Unique Wedding Cake Flavors We're Dying to Try & You'll Want to Consider Too

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Planning your wedding or another special event and wondering about the perfect cake flavors to choose? Who says you have to stick with a traditional vanilla cake for your wedding? Today's bakers are more creative than ever and they're whipping up concoctions that are the stuff of dreams. So, we turned to Rachel Barrett, the founder, and creative director of Cake Queen LA, who is known not only for beautiful cakes but also unbelievable taste!
When it comes to selecting your cake flavor, Rachel advises her couples "First, I tell them to trust their instincts. Most people already have a clear idea of what they want to order when they come to me, but then start to second guess it for all kinds of reasons."
But for those looking to embrace a more adventurous palate, there is an array of unique cake flavor combinations to choose from. But what makes these cakes full of flavor? Rachel says the key to her ultra-delish cake recipes, "Organic ingredients, using fresh local produce and less sugar."
These non-traditional pairings have become some of the most popular wedding cake flavors. So, if you're yearning for a wedding cake as unique as you are, you're in for a treat.
Crafting a dream-worthy wedding cake concoction that will leave you and your guests in awe, check out these totally unique cake flavors.

Chocolate Whiskey Cake With a Salted Caramel Drizzle

 Start with a bold statement by choosing a Chocolate Whiskey Cake. Rich, decadent chocolate cake layers are infused with the warm notes of whiskey and crowned with a luscious salted caramel drizzle. It's a flavor that exudes sophistication and indulgence.

Cookies and Cream With Oreo-filled Vanilla Buttercream

 For the ultimate treat for cookie lovers, opt for a Cookies and Cream Cake. This cake features layers of chocolate cookies and cream cake filled with a heavenly Oreo-filled vanilla buttercream. It's a delightful blend of crunch and creaminess.

Funfetti Cake With Vanilla Buttercream

Bring joy and whimsy to your wedding with a Funfetti Cake. Colorful sprinkles dot the vanilla cake layers, and it's all wrapped in a velvety vanilla buttercream. It's a celebration in every bite.

Choose what you truly love to eat. If classic flavors are your preference, don't hesitate to go for them. 

Rachel Barrett, Cake Queen LA

Chocolate Nutella Cake With Chocolate Ganache

 Indulge your chocolate cravings with a Chocolate Nutella Cake. Decadent layers of chocolate cake are generously slathered with creamy Nutella and draped in a glossy chocolate ganache. It's pure chocolate bliss.

Champagne Cake With Strawberry Buttercream

Elevate your celebration with a Champagne Cake. This elegant choice combines the effervescence of champagne with the sweetness of strawberry buttercream. It's a toast to love and luxury.

Orange Creamsicle Cake With Vanilla Buttercream

Reminisce about summer days with an Orange Creamsicle Cake. The tangy orange cake layers harmonize beautifully with the smooth vanilla buttercream. It's a burst of citrusy delight.

Early Grey Cake With Lavender-infused Frosting

For a touch of sophistication, consider an Earl Grey Cake. The delicate flavor of Earl Grey tea infuses the cake, while a lavender-infused frosting adds a floral note. It's a cake with a unique twist and every tea lover's dream.

Lemon and Blueberry Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

Brighten up your day with a Lemon and Blueberry Cake. The zesty lemon cake is complemented by a cream cheese frosting and bursts of juicy blueberries. The sweet and savory combination is a fresh and fruity choice.

Caramel Coffee Cake With Chocolate Ganache

 Delight your guests and wake up their taste buds with a Caramel Coffee Cake. This delicious option combines the richness of caramel and coffee in moist cake layers, topped with a decadent chocolate ganache.

Chocolate Cake With Peanut Butter Buttercream Icing

For lovers of the classic chocolate and peanut butter combo, this cake is a dream come true. The chocolate cake layers are generously frosted with peanut butter buttercream icing, creating a heavenly blend of flavors. This wedding cake is a real crowd pleaser!

Naked Tiramisu Layer Cake

Bring your wedding guests on a journey to Italy with a Naked Tiramisu Layer Cake. Coffee-soaked sponge cake layers are layered with mascarpone cheese and cocoa powder, creating a dessert that's a coffee lover's delight. This unique wedding cake flavor will have your guests buzzing all the way home!

Chocolate and Brown Sugar Butter Cake With Pumpkin Frosting

Embrace the warm and cozy flavors of fall with this unique cake combination. Chocolate and brown sugar butter cake layers are adorned with luscious pumpkin frosting, capturing the essence of the season.

Banana Caramel Cake and Burnt Sugar Frosting

Add a tropical twist to your celebration with a Banana Caramel Cake. Ripe bananas infuse the cake with natural sweetness, while burnt sugar frosting adds a unique caramelized touch.

Neapolitan-inspired Layer Cake

 Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane with a Neapolitan-inspired Layer Cake. Chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla layers create a visually stunning and delightful cake.

Strawberry Thyme Cake With Lemon Buttercream

Combine the earthiness of thyme with the sweetness of strawberries in this unique wedding cake. The flavor is elevated by fresh fruit and zesty lemon buttercream, resulting in a refreshing and sophisticated choice.

Key Lime Cake With Cream Cheese Frosting

 Transport your taste buds to the tropics with a Key Lime Cake. Tangy key lime cake layers are complemented by creamy cream cheese frosting, creating a tropical delight.

S'mores Cake With a Roasted Marshmallow Drizzle and Graham Cracker Topping

Bring the campfire experience to your wedding with a S'mores Cake. Chocolate cake layers, marshmallow drizzle, and graham cracker topping recreate the beloved outdoor treat.

Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake With Vanilla Coffee Frosting

Warm up your celebration with a Cinnamon Roll Pound Cake. The comforting flavors of cinnamon roll are combined with a luscious vanilla coffee frosting, creating a cozy and indulgent cake.

Raspberry Swirl Cake with Lemon Curd and Vanilla Buttercream

This refreshing flavor combination is an absolute delight for wedding cakes. The raspberry filling adds a sweet burst of berry flavor that beautifully complements the Vanilla Cake. The addition of a perfectly sour lemon curd creates a harmonious contrast, and the finishing touch of salted Vanilla Buttercream elevates the overall taste experience, making it a top pick for your wedding cake.

Matcha Cake with White Chocolate Buttercream

For those who appreciate unique and bold flavors, the Matcha Cake is a standout choice for wedding celebrations. The strong tea flavor of matcha shines through in cake form, and the sweetness of White Chocolate Buttercream provides a delightful counterbalance, resulting in a rich and decadent wedding dessert that's sure to impress.

Olive Oil Citrus Cake with Citrus Buttercream, Candied Citrus

An Olive Oil Citrus Cake has a truly exceptional flavor profile for a wedding cake. Its light and fluffy crumb, enhanced by the tanginess of buttermilk, offers a unique texture and taste experience. The incorporation of lemon and orange zest in both the cake and the buttercream adds a beautiful aroma that engages all the senses. This citrusy flavor combination is a sensory masterpiece that will add an extra layer of enjoyment to your wedding celebration.
These unique wedding cake flavors offer a delightful departure from the ordinary, allowing you to infuse your wedding with a touch of personality and creativity. Whether you choose a rich and boozy Chocolate Whiskey Cake or a refreshing Orange Creamsicle Cake, your wedding cake will become a memorable part of your special day, leaving your guests with a taste of your unique love story. So, don't hesitate to explore these extraordinary flavors and make your wedding cake as special as your celebration.
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Kellee Khalil
About The Author
Kellee Khalil is the Founder & CEO of Loverly. She lives in upstate NY with her fiancé and two dogs.
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