Wedding cake recipes

16 Recipes

Create a stunning wedding cake or beautiful cupcakes for that special day.

Lemon & elderflower celebration cake


(49 ratings)

Decorate this simple elderflower and lemon cake with edible flowers for a showstopping celebration dessert. It's perfect for a wedding or birthday...
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Simple elegance wedding cake


(9 ratings)

To make a three-tier wedding cake, all you need to do is multiply basic cake mixtures and icings, and take your time
  • 72 hours
  • A challenge

Orange berry wedding cake


(9 ratings)

A stunning cake that will impress everyone at your wedding. With a little practice this deliciously moist cake can easily be perfect. Don't be shy...
  • 6 hours
  • A challenge

Wedding cake - light fruit cake


(19 ratings)

This makes the top tier of a three tier wedding cake, or make it alone for christenings, Christmas, or whenever you need a good, lighter, fruit cake
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • More effort

Wedding cake - zingy lemon


(42 ratings)

Tier two of our three tier wedding cake, this gives a real citrus hit and the drenching of lemon syrup keeps it beautifully moist
  • 2 hours and 30 mins
  • More effort

Wedding cake - rich dark chocolate cake


(128 ratings)

This recipe makes the bottom layer of our three tier wedding cake or a simple delicious chocolate cake, perfect with a touch of cream
  • 3 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Polka-dot strawberry cake


(10 ratings)

Feeling ambitious enough to take on this showstopping bake? With its decorative sponge and fruit topping, it has real wow factor
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • A challenge

Easy vanilla cake


(184 ratings)

A moist cake drenched with vanilla syrup. Use as the basis for a range of fabulous celebration cakes
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Creating your wedding cake


(25 ratings)

Jane Hornby's wedding cake is our simplest ever. And each tier is flavoured differently, so there's something for everyone...
  • 4 hours
  • Easy

Romantic rose cupcakes


(96 ratings)

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Simple sugar roses


(6 ratings)

These pretty roses can be used on cakes and cupcakes to give a romantic and sophisticated finish
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Easy apple fruit cake


(94 ratings)

This cake has all the flavours of Christmas, but won't take ages to make - you can decorate it any way you like. Ideal for a wedding cake too
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • Easy



(14 ratings)

For an alternative wedding cake, try croquembouche
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Gingered rich fruit cake


(6 ratings)

This traditional cake has been jazzed up with lots of ginger - you'd never know it's gluten-free and dairy-free. Perfect for weddings and Christmas
  • 3 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Moreish mocha profiteroles


(3 ratings)

A classic profiterole recipe with an added kick for coffee lovers - pile up a batch as modern wedding cake!
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • More effort

Frances Quinn’s Summer’s day wedding cake


(6 ratings)

Frances creates her own version of the latest bridal trend - the 'naked' cake. She skips the traditional fondant icing for mascarpone seasonal berries.
  • 5 hours and 10 mins
  • A challenge
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