How do you like your cakes? I like a cake that’s dense and moist. A cake that doesn’t even need icing to taste fantastic. I’m not a buttercream lover so I’m always on the look out for alternatives to decorating cakes with buttercream icing.
America’s Test Kitchen sent me a link to this video recently with two fun, quick ways to decorate a flourless chocolate cake.
And to inspire you even more, here’s 20 fabulous cakes that are all decorated without using buttercream icing.
Blackberry Forest Cake with a Whipped Filling and Berries from Your Cup of Cake
Mini Flourless Chocolate Cakes with whipped cream and sprinkles from Gimmie Some Oven
Chocolate Oreo Construction Cake with Chocolate Ganache and Crushed Oreos from Barbara Bakes
Flourless Carrot Cake with Mascarpone Frosting from Diethood
Flourless chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and almonds from Eat Good 4 Life
Flourless Chocolate Torte with Crème Anglaise from This Mama Cooks! On a Diet
Chocolate Cola Cake with Toasted Coconut and Pecan Icing from Completely Delicious
Lemon Zucchini Bundt Cake with Lemon Glaze from Barbara Bakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Bundt Cake with a peanut butter glaze from Whipped.
Good-For-You Chocolate Pound Cake with a Shiny Chocolate Glaze from Barbara Bakes
Chocolate Lover’s Dream Cake covered in chocolate sauce, caramel, toffee pieces, and chopped up candy bars from Culinary Covers and Deborah Harroun, of Taste and Tell
Oatmeal Raisin Pecan Bundt Cake with Caramel Icing from Barbara Bakes
Pumpkin Chocolate Cake with Pumpkin Whipped Cream from I Am Baker
Easy German Chocolate Cake with a Coconut Almond Frosting from Barbara Bakes
Margarita Cake with a Lime Glaze from Recipe Girl
Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting from Barbara Bakes
Dark Chocolate and Vanilla Bean Marshmallow Dream Cake from The Novice Chef
Judi’s Grasshopper Cake from A Farmgirl Dabbles
Salted Caramel Ding Dong Cake from Eats Well With Others
Black Forest Cheesecake Cake with a Cheesecake Layer, Cherries and Cream Cheese Frosting from Barbara Bakes
Now it’s your turn. Are you a buttercream lover? What’s your favorite way to top a cake?