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    Layers of Heaven: 8 Popular Wedding Cake Flavors

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    What are the most popular wedding cake flavors?

    1. Vanilla
    2. Lemon
    3. Carrot
    4. Red Velvet
    5. Chocolate
    6. White Chocolate with Raspberry
    7. Coconut and Lime
    8. Pink Champagne

    As the quintessential centerpiece of the reception, a wedding cake is one of the most iconic details that you need to take care of when it comes to planning the wedding catering. Every caterer in the industry knows just how vital the existence of this pastry is. In fact, most people would agree that a wedding is just not quite the same without the cake (and, of course, the wine). As a result, the pressure is always on to find the perfect wedding cake.

    The symbolic tradition of the bride and groom cutting the wedding cake together has been around for too much of a long time to simply ignore finding the one that suits your celebration the best. However, over the years, the details and designs of wedding cakes have become more and more varied to suit the flow of time and trends. In addition to aesthetics, taste is also highly important as wedding cakes now come in more varieties of flavors. With that being said, here are some of the most popular wedding cake flavors of all time:


    The traditional vanilla is perhaps the most popular choice of wedding cake flavor for two main reasons: it is white, which means it is perfect for a wedding; and it goes with anything in terms of taste and aesthetics. You can’t go wrong with plain vanilla because even if it’s the most basic flavor; you can dress it up any way you like with essentially any frosting, filling, or fruit. This makes it the perfect base for any exotic, experimental and fun flavors. Feel free to go wild with ideas with this cake because, even if your exciters aren’t crowd pleasers, the classic vanilla cake will still please your guests’ taste.

    Chocolate Cake


    The classic chocolate cake still remains a staple for any event; even weddings. The reason why this is so is because it boasts a familiarly delicious taste that cannot be beat. At the same time, it can come in different flavoring options and levels of richness. This possibility for variation keeps the palate excited to taste a chocolate cake no matter how many times one has had a slice.

    While it is a usual cake flavor for children, it can be elevated to reach a use for formal events with flavor accents such as orange, mint, and strawberry. You can also intensify the richness by choosing a chocolate fudge cake or keep it light with a German variation.

    Such freedom to blend the flavors to one’s preferences make a chocolate cake am attractive choice as a wedding cake; so that the cake can be adjusted to the bride and groom’s taste.


    Light and tangy, lemon wedding cakes are actually more common than you’d think. Citrus flavors are especially perfect for ceremonies during springtime. At the same time, they are great for people who prefer a taste that is not too heavy and rich. Lemon is even perfect to pair with raspberries or strawberries, plus add a dash of whip cream or buttercream frosting.


    Carrot cakes are becoming a popular choice nowadays. Grated carrots are actually yummy, and complement the moist and lovely consistency of the cake. It’s definitely a great alternative to the more common flavors. As a matter of fact, if you pair it with cream cheese frosting, it is truly a heavenly piece of a pastry.

    Red Velvet

    Red Velvet

    Red velvet is a relatively new flavor. Its deep red color serves as a wonderful representation of love and romance; as for the taste, it has rich and smooth flavor and velvety cream cheese frosting. There are plenty of variations of the red velvet cake. For weddings, the scarlet layers are hidden underneath white frosting. Red accents are also added to make the cake appear more striking.

    White Chocolate with Raspberries

    Popular since 2014, this cake flavor combines the sweet taste of white chocolate and the tart or raspberry. The best part about it is that you can choose however you want to add the raspberry; it can either be in cream, filling, or jam. This fresh take on the white chocolate cake has become a staple for Paul of Darwen Deli Cakes who has stated that “although we’ve done mental flavors for wedding cakes… [one of] the most popular flavors at the moment for us is White Chocolate and Raspberry.”

    Not to mention, that this white version of chocolate is easy to match with any wedding theme.

    Coconut and Lime

    This is for those who want to add a tropical flavor to their wedding cake. A creamy coconut cake with a tangy lime filling is a heavenly combination that will remind anyone of an island vacation or a quick beach-trip getaway. It’s also perfect for those that want to stray away from common wedding cake flavors. Although this cake challenges the norm, it has been rising in popularity to be used in weddings since 2014.

    Pink Champagne Cake

    Pink Champagne

    Instead of using water in the batter of your wedding cake, why not use champagne? This will certainly be a fun addition to encourage your guests to jumpstart the party at the reception. You can also help boost the alcohol content as well by adding some rum custard.

    Turn it pink by having some food coloring added to it. Do this as well to some white chocolate shavings to add some garnish on top alongside some Bavarian whipped cream. Optionally, you can add some strawberry toppings to fit the pink insides of the cake.

    Key Takeaway

    When it comes to wedding cakes, it doesn’t always have to be the traditional white cake with bride and groom toppers. When choosing a cake, pick from any of these 8 choices. These are extremely popular, flexible in flavor, and are sure to satisfy your wedding guests.

    These 8 choices are more than enough for you to be able to choose a flavor that will cater you and your future spouse’s tastes, especially with the limitless possibilities of flavor pairings such as toppings and fillings. No matter what you choose, pleasure and good tastes are sure to follow shortly.