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Presenting the naked cake, the dessert trend 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.

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Cookies-and-Cream Naked Cake

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Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Naked Lemon and Olive Oil Layer Cake

Absolutely stunning (and surprisingly easy to pull off).

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NAKED CAKE WITH CANDIED AND SUGARED BERRIES

Hey, is it cool if we eat this for breakfast?

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ORANGE ALMOND NAKED CAKE WITH ORANGE BLOSSOM FROSTING

Equal parts rustic and sophisticated.

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blackberry lavender naked cake with white chocolate buttercream.

Doubles as a centerpiece.

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PUMPKIN CARAMEL PECAN NAKED CAKE

Pumpking + caramel = dessert heaven. 

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Vanilla Naked Cake

Pairs perfectly with a side of fresh fruit. 

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BASIL MASCARPONE BUTTERCREAM CHOCOLATE Naked CAKE

It’s not just for pizza and pasta.

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strawberry chamomile naked cake

This is giving us some serious spring and summer vibes. 

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SALTED HONEY & ORANGE BLOSSOM NAKED CAKE

Yes, you can eat the flowers.

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naked red velvet cake with crème fraîche frosting

Oh hi, red velvet cake of our dreams.

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VICTORIA SPONGE WEDDING NAKED CAKE

Say “I do…” to this freaking beautiful dessert.

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APPLE SPICE NAKED CAKE WITH CARAMEL DRIZZLE

A tasty twist on the caramel apple. 

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Additional reporting by Alexandra Hough

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