50 Fabulous and Fun Wedding Cake Flavours

Prepare to have your taste buds tingle as we take a look at 50 delicious wedding cake flavours to wow your wedding guests with

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Traditionally a wedding cake was made of rich fruit cake but modern brides and grooms are getting more and more daring with their wedding cake choices. With a variety of tiers, you can experiment with some fun flavours and still have a tier of traditional fruitcake or a simple Victoria sponge.


A cake can look completely classic on the outside, tiered and skilfully covered in white icing, but on the inside there are infinite flavour combinations to consider – and if you want to be totally original you could choose a creative and unusual decoration for the outside of the cake to make a completely alternative wedding cake.


To get your mouth watering, we’ve combined our own favourites with some of the unique flavours created by Suzanne Thorp at The Frostery, Roma at Sweetness, Charlotte at Langs of London and Ann at Ann’s Designer Cakes; the result is 50 of the most delicious and unusual wedding cake flavours…ever.

So, when you’re ready to commission your wedding cake, you’ll have plenty of flavoursome ideas to share with your baker — yum!

Chocolatey Treats

There are bound to be a few chocoholics on the guest list — and chocolate wedding cakes double-up as the perfect pudding for your wedding breakfast.

Here’s a few delicious chocolatey combinations your guests might not be expecting:

  • Chocolate covered strawberry cake
  • Chocolate and peanut butter
  • Oreo cookie and Toblerone
  • Vanilla and chocolate
  • Mocha spiced chocolate
  • Chocolate fudge with dark chocolate chips and peppermint mousse
rustic chocolate wedding cake

chocolate strawberry wedding cake

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Citrus Sensations

Refresh the palette with a gorgeous citrus-based cake — ideal for a hot, midsummer wedding or lighter tasting buttercream wedding cakes. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had the right idea with their delicious lemon-elderflower wedding cake.

If you love a citrussy cake, you’ll adore these ideas:

  • Italian lemon with homemade lemon curd and lemoncello buttercream
  • Lime with ginger cream
  • Orange and berry with dark chocolate
  • Lemon and white chocolate
  • Light fruit and lemon
  • Key lime cake with lime cheesecake mousse
lemon and olive oil floral wedding cake

citrus wedding cake

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Fruity and Fabulous

A fruit cake is a wedding staple, but you can give the fruity flavour an original touch with one of these gorgeous combinations.

  • Pear and almond sponge with passion fruit
  • Banana and praline
  • Apple, cinnamon and raisin
  • Raspberry ripple cake
  • Champagne cream and fresh strawberries
  • Apple and caramel
  • Cherries and cream
autumnal lemon raspberry wedding cake

caramel apple wedding cake

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Totally Tropical

Great for a summer wedding, a wedding abroad or a beach wedding in the UK, a tropical twist is exotic and bursting with flavour.

  • Coconut sponge with spiced rum buttercream
  • Vanilla sponge with mango mousse filling
  • Buttercream frosted spiced coconut with coconut flakes
  • Passion fruit and rum with vanilla bean buttercream
  • Plain sponge with pineapple cream
  • Banana and coconut cake with white chocolate ganache
coconut wedding cake


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Fun and Quirky

These unique and fun flavour combinations will be a talking point at any wedding — and they work particularly well with a vintage wedding theme.

  • Vanilla sponge with rose flavoured buttercream
  • Lavender honey sponge with lavender buttercream
  • Rhubarb and rose petal
  • Red velvet vanilla with cream cheese frosting
  • Cinnamon swirled vanilla with cheesecake mousse
lavender macaron wedding cake

Red-Velvet-wedding cake

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Clean Eating

Take your clean eating to new heights with a vegetable-based wedding cake (and we promise they taste delicious!).

  • Orange and butternut squash with orange mousse
  • Carrot and mango
  • Beetroot chocolate fudge cake
  • Courgette and pistachio
  • Cocoa and sweet potato cake
  • Pumpkin and peanut butter
carrot wedding cake

beetroot and rose cake

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A Cuppa Love

If you are planning an afternoon tea style wedding breakfast then a tea or coffee themed cake will be perfect for your menu.

  • Green tea sponge with green tea buttercream — or dark chocolate ganache buttercream
  • Matcha green tea, caraway and sweet azuki beans
  • English lavender with Earl Grey buttercream
  • Coffee-infused mocha
  • Espresso with white chocolate icing
  • Chai tea with vanilla filling
matcha wedding cake

mad-hatters-tea-party-wedding cake

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Boozy Flavours

From the champagne reception to the toasts at dinner, weddings are usually boozy affairs. Embrace the British fondness for a tipple with a cake containing alcohol.

  • Champagne cake with redcurrant or blackberry jelly with crème de cassis
  • Ginger and rum sponge with spiced rum buttercream
  • Chocolate, Guinness and blackcurrant cake
  • Amaretto-soaked fruitcake
  • Vanilla sponge with strawberry and Pimm’s jam and cucumber and mint sugar syrup
  • Piña colada with coconut icing
  • Brandy apple
  • Pink champagne with raspberry jam
bundt rum wedding cake

champagne cupcakes

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So now you have the flavour decided, consider the style of cake for your wedding. Browse our cake articles for floral wedding cakes, metallic wedding cakes and more.