12 Favorite Naked Cakes

“Naked” cakes are all the rage! These unfrosted beauties come in all shapes, sizes, and flavors–even funfetti! Beautiful topped with lush flowers, delectable filled with fruit, and absolutely adorable in ombre shades, why not consider a naked cake for your next celebration? Here are 12 of our favorite naked cakes!

Chocolate and Pink Naked Cake

The combination of chocolate cake and creamy pink filling makes this gorgeous confection from A Piece o’ Cake one of our favorites.

Photo: Kelly Braman Photography

Small Naked Yellow Cake

This petite cake from French Kiss Pastries makes a big statement, with 5 naked layers!

Photo: Paige Reaux Photography

Gingerbread Naked Cake

Take your naked cake to the next level with thin layers, pretty roses, and berries!

Photo: Cabrieres

Pink Ombre Naked Cake

Ombre is all the rage, and this three layer pink cake from Darling & Daisy adds a new twist on the trend!

Photo: Natalie Spencer Photography

Unfrosted Yellow Cake Autumn

Beautiful for autumn, yellow cake from Sugary and Chic Cake Boutique is perfectly paired with deep goldenrod and cream roses.

Photo: Sarah McKenzie Photography

Simple Winter Naked Cake

Pair a simple white cake stand with a pretty layered unfrosted cake. Top with sweet berries or small buds.

Photo: Yolandé Marx

Square Unfrosted Cake

Who said cakes have to be round? This multi-layer square confection from Stardust Bakery is beautiful topped with succulents and berries.

Photo: Katherine O’Brien Photography

Three Tier Unfrosted Yellow Cake

My favorite naked cakes are topped with gorgeous florals, and the addition of a beautiful greenery garland? perfection.

Photo: Daniel Cruz Photography

Pink Striped Frosting Free Cake

Unfrosted cakes don’t have to be romantic and rustic. Martha shows us that a rainbow sponge cake can be beautifully modern too!

Photo: Martha Stewart

Cream Ombre Unfrosted Cake

Creamy white frosting is key in this light-to-dark ombre cake creation from d’lish.

Photo: Leigh Webber Photography for Smitten Magazine

Unfrosted Cake with Berries

Perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday, this dainty dessert from Call Me Cupcake is vanilla sponge cake with vanilla syrup, mascarpone cream and fresh berries.

Photo: Call Me Cupcake

Unfrosted Funfetti Cake

Funfetti! Enough said?

Photo: Judy Pak