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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