This article originally appeared on Pop Sugar and was written by Emilia Benton
The cake is often one of the most anticipated parts of a wedding reception, and the pre-nuptial tasting one of the most fun parts of planning for the bride and groom. But if you’re currently drawing up plans for your big day, your excitement level for dessert is about to go through the roof. What if we told you you can have a churro cake or chocoflan as your wedding cake? We’ve got your attention now.
Consider breaking away from the usual red velvet and buttercream, and adding a little subtle Latin flair to your wedding by adapting some of the most scrumptious desserts to be part of your celebration. Here are just nine options to get you started, but really, the sky is the limit.
You can be certain your guests will give three cheers if you go with tres leches cake at your wedding. This sponge cake, soaked in three kinds of milk (evaporated milk, condensed milk, and heavy cream), is a popular dessert choice all over North, South, and Central America.
Chocoflan, commonly known as “pastel imposible” (or impossible cake), is a popular Mexican dessert with a flan layer stacked on top of chocolate cake. It’s a show-stopper.
People go crazy for churros, especially if dulce de leche is involved. A stacked churro cake would surely be a unique and well-received wedding cake alternative.
Rogel, a classic cake choice for Argentinian weddings, alternates between layers of thin pastry and dulce de leche, topped with a thick whipped meringue. Yum!
Torta de Mil Hojas
If you often prefer pastries over cake, torta de mil hojas (or Chilean thousand-layer cake) contains crispy layers filled with dulce de leche.
You can put a spin on any cake, from tres leches to standard chocolate or vanilla, by filling it with natilla — a sweet and creamy egg custard.
Postre chaja, an Uruguayan peach merengue cake, would be a great choice for a summer wedding.
Torta negra is a Colombian classic made with different variations of fruits and nuts. This cake is often served at Christmastime, making it an excellent choice if you’re holding your wedding during the holiday season.
If you’ve ever made alfajores for your friends and loved ones, chances are they can’t get enough of those cookies. You won’t regret going with an alfajor layer cake on your special day.