recipes are a huge part of the success of the dessert at your nuptials.
Statistics show that 25% of guests do not eat wedding cake! While some
of it may be due to dietary constraints, the rest may be because people
just don’t like it. Why? A lot of it just doesn't taste that good. Too
dry, to greasy, too sugary, etc. Good wedding cake recipes with the
ingredients will surely break this chain.
Wedding cake that
tastes heavenly will have your guests asking for a 2nd piece, even if
they are on a diet. At a recent event we attended, the confection was 3
layers – each with a different type, filling and icing. I was hesitant
to even have a piece, because it's not my favorite and I usually pass.
The first piece was decadent. Dare I try another? But of course. The
2nd piece even better! A 3rd? There was plenty, why not? This kind of
damage requires an extra 30 minutes on the treadmill…but boy, was it
worth it. Wouldn’t you want all of your guests to have the same
experience on your special day?
The key to good
tasting wedding cake recipes is top quality ingredients, i.e. real
butter and cream. The trick is creating a dessert that looks fabulous
AND tastes fabulous. We talk about tasting sessions in the hiring
a baker section of our site. Most professional bakers offer
in a variety of delicious fillings
and flavors. They can also have
different layers with different flavors - whether lemon with lemon
mousse filling, chocolate with hazelnut cream filling or white
chocolate with a filling of fresh strawberries and whipped
your favs! And if you're a DIY, we've got our favorite wedding cake
recipes listed below, and make sure to check out our "best picks" on cake baking supplies.
Easy Cake Recipes
that factor in how they wedding cake recipes taste are: the cake, the
filling and the icing
For all you DIY's out there, we cover some of our favorite recipes
below and invite all of our
readers to share pictures, experiences, recipes, and more!
Cake filling is a crucial part to a cake's success. The filling should
always complement the flavor of the cake. Some of the most common used
are purees, custards, ganache, fresh fruit, jams, flavored butter cream
and cream cheese. We've listed some of our favorite recipes below.
Homemade Red Velvet Cake Recipe
cool thing about this one, is that it's made with beets! What most
people don't know is that beets have a high sugar content, like
carrots. We all like carrot
Chocolate Wedding Cakes
Who doesn’t like rich, moist, chocolate wedding cakes? This dessert was
popularized at the end of the 19th Century and is popular
internationally. It may be the most commonly served dessert at birthday
parties and nuptials.
A chiffon cake is a very light cake made with vegetable oil, eggs,
sugar, flour, baking powder, and flavorings. Chiffon cakes, like angel
cakes and other foam cakes, get their fluffy texture by beating egg
whites until stiff, and folding them into the cake batter before
Red Velvet Cake
Red Velvet Cake Recipes are everywhere you look. So what’s that secret
ingredient that makes them so appealing? It’s pretty simple. Beets or
red food coloring. Yup, that’s it. It’s a rich, moist, and sweet with a
reddish or even brownish color – usually topped with a creamy white
icing, cream cheese or buttercream.
The main ingredient of a butter cake is…yup you guessed it! These yummy
desserts are considered one of the quintessential desserts in American
baking. They are derived from the English poundcake, with a bit of
added baking powder for leavening, producing a much lighter and
Pound Cake Recipes
Pound cake recipes consist of equal parts of flour, butter, eggs and
sugar. Traditionally, they were made with a pound of each of the four
ingredients, hence the name. There are many different types, some using
vanilla or almond extract, or dried fruit. Some wedding
cake recipes have added
baking soda for a less dense cake. This type is most often used on topsy
because of its density.
A génoise cake is an Italian sponge cake (named after Genoa, Italy)
that uses air suspended in the batter during mixing for its volume. The
batter is often baked to form a thin sheet, as used in Tiramisu. Or the
thin sheets are coated with a thin layer of jam or chocolate spread and
rolled. I made one of these in Italy on a hot August day with my
relatives…it was my one and only cooking experience in Italy. The
batter can also be piped to create strips, which form ladyfingers, or
poured into molds to make treats such as madelines. It's one of the
most common wedding cake recipes in Italy.
Do you like these wedding cake recipes so far?
The wow factor for fruit cakes is, hands down, the alcohol! The typical
American versions are rich in florescent looking fruit and nuts, but
very dry and alcohol free…we’re convinced this is why here in America,
its loathed and the brunt of holiday jokes. It usually gets thrown in
the trash right? Traditional recipes are saturated with wine, rum,
brandy or other liquors and covered in powdered sugar. The longer they
soak (we're talking weeks), the more rich, moist and flavorful they
become. Now THAT sounds deelish. Wedding cake recipes for fruit cake
are very common in Europe.
