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7 Juicy And Delightful Berry Wedding Cake Recipe Ideas For Your Special Day

Berries may look small and pulpy in stature, but as anyone who has ever tried these tiny fruits knows very well, they are packed full of flavor, and while there are more than a few types of berries out there to eat, all of them are known for being either immensely sweet or sour and having a hint of bitterness to their taste.

6 Juicy And Delightful Berry Wedding Cake Recipe Ideas For Your Special Day

The mouthwatering flavor of berries is why many people love incorporating them into cakes, not just in their own kitchen, but also at weddings where the bright and exotic colors provided by the berries can shine through for all your friends and family to see, making the special day even more memorable once you start cutting the cake in half and take your first few bites. 

If you’re interested in making your own berry wedding cake or know someone who may be able to prepare it in time for when the special day finally arrives, we’ve got a few recipe ideas right here that you could easily use as a template.

1. Triple Berry Cake

Since there are more than 400 types of berries out there, all with slightly different tastes and textures, it’s understandable that you might be struggling to decide which is the best to use, but rather than basing the entire cake around just one, why not mix three berries instead?

Not only does this create a medley of different tastes, making the cake vibrant and incredibly sweet, but it also allows you to get creative and experiment with mixing some of your favorite berries to uncover what flavors you can come up with.

While you can choose any berries you like to pack in between the crunchy exterior, strawberries and blueberries are especially good to use because they both contain a sweet-tart flavor that blends effortlessly together. 

While it’s technically an optional ingredient, if you do want to elevate the sweetness of the cake just a little bit, don’t be afraid to apply some sweetened whipped cream as a final garnish. 

2. Fresh Berry Cream Cake

This cake contains multiple layers all piled on top of one another with whipped cream in between each one to keep them attached, and while the cream is definitely the most notable part of this cake because of how much is applied, you still can’t forget about the berries packed into each layer that ensure that every bite you take is full of flavor. 

Some would say that this creamy berry cake is similar to a fruit pizza, not just because it’s prepared in a similar way, but also because the fruit rests over the top just like toppings, while also being infused into the middle. 

If your wedding has already been planned to take place during the warmer seasons, this is definitely a cake you should consider because the delicate mixture of ingredients makes it incredibly refreshing and easy to digest. 

On top of this, there is also no complicated decorating involved in this recipe, so while you will definitely want to make it neat and presentable for the wedding, even if a few pieces of fruit have fallen out of the sides, it will still look incredibly appetizing and appropriate for the big occasion!

3. Berry-Covered Cake

While many berry cake recipes will either stuff the fruits into the center or rest them on top, if you have a real underlying love for the fresh juiciness of these tiny fruits and want to express this at your wedding, you could even cover the entire cake with berries, keeping them on the exterior while the interior is a little softer to chew into. 

That’s exactly what this recipe does, using syrup made out of lemon juice and sugar to keep each of the layers moist and sticky along with a dose of buttercream which is used to cover the entire cake before the berries are then added on as decoration.

Because of how colorful this type of cake tends to be, you’re encouraged to get creative with your berry choices and choose as many as possible rather than sticking with just one or two.

After all, it’s hard to beat a cake in terms of its appearance when it’s covered in blueberries, strawberries, white currants, and cloudberries, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg considering the number of options you have to choose from. 

4. Lemon Blueberry Cake

There are some berries that pair incredibly well with other types of fruit when used as part of the same recipe, for example, many people argue that strawberries and starfruit make an excellent pairing because of how their slightly different tastes complement one another, but another pairing that is very popular among home chefs is blueberry and lemons, and when these two ingredients are used as part of a cake, it creates a flavor unlike anything else. 

The lemon buttercream used to glaze the cake grants it a slightly bitter and almost zesty flavor which is evened out nicely by the juicy blueberries and the dash of sour cream which helps to keep the texture moist and easy to chew on. 

If you are afraid that the flavor of the lemon is going to come out a little too strong and could potentially be slightly unappetizing, don’t hesitate to cut down the amount of lemon juice you use in the buttercream, however, always try and always keep the same level of lemon zest when preparing the cake itself, otherwise it could become unnoticeable and hollow in its taste. 

5. Summer Berry Cake

If the guest invitations have been sent, the dress has been bought, and the big day has been planned to take place in the summer while the sun is beaming down and the temperature is beginning to skyrocket, you will want a cake that is going to taste light and refreshing rather than anything heavy which could have you feeling bloated once the real celebrations kick off. 

This unique berry cake ensures to only use ingredients that are sweet, uplifting, and perfect for the summertime, featuring buttercream which is made out of vanilla extract and fluffy icing sugar, candied lemon peels, fresh berries, and even edible flower petals if you want to get really fancy. 

Creating the cake is incredibly easy, and because of how simple it is to craft each layer, it means that you can essentially stack this cake as high as you like, depending on how big and flashy you want it to be. 

In between the light and fluffy sponge that makes up the core of this cake, you will find a thick layer of sweet mixed berry jam, along with a medley of different small fruits to make for one of the most delightful summer treats you’ve ever tried.

6. Berry Crumb Cake

If you want a cake that is a little crunchier in its texture and that gives you a bit more to chew down on when it’s finally time to tuck in, try making this berry crumb cake which can be prepared in less than an hour and is stuffed from top to bottom with a delightful assortment of different berries.

The crumb topping itself is formed using brown sugar, salt, and butter which are all whisked together to create coarse crumbs which are soft enough to bite into but are still a lot less fluffy than many berry cakes.

When this topping is sprinkled over the berries though, it combines the crunchiness with the delicate and juicy texture of the fruit to create a cake that all berry lovers need to try for themselves. 

Keep in mind that berry crumb cake can be left out at room temperature for up to 2 hours maximum, but after this, it should be covered in an airtight container and can be refrigerated for 3 to 4 days, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare it for the wedding. 

7. Chocolate Berry Cake

If you’re a big lover of chocolate, don’t worry, you’ll still be able to incorporate berries into a chocolate cake, but you may want to use a dark chocolate buttercream just to make sure the flavors don’t contrast too much, and you still get that rich chocolatey flavor that makes up the bulk of the cake. 

The berries will then serve as small treats resting over the sides and on the top, glazed over with a dark chocolate ganache drip, literally making them ‘the cherry on top’. 

There really are no preferred berries to use for this chocolate cake recipe, so feel free to throw in all of your strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries.

Not only will the fruit be used as decoration, but it is also going to form the jam filling which sticks the layers together and helps to keep the cake moist and full of flavor. 


Like the idea of a large and dazzling berry cake making an appearance at your wedding?

The good news is you’ve got plenty of recipe ideas to choose from, whether you’re a lover of warm chocolate cake, or you want something a little lighter and more refreshing for the summertime, feel free to choose a recipe based on where and when your wedding is taking place!

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