If you are just not that into cake, or you prefer to eat clean, you’ve come to the right place. We have a selection of wedding cake alternatives and a lot of them are actually healthier than the traditional dessert choice. Just because a dessert is healthy, doesn’t mean it has to taste like it! Fruit is an obvious choice for most of these desserts, but nevertheless a great one. There are many ways to utilize the natural sugars in fruits to hit that sweet tooth!
Dessert Drink Station
A unique option to replace a wedding cake is a dessert drink! Make it a station with a server or a nerve your own situation. This wedding cake alternative can include fresh smoothies, white russian milkshakes, soda and fruit combos like a cherry limeade, dessert wines, boozy coffee, and more.
The sorbet and champagne dessert float is our particular favorite! Give the kiddos a strawberry milkshake with sprinkles and they'll be in heaven!
Say whaaat? Yes. A fondue fountain can totally be a healthy wedding cake alternative!
Grab some bananas, strawberries, raspberries, Apples, pretzels, Nilla Wafers, and maybe coconut mounds. These are all great dippers for a fondue fountain that definitely beats a cake. Give your guests the choice of a dark chocolate fountain for a healthier chocolate choice. This is a fun one too, and will make for amazing photos!
Fruit Salad - Cake Alternative
Another simple wedding cake alternative that will bring everyone smiles! Any fruits will work, but melons, berries, grapes, and apples, are a great place to start. Add some pieces of sweets or chocolates to pair. Even provide cheeses and nuts to mix with the overall grazing effect. Perfect for a cocktail hour as well.
Berries & Whipped Cream
Keep it simple and delicious. Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, all the berries! You can add some melon into the mix as well if you’re into it. Even a buffet style table works great with many fruits for your guests’ choosing. This is a great alternative that still feels and taste like an indulgence. While it is a great low carb option, it can get high in sugars however. But this can be helped with a low sugar or no sugar mix. Yogurt or greek yogurt is also another healthy option and can be added to the buffet table.
A little more decadent that the former dessert, but also whip cream and fruit. This Australian and New Zealand dessert is perfect for a summer wedding. The light and fluffy meringue crust is typically topped with kiwi, strawberries, and passionfruit.
Some versions have been seen with several different berries. This is a stackable dessert too, so it can give you a more traditional look but a healthier alternative to the wedding cake.
Frozen Fruit Pops
Frozen fruits are perfect for a spring or summer wedding and a very healthy alternative to traditional wedding cakes. These are perfect for kids, too!
They can be easily prepared beforehand and kept frozen before the reception. This allows for some DIY if you’re trying to cut costs. Here (https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fruit-ice-pops-recipe-2124327 ) is a great place to get started.
You can even elevate it to an adult table of fruit pops that have a little frozen booze to keep the party going! Or drop your frozen pop into a soda or liquor.
A warm and inviting dessert, perfect for a fall or winter wedding. Caramelized and roasted almonds, peanuts, and cashews can be a perfect alternative for your wedding cake. This is a very sweet and rich dessert that will go far. If this is your choice, just remember some are nut allergic so provide a good alternative for them as well like a roasted seed or pretzels.
Wedding Donut Tower
Okay, this could be considered a ‘just as healthy’ wedding cake alternative. But who doesnt love a good donut? Donut balls can also work well for this! And if you do want to try a healthy version, there are plenty of vegan recipes out there that offer low sugars and less fats. Most bakeries are offering vegan alternatives now, too. Just ask if you can try a sample before you decide.
This is perfect for an alternative to a wedding cake but not too far off base. Somehtiing your grandma can get on board with! There are many options for colors through frosting as well, or flowers as seen here, to help decorate and make this a centerpiece for your big wedding day.
We hope you found a good alternative to your wedding cake for your big day! We always love something a little unique and special. Tell us what you've done unique for your wedding in the comments!