Top 20 Healthy Wedding Cake Ideas

By December 12, 2017 No Comments
Blueberry cake

One of the most delicious parts of any reception is the wedding cake. While you may be tempted to stack up layers of creamy frosting or sugar spun decorations, there are healthier options to opt for instead. A “healthy cake” might seem like an oxymoron—how can dessert possibly be good for you—but they are real and delicious! Even though these cakes might not be as healthy as a vegetable platter, they are definitely more nutritious options.

From organic and vegan wedding cakes to those with simply a little less sugar, you are sure to find an alternative perfect for you and your guests. Explore some of these top 20 healthy wedding cake ideas to include at your reception. Both your guests and waistband will thank you.

1. Flower Power Cake

Flower cake

Flower Power Cake by Green Kitchen Stories

Topped with a stunning array of flowers, this recipe is perfect for a spring or summer wedding. The combination of sweet, fruit, tangy comes from the raw and vegan ingredient packed with super foods. Plus, all the flowers are edible!


2. Raw Vegan Vanilla Raspberry Cheesecake

Take a bite of this cream cheesy and vegan goodness. The tartness of the raspberry topping perfectly pairs with the crunchy cashew base.

3. Fruit Cakes

Fruit cakes

Fruit Cakes by Craftsy Blog

While this is not a traditional “cake” per-say, it’s nonetheless a yummy treat you can enjoy on your big day. Use your imagination to put together some of your favorite fruits.

4. Spinach and Yogurt Cake

Green cake

Spinach and Yogurt Cake by Veggie Desserts

Did you say spinach in a wedding cake? What! Yes you read that right. Even though this may seem like an odd combination, the added spinach gives a healthy kick while the coconut covers up the veggie flavor leaving pure delight behind.

5. Frozen Banana Pops

Frozen bananas

Frozen Banana Pops by Huffington Post

Cool down with this wedding cake alternative. Make some easy and tasty frozen banana pops covered in sprinkles, coconut, nuts, or even more chocolate.

6. Fruit in a Fruit Bowl

Pineapple filled with fruit

Fruit Bowl by Baked by Rachel

Similar to the fruit cakes, this is simply a bowl of chopped fruit inside another fruit. You can choose a scooped-out pineapple, watermelon, or coconut as your vessel and fill it to the top with fresh fruit.

7. Vegan Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes


Vegan Chocolate Lavender Cupcakes by Wallflower Kitchen

A perfect combination of gooey and fluffy, this recipe has a rich chocolate taste with a sugar-free buttercream frosting.

8. Cheese Tower

Cheese Tower

DIY Cheese Towers by My Wedding

Move over sweet wedding cakes, try this savory cheese tower instead. Pile on your favorite cheese choices and dig in.

9. Nutritious Carrot Cake

Wedding cake

Nutritious Carrot Cake by Life of Goodness

This carrot cake is loaded with fresh and nutritious ingredients and bursting with distinct flavors like carrots, orange, ginger, lemon, vanilla, and cinnamon.

10. Raw Coconut Mango Cheesecake

This raw mango cheesecake features a macadamia nut crust, coconut center, and mango topping.

11. Amazing Chocolate Quinoa Cake

Chocolate cake

Chocolate Quinoa Cake by The View from Great Island

Nothing says healthy wedding cake like one made out of quinoa. Using quinoa instead of flour keeps the cake moist without losing flavor.

12. Healthy Zucchini Cake

Chocolate cake

Zucchini Cake by Show Me the Yummy

This zucchini cake is light, fluffy, packed with flavor AND vegetables. You and your guests won’t feel guilty about having an extra slice.

13. Lemon Chia Seed Cake

Infused with just the right amount of tangy lemon, this light and healthy wedding cake makes the perfect dessert for your reception.

14. Watermelon “Cake”

Fruit cake

Watermelon “Cake” by Paleo Cupboard

While this isn’t necessarily a cake, you do get to enjoy both fruit and frosting!

15. Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

Greek Yogurt Chocolate Cake by Never Homemaker

Kick the fat and enjoy your chocolate cake using greek yogurt as a substitution. You will get all of the taste and none of the high-fast stuff.

16. Raw Strawberry Mousse Brownie Cake

This crow pleasing healthy wedding cake has a chocolately brownie base with a fluffy strawberry mousse topping.

17. Rhubarb Crunch

Rhubarb plate

Rhubarb Crunch by Earth Sprout

Change up your dessert choices with this totally whipped rhubarb crunch. Topped with caramel, whipped cream, and crunchies the rhubard base makes it a healthy alternative to a wedding cake.

18.1 Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake


1 Bowl Apple Gingerbread Cake by Minimalist Baker

Simple, yet delicious.

19.Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake


Blueberry Strawberry Banana Ice Cream Cake by This Rawsome Vegan Life

Overflowing with mouthwatering berries, this cake will leave you feeling fresh with every bite.

20.Vegan Vanilla Birthday Cake

Birthday cake

Vegan Vanilla Birthday Cake by The Cake Merchant

While this is a birthday cake recipe, you can switch up the decorations to suit your wedding. You can’t go wrong with a classic.



Rebecca B. Lawrence

About Rebecca B. Lawrence

Rebbeca has been writing about weddings, jewelry, and fashion for years. Her favorite place to hang out, aside from this website, is Pinterest. She loves Art Deco Jewelry, beach-themed weddings, and anything related to the British Royal Family.