12 Wedding Cake Flavors to Tickle Your Tastebuds

Will you go traditional or trendy?

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Whether you decide to DIY this traditional wedding dessert or use a bakery or pastry shop, the possibilities are endless when it comes to flavor combinations. What you may not have considered is that there’s much more out there than simply chocolate or vanilla. Will you keep it safe with the classics or keep it fresh with trendy flavors? Read on for tasty inspiration – either way, your cake is sure to be delicious!

 

 

 

 

Photo | Henry Lowther

1. Chocolate, Chocolate, Chocolate

A classic choice, you can’t go wrong with chocolate. A chocolate cake with a chocolate ganache filling and chocolate buttercream frosting is sure to be a fan favorite for guests who love to indulge in rich flavors.

 

 

 

Photo | Bon Appetit

2. White Cake, White Icing

Keeping it simple is never a wrong way to go. Vanilla sponge cake with vanilla icing is a sweet treat everyone can get behind. For filling, opt for pastry cream or raspberry jam for a fresh bite.

 

 

 

Photo | Harvey Norman

3. Carrot Cake

This cake is not just for springtime! Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting topped with walnuts or coconut strays from the traditional wedding cake, but still is loved by many.

 

 

 

Photo | 100 Layer Cake

4. Lemon Bundt Cake

Bundt cakes are new to the wedding scene, but we can see why they’re all the rage these days! Moist and full of flavor, a lemon bundt cake with vanilla or lemon icing is the perfect mix of tangy and sweet.

 

 

 

Photo | Everyday Annie

5. Coconut + Passion Fruit

Is your wedding full of tropical vibes? Look no further than this flavor combination: coconut cake, passion fruit curd and coconut rum buttercream with toasted coconut flakes. It’s like a vacation in a dessert!

 

 

 

Photo | Half Baked Harvest

6. Chocolate + Banana

Ahh, a match made in heaven. Start with a banana walnut cake, chocolate ganache filling and top with chocolate buttercream. Who needs chocolate covered bananas when you can have a chocolate-banana wedding cake?

 

 

 

Photo | Jonathan Ryder

7. Strawberry Champagne

A fancy flavor combination, strawberries and champagne are even better in a cake! A champagne-infused cake with strawberry buttercream filling and champagne buttercream combines the wedding toast and cake in one!

 

 

 

Photo | Nouba

8. Chocolate + Salted Caramel

Chocolate cake, salted caramel filling and chocolate ganache – must we even go on? this flavor combo is enough to make your guests coming back for seconds!

 

 

 

Photo | Green Wedding Shoes

9. Funfetti

Put the fun in funfetti with this colorful cake! A funfetti cake (vanilla with sprinkles) with vanilla buttercream is a colorful confection that makes a statement and satisfies a sweet tooth.

 

 

 

Photo | Brides

10. Apple Spice + Brown Sugar

With fall just around the corner, this cake is perfect for the season. An apple spice cake with brown sugar cream cheese filling topped with caramel buttercream is enough to make you want to curl up by the fire with a fork in hand!

 

 

 

Photo | Preppy Kitchen

11. Coffee + Cream

Have your coffee and eat it too! Try a mocha cake topped with coffee-infused buttercream for a dessert everyone will buzz about. Add in an espresso ganache or Bailey’s buttercream for extra pizazz.

 

 

 

Photo | Unknown

12. Pink Guava

Transport to the tropics with this flavorful cake! Guava cake with a guava puree topped with a fresh guava buttercream is sure to tickle your tastebuds.

 

 

Which one will be your cake-to-be? Tag us in your wedding photos!