6 Delicious Fall Wedding Cake Flavors
It’s early September, and we all know what that means: fall is just around the corner! It’s time to put away your summer vibes, and get ready for pumpkins, sweaters, and autumn leaves. In the spirit of the changing seasons, we’ve put together a list of our favorite fall cake flavors – recipes included! So whether you’re planning a fall wedding, or just looking for a scrumptious fall treat, we’ve got you covered with these 6 amazing cake ideas.
1. Maple Butter Cake
Both unique and delicious! We picked this cake partly because maple is classic fall flavor, and partly because it is just so good. Buttery, dense, and covered with a plentiful layer of maple syrup, this moist, rich cake is like a warm hug on a fall day. This recipe comes from food blogger Baker by Nature. You can see the recipe here.
2. Cinnamon Apple Cake
Cinnamon and apple is possibly the most famous fall flavor; and for good reason. Who doesn’t love the combination of sweet, crisp apples and warm, spicy cinnamon? This cake flavor gives you both. As an example, we picked this tasty cake recipe from Pinch of Yum. While the cake is light and fluffy, it is crusted over by a layer of delicious cinnamon. You can take a look at the recipe here. If you are looking for an apple cinnamon layer cake for your wedding, try this recipe here.
3. Spiced Pear Cake
This is a more unique fall flavor, but one of our absolute favorites! Pears are quite similar to apples, but when baked have a softer, more delicate texture. They match perfectly with warm, earthy, fall flavors such as cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and cardamom: a wonderful fall dessert! If you want to test this flavor out, try this delicious pear upside down cake from Bon Appetit. With a moist, buttery cake and a syrup made from pomegranate molasses, this cake is both a little sweet, and a little sour. A very elegant mix of flavors.
4. Red Wine Chocolate Cake
Decadence is key here. Perhaps the most traditional of our picks, this cake is both an excellent choice for a wedding cake and an excellent fall flavor. The smooth, dark chocolate and rich, red wine make this indulgent cake flavor is just the sort of comfort food that is perfect for crisp autumn weather. This recipe is by Baker by Nature, and can be found here.
5. Vanilla Cake with Salted Caramel Buttercream
Salted caramel; another fall classic! We don’t know how salt and caramel balance their salt and sweetness so perfectly, but we’re glad that they do. As an example of this delicious flavor, we picked this recipe from Kitchen Trials. The vanilla cake covered with salted caramel butter cream keeps the flavor strong without being overwhelming. If you’re looking to amp up your fall flavors even further, try this apple and salted caramel cake from Country Living.
6. Ginger Carrot Cake
Carrot cake. You either love it or you hate it, and we love it! Coupled with ginger, nutmeg, and a little walnut, carrot cake is the perfect balance of spicy, buttery, and sweet. Definitely one of the more sophisticated flavors in our picks. If you want to try it out, you can find an excellent recipe here on BBC.
Happy baking! As always, check out our blog at BravoBride for some unique fall wedding ideas.