8 Wedding Cake Flavors You Haven't Tried Yet

Photo: Love Me Do Photography

Chocolate and vanilla wedding cakes will always be classics, but creative cake flavors bring both the fun and the flavor. Here, Nima Etemadi and Lily Fischer of Cake Life Bake Shop, and Erica O'Brien of Erica O'Brien Cake Design, share eight out-of-the-box cake flavors that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

01 of 08

Chocolate Cake With Fresh Raspberry Buttercream Ombré and Raspberry Curd

Danielle Coons Photography

Step away from classic chocolate cake and consider a pretty ombré raspberry buttercream iteration topped with a pile of fresh berries. This was was baked by Cake Life Bake Shop.

02 of 08

Lemon-Basil Naked Cake With Strawberry Compote and Cream Cheese Frosting

Wedding Cake with Berries, Grapes, Figs, and Pears
Haley Richter Photography

For a summer wedding, experts at Cake Life Bake Shop say to consider a lemon-basil cake. It's the perfect balance of sweet and savory.

03 of 08

Honey-Soaked Cardamom Naked Cake With Fresh Plum Compote and Torched Plums

Wedding Cake with Berries, Grapes, Figs, and Pears
Emily Wren Photography

If you're unfamiliar with cardamom, it's time to get acquainted. The South Asian spice offers a citrusy taste that pairs perfectly with seasonal plums.

04 of 08

Strawberry Fraisier With Vanilla Cake, Vanilla Bean Mousseline, Fresh Strawberries, and House-made Marzipan

Love Me Do Photography

If you're a fan of light and fluffy vanilla cake, Cake Life Bake Shop thinks you're going to love this refreshing fraisier cake (also known as a French-style sponge cake with strawberries).

05 of 08

Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake With White Chocolate Chai Truffle

Johnny Miller

Chocolate cake is tasty, but dark chocolate espresso cake is even better. And when it's topped with white chocolate chai truffle cream, like this confection from Erica O'Brien of Erica O'Brien Cake Design? Unbeatable.

06 of 08

Honey-Lavender-White Wine-Soaked Vanilla Naked Cake With Honey-Goat Cheese Frosting

Love Me Do Photography

White wine and cheese—typical at happy hour, but not so traditional for a wedding cake. But don't doubt this vanilla cake soaked in honey-lavender-white wine with honey-goat cheese frosting from Cake Life Bake Shop—it tastes just as amazing as it looks.

07 of 08

Lemon Verbena Zested Cake With Raspberry-White Chocolate French Buttercream

Erica O’Brien

For a cake that's not too dense or heavy, O'Brien suggests a cake flavored with lemon verbena, an herb with a strong lemon flavor.

08 of 08

Maple-Soaked Pumpkin Naked Cake With Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting

Initialed Pumpkin
Love Me Do Photography

Calling all pumpkin-loving brides: Maple-soaked pumpkin cake with maple-cream cheese frosting is real and it's calling your name.

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