berries as decoration

If a simple chocolate cake does not fancy you much, try adding a refreshing and citrusy flavor to it. Oranges and fresh berries balance the sweetness and make the cake moist and soft.

Just blend in some orange zest and almonds to the cake mixture and bake two different sizes. Cover with a thick chocolate coating and load fresh berries on top of both tiers. It is easy and fun to make it yourself.

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10. Three-tier wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 4 hours
  • Each tier has a different flavor
  • Easy to prepare and decorate at home

With so many guests, it is often difficult to cater to everyone’s choices. But with this three-tier wedding cake, make each one in the most common favorite flavors and make everyone happy. The three tiers have fruit cake, lemon cake, and chocolate cake, respectively. Smooth and silky buttercream frosting covers each layer, while the edible and fondant-made flowers make it beautiful. The best part! It won’t cost you an arm and a leg, as you can prepare it yourself.

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11. Vegan Rose Cupcakes

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Ideal for lactose-intolerant people
  • Easy to bake at home

If you have planned a simple wedding with fewer guests, these beautiful cupcakes arranged on a high tea platter will suffice. They include yogurt, which makes it safe for lactose-intolerant people. Use xylitol instead of sugar to make it a sugar-free cupcake recipe. The real trick lies in the decoration, where white chocolate frosting coats the cupcakes, and fondant pink and red roses sit on the top. A perfect wedding cupcake.

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12.  Pecan Nuts Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Delicious, buttery, and nut flavor
  • Soft spongy center, perfect for weddings and festivities

Vanilla tends to be the most popular wedding cake flavor because of the white bridal appearance it gives and the entire canvas for decoration. But have you considered a nutty pecan cake for the wedding? This flavor is especially for those who prefer taste over looks! Pecans, almond flour, and butter impart a classic, cookie-like flavor to the cake. Go creative and add a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg to lend it a spicy touch. Decorate with whip cream or a simple glaze.

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13. Banana-flavored wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 3 hours
  • Best made with ripe bananas
  • Peanut butter flavored buttercream frosting

If you and your significant other love banana bread, instruct the baker to bake this yummy banana cake for your wedding. However, the recipe is so simple you can do it yourself too. The ripest banana is the best, and with a bit of lemon juice, the sweetness gets the balance. For the decor, mix your favorite peanut butter in the regular buttercream. The nutty topping goes hand in hand with a smooth, creamy base. Garnish with chopped almonds, pecans, or walnuts.

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14. Red Velvet Groom’s cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 50 minutes
  • Known in the south as a Groom’s Cake
  • A lustrous red inner side coated with velvety white frosting

Red velvet is such an uber-chic flavor. It goes with every festive occasion and looks oh-so-beautiful. Many people still think that the red color is because of strawberries or red fruit, but it comes from the food color, so you can bake a red velvet cake in any flavor you desire. But the most loved one is fudgy chocolate. Keep the pure frosting white to allow great decoration, such as edible hearts, glitter, or fondant-made flowers.

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15. Coconut Lemon Wedding Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 2 hours
  • Different from than traditional coconut tropical flavor
  • It makes a beautiful 3 tier cake

If you do not like the typical tropical coconut flavor in your cake, try this fantastic flavor. This cake is filled with lemon curd filling along with some fresh raspberries. The frosting has coconut-flavored cream cheese. Together, the elements deliver a soft and gooey, center-filled cake. The recipe is for a three-tier cake, so arrange some decorations to go with them.

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16. White Almond wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Blends the flavors of almond and sour cream
  • Easy to prepare at home

When in doubt, use almonds! This is because it can act as a beautiful alternative to cake flour, as a nutty and crunchy flavor and enhance the cake sponge’s texture. Just blend in some sour cream with powdered almonds. You Can also use almond extract, but natural almonds do wonders. The result is a soft, smooth sponge that is not too fluffy but not too dense. It will hold up the frosting and make a lovely, decorated wedding cake.

