Ditch the Copious Frosting with These 13 Gorgeous Naked Cakes
Presenting the naked cake, the dessert that’s light on frosting but still surprisingly beautiful. Whip one of these babies up for your next dinner party or a show-stopping wedding cake—and scandalize your loved ones with your newfound (culinary) nudity.
Cookies-and-Cream Naked Cake
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Naked Lemon and Olive Oil Layer Cake
Absolutely stunning (and surprisingly easy to pull off).
Chai Spice Cake with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
Hey, is it cool if we eat this for breakfast?
1-BOWL VEGAN GLUTEN-FREE CARROT CAKE
Equal parts rustic and sophisticated.
blackberry lavender naked cake with white chocolate buttercream
Doubles as a centerpiece.
Vanilla Naked Cake
Pairs perfectly with a side of fresh fruit.
strawberry chamomile naked cake
This is giving us some serious spring and summer vibes.
Triple Chocolate Easter Cake
These little eggs make the perfect garnish.
two-persimmon layer cake with vanilla bourbon cream cheese frosting
No gluten, no problem.
Chocolate Pistachio Pear Naked Layer Cake
Did we mention this one’s flourless?
Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough