Amazing wedding cake recipes. Enjoy your D-day even more!

Do you want to bring a piece of yourself to your special day?

Then don’t hesitate to bake one of these wedding cake recipes.

Each one is unique and delicious.

Choose the one that will make your festive day even more unforgettable!

French Croquembouche

The most popular cake served at French weddings. The procedure is one of the more complicated ones, which is why we would recommend it to more experienced and skilled cooks and confectioners who are at home in the kitchen.

What will we need

For the dough

  1. 185 g plain flour
  2. 175 g butter (cut into pieces)
  3. 6 eggs

For the cream

  1. 9 egg yolks
  2. 150 g of powdered sugar
  3. 50 g plain flour
  4. grated peel of 2 lemons
  5. 4 tablespoons of lemon juice
  6. 500 ml of whole milk
  7. 7 tablespoons of lemon liqueur or orange-flavored liqueur

For decoration

  1. 400 g of white chocolate
  2. 200 g of powdered sugar
  3. 175 g of sugared almonds


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Lightly butter 3 large baking sheets
  3. Put the butter in a saucepan with 450 ml of water and heat slowly until the butter melts
  4. Then bring the butter to a boil and add the sifted flour all at once
  5. Mix until a ball of butter forms
  6. Let it cool for 5 minutes
  7. Add the eggs little by little (you may not need all of them)
  8. Mix everything well until the mixture is shiny and connected
  9. Put the mixture in a pastry bag
  10. On the prepared sheets, we begin to form circles with a diameter of 2 centimeters
  11. We leave space between the wheels so that they have room to grow
  12. We should make approximately 75 wheels
  13. Bake them in the oven for 25 minutes
  14. The wheels must rise and turn golden
  15. When the pinwheels are baked, make a small 1cm slit on the side of each to allow steam to escape
  16. And return to the oven for another 5 minutes to dry
  17. Then take them out on a wire rack to cool completely
  18. Mix egg yolks, sugar, flour, zest and lemon juice for the cream
  19. Whip a smooth cream
  20. Bring the milk to a boil in a large saucepan
  21. When the milk starts to boil, immediately add the egg mixture and mix well
  22. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring constantly, until the cream thickens
  23. Stir in the liqueur and let the cream cool completely
  24. Fill the baked pinwheel with lemon cream in a pastry bag
  25. Melt the chocolate in a water bath and remove
  26. We will make a basic layer of several pinwheels
  27. We will put chocolate on their tops, which will serve as glue
  28. Before moving on to the next layers, we need to make sure that each bun is firmly secured in place
  29. We layer the pinwheels like a pyramid
  30. Let the pinwheel pyramid rest overnight in a cool place
  31. For the syrup, add 100 g of sugar to a saucepan with 5 tablespoons of water and gently heat and stir slowly
  32. The sugar must dissolve to make a sweet syrup
  33. Bring the syrup to a boil and cook for 4-6 minutes until golden
  34. Using a spoon, drizzle caramel over the pinwheel pyramid and dust with powdered sugar

Don’t forget the traditional wedding figurines depicting the newlyweds, which must not be missing on the top of the cake.

A pyramid made of pinwheels and decorated like a wedding cake.

Original heart-shaped cake

A wedding is a seal of mutual love between two people. And what symbol can better describe this mutual feeling than a heart. Then there is no better choice than a heart-shaped cake.

What will we need

For the dough

  1. 230 g butter (softened)
  2. 400 g of granulated sugar
  3. 470 g plain flour
  4. 13 g of baking powder
  5. ½ teaspoon of salt
  6. 240 g of whole milk
  7. 30 g of sour cream
  8. 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  9. ½ teaspoon of almond extract
  10. 4 egg whites

For the frosting

  1. 230 g of soft butter
  2. 910 g of powdered sugar
  3. 6 tablespoons of whole milk
  4. teaspoon of almond extract


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line the bottom of the cake pan with baking paper
  3. Mix butter and sugar in a bowl
  4. Beat for approximately 4 minutes until the mixture is fluffy and smooth
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt
  6. In a small bowl, mix milk, sour cream, vanilla and almond extract
  7. Add the loose mixture to the butter mixture alternately with the milk mixture
  8. Mix on low speed so that everything is well combined
  9. Beat the egg whites until stiff
  10. Carefully and gradually mix the egg whites into the dough
  11. Pour the batter into the cake pan and smooth it over the surface
  12. Bake the carcass for approximately 25 minutes, until a skewer comes out clean
  13. Let it cool in the mold for 10 minutes and then remove the mold and let the body cool completely
  14. Beat butter together with sugar and milk for the almond glaze
  15. The cream must be smooth and easy to spread
  16. Add the extract and beat
A beautiful cake in the shape of a heart and precisely decorated.

If you don’t have a heart-shaped cake pan at home, it doesn’t matter, here’s a tip on how to make a heart without one. We will need a square and a round cake pan. Divide the created dough into these two forms, lined with baking paper and bake. When the body is cooled, cut the round body in half. We put these halves to the sides of the square body to create a heart shape. Coat the carcasses evenly with the glaze and cover the transitions.

Naked wedding cake

This cake is specific in that its surface is not covered with any confectionery mass or marzipan. That’s why he’s so-called naked, just smeared with cream.

What will we need

For the dough

  1. 450 g plain flour
  2. 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  3. A teaspoon of baking soda
  4. 350 g butter (softened)
  5. 400 g of granulated sugar
  6. 5 eggs
  7. A spoonful of vanilla extract
  8. 420 ml of buttermilk
  9. 200 g fresh raspberries (optional)

For the cream

  1. 350 g butter (softened)
  2. 650 g of powdered sugar
  3. 6 spoons of whipping cream
  4. A teaspoon of vanilla extract
  5. Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Grease three cake tins and sprinkle with flour
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the butter and sugar until the mixture is completely smooth
  5. Then we gradually start adding and beating the eggs
  6. Stir in the extract
  7. Gradually start adding the dry ingredients and buttermilk
  8. Mix the dough until all the ingredients are combined
  9. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared molds
  10. Bake the carcasses for approximately 25 minutes and continuously test with a skewer
  11. Let the carcasses cool completely
  12. Beat the butter with icing sugar, cream, vanilla and salt for the cream
  13. Beat on high speed for 3 minutes
  14. If the cream is too thin, add more sugar, if the cream is too thick, add 1 more tablespoon of cream or a pinch of salt if the cream is too sweet
  15. We intersperse the individual bodies with a sufficient amount of cream and raspberries, if you have also decided on them
  16. Spread the remaining frosting on the sides of the cake and smooth the frosting

A big trend in recent years is to decorate wedding cakes with dried fruit. And this is best done in a quality fruit dryer. If you don’t have one, or you’re just deciding on one, check out these great reviews of fruit dryers and you’ll definitely not miss out.

A cake on a decorative base decorated with flowers and a little cream.

Wedding cakes

Or cupcakes, a very popular festive dessert. It is suitable for both wedding celebrations and a birthday party or even a Halloween party. There are an infinite number of variants and it is up to you in what style you decorate them. It’s a great alternative if you don’t decide on a wedding cake.

What will we need

  1. 260 g plain flour
  2. 120 g of starch
  3. 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  4. 470 g butter (softened)
  5. 500 g of granulated sugar
  6. 4 eggs
  7. 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  8. 240 ml of milk
  9. 4 egg whites
  10. 130 g of powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees
  2. Line the cake tins with paper cups
  3. Mix flour, starch, baking powder and a pinch of salt in a bowl
  4. In a separate bowl, beat the butter (180 g) with the sugar until the mixture is completely smooth
  5. Gradually beat the eggs and add the vanilla
  6. We alternately add the loose mixture and milk to the butter
  7. Mix until all ingredients are combined
  8. Using a spoon, add the batter evenly into the cups
  9. Bake the cakes in the oven for 18-20 minutes
  10. Let the cookies cool
  11. Prepare a water bath for the cream
  12. Add the egg whites, sugar and salt to the water bath bowl
  13. Whisk for 5 minutes, then remove from heat
  14. Add the vanilla extract and beat again until stiff peaks form
  15. Cut the butter (290 g) into small pieces and work it into the egg white mixture
  16. Add sugar and mix
  17. Put the frosting in a pastry bag and then decorate the cupcakes with it

Other great desserts for a festive feast are traditional wedding cakes, which should not be missed here! Get inspired by several wedding cake recipes and choose your sweet winner.

Wedding cupcakes decorated with cream and displayed on a glass coaster.

A four-tiered cake

A modern wedding deserves a modern cake, and multi-tiered desserts haven’t rung yet. This recipe for a wedding cake mixes many interesting and original flavors that will add a twist to the whole festive day and even have some left over.

What will we need

For a larger body (30 cm)

  1. 50 g butter (melted)
  2. 8 eggs
  3. 200 g of powdered sugar
  4. 100 g ground almonds
  5. Peel of two oranges
  6. 200 g plain flour
  7. A teaspoon of baking powder

For a smaller body (20 cm)

  1. 25 g butter (melted)
  2. 4 eggs
  3. 100 g of powdered sugar
  4. 50 g ground almonds
  5. Peel of 1 orange
  6. 100 g plain flour
  7. ½ teaspoon of baking powder

For decoration

  1. 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
  2. 6 tablespoons of water
  3. 2 tablespoons of orange peel
  4. Fruit liqueur
  5. 6 egg yolks
  6. 3 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  7. 140 g of powdered sugar
  8. 50 g plain flour
  9. 600 ml of milk
  10. 25 g of butter
  11. 145 ml whipping cream
  12. 500 g of cream cheese or Mascarpone


  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees
  2. Grease the cake tins with butter and line them with baking paper
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar in a bowl until smooth
  4. Beat the mixture for 8-10 minutes
  5. Mix in the butter, almonds and orange peel
  6. Then sift the flour and baking powder
  7. Pour the batter into the molds and bake
  8. Bake the larger body for 50-60 minutes and the smaller body for 30-40 minutes
  9. Leave to cool in the mold for 5 minutes, then remove from the molds and let cool completely
  10. For the orange sugar syrup, put the icing sugar, water and orange peel in a small saucepan
  11. Heat the mixture slightly and stir until the sugar dissolves and then cook for 2-3 minutes
  12. The mixture must acquire the consistency of syrup and we mix in the fruit liqueur
  13. Mix egg yolks, vanilla extract and powdered sugar for the cream
  14. We beat everything until the mixture thickens
  15. Boil the milk and gradually whisk it into the yolk mixture
  16. Return the resulting mixture back to the pot and cook at a moderate temperature
  17. Whisk until a thick pudding forms
  18. Remove from the heat and beat in the butter
  19. Next, whip the cream, mix it into the cooled pudding and then add the cream cheese
  20. Cut each carcass in half and brush it with orange syrup and spread it with cream
  21. Place the bodies on top of each other and anoint their surface with the rest of the cream
  22. Decorate with fruit of your choice

We can intersperse the individual layers of the cake with different types of fruit, according to our choice. If you opt for canned fruit, make sure that it is sufficiently drained.

Two-tier holiday cake with cream and decorated with fruit.

Wedding cake prices are as varied as the cakes themselves. The price can start at 1,000 CZK, but at the same time it can climb to 13,000 CZK or more. It depends on the number of portions, the size of the cake and the complexity of the decoration that the cake will have. Therefore, it is not surprising that some wedding guests bake their own. It’s easy, because you can decorate the cake as you like, the body will also be according to your preferences, and above all, you’ll save some money that can be invested elsewhere.

Milan & Ondra

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