Choosing your wedding cake flavor is one of the tastiest decisions you’ll make for your big day. From traditional white cake to decadent red velvet, there are so many flavors, fillings, and combinations to choose from.
Not sure which flavor to pick? Choose multiple! Some couples pick different flavors for each tier of their wedding cake or have separate cakes for the bride and groom. This way, everyone gets a taste of something they love. Now, check out these 12 cake flavors that are sure to make your mouth water.
#12: Traditional White Cake
Nothing says tradition like a vanilla wedding cake. Although typically paired with white vanilla buttercream, the “white” wedding cake can feature any frosting color on the outside. Maybe it matches your color scheme or ties in with your overall décor. If you decide to stick to classic white, level up your cake with classy additions like fresh or fake flowers, unique piping, or texture.
#11: Lemon Berry Cake
For an extra-sweet cake flavor, this lemon berry wedding cake is amazing. The naked cake trend (which is sticking around) is perfect here, allowing you to see the drool-worthy lemon curd layers. To top it all off, use whipped cream and fresh strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. We love how the ripe fruit adds a touch of vibrance to the cake.
#10: Spiced Carrot Cake
Time to spice things up! This spiced carrot cake with white chocolate buttercream is the perfect pick for a fall or winter wedding. Warm up your guests with a blend of spices: ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. For an extra kick—cayenne pepper for the win.
#9: Champagne Cake
Want a sweet twist on a classic? Champagne wedding cakes are rising in popularity. Start with a traditional white cake, add a raspberry peach puree filling, and top it off with champagne buttercream. Cheers to that!
#8: Red Velvet Cake
Speaking of classic, red velvet is one of the most popular wedding cake flavors. The cake itself is rich, moist, and has a delicious velvety texture. Pair that with sweet cream cheese frosting and you’re sure to make your guests sing with happiness.
#7: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cake
Peppermint is a favorite cold-weather flavor, so this dark chocolate peppermint wedding cake is a festive dream. Just imagine, dark chocolate cake paired with silky white chocolate swiss meringue buttercream. Add crushed peppermint bark to each layer and you’re in wintry heaven.
#6: Almond Amaretto Cake
For couples that love nutty desserts, this almond amaretto wedding cake is superb. Each layer of cake is infused with amaretto liqueur and frosted with salted caramel buttercream. You’ll definitely want to sink your teeth into this new fan-favorite cake flavor.
#5: Cranberry Orange Cake
Another winter pick is a cranberry orange wedding cake with cream cheese frosting. It’s bright, vibrant, and oh-so delicious. The cake itself is full of flavor thanks to fresh orange juice, orange zest, and cranberry puree. The cranberry orange marmalade filling adds a burst of something sweet. For an extra wintry touch: sugared cranberries.
#4: Yellow Confetti Cake
Now here’s something to celebrate—confetti cake! This trendy cake flavor option boasts yellow cake with rainbow sprinkles and vanilla buttercream. It’s a super fun flavor and your guests will remember it for years.
#3: Peanut Butter Cup Cake
This next one is for the chocolate lovers: peanut butter cup wedding cake. This moist cake has layers of chocolate cake in between peanut butter buttercream frosting and peanut butter ganache on top. Go the extra mile with pieces of Reese’s peanut butter cups on top and in between the layers. YUMMY!
#2: Chai Spice Cake
Another spiced cake makes our flavorful top 12 list—this time it’s chai spice. Guests will eat up this soft, moist cake with tangy cream cheese frosting. It’s so good, you won’t have any leftovers by the end of the night.
#1: Coconut Cake
Finally, go nuts for coconut! This textured coconut wedding cake with a soft, fluffy crumb will wow your guests. Take things to the next level with a fruity filling: pineapple, mango, or kiwi are nice accent flavors. Seriously, grab us a fork ASAP.