Cheese Cake Recipe
Hands down, the BEST Cheese Cake Recipe EVER, is my grandma’s recipe.
Nothing I have ever tasted comes remotely close. I never met my
grandma, but somehow I think we would’ve gotten along in the kitchen
divinely. Are they commonly used for wedding cake recipes? Not on a
beach in the
Bahamas! Due to their ingredients, they should be refrigerated, which
limits them from weddings in warm environments or at certain times a
Carrot Cake Recipes
Ah…the classic Carrot Cake Recipes. This is the most delicious wedding
cake recipes by far. This densely rich and moist spice
dessert, full of brightly orange colored vegetables and toasted nuts,
is delicious. Really? Vegetables in a dessert? No worries. The grated
vegetables have a high sugar content, they soften after baking, and
enhance the texture, flavor and color. This spice dessert is almost
always topped with cream cheese icing – which is the perfect complement
to its flavor, and looks divine.
Sponge Cake Recipe
We love any sponge cake recipe because they don't contain any fat!
Really, they are dietary friendly, with variations of them suitable for
lactose-intolerant, low cholesterol and even vegan diets. So if you
have many guests with special dietary restrictions, this may be the
option for you.
For those "out of the ordinary" or "off the beaten path" weddings, you
may be in need of the one and only dirt cake recipe!
Italian Rum Cake Recipes
I grew up on
Italian Rum Cake Recipes. It didn’t matter what occasion it was:
Easter, Christmas, someone’s wedding, etc. Italian Rum Cake was on the
Lemon Cake Recipes
Light and airy lemon cake recipes are sure to wow your wedding guests.
There are so many different types and variations of lemon cakes, you're
bound to find the perfect one to fit your tastes.
Sugar Free Cake Recipe
You may want to
opt for a sugar free cake recipe for your wedding, if you or any of
your special guests have dietary restrictions that you would like to
accommodate. These aren’t necessarily the trendiest or decadent tasting
options, but if it’s important to exclude the sugar, there are some
great recipes out there.
Yellow Cake Recipe
The yellow cake
recipe may be the most common recipe that you’ve seen. They’re often
used for wedding cakes and are loved throughout the world. Make sure to
sift your flour and use all of your cold ingredients (butter, eggs and
buttermilk) at room temperature. This is the easiest of them all for
Tiramisu Cake Recipe
Any tiramisu cake recipe requires a lot of work. It also contains some
alcohol and caffeine. At an event years ago, my dear friend watched in
horror as a relative of hers fed her 5 month old some Tiramisu covered
with espresso powder. Oops!
Gluten Free Cake Recipes
Why would you
need to know about gluten free cake recipes? Celiac disease is an
inherited, autoimmune disease in which the lining of the small
intestine is damaged from eating gluten and other proteins found in
wheat, barley, rye, and possibly oats.
cake recipe with cream cheese frosting is a favorite for many of my
brides have fall weddings. It goes well with other layers that are
. If if your wedding is not in autumn, and
you're a pumpkin lover, just for for it!
This is a great
spice cake recipe with brown sugar frosting. This is also fabulous with
a cream cheese frosting. It goes well at any fall or winter wedding,
and pairs nicely with other layers of pumpkin
, which are
both in the "spice" cake family.
Pound Cake Recipe
pound cake may be in order for that perfect topsy
been dreaming of. Most bakers prefer to use pound cake in their topsy
turvy designs because of its sturdiness. If you're not a fan of a basic
, then try this one! It's yummy.
A vanilla cake
recipe is probably the most simpliest one to follow! It's also one of
the most common wedding cake recipes. It's basic, it's
easy, and it tastes great. If you're looking for a simple DIY recipe
that you just can't get wrong, this is the one.
Sponge Cake Recipe
out a quick and easy chocolate spong cake recipe submitted by one of
our readers in the wedding cake recipes section of our site. If you're
looking to kick your sponge cake up a notch, this recipe will do the
Cake Baking Supplies
If you're new to the the world
of cake baking
supplies, or just need to expand on your collection, we've listed some
of our favorites in this section. We always tell our clients to
purchase the best bake
ware you can afford.
That's it for wedding cake recipes! Don't forget to check out our wedding
cake gallery and cake decorating supplies
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