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17. Peach and Plum wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 45 minutes
  • Caramelized peaches and flamed plum flavor
  • It can be made with prepared classic pound cake

If your wedding cake is already ruined, you are now out of time but still want to pull off a great wedding cake flavor, and we have a solution. Get some prebaked classic pound cakes and slice them up. Grill the cake and the fruit for 2 to 4 minutes on either side to give a caramelized flavor. Top up the cake with fruits, whipped cream, and fresh chunks of peaches.

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18. Elegant Raspberry wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 6 hours
  • Classic vanilla flavor balanced with lemon and orange zest
  • Citrusy raspberry glaze

White Wedding cakes are mostly vanilla, so why not mix some orange and lemon zests to make a more exciting flavor? This tanginess balances the sweetness of vanilla bean, and the raspberry glaze becomes the cherry on top. With a few piping skills, decorate the frosting in unique patterns and create a fabulous wedding cake yourself.

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19. Blueberry-flavored Wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 3 hours
  • Made with homemade blueberry jam
  • Three-tier, moist and fluffy wedding cake

If you are a baking pro and know how to make a good blueberry jam, your spring wedding can see a beautiful blueberry cake. Add a spread of whipped cream cheese between the jam filling to double the flavor burst. Coat the three layers with silky vanilla buttercream, and use only fresh blueberries to decorate the cake.

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20. Coffee Cream Wedding Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • A rich and robust blend of unsweetened coffee and dark chocolate
  • Use chocolate ganache and piping bags for wedding-style decoration

The intense flavors of coffee and dark chocolate blend well with sugar when creating desserts. They make your treats sweet but not overly and retain their bitterness in a lovely form. This is why coffee and cream have become my favorite wedding cake. Although you can use cake toppers for decoration, a smooth chocolate ganache and a bit of your creativity can win the hearts of all your guests.

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21. Honey and Lavender Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Sweet honey flavor with the floral aroma
  • Ideal wedding cake for a small wedding

Not all white cakes are vanilla flavored. I mean, look at this beautiful white and lilac cake which is all sweet like honey and smells beautiful like lavender. So a small wedding and this beautiful cake sound so calming. Decorate with fresh lavender stalks and silky lilac-colored cream frosting. Oh, and did I forget to tell you that this is also an instant pot cake recipe, in case your oven is out of order?

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22. Osmanthus cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 2 hours
  • A unique wedding cake infused with osmanthus tea flavor
  • Delicate pink dessert perfect for festivities

The beauty of this cake is that you can bake any cake and coat it with osmanthus icing. But the most recommended flavors are almond or classic pound cake with roasted apricots or pecans. This is because the osmanthus is a delicate flavor and needs some combination for the boost. So why not try this for a close friend’s wedding day?

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23. Vegan Ginger Spice wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • ●       Total time: 1 hour
  • No eggs or dairy products, vegan friendly
  • It has a unique ginger spice flavor

Weddings are not all about flowers, chocolates, or Roseau. After all, we should all be ready for some ginger and spice too! This is what our next wedding cake flavor sounds like. The cake is baked without any eggs or dairy items, so if you love vegan desserts, this is for you. Ground ginger gets its kick with a bit of lemon juice. Bake it in a bundt pan if you have a private, intimate wedding ceremony.

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24. Orange and Rosemary Wedding Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 40 minutes
  • A healthy alternative to cream-based frosting cakes
  • Classic fall season flavors to enjoy at every celebration.

Cream cheese, buttercream frosting, or rich ganache become too much. So for the fall wedding, try this simple, sugar-dusted orange and rosemary cake with olive oil. The orange and rosemary complement the oil flavor, and the classic vanilla is always there to brighten things up—Bake as many tiers as you like and dust with powdered sugar. Decorate with orange zest and rosemary.

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25. Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffle

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour 50 minutes
  • Rich, creamy flavors of chocolate and hazelnuts
  • Best to serve in a heavy winter meal

No matter what flavor you go for, the top favorite remains the chocolate, and why not. It is rich, heavy, and decadent- and seamlessly blends with hazelnut flavor to create a fabulous wedding cake. The cake goes best at winter festivities because it goes in line with the heavy party menu. The mocha flavor buttercream and ganache coat the tiers of the cake, making it more flavorful.

