Is there any treat more synonymous with summer than s'mores? The campfire favorite gets a grown up twist in this naked s'mores cake from What Should I Make For... Layers of chocolate cake, whipped chocolate ganache, gooey marshmallow frosting, and buttery graham cracker crumbles will have everyone begging for s'more!
Triple-Lemon Naked Cake with Edible Flowers
Beautiful blooms adorn this brightly flavored triple-lemon naked cake from Buttered Side Up. Wouldn't this simple stunner make a lovely finish to an outdoor summer wedding or garden party? Edible flowers are a gorgeous garnish and add a mild mintiness which pairs nicely with the bold lemon flavor.
Naked Chocolate Cake with Blackberries and Whipped Coconut Cream
Go ahead and indulge in this naked cake by Beard & Bonnet. It's rich, chocolaty, decadent and guilt-free?! A special flour blend, whipped coconut cream and fresh, plump blackberries make this vegan, gluten-free cake an ideal way to savor the summer.
Don't fix what isn't broken! A traditional naked cake involves white layers and topped with colorful berries. This recipe amps up the sweetness factor by using berries rolled in sugar, but you can stick with plain, if fresh flavor is all you need.
Even adults still love speckled funfetti cake. So why cover the colorful look with frosting? Funfetti cake mix brings spunk to the dessert and also looks great layered between plain vanilla and chocolate cake.
It may seem like a lot of work to make multi-colored layers of cake, but it's really a cinch (though your guests don't have to know that!). The secret is making each layer from the same batter. Add food coloring to the individual pans before they go into the oven to achieve a trendy ombre look.
Layers of Lace
This lacey look gives your cake a touch of frosting and a lot of elegance. Piping intricate designs around the layers may take some time, but it will be worth it in the end. Garnish with fresh fruit for pops of color.
Because everything is better in mini form. This super easy recipe would be great for a party where everyone can decorate their own! Make the cakes ahead of time and supply a variety of frosting and toppings to choose from.
Salty and Sweet
With scarce frosting on the sides, a drip cake effect looks awesome on these desserts. This recipe is for a gingerbread layer cake with a salted whiskey caramel sauce dripping down the sides. We can hardly wait for the drips to hit the plate before cutting ourselves a slice!
If you don't want to bare it all, a super thin layer of icing on the side will do. Spread the frosting until streaks of the cake peak through, like this blogger did. Her strawberry thyme cake is a mix of bold flavors coming together perfectly.
The great thing about these cakes is the DIY look they have, so keep the rustic feel going all the way to the top! This homemade pennant banner can be customized to fit your party and is sure to impress your guests. Get the Instagram photos ready!
You should never have to choose between cake and wine! So, this blogger did the impossible and combined them. Inspired by the glam of the red carpet, she drizzled a red wine reduction over semi-naked layers of Cabernet-infused cake, giving a whole new meaning to dessert wine.
Keep it Simple
Stay true to the 'less is more' naked cake philosophy. This vanilla cake with a layer of blueberry surprise is all you need for a subtle and sweet bite. Garnish with nothing more than a few lemon slices and a sprig of rosemary for a picture-perfect dessert.