Traditional Wedding Cake for Two

Over the past summer, Tim and I attended two weddings. Weddings have cake right??? Wrong!!! Where was my slice of white, almondy, perhaps filled with raspberry filling cake?? Apparently I would have to make it myself……. Traditional Wedding Cake for Two ……because I wanted wedding cake damn it!!!!!

These days weddings may have a small cutting cake, but the trend is cupcakes, or dessert bars…..what?????? OK, call me old-fashioned, but I want there to be a gigantic white cake, with a bubbly fountain, and a bride and groom perched on top. The kind that requires a few of the brides friends trying to figure out how to cut said cake.

Traditional Wedding Cake for Two

Since we were not invited to those kinds of weddings, I wanted to make a cake to satisfy my wedding cake yearning. One that would taste like my visioned wedding cake.

Where do you go for recipes?? Pinterest of course! Wedding cakes serve like a million people…..there are only two of us and the last thing we need is a giant cake in the house. I came across a recipe that was for wedding cupcakes….for two…..that was the perfect amount.

Traditional Wedding Cake for Two

Christina Lane writes recipes for two, and her blog Dessert for Two was just what I have been looking for. Her recipe Wedding Cake Cupcakes was perfect!!

Cupcakes were not what I wanted, but I was sure I could use the same recipe batter in a cake pan and still have a good result. I was not disappointed. 

Traditional Wedding Cake for Two

The recipe was the perfect size for a 6 inch cake pan. A foolproof recipe that was exactly what I was looking for. Classic white cake scaled to size….size for two.

Tweaking the recipe ever so slightly, adding vanilla bean to the frosting, raspberry fruit filling, and a scattering of almonds…….I had my wedding cake. 

Traditional Wedding Cake for Two

Tim and I had wedding cake for dessert two days in a row ……it was the ideal recipe!!

Need a special occasion cake or cupcakes ( this recipe make 4) just for the two of you? Try Traditional Wedding Cake for Two its as perfect as you are!!
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Traditional Wedding Cake for Two

  • Author: Adapted from Dessert for Two
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 1-6 inch cake 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American


Special occasion cake or cupcakes for two! Adapted from  Wedding Cake Cupcakes 



For the cupcakes:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 large egg white, at room temperature

2 tablespoons sour cream, at room temperature

6 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of fine salt

1/4 cup raspberry jam

For the frosting:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

1 cup powdered sugar

12 tablespoons heavy cream

1/2 of a vanilla bean, cut in half scraping the seeds from 1 half

1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Sliced Almonds for decorating


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Grease and flour a 6 inch baking pan

In a medium bowl, beat the butter, sugar and almond extract with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.

Beat in the egg white until combined.

Beat in the sour cream.

Add the flour, baking powder and salt and beat until just combined.

Scrape the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake on the middle rack for 17-20 minutes. The top of the cake will spring back, and a toothpick inserted will come out clean when the cake is done

Let cool completely.

For the frosting: in a small bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer until fluffy, about 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon of the cream, the vanilla bean seeds and the almond extract. Beat until very light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Adding more cream, for the desired consistency 

Split the cake in half.

Place some of the frosting into a pastry bag fitted with a round tip. 

Pipe around the edge of the bottom layer of the cake. This will form an area for the raspberry filling and keep it from oozing out when you place the top on.

Place the top layer over frosting and raspberry filled bottom.

Use just enough frosting to cover the cake sides and top.

Place the remains frosting into your pastry bag and decorate the cake as you desire. Garnishing with almonds.

Keywords: cake, wedding cake, dessert, almond, vanilla, raspberry

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