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26. Spiced Eggnog Custard Cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 2 hours
  • Requires baking spices to add flavor
  • More towards a comfort food

Eat as much as you like because this cake is more like a comfort food than a dessert. The warm eggnog is flavorful with cinnamon and nutmeg, but the cake tradition continues with a buttercream frosting. It is heavy and has a custard-like inside. These kinds of flavors often bring a wave of nostalgia and mostly remind me of warm winter evenings with decadent desserts served at tea time.

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27. Mexican Chocolate wedding cake

What’s Special?

  • Total time: 1 hour
  • Traditional Mexican flavors
  • Best flavor For an exciting wedding feast

Being one of the best mexican desserts, the Mexican chocolate is a flavor that never fails, no matter the occasion. The cayenne and nutmeg combination spices up the chocolate, while the buttercream frosting with fudge balances the taste with sweetness. The cake is light, fluffy, and moist. It may not be the usual wedding cake flavor, but it will surely surprise the guests and win their hearts.

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What is the most popular wedding cake flavor?

Since the wedding cake traditionally ought to be white, its most popular flavor is vanilla. The main reason is that a wedding feast has many guests, and vanilla is a familiar favorite flavor. Its white-colored frosting offers a canvas for a lot of decoration ideas. The second most popular wedding cake flavor is chocolate because most people love the fudgy and rich flavor.

What flavors are suitable for a wedding cake?

Ideally, Chocolate, Vanilla, Raspberry, Coconut, and Pineapple are the best flavors to create a wedding cake, but there is no harm in experimenting. Caramelized fruits also form great flavors, and you can also create three differently flavored cakes to make the three tiers. The contemporary flavors include Mexican chocolate, fruit cake, cakes with floral ingredients, and baking spices.

What is the traditional wedding cake flavor

The traditional wedding cake flavor is Vanilla cake with vanilla frosting. Chocolate cake and frosting are also famous, but usually, it comes from the groom’s side. Nowadays fruit cakes are also getting popular at weddings.

Wedding Cake Recipes And Flavours

27 Wedding Cake Recipes And Flavours You Can’t Miss

Adalynn Ward
Celebrate the loving union of two lovers with these unique and delicious wedding cakes recipes and flavors.
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Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • Pistachio Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
  • Hawaiian style Pineapple Wedding Cake
  • Lemon Floral Cake
  • Apple Cinnamon and Caramel Cake
  • Flourless Chocolate wedding cake
  • Sorbet Wedding Cake
  • Gluten and Dairy free Wedding Cake
  • Three Tier Mix Fruit Cake
  • Orange Berry Wedding Cake
  • Three-tier wedding cake
  • Vegan Rose Cupcakes
  • Pecan Nuts Cake
  • Banana-flavored wedding cake
  • Red Velvet Groom’s cake
  • Coconut Lemon Wedding Cake
  • White Almond wedding cake
  • Peach and Plum wedding cake
  • Raspberry wedding cake
  • Blueberry Wedding cake
  • Coffee Cream Wedding Cake
  • Honey and Lavender Cake
  • Osmanthus cake
  • Vegan Ginger Spice wedding cake
  • Orange and Rosemary Wedding Cake
  • Chocolate and Hazelnut Truffle
  • Spiced Eggnog Custard Cake
  • Mexican Chocolate wedding cake

How to Make?
 

  • Mix the ingredients as per theinstructions
  • Bake the cake withthe best flavors
  • Cool and set on thecake stand
  • Decorate withfrosting, flowers, or berries.
  • Begin your new lifewith loads of love and the sweetness of the cake.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1cake
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Conclusion

So this is where we end our blog for some of the most exciting cake flavors for the wedding. Vanilla and chocolate might be the popular ones, but do try some new and exotic flavors this wedding season to surprise your guests and tantalize your taste buds.

Adalynn Ward
Hello!! My name is Adalynn I love to eat, travel, and eat some more! I am married to the man of my dreams and have a beautiful little girl whose smiles can brighten anyone’